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ANNUAL REPORT 2009 10 YEARBOOK RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES INAUGURAL WORLD DOMESTIC TWENTY20 CHAMPIONS 2009 10 YeaRBooK anD annUaL RePoRt Mission stateMent nsW LeaDinG aUstRaLia s FaVoURite sPoRt Contents Members of the Association Cricket NSW Administration Chairman s Report Chief Executive s Report Blacktown Olympic Park 2009 10 Steve Waugh Medal 2009 10 Australian Representatives Men s 2009 10 Australian Representatives Women s 2009 10 Internationals matches played in NSW Retirees RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Coach s Report 2009 10 Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield NSW First Class Records 2009 10 Ford Ranger Cup NSW One Day Records 2009 Airtel Champions League Twenty20 2009 10 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash NSW Twenty20 Records NSW Men s Second XI Futures League NSW Breakers Coach s Report 2009 10 Women s National Cricket League 50 overs 2009 10 Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 NSW Women s Records NSW Women s Second XI Cricket Australia Cup Statistical Highlights Cricket Operations Sydney Cricket Association Sydney Grade Cricket Men s Competition Sydney Grade Cricket Women s Competition Sydney Shires Competition Commercial Partners Commercial Operations and Communications NSW Women s Cricket Committee High Performance NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association Community Cricket NSW Country Cricket Association Indigenous Cricket Imparja Cup NSW Districts Cricket Association The Bradman Foundation NSW Schools Cricket Association Association Notes Financial Report 2 3 4 6 8 9 10 13 14 15 16 18 30 36 42 44 48 51 52 54 55 61 66 68 69 71 72 74 78 80 82 84 87 88 94 96 98 102 103 104 105 108 112 2009 10 Steve Waugh Medallist Steven Smith and 2009 10 Belinda Clark Medallist Alex Blackwell. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 1 MeMBeRs oF the assoCiation PATRONS Joint Patrons Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC Governor of NSW Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE Mr AK Davidson AM MBE NSW CRICKET BOARD DIRECTORS Retire 2010 Retire 2011 Mr DH Cole Dr GK Harinath OAM (Chairman) Ms RA Hore (Appointed) Mr MJ Silver Messrs GK Monaghan MF Rosen Dr DF Dilley Messrs MA Taylor AO (Appointed) VJ Smith (Appointed - resigned 16 03 10) DELEGATES Sydney Cricket Association Incorporated Messrs P Brown DH Cole A Connolly RF Cook (Chairman) I Finlay BF Freedman OAM G Flowers G Gavin SM Hamman J Hanshaw Dr GK Harinath OAM Messrs THJ Iceton OAM JM Jobson M Langford PM Lovitt GK Monaghan DB O Neil M O Sullivan MF Rosen M Sanders and P Wright NSW Country Cricket Association Incorporated Messrs DC Cox PG Creighton IR Hogg (Chairman) P Kerin OAM P Marjoribanks JG Moriarty RJ Myatt and MJ Silver NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association Incorporated Dr DF Dilley NSW Districts Cricket Association Incorporated Mr JC Evans NSW Schools Cricket Association Incorporated Mr GK Kightley NSW Women s Cricket Committee Ms K Loder AM ACT Cricket Association Incorporated Mr B Dockrill LIFE MEMBERS Cricket nsW 2 G Atwell (2003) J Benaud (2004) MJ Bennett (2005) NWL Bergin OAM (1986) MG Bevan (2003) BC Booth MBE (1971) D Bourne (2006) R Brenner (2007) R Brewer (2003) C Brierley OAM (2003) DJ Broad OAM (1992) RF Burgess (1975) JA Chapman AM (1990) BJ Clark AM (2007) FJ Clark OAM (1995) C Clowes (2007) M Cornish (2003) ID Craig OAM (1979) AB Crompton OAM (1983) AK Davidson AM MBE (1963) M Davies (2003) RG Davies (1967) J Dyson (2002) PA Emery (2002) IH Ewin OAM (1997) BF Freedman OAM (2000) RA French OAM (1996) BJ Gainsford OAM (2003) LR Gardner OAM(1988) JW Gleeson (1979) HJ Griffith (2003) RH Guy (1981) DB Hair (2009) RG Harris (2000) RN Harvey MBE (1963) BC Hazell OAM (1977) RG Holland (2009) RA Hore (2005) RE Horsell (2002) AJ Hughes OAM (1984) THJ Iceton OAM (2005) V Jackson (2003) WJ Jocelyn (2003) LM Keightley (2007) NS Laming (1998) L Larsen (2003) GF Lawson OAM (2002) M Lilienthal OAM (1964) NG Marks (2000) GRJ Matthews (2002) RB McCosker OAM (1990) GD McGrath AM (2008) JT McMahon OAM (2005) P Meyers (2005) A Mitchell OAM (2003) AR Morris MBE (1967) JT O Dwyer OAM (2006) MB Pawley (2008) PI Philpott OAM (2004) M Picton (2003) SJ Rixon (1996) WJ Saunders OAM (1977) BA Sellers AM (2009) MJ Silver (2009) RB Simpson AO (1970) O Smith (2003) HB Taber (1979) JMA Tait (1999) MA Taylor AO (2002) L Thomas MBE (2003) RF Tozer (1996) A Turner (1997) KD Walters MBE (1979) ME Waugh AM (2003) SR Waugh AO (2003) W Weir AM (2003) MR Whitney (2002) TH Wholohan OAM (1995) RCA Wotton AM (1990) R Wright (2001). 