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New List A Cricketer from the ACT

Mac Wright today became the 27th player to play List A cricket (one day domestic or higher) after playing first for the ACT. This doesn’t include the 34 players who played for the Canberra Comets between 1997/98 and 1999/00.

The list of players who played List A Cricket after playing for the ACT are:

Mark Clews 1977/78
Richard Done 1978/79
Wayne Andrews 1982/83
James Pyke 1985/86
Peter Bowler 1986/87
Michael Bevan 1989/90
Huntly Armstrong 1992/93
Martin Haywood 1993/94
Jamie Haynes 1996
Stuart Karppinen 1997/98
Mark Higgs 1998/99
Brad Haddin 1999/00
Graeme Cunningham 2000/01
Mark Tournier 2002
Jason Voros 2004
David Dawson 2004/05
Jack Smith 2004/05
Darren McNees 2005/06
Wade Irvine 2009/10
Will Sheridan 2010/11
Ryan Carters 2010/11
Nathan Lyon 2010/11
Jason Behrendorff 2010/11
John Rogers 2012/13
Sam Miller 2013/14
Nick Winter 2014/15
Mac Wright 2017/18

Greg Rowell (1991/92), Jason Floros (2010/11) and Alex Ross (2012/13) also played List A cricket but did not represent the ACT at a senior level but represented the Territory at an Underage Youth Carnival/s.

NSW Premier Cricket 1st Grade Statistical Guide

Please find attached a statistical guide for matches played in the New South Wales Premier 1st Grade Competition from 1893/94 until 2016/17. In total, there have been 15,411 First Grade matches played in the competition on 96 different grounds and 38 different clubs/associations. A further 537 matches have been abandoned.

It includes statistics from the two day competition under it’s various guises, limited overs competitions under various names (including the Rothman’s Cup) and the Twenty20 Competition under it’s various names.

This is the first time that this statistical guide has been completed. I have tried to have the statistics as complete as possible but due to the large number of matches, there are currently a number of inconsistencies in my database which is currently being worked through. Therefore there is a possibility that this guide may contain errors but they will be corrected throughout the season. Although there are a large number of statistics in this publication, the breadth and range of the statistics have been curtailed until such inconsistencies have been found. In future editions of this guide, there will be a greater range of statistics included.

I would like to give a huge thank you to Colin Clowes who allowed me to use his research in the publication of this guide.

Sydney 1st Grade Statistics Guide 2017-18

Queensland Premier Cricket Round 2

Round 2 of the Queensland Premier League 1st Grade competition saw Sunshine Coast, Sandgate-Redcliffe, Valley and University of Queensland score victories which gave them two from two for the competition so far.

Ipswich/Logan hosted their first home match of the season and sent in Northern Suburbs but the visitors were able to post an imposing 2 for 323 off their 50 overs. Tom Healy, son of former Australian wicket-keeper Ian, batted throughout the innings for an unbeaten 136 off 146 balls. Michael Dawson made 87 while captain Joe Burns was dismissed one short of his half century. In reply, the home side was dismissed for 267 with Daniel Wilson top scoring with an impressive 161 off just 131 deliveries. Unfortunately, no other batsmen could go further than 25. Bernard Bester was the best of the bowlers with 3-53.

Western Suburbs hosted Toombul in their clash and the home side inserted the visitors. The visitors were restricted to 9 for 205 off their 50 overs with captain Cameron Leeder top scoring with 48. Sam Doggett with 3 for 25 and Blake Edwards with 3 for 41 were the pick of the bowlers. In reply, the home side made the runs with ease, passing the target within 40 overs to score a bonus point victory only 4 wickets down. Chris Sabburg was the top scorer with 80 off 72 deliveries while Queensland batsman Sam Truloff was unbeaten with 64. Jacob Wood was the pick of the bowlers for Toombul with 2 for 29 off 7 overs.

Sunshine Coast recorded their second win from two matches when they defeated Wynnum/Manly by 15 runs in a close contest at John Blanck Oval. Winning the toss and batting first, Sunshine Coast made 6 for 243 off their 50 overs. Kobi Francis-Griggs top scored with an even 100 not out while captain Alecz Day made 49. Alister McDermott was the leading wicket taker with 2 for 59 off his 10 overs. In reply, Wynnum/Manly were 3 for 59 and then 5 for 135 but got close and nearly pulled off a victory against the home side. Nathan Rabnott top scored with 71, well supported by state player Jason Floros who made 45. Sam Gardiner with 3 for 33 and Wade Johnston with 3 for 46 were the leading wicket takers.

