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Jarrad Burke by the Numbers

Jarrad Burke last weekend retired from NSW Premier 1st Grade Cricket after debuting in 1st Grade in 1999/00. He played for Bankstown, Campbelltown-Camden, Fairfield-Liverpool and Penrith.

Here is a look at his NSW Premier 1st Grade Career by the numbers:

Jarrad Burke by the Numbers

  • 1st Grade Debut on 12 February 2000 for Penrith v Eastern Suburbs at Howell Oval.
  • 428 1st Grade Matches (4th overall in 1st Grade)
    • 170 Matches for Bankstown, 132 Matches for Campbelltown-Camden, 38 Matches for Fairfield-Liverpool, 88 Matches for Penrith
  • 426 Innings
  • 57 Not outs
  • 10965 Runs at an average 29.75 (13th overall in 1st Grade)
    • 4154 runs for Bankstown, 3370 runs for Campbelltown-Camden, 413 runs for Fairfield-Liverpool, 3028 runs for Penrith
  • Scored the most runs against Sydney University with 878 runs
  • Scored over 1000 runs at three venues – 1901 runs at Bankstown Memorial Oval, 2162 runs at Howell Oval and 1875 runs at Raby No.1 Oval
  • Played at 31 different 1st Grade Grounds
  • Played against against all 20 current 1st Grade clubs as well as against Randwick, Petersham-Marrickville, the ACT and Central Coast.
  • Highest Score of 152 not out v North Sydney for Penrith at Howell Oval in 2006/07
  • 39 Ducks
  • 41 Half Centuries
  • 18 Centuries
  • 5144.5 Overs Bowled
  • 1266 Maidens
  • 15077 Runs Conceded
  • 683 Wickets at an average of 22.07 (15th overall in 1st Grade)
    • 329 wickets for Bankstown, 206 wickets for Campbelltown-Camden, 39 wickets for Fairfield-Liverpool, 109 wickets for Penrith
  • Best Bowling of 7 for 31 v Gordon for Campbelltown-Camden at Killara Oval in 2004/05
  • Economy Rate of 2.93 runs per over
  • 13 5 wickets in an Innings
  • 130 Catches
  • Highest Partnership of 303 unbeaten with Nathan Saville in 2006/07 for the 2nd wicket
  • Best Season with the Bat – 2006/07 – 929 runs at 51.61
  • Passed 500 runs in a season on 9 occasions
  • Took 50 wickets in a season on 3 occasions, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
  • Took the most wickets against Sutherland with 56 wickets
  • Took the most wickets at Bankstown Memorial Oval with 156 followed by Raby No.1 Oval with 129 wickets.
  • Played with three players over 100 times – Phil Wells (175), Jake Cormack (126) and Mitchell Phelps (118).
  • Dismissed most by Ian Moran (8 times), then by Nick Berry, Joel Tuccia and Ed Zelma (4 times each).
  • Dismissed Stewart McCabe and Liam Robertson the most (5 times)
  • He has batted at every batting position in 1st Grade except at position 10
  • He has been caught 55.6% of the time (237 times), bowled 13.4%, lbw 6.6% and run out 5.4% of the time.
  • He got his wickets caught 42.9% of the time, lbw 25.8%, bowled 18%, stumped 7.2% and caught and bowled 6.1%
  • Only one of five players to score 10,000 1st Grade runs and take 600 wickets. The others being Anthony Clark, Rob Aitken, Grant Lambert, and Monty Noble.

Rob Aitken by the numbers

Rob Aitken who currently plays for UTS North Sydney Cricket Club will play his 500th NSW Premier 1st Grade Match tomorrow. He has played the most Premier 1st Grade matches in NSW and also no other player across Australia has played 500 Australian Premier 1st Grade matches.