2009 10 Cricket NSW staff. CRiCKet nsW aDMinistRation Chief Executive David Gilbert Finance Manager Ray Power RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Head Coach Matthew Mott NSW Breakers Head Coach Richard Bates Commercial Operations and Communication Manager Christina Matthews Cricket Operations Manager Ian Field High Performance Manager Alan Campbell (to 18 04 10) Community Cricket Manager David Lawson Executive Officer NSW Country Cricket Association John Sullivan Executive Officer NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association Darrell Hair Administration Manager Craig Beed State Talent Manager John Dyson (Appointed 16 11 09) Assistant Finance Manager Mark Naprta Finance Assistant Alister Galletly Administration Assistant Melissa MacKenna Receptionist Louise Barclay Men s Assistant Second XI Coach David Freedman Player Career and Welfare Manager Cheryl Williams Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart (resigned 15 08 09) Murray Ryan (appointed 17 08 09) Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Reddin (resigned 05 04 10) Paul Chapman (appointed 30 06 10) State Squad Administrator Donna Anderson State Squad Computer Analyst Andrew Ware (resigned 31 05 10) Facilities Manager - Blacktown Olympic Park Janine Stainer (appointed 05 04 10) Communications Manager David Townsend Event Manager Janine Stainer (resigned 05 04 10) Theresa Purtell (appointed 05 04 10) Commercial Operations Executive Brett Richardson Corporate Communications Coordinator Sudesh Arudpragasam Events and Supporter Club Coordinator Lauren Boyle Website Administrator (Scholarship) Ben Cuevas Cricket Operations Grade and Shires Roy Formica Cricket Operations Men s Representative Cricket Sam Faulks (resigned 08 01 10) Kath Koschel (appointed 29 03 10) Cricket Operations Women s Cricket Paul Taylor (resigned 08 12 09) Coaching Administrators Michael Maclennan Trent Woodhill (resigned 22 12 09) Women s High Performance Coach Lisa Sthalekar Coach Educator David Patterson Administration Assistant High Performance Bronwyn Munday Video and Technology Facilitator Troy Baker Indoor Cricket Centre Manager Jim Robson Executive Officer NSW Districts Cricket Association Eric Myatt Girls Participation Manager Theresa Purtell (resigned 05 04 10) Community Cricket Coordinator Donna Little In2CRICKET Manager James Henry (appointed 05 04 10) Girls Participation Officer Aimee Harris Metropolitan Cricket Managers Russel Grimson(to 30 06 10) Steve Mulally Craig McLean Kurt Gagan Metropolitan Cricket Officers Michael Procajlo Kane Radford Nathan Sullivan and James Henry (promoted 05 04 10) Country Cricket Coordinator Bruce Whitehouse Regional Cricket Officers Robbie Mackinlay Neil McDonald Brett Rankin (resigned 04 09 09) Max Shepherd Graeme Smith Jeff Cook (to 18 01 10) David Szumowski (appointed 12 10 09) and Matthew Walter (appointed 12 04 10) Umpires Education and Development Manager Darren Goodger Administrator NSW Cricket Umpires And Scorers Association Royce McCormack (resigned 14 07 09) Troy Penman (appointed 14 09 09) Honorary Librarians Bob Brenner and Dr Colin Clowes 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 3 ChaiRMan s RePoRt It should be noted that Usman Khawaja and Stephen O Keefe were also called in to the Australian squad which travelled to England to play Pakistan in two Tests during July 2010. In women s cricket the NSW Breakers continued to rise to the challenges posed by their rivals. 2009 10 saw the Breakers win a fifth consecutive National League 50 over title under the captaincy of Lisa Sthalekar and finish runners up in the first year of the inaugural Twenty20 competition. Alex Blackwell was one of the stars of the summer finishing the 50 over competition as the second leading run scorer while amassing the third most runs in Twenty20 cricket just behind team mate Leah Poulton. Alex went on to be named by Cricket Australia as the Women s Twenty20 Player of the Year and she took out the Belinda Clark Medal for the first time as the Breakers Player of the Year. NSW Cricket Chairman Dr Harry Harinath OAM. 2009 10 was a historic summer. For so many years NSW laid claim to being the number one provincial team in the world based on our First Class record and wealth of international representatives. In October 2009 we travelled to India and tested our mettle at the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 tournament and came out on top with a memorable victory in the Final against Trinidad and Tobago. For the players and staff lucky enough to be in India this was a tournament that they will remember for the rest of their lives. For the die-hard supporters following the team back home in Australia and around the world it would have been immensely satisfying to see their heroes crowned the inaugural domestic Twenty20 World Champions. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues named a near Test strength line-up for the Champions League despite missing Michael Clarke Brad Haddin and Nathan Bracken through injury. The Breakers are blessed with an abundance of emerging young talent. A new generation of stars are beginning to make their mark on the domestic scene with the likes of Sarah Coyte Angela Reakes and Claire Koski following the same path travelled by Ellyse Perry Alyssa Healy and Erin Osborne. With players of this calibre to form the core of the side I am confident of even more success for the Breakers in the coming summers. Like the men NSW women are very well represented in International cricket. Alex Blackwell capped off a memorable few months by leading Australia to victory at the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament. That side included NSW s Lisa Sthalekar Ellyse Perry Erin Osborne Leah Poulton and Alyssa Healy who was in her first summer of senior international cricket. Earlier in the season Erin Osborne was chosen to captain the Australian U 21 team against the New Zealand Emerging Players with Alyssa Healy Sarah Coyte and Angela Reakes also part of that squad. Whereas the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and NSW Breakers represent the pinnacle of our elite pathway our NSW Second XI and High Performance teams form the foundation for future success. Our success at these levels has always been a source of pride for Cricket NSW and 2009 10 was no different. The introduction of the Futures League a new second tier competition for men where players are primarily aged under 23 saw NSW finish a close second behind Victoria in the Three Day competition as well providing an opportunity for rising stars like Tim Armstrong and Nic Maddinson to display their ability. Our women s Second XI also provided a vehicle for our up-and-coming talent with Claire Koski Kate Waetford and Angela Reakes helping the side to victory in the Cricket Australia Cup. We were victorious in the Female U 17 and Male U 19 National Championships with Luke Doran Nic Maddinson Tim Armstrong Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood selected from the Male U 19 squad to represent Australia at the ICC U 19 World Cup. NSW also placed fourth both in the U 15 Female and U 17 Male National Championships. In other Championships NSW s indigenous men s team finished second at the Imparja Cup. NSW also took out the first ever interstate series played between indigenous women s teams beating Northern Territory 2-1. The NSW Country team placed a very close second at the Australian Country Cricket Championships missing out on the title to the Northern Territory on a count-back. Fostering elite talent is only part of the role of Cricket NSW. Ensuring that cricket remains strong at the grass roots is a major part of our business and crucial in our quest to make this Australia s favourite sport. In this regard I was delighted to see a 10% rise in the number of participants in 2009 10. Our Community Cricket department has worked extremely hard to not only attract new players to the game but also to keep them in the sport. Cricket nsW 4 An imposing side was led superbly by our captain Simon Katich Stuart Clark and Brett Lee. Throughout the tournament these three men epitomised the professionalism and the passion that comes with representing NSW. Added to that was the vital contributions of our younger players. Many of them were in the fledgling stages of their international careers or playing in an international tournament for the first time but all acquitted themselves brilliantly. The Airtel Champions League was quickly followed by the Australian domestic summer. Unfortunately the highs of October could not be emulated with the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues finishing third in both the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield and Ford Ranger Cup and fifth in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. But from these results came the emergence of several players. Trent Copeland s 8-92 on First Class debut against Queensland was simply amazing while Steven Smith who also played a crucial role in the Champions League Final proved himself a match winner with bat and ball. Smith thoroughly deserved his call up to the National team and the mantle of Steve Waugh Medallist as the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Player of the Year. We