South Brisbane visited Sandgate-Redcliffe but were unable to come away with the victory going down by 5 wickets. South Brisbane consistently lost wickets throughout their innings and was dismissed for 269 on the last ball of their allotted 50 overs. Aryan Jain was the only player to pass fifty for the visitors making 54, while Nathan Rimmington continued his early season good form taking 3 for 45 off his 10 overs. In reply, the home side was in a bit of trouble at 5 for 163 before Lloyd Aspin took the blade to the bowlers making an unbeaten 96 off 66 overs with 8 fours and 6 sixes. Bryce Street and Chris Hemphrey also made half centuries for Sandgate-Redcliffe.

In another close match, Valley held off Redlands to score a 16 run victory at Peter Burge Oval. Winning the toss and batting first, Valley made 9 for 277 off their 50 overs. Craig McElligott top scored with 64, while Jack Wildermuth made 60. Marnus Labuschange was the leading wicket taker with 3 for 60 off 10 overs. In reply Redlands was dismissed for 261 with four overs remaining in their innings. Australian ODI batsman Sam Heazlett top scored with 68 while James Peirson was the only other player to pass 50 for the Tigers. Jack Wildermuth followed up his half century with 3 for 50 off 8 overs.

In the final match, University of Queensland recorded an easy 98 run victory at Bill Pippen Oval against Gold Coast. Sent in to bat, University was dismissed for 277 with one ball remaining in their innings. Hamish Gardner was the only player to pass 50 for the match, with 66 off 78 deliveries. Xavier Bartlett was the top wicket taker with 4 for 47 off 8.5 overs. In reply, Gold Coast were never really in the hunt, being 7 for 110 at one stage before being dismissed for 179. Opener, Oscar Richardson top scored with 48. Dugie Hill lead the wicket takers with 3 for 57 while Scott Walter, Dylan D’Roza and Michael Philipson all took 2 wickets.

Leading Run Scorers After Round 2: Daniel Wilson 264, Chris Hemphrey 196, Tom Healy 182, Andrew Gode 171, Michael Dawson 168, Leo Carter 165.

Leading Wicket Takers After Round 2: Nathan Rimmington, Alecz Day 6; Josh Dashcombe, Xavier Bartlett, Blake Edwards, Bernard Bester, Sam Gardiner 5; Matthew Kuhnemann, Chris Hemphrey, Cameron Trask, Jack Wildermuth, James Bazley 4.

Queensland Premier Cricket Round 1

The first round of the Queensland Premier Grade Cricket competition kicked off last Saturday with the first limited overs round. The Queensland Premier competition is the first southern capital city competition to start in 2017/18, almost 3 weeks before the start of any other grade competition.

Sunshine Coast visited Ian Healy Oval to take on Northern Suburbs and came away with a tight 10 run victory. Leo Carter top scored with a massive unbeaten 156 including 18 fours and 5 sixes. No other player passed 50 while Jack Prestwidge and Bernard Bester both took two wickets. In reply Northern Suburbs came close and finished their 50 overs at 8 for 268. Michael Dawson top scored with 81 while former Australian Test player Joe Burns made 51. Alecz Day was the best of the bowlers with 5 for 47 off his 10 overs.

Toombul hosted Sandgate-Redcliffe but it was the vistors who came away with a large bonus point victory. Sent in, Sandgate-Redcliffe made 5 for 339 off their allocated overs. Charlie Hemphrey top scored with 143 while Matt Doran and Zac Keune supported him with half centuries. In reply, the home side could only manage 196 before being bowled out in the 41st over. Captain Cameron Leeder top scored with 57 while Nathan Rimmington took 3 for 28 off 8 overs and Charlie Hemphrey backed up his century with 3 for 33 off his 10 overs.

Valley hosted Ipswich/Logan and the home side came away with a strong bonus point victory. Sent in, Ipswich/Logan made 8 for 228 off their allocated 50 overs with opener Daniel Wilson top scoring with 117. No other batsmen passed 30 while Josh Dascombe took 3 for 43 off his 10 overs. Valley made the chase with ease, passing the Ipswich/Logan total in the 30th over, three wickets down. Captain, Andrew Gode dominated the innings making an unbeaten 139 off 89 deliveries with 11 fours and 10 sixes.