  • He has played in 499 matches currently, the nearest is Ken Hall with 471 matches.
  • He is currently 6th on the total of 1st Grade Wins with 202 victories. Ken Hall leads with 257, then Jarryd Burke with 219, Greg Mail 217, Anthony Clark 207, Ian Moran with 204 followed by Rob.
  • He is participated in 30 NSW Premier 1st Grade seasons, only one of 10 players to do this. Warren Bardsley holds the record with 35 seasons.
  • He has played in 265 1st Grade matches with his brother James Aitken. This is a record for siblings and second overall for players, with Anthony Clark and Grant Lambert holding the record with 291 matches together.
  • He is 10th on the overall list of 1st Grade run scorers, needing 27 runs to pass Grant Lambert to move into 9th position. He could possibly move into 5th position, needing another 500 runs to pass Richard Chee Quee. Greg Mail holds the record with 15,242 runs.
  • Overall, Rob has scored 11,387 runs at an average of 29.35 in 494 innings. He has been left not out on 106 occasions. His highest score is 116 against Sutherland. He has made 8 centuries, 59 half centuries and 38 ducks.
  • He has taken 618 wickets in 1st Grade at an average of 27.00. He has bowled 5010.3 overs, 887 maidens and conceded 16686 runs. His best bowling is 6 for 25 against Northern District. He conceded an average of 3.33 runs per over and has taken 5 wickets in an innings on 14 occasions.
  • He has taken 158 catches in 1st Grade.
  • He has played 47 matches in the T20 competition, scoring 639 runs and taking 48 wickets.
  • His most successful season in terms of runs is 820 runs in the 2004/05 season.
  • His most successful season in terms of wickets is 42 wickets in the 2000/01 season.
  • He has played for 4 1st Grade clubs, Fairfield-Liverpool (1992/93-1994/95), Petersham-Marrickville (1995/96-1996/97), Parramatta (1997/98-2000/01) and North Sydney (2001/02-present)
  • He has played 294 matches currently for North Sydney.
  • He has played against all 20 1st Grade Clubs as well as T20 matches against Greater Illawarra, Illawarra and Newcastle.
  • He has scored the most runs against Mosman (859), followed by Manly-Warringah (855) and Sydney University (723).
  • He has taken the most wickets against St George (43), followed by Penrith (41) and Manly-Warringah (39)
  • He has played on 33 1st Grade Grounds in his Premier 1st Grade Career
  • He has scored the most runs in his career at North Sydney Oval with 3667 runs. He has also passed 1000 runs at Old Kings Oval.
  • He has taken the most wickets in his career at North Sydney with 184 wickets. He has also passed 50 career wickets at Old Kings Oval.
  • He has batted at all possible batting positions in 1st Grade. He has had the most innings at positions 6 and 7, scoring 3962 and 2941 runs respectively at those positions. He has also passed 1000 runs at positions 4 and 5.
  • He has played the most matches in 1st Grade with his brother, James Aitken with 265 matches. He has also played over 100 matches with Glenn Aitken, Scott Rodgie, James Campbell, Justin Avendano, Mathew Burton and Glen Sullivan.
  • He has been dismissed the most times by Warren Buttigieg, Adam Semple and Dom Thornely, each dismissing him on five occasions.
  • He has dismissed Nathan Catalano the most times (5), there are then 11 players which he has dismissed on 4 occasions.
  • He has been dismissed caught (both fielder and keeper) on 238 occasions (48.2%), bowled (13.8%), lbw 44, run out 23, caught & bowled 13 and stumped twice.
  • 52.2% of his wickets are caught (both fielder and keeper), 15.5% lbw, 14.4% bowled, 13.2% stumped and 4.7% caught and bowled.

Queensland Premier Men’s 1st Grade – Round 2

The second round of the Queensland Premier Cricket 1st Grade competition was held on Saturday 11 September. High scores and good conditions were prevalent in all matches which saw victories to Gold Coast, Redlands, Western Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Ipswich and the University of Queensland.

In the battle of the Coast sides at Buderim, it was the Gold Coast which prevailed over the Sunshine Coast by 5 wickets with over 10 overs to spare. Batting first, Sunshine Coast made 8-247 but no player passed 50 runs. Captain Matthew Kuhnemann and Hayden Kerr both took 3 wickets. In reply Gold Coast made easy work of the formidable target. Former NSW 1st Grade player Hayden Kerr top scored with 111 off just 74 balls including 12 fours and 3 sixes.

Sandgate-Redcliffe made 244 after being sent in by the home side Redlands. Jack Cooper top scored for the visitors with 134 off 110 balls but had little support from the rest of the side with the next highest score being 34. Simon Milenko took 4 for 60 and fellow opening bowler James Bazley took 3 for 24. In reply, Redlands passed the target with 5 overs to spare. Queensland wicket-keeper James Peirson top scored with an unbeaten 121 opening the innings. Chris Abbey was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 40.