were also fortunate to have five players called up to the Australia A team for the winter series against Sri Lanka Josh Hazlewood Peter Forrest Mitchell Starc Stephen O Keefe and Usman Khawaja. Coupled with our Test representatives Michael Clarke Simon Katich Phillip Hughes Brad Haddin and Nathan Hauritz it is a wonderful acknowledgement by the National selectors of the talent we have in our State. ChaiRMan s RePoRt Initiatives such as the Michael Clarke Twenty20 Cup have been crucial to this cause. A program designed to maximize involvement for junior cricketers this tournament goes from strength-to-strength each summer with almost 100 teams entering across Sydney in 2009 10. This is on top of hundreds of school visits across the State by Cricket NSW staff and the competitions for boys and girls we run such as the Milo Cup. As part of our investment in the community we opened new facilities at Blacktown Olympic Park in August 2009. A joint project between Cricket NSW Blacktown City Council and the AFL Blacktown Olympic Park forms a base for our programs in Western Sydney and provides cricketers in the area with state of the art training and playing facilities. It has already been very well received with local clubs especially making use of the Indoor Practice Centre and the synthetic and turf outdoor nets. Financially Cricket NSW remains in a healthy state despite some tough years. We have recorded a deficit of 290 000 in 2009 10. Unfortunately we were not immune from the effects of the global financial crisis which was reflected in lower than expected corporate hospitality revenue and smaller crowds at international fixtures. For much of the last 12 months Cricket NSW has been working to negotiate a new hire agreement for the hosting of major matches in NSW. As a not for profit organisation we invest back into the sport whether it be for grants for facility upgrades or sending coaches and staff to schools and clubs to help foster grassroots talent. As such it was vital that we aimed to get the best deal possible for cricket in NSW. As a result of these negotiations the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust secured the right to host Test and One Day Internationals until 2014 15. With the generous assistance of the NSW State Government NSW has also secured a Twenty20 International each season from 2011 12 2014 15. These games will be played at ANZ Stadium along with all KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches. ANZ Stadium has proved a very popular venue for Twenty20 cricket. A total of 56 000 fans attended the two home KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches last summer building further on the excellent attendances from past seasons. This was the first time crowds experienced the new EastWest orientation of the pitch which gives the majority of spectators and corporate guests located in the main Grandstands an outstanding view of the game. Cricket NSW is fortunate to have the support of some outstanding organisations spearheaded by our major sponsor the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority. This long term partnership has seen the RTA work with the players to deliver important road safety messages to teenage drivers. To the RTA and all of our sponsors and partners I thank you for your ongoing support and generosity. On behalf of Cricket NSW and all of the fans of our NSW teams I would like to pay tribute to three of our retiring players. Greg Mail Aaron Bird and Sarah Andrews have been long time members of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and NSW Breakers respectively and it is always sad when these players make the sometimes agonizing decision to retire from the elite level. I thank Greg Aaron and Sarah for the passion and commitment they displayed to their State and team mates. While they will always be part of the Cricket NSW family they will be missed and we wish them the very best of fortunes as they move into the next stage of their lives. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Cricket NSW staff led by Chief Executive David Gilbert for their commitment over the last 12 months. This organisation is very fortunate to have such a professional and dedicated group of individuals serving a game they are passionate about. My sincere thanks also extend to my colleagues on the NSW Cricket Board for their work. Special mention must be made of our retiring Directors Vic Smith and Rina Hore for their many years of service. Both have made valuable contributions to this organisation and we look forward to them remaining involved in cricket in some capacity. I conclude by thanking all of the players coaches managers administrators and volunteers for their work at all levels in helping to make cricket Australia s favourite sport. Dr GK (Harry) Harinath OAM Chairman NSW Cricket Board NSW Cricket Board Directors top row (left to right) Doug Cole Dr David Dilley Rina Hore and Greg Monaghan. Bottom row (left to right) Marshall Rosen Mike Silver Vic Smith and Mark Taylor AO. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 5 ChieF exeCUtiVe s RePoRt Trent Copeland showed how strong the Sydney Grade competition currently is by making his First Class debut against Queensland at the SCG in January and recording the second best figures ever by a NSW player on debut. His 8-92 is only bettered by Herbert Ranji Hordern who took 8-81 against Queensland on the same ground in 1905 06. Trent went on to snare a remarkable 35 wickets at an average of 17.57 in just five Shield appearances. This ranked him equal fourth in the overall list of competition wicket-takers despite playing in only half the matches Phillip Hughes continued his prolific form in the Sheffield Shield scoring 953 runs at 56.05 whilst Usman Khawaja confirmed his class with 698 runs at 63.45 despite missing three matches with a finger injury. In June Usman was selected in the Australian Test squad to play Pakistan and we eagerly look forward to his inevitable Test match debut. The NSW Breakers maintained their amazing level of success by winning a 12th Women s National League 50 over title in the last 14 years and their fifth in a row. They also had a creditable season in the inaugural Twenty20 Championship being beaten by Victoria in the Final. In the National League the Breakers won nine of their 11 matches including a convincing win in the Final against Victoria by 59 runs. Alex Blackwell led the way with 489 runs at 61.12 and was the worthy winner of the Belinda Clark Medal as the NSW Women s Player of the Year. Ellyse Perry took the bowling honours with 22 wickets at 10.63. Perry headed a list of young players including Alyssa Healy Erin Osborne Angela Reakes and Sarah Coyte who all made telling contributions throughout the season. The predominance of youth in the squad augers well for future seasons and is a tribute to the work done by retiring coach Richard Bates. Neil McDonald who has coached the elite female underage teams over the past decade with great success takes over the reins in 2010 11. The Breakers continued to dominate Australian representation providing six members of the team that won the ICC Women s World Twenty20 Final against New Zealand in Barbados in May. Alex Blackwell captained the victorious Southern Stars and was joined by Alyssa Healy Ellyse Perry Leah Poulton Lisa Sthalekar and Erin Osborne. In the men s competition the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues provided seven of the original 14 man squad although unfortunately Brett Lee was forced to withdraw through injury. Michael Clarke impressed in his first major competition as captain and despite losing to England in the Final the team showed it had finally adapted to the Twenty20 format after several years of underperformance. Brad Haddin Nathan Hauritz Steven Smith David Warner and Shane Watson were NSW s other representatives on this tour. The end of the 2009 10 season saw Cricket NSW farewell three players who announced their retirements from State cricket. Greg Mail was a long serving opening batsman who played 72 First Class matches for the State. A popular member of the squad and a player who maximised his ability Greg scored 4085 First Class runs at an average of 32.16 with nine centuries. Taree-born Aaron Bird was also a passionate Blue who contributed in all three forms of the game after making his First Class debut against Victoria in December 2005. Aaron was a determined member of our squad who fought back from adversity and was a major contributor in ensuring NSW s qualification for the inaugural Champions League. Cricket NSW Chief Executive David Gilbert. It has been a successful year both on and off the field for Cricket NSW. The highlight of the men s program was the crowning of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues as the inaugural winners of the first ever Domestic Twenty20 World Championship beating Trinidad and Tobago in a thrilling Airtel Champions League Final in Hyderabad. To be in India last October and witness the side play fearlessly throughout the three week competition was an experience I will never forget. Credit must go to the coach Matthew Mott and captain Simon Katich who led the group superbly. They were admirably supported by senior players Brett Lee Stuart Clark Nathan Hauritz and