University of Queensland hosted Western Suburbs at WEP Harris Oval and came away with an easy eight wicket victory. Winning the toss and batting first, Western Suburbs made 7 for 221 off their 50 overs. The captain Patrick Collins top scored with 60 with Anthony Atkinson supporting the total with an unbeaten 56. Jack Carty and Devon Endersby both took two wickets for the home side. Captain Scott Henry batted through the innings with an unbeaten 102, putting on an unbroken partnership of 149 with Jano Coetzee who made 64. Blake Edwards was the only wicket taker with 2 for 42.

Wynnum/Manly hosted Gold Coast in their opening round clash but was unable to come away with the points. Batting first, Gold Coast made an impressive 8 for 291 with Cameron Francis top scoring with 89 and new recruit Lewin Maladay making 69. Cameron Trask was the top wicket taker with 4 for 52 off 10 overs. In reply Wynnum/Manly were dismissed for 203 in the 38th over. Nicholas King was the top scorer with a big hitting 72 off 36 overs with 10 fours and 4 sixes. Jason Floros was the second highest scorer with 44 after taking 2 for 33 with the ball. Matthew Kuhnemann was the best with the ball with 3 for 26 off 8 overs.

In the final match, South Brisbane hosted Redlands at Peter Burge Oval. After being sent in, South Brisbane made 6 for 342 off their 50 overs. Captain, Ben Cutting top scored with 100 off 63 balls, Emmanuel Peterson, Jamie Eccles and Jake Cross also made half centuries. In reply, Redlands made a valiant response before being dismissed for 299. State batsman Marcus Labuschagne top scored with 101 off 104 balls, while wicket-keeper James Peirson made 70 off 49 balls at the top of the order. Michael Wells-Peris was the best with the ball with 3 for 54 off his ten overs.


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Ben Rohrer – by the numbers

Ben Rohrer by the numbers:

  • 55 First-Class Matches (2006/07-2015/16), 54 for New South Wales, 1 for CA Chairman’s XI
  • 2927 runs at 36.14, 5 centuries (163, 109, 115no, 114, 109no), 17 half centuries
  • Highest Score of 163 v Tasmania at Bellerive Oval in 2006/07 on debut in the 2nd Innings of the match
  • 10 ducks
  • 29 catches
  • 5 wickets with best bowling of 4-13 v Victoria at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2011/12.
  • Batsmen dismissed by Ben Rohrer – Andrew McDonald, Cameron Bancroft, Peter Siddle, Will Sheridan and Jade Herrick
  • 47 List A matches (2008/09-2016/17) – 43 for New South Wales, 4 for Australia A
  • 950 runs at an average of 25.68 and a strike rate of 79.70.
  • Highest Score of 80 v Queensland at Manuka Oval in 2012/13
  • 5 half centuries
  • 2 ducks
  • 93 Twenty20 matches (2008/09-2016/17) – New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Renegades, Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Antigua Hawksbills and Sydney Thunder
  • 1541 runs at an average of 26.57 and a strike rate of 131.15; 108 fours and 47 sixes
  • 3 half centuries
  • 4 ducks
  • Highest Score of 64 not out for Delhi Daredevils by Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur in 2013
  • One T20 International for Australia in 2012/13 at Brisbane Cricket Ground scoring 16 off 14 deliveries
  • 242 1st Grade matches from 1999/00 to 2016/17 (5th Highest for Fairfield-Liverpool)
  • 8790 1st Grade Runs at an average 39.07 (3rd Highest for Fairfield-Liverpool)
  • 22 centuries including 2 double centuries
  • 37 half centuries
  • Highest Score of 205 not out v Randwick Petersham at Coogee Oval; Also the highest score in a 1st Grade limited overs match
  • 3548 1st Grade runs at Rosedale Oval at an average of 38.99
  • 1000 runs in a season on one occasion (1157 at 57.85) – 2006/07
  • Highest Score at positions 3 (175), 4 (205no) and 8 (105) for Fairfield-Liverpool
  • 19 ducks
  • Dismissed 5 times in the 90s in 1st Grade (91, 92, 92, 90 & 99)
  • 7010 runs batting at position 3
  • 53 1st Grade wickets at average of 30.72 and a strike rate of 45.89
  • Best Bowling of 3-22 v North Sydney at Rosedale Oval, Warwick Farm
  • 4 Grand Finals played with 2 victories

Vale Kevin McCarty (1933-2017)

With thanks to Andy Turner
Former ACT player, captain, board member, selector umpire and scorer passed away on the 18th June aged 83.