Northern Suburbs had an easy victory defeating Wynnum-Manly by 73 runs at Ian Healy Oval. Sent in, Northern Suburbs made 7 for 267 off their 50 overs. Nikhil Chaudhary top scored with 98 while Addy Grewal and captain James McPherson both made half centuries. Wynnum-Manly were in the hunt for most of their innings but lost their last five wickets for 14 runs. Connor Sully took 4 for 31 while Nikhil Chaudhary followed up his 98 with 3 for 44.

South Brisbane pushed Western Suburbs all the day but the visitors came away with the victory by 4 wickets. Sent in, South Brisbane made 9 for 241 off their 50 overs. Jamie Eccles and keeper Brandon Faber both made half centuries. Arjun Nair and Steve Paulsen both took two wickets. In reply, Western Suburbs were reduced to 3 for 48 but both Arjun Nair and Steve Paulsen followed up their bowling by both recording scores in the 70s. Sam Geyer was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 34.

Ipswich went two for two after a comprehensive 9 wicket victory over Toombul at Nundah. Winning the toss and batting first, Toombul was dismissed for 254 off the final ball of the 50 overs. Captain Harrison McNeilly made 117 while Harry Wood, Jack Wood and Sean Lutter all took 3 wickets. In reply Ipswich chased down the target losing only one wicket with over seven overs to spare to go to the top of the ladder. Harry Wood scored his second century in a row with an unbeaten 121 while Ryan Hackney made 116 not out. Together the pair put on an unbeaten 231 partnership.

University of Queensland had a fairly easy victory against Valley. Sent in, University of Queensland made 7 for 238 with only James Grady passing fifty. Cameron Boyce and Zanden Jeh both took two wickets for Valley. Valley were 9 for 135 before Jake Wildermuth and Donal Whyte put on 64 for the last wicket with Whyte not contributing to the score but it enabled Wildermuth to reach his century and he finished on an unbeaten 102 not out off 97 deliveries. Nicholas Sale was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 27.

Round 2 Match Summaries – 11 September 2021

Sunshine Coast 8-247 (JJ Matthews 48, BE Maher 47, T Olsen 27no, AA Day 27, ST Gardiner 25no, MP Kuhnemann 3-41, HL Kerr 3-49) lost to Gold Coast 5-248 (HL Kerr 111, H Burdon 57, BE Maher 2-27, AJ Somerfield 2-52) by 5 wickets at Kerry Emery Oval, Buderim.

Sandgate-Redcliffe 244 (J Cooper 134, J Mills 34, SR Carwood 31, SA Milenko 4-60, JJ Bazley 3-24, M Labuschagne 2-60) lost to Redlands 6-248 (JJ Peirson 121no, SD Heazlett 37, D Kritzinger 27no, CS Abbey 3-40, BE Street 2-46) by 4 wickets at Peter Burge Oval, Wellington Point.

South Brisbane 9-241 (J Eccles 79, B Faber 54, SJ Paulsen 2-32, A Nair 2-42) lost to Western Suburbs 6-246 (SJ Paulsen 75, A Nair 71, SR Dennien 59no, ST Geyer 3-34) by 4 wickets at Norman Gray Oval, Fairfield.

Northern Suburbs 7-267 (N Chaudhary 98, A Grewal 61, J McPherson 59, N King 3-21, ZA Abro 2-40) defeated Wynnum-Manly 194 (L Hope-Shackley 42, G Jones 39, CB Hunter 32, D Toft 29, C Sully 4-31, N Chaudhary 3-44, H Sardar 2-60) by 73 runs at Ian Healy Oval, Kedron.

Toombul 254 (HC McNeilly 117, J Webster 39, T Nicholson 39, H Wood 3-29, JP Wood 3-46, S Lutter 3-54) lost to Ipswich 1-256 (H Wood 121no, RP Hackney 116no) by 9 wickets at Ken Mackay Oval, Nundah.

University of Queensland 7-238 (J Grady 51, J Clayton 45, NCR Larkin 37, J Coetzee 31, CJ Boyce 2-39, Z Jeh 2-50) defeated Valley 189 (JD Wildermuth 102no, NG Stevens 26, N Sale 3-27, M Willans 2-38, J Coetzee 2-50, W Sanders 2-58) by 49 runs at Peter Easton Oval, Ashgrove.