Doug Bollinger who showed with great pride what playing for NSW meant to them. Our younger players particularly Phillip Hughes and David Warner were also superb in a team effort which was broadcast worldwide to a television audience in excess of 100 million people. Cricket nsW 6 To play such a clinical and professional brand of cricket throughout the tournament and secure the US2.5 million first prize was an enormous boost for cricket in NSW and an achievement to be immensely proud of. The subsequent 2009 10 domestic season proved to be a severe test of the depth of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues. With 10 Cricket Australia contracted players and the likes of Burt Cockley Moises Henriques Steven Smith and David Warner also selected for Australian representative duties at different stages opportunity presented itself for younger players to gain valuable experience. This was no better evidenced than by teenage pace bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc having to lead the NSW attack as a result of the crippling injury toll suffered by our fast bowlers. Under the circumstances both performed with distinction and thoroughly deserved their selection in the Australia A team to play Sri Lanka A at season s end. Stephen O Keefe and Peter Forrest were also rewarded with selection for Australia A following impressive performances. In terms of results third placing in both the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield and Ford Ranger Cup was an improvement on the year before but offset by the disappointment of failing to make the Final of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash meaning we could not defend our Champions League title. Individually Steven Smith Phillip Hughes Usman Khawaja and Trent Copeland were standouts. Steven had a brilliant season winning the Player of the Year Awards in both the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield and Ford Ranger Cup and was duly rewarded with the Steve Waugh Medal as the NSW Player of the Year. Steven was also selected to make his debut for Australia during the 2009 10 season in both Twenty20 and One Day International matches. ChieF exeCUtiVe s RePoRt Fast bowler Sarah Andrews also decided to call it a day. A veteran of 39 One-Day Internationals 16 Twenty20 Internationals and three Test matches for Australia Sarah was a stalwart of the successful Breakers team over the past decade playing in 83 WNCL matches and taking 89 wickets at the excellent average of 22.33. To all three players thank you. In the National underage competitions NSW again showed its strength. The NSW male team finished runners-up in the Cricket Australia Futures League while the U 19 s won the National title and the U 17 s came fourth. The female teams faired even better with the Second XI and U 17 s both winning their respective titles while the U 15 s came fourth. These are excellent results and a credit to the hard work put in by the various coaches and support staff assigned to these programs. The 2009 10 Australian Country Championships were hosted by the Albury-Wodonga Cricket Association. The NSW Country team finished in joint first position with the Northern Territory after winning six out of seven matches. However they were relegated to runners-up following a count-back based on outright victories. Much of the credit for the smooth running of the Championships must go to our Country Cricket Executives John Sullivan and Bruce Whitehouse and the many volunteers from the Albury-Wodonga CA. Cricket NSW will continue to invest significantly in its Country Programs and maintain the long tradition of regional NSW producing players that have gone on to represent NSW and Australia. With cricket at representative level in a strong position it is vital that we continue to foster the development of the game at the grass roots level. Cricket NSW continued its recruitment campaign Heroes were kids once with the new faces of Ellyse Perry and David Warner fronting the campaign. The highly successful Michael Clarke Twenty20 Cup continued to expand with 127 teams taking part in 2009 10 with the Finals of the competition played at the SCG. It was also encouraging to see the success of new initiatives such as Beach Cricket with over 200 children attending a clinic on Dee Why Beach in February. It is very pleasing to report that the number of participants playing cricket in NSW rose by 10% over the past year with 192 000 players now registered throughout the State. In the Sydney Grade competition St George had an outstanding season winning the Club Championship First Grade for the third consecutive year and Second Grade