Kevin made his grade debut for Ainslie in 1947/48 as a 14 year old. In late November 1947, he made 117 not out for the Ainslie Sub District side. He made his ACT debut aged 17 in 1950/51, becoming ACT Player Number 233 when selected for the ACT side which played the New Zealand minor association Upper Hutt on New Years Day 1951. In this match he made an unbeaten 32 and taking 2 for 12. He was not to play for the ACT again until 1959/60 but was a regular fixture of the ACT side during the 1960s. He captained the ACT on five occasions in 1967/68 and 1968/69. Overall in ACT representative cricket, he played 20 matches, scoring 240 runs at an average of 13.33 with a highest score of 56 which was against Newcastle in 1966/67. As a bowler he took 39 wickets at an average of 23.85 with the best bowling of 6-74 against Illawarra in 1964/65. He took one further 5 wicket haul for the ACT in taking 6-85 against Newcastle in 1965/66. He was also selected to play for the Southern New South Wales side which played the touring Indians in 1967/68.


In ACT 1st Grade cricket, he played for Ainslie, Northbourne, Turner and City in a career which lasted from 1950/51 until 1975/76. He played for Ainslie in 1950/51, 1956/57 and from 1958/59 until 1968/69, playing 137 matches for the club, scoring 2684 runs at an average of 19.31 and taking 414 wickets at an average of 15.70. His best with the bat was 111 against Northbourne in 1960/61 while his best with the ball was 8-49 against Northbourne in 1960/61. He played for Northbourne in 1951/52 and 1952/53, playing 14 matches, scoring 242 runs and taking 45 wickets. His best bowling for the club was 6-60 against Turner at Reid Oval.


He played for Turner in 1957/58, playing just four matches, scoring 19 runs and taking 6 wickets. Overall, he played 222 1st Grade matches which is still 10th on the all time list of players. He appeared in Grand Finals on 7 occasions, being on the winning side on 3 occasions. He scored 4114 runs at an average of 18.04, with one century and 17 half centuries. His tally of 566 1st Grade wickets is the fourth highest in ACT 1st Grade history. He had a best bowling of 8-49 and took 5 wickets in an innings on 28 occasions and on a single occasion took ten wickets in a match. He is one of only two players (the other being Lorne Lees) to do the double of scoring more than 4000 runs and taking 400 wickets in ACT 1st Grade cricket history. As well as a long playing career, he also served as President of the Ainslie club from 1963 to 1969 as well as the City District Cricket Club.


Kevin first qualified as an umpire in 1973 and stood as a 1st Grade and Representative umpire from 1978/79 until 1996/97. He umpired 186 matches in 1st Grade which is currently the 5th highest overall and made appearances 27 times in Semi Final and Finals matches. As a representative umpire, he stood in 40 matches. Some of the highlights of his umpiring career include:


  • First ACT umpire to stand in the modern era of the Prime Minister’s XI series of matches, when he stood with Tony Crafter in 1986/87 against England.
  • Selected as an Umpire for the washed out Prime Minister’s XI in 1988/89 against the West Indies.
  • Youth One Day International between Australia and Sri Lanka in 1983/84.
  • Two Youth Test Matches in 1985/86 and 1986/87 between Australia and New Zealand and India respectively.
  • The Australian Women’s Cricket Council XI match against England in 1984/85.
  • The first Women’s ODI in Canberra between Australia and New Zealand in 1988/89 as part of the Women’s World Cup.


He was President of the ACT Umpires Association from 1982 until 1989, at the end of which Life Membership of this Association was added to his trophy cabinet.  His memory is revived on an annual basis: the ACT Umpires & Scorers Council’s ‘umpire of the year’ award has been known as the McCarty Medal for 20 years or more.


After his umpiring career was over, Kevin also acted as a representative scorer, mainly between 1999/00 and 2004/05, in an era when scorers were hard to come by in the ACT.


Long before he retired from playing he devoted a great deal of his life to the administration of cricket in the ACT. He was a member of the Grade Cricket Committee during 1968 to 1970 and again in 1978-79; he served intermittently on the ACT Selection Committee between 1966 and 1984; he was ACTCA Treasurer from 1967 until 1970, and served on the Executive Committee from 1967 until 1975.  If that wasn’t sufficient service, he topped it up with being ACTCA President for 5 years after his initial election in August 1970.  He was made a Life Member of the ACTCA in 1976, and the ‘Manuka Cottage’ included a ‘Kev McCarty Room’ when it became the ACTCA’s administrative HQ in 1992.