Queensland Men’s Premier 1st Grade – Round 1

Valley, Northern Suburbs, Gold Coast, Toombul, Wynnum-Manly and Ipswich were the winners in the first round of the Queensland Premier 1st Grade Competition.

In the match of the round, Valley survived a late comeback to defeat Redlands by 34 runs at Peter Burge Oval. Batting first, Valley scored the highest score of the round with 7 for 321 off their 50 overs. Jake Wildermuth top scored with 113 while Usman Khawaja made 58 before being bowled by Marnus Labuschagne. In reply Redlands was dismissed for 287, rallying late to put a scare into the visitors. James Peirson top scored with 92 opening the innings while Cameron McInerney made 75 off just 47 balls to get the side close to victory. James Bazley took 3 for 52 for Redlands while Mark Steketee took 3 for 50 for Valley.

Northern Suburbs had a comfortable 37 run win over University despite being dismissed for just 190. Wicket-keeper Tom Healy top scored for the visitors while William Sanders took 4-49 and also top scored for University with 33.

Gold Coast were big winners against Western Suburbs at home at Robina. Western Suburbs were dismissed for 112 in a rain affected match. Kyle Wisniewski took 5 for 26 in 5 overs for the home side who only lost one wicket on their way to victory. Max Bryant top scored with an unbeaten 82 off 67 balls.

Sandgate-Redcliffe was no match for Toombul, going down by 5 wickets at Ken Mackay Oval. Toombul were in early trouble at 4 for 56 but keeper Patrick Cotter with an unbeaten 51 and Matt Renshaw with 40 saw them home with more than 13 overs to spare.

South Brisbane could only manage 9 for 199 batting first against Wynnum-Manly. All bar two players made double figures but the highest score was only 32. Cameron Trask top scored for Wynnum-Manly with 55 with the home side hitting the winning runs with 7 balls to spare.

Ipswich had a massive win at home against Sunshine Coast. Ipswich batted first and made 6 for 305 with Harrison Wood scoring 105 and Ryan Hackney making 61 opening the innings on debut for the club. In reply Sunshine Coast were no match being dismissed for 83 after being 5 for 9 at one stage. Four bowlers took two wickets each for Ipswich who won the match by 222 runs.

Round 1 Match Summaries

Valley 7-321 (JD Wildermuth 113, UT Khawaja 58, AJ Gode 57, DP McLauchlan 35no, JH Beath 31, JJ Bazley 3-52, SA Milenko 2-68) defeated Redlands 287 (JJ Peirson 92, CJ McInerney 75, L Smith 32, MT Steketee 3-50, Z Jeh 3-54, JD Wildermuth 2-41) by 34 runs at Peter Burge Oval, Wellington Point.

Northern Suburbs 190 (TA Healy 38, J Brown 36, A Grewal 33, S Neale 26, W Sanders 4-49, J Coetzee 2-20) defeated University of Queensland 153 (W Sanders 33, J Coetzee 29, H Sardar 3-47, N McFadyen 2-27) by 37 runs at WEP Harris Oval, St Lucia.

Western Suburbs 112 (S McGiffin 26, K Wisniewski 5-26, HL Kerr 2-16) lost to Gold Coast 1-123 (MA Bryant 82no, H Burdon 33no) by 9 wickets (DLS) Bill Pippen Oval, Robina.

Sandgate-Redcliffe 144 (RB Livingstone 26, D Cranitch 3-17, A Stockdale 3-42, HC McNeilly 2-20) lost to Toombul 5-145 (PW Cotter 51no, MT Renshaw 40, MJ Swepson 2-37) by 5 wickets at Ken Mackay Oval, Nundah.

South Brisbane 9-199 (L Duval 32, JD Fraser 2-26, L Hope-Shackley 2-44, G Jones 2-50) lost to Wynnum-Manly 6-202 (CT Trask 55, G Jones 41no, L Hope-Shackley 40, B Honeybrook 2-31) by 4 wickets at Bill Albury Oval, Tingalpa.

Ipswich 6-305 (H Wood 105, RP Hackney 61, DP Wilson 52no, AG Wilson 42, JP Wood 25, AA Day 2-46, T Olsen 2-62) defeated Sunshine Coast 83 (JB Turnbull 37, B Llewellyn 2-5, R Lutter 2-7, A Smith 2-14, JP Wood 2-32) by 222 runs at Baxter Oval, Amberley.