as well as being finalists in Third and Fourth Grade. They also became the first club to win the First and Second Grade titles in the same season since they last achieved the feat in 1965 66. Their season was capped off by the naming of fast bowler Trent Copeland as joint winner of the O Reilly Medal for First Grade Player of the Season with Greg Mail from Sydney University. Congratulations to everyone involved with the Club in particular their President Kevin Greene who is also the NSW Minister for Sport and Chief Executive Jon Jobson. It was also a successful season for the Sutherland club who finished second in the Club Championship won the First Grade Limited Overs trophy were runners-up in First and Second Grade and also took out the Fourth Grade Premiership. Former NSW player Rod Tucker was elevated to the ICC Elite Umpires Panel joining five time ICC Umpire of the Year Simon Taufel. Rod s swift progress through the ranks is in no small part down to the superb work being done by the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association led by its Executive Officer and former International Umpire Darrell Hair. The Umpires Education and Training Program continued apace and Darrell and Darren Goodger deserve high praise for their work in this most important area of the game. Cricket NSW s new facility at Blacktown Olympic Park hosted matches for the first time during 2009 10. The 30 million state of the art playing and training facility was officially opened in August 2009 and hosted a NSW Futures League match and a series of fixtures between the Australian U 21 women s team and the New Zealand Emerging Players. The venue has already provided quality training facilities for the various State male and female under-age teams and the Indoor Cricket Centre has proved very popular with club players in Sydney s West. With the predicted large population growth in this area the facility is ideally equipped and located to cope with the increasing demand. At an operational level it has been a hectic twelve months with new Ground Hire Agreements signed with both the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust and ANZ Stadium. These agreements will see all Test and One Day International matches played at the Sydney Cricket Ground until the conclusion of the 2014 15 season while one Twenty20 International match per season will be played at ANZ Stadium from 2011 12 to 2014 15. In addition all domestic KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches will continue to be played at ANZ Stadium until 2014 15. This is a very good result for Cricket NSW which now allows Western Sydney s two million residents the opportunity to experience International cricket within convenient proximity. 56 000 fans attended the two KFC Big Bash matches held at the Stadium in 2009 10 proving how popular the Twenty20 format has now become. It would be very remiss of me not to highlight and thank Board Director Marshall Rosen who chaired the Ground Hire sub-committee during an intense six month period of negotiations. Financially it has been another difficult year for Cricket NSW. With the instability and uncertainty in the share market the return on our investments suffered accordingly. In addition international gate receipts and corporate hospitality were well below budget and impacted on the bottom line resulting in Cricket NSW recording a deficit for the financial year. However it is anticipated that the forthcoming Ashes series will be profitable for the Association. My grateful thanks go to the RTA for their continued support of Cricket NSW. The 2009 10 season was the eighth year of our partnership and throughout this time the RTA has steadfastly reinforced its determination to change driver attitudes as to the dangers of speeding. During the season the RTA launched a new social media speeding campaign the Slow Down Pledge . Designed to encourage young drivers to adopt good driving behaviour by taking a pledge not to speed the Slow Down Pledge was promoted by members of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues squad with Nathan Bracken as the Pledge Ambassador. Cricket NSW is also fortunate to have the support of many additional sponsors who help us deliver the quality of programs that has kept us at the forefront of Australian cricket. We thank them all for their support and look forward to continuing to work closely with them in future years. Finally my thanks to Chairman Dr Harry Harinath OAM and the NSW Cricket Board for its continued support and to retiring Board Directors Vic Smith and Rina Hore for their outstanding years of voluntary service to Cricket NSW. Thank you also