Today in ACT Premier 1st Grade cricket, Blake Dean reached a unique milestone in Premier Cricket around the country. In what is believed a first, Blake Dean became the first player to hit a half century batting both left and right handed.
Dean, who has previously represented the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, opened the batting for Weston Creek Molonglo making 57 runs off 60 deliveries, hitting 6 fours and 2 sixes. He shared a century opening partnership with Josh Myburgh, who made 54 off 86 deliveries.
This was the first time that Blake had played a ACT 1st Grade match batting both right and left handed. Last weekend he played in the ACT Twenty20 Competition known as the Konica Minolta Regional Cup making 72 runs in the three matches played over the weekend.
Originally from Bathurst, Blake has played 1st Grade in Sydney for University of NSW in 2008/09 before moving to Canberra to play for Queanbeyan, Tuggeranong Valley and now for Weston Creek Molonglo. He spent the previous season honing his craft in second grade as a left handed batsman, starting the Southpaw Project which he has documented his journey through social media. In addition to batting right and left handed, he also bowls spin left and right handed. A truly unique cricketer.
The release of the ACT 1st Grade Statistical Guide for the 2017/18 season.
ACT 1st Grade Statistical Guide 2017-18
On October 8, 2017, Peter Nevill equalled the world record for the most dismissals in a innings for a List A match.
Playing for New South Wales against the Cricket Australia XI at Hurstville Oval in the JLT Cup, Nevill completed eight dismissals with six catches and two stumpings.
He equalled the record jointly held by Derek Taylor of Somerset, Steve Palframan of Boland and James Pipe of Worcestershire.
It broke the record for an innings in Australia where it was held by a number of people with six dismissals. In fact, no Australian has taken more than six dismissals in an innings anywhere in the world.
Below is a list of the Most Dismissals in a List A match
||Somerset v British Universities
||Boland v Easterns
||Worcestershire v Hertfordshire
||New South Wales v Cricket Australia XI
||Derbyshire v Lancashire
||Sargodha v Bahawalpur
||Surrey v Glamorgan
||Border v Western Province
||Galle v Colts
||Warwickshire v Middlesex
||Chilaw Marians CC v Saracens SC
||Railways v Madhya Pradesh
||Badureliya SC v Colombo CC
||Central Zone v West Zone
||Cape Cobras v Knights
The Australian Country Cricket Championships for 2016/17 for both the male and female divisions.
ACCC Statistics 2016-17
ACCC Womens Statistics 2016-17
The Weston Creek Molonglo Cricket Club 1st Grade Statistical Guide for 2017/18.
WCMCC 1st Grade Statistical Guide 2017-18
The ACT Cricket Twenty20 Statistical Guide for 2017/18.
ACT Twenty20 Guide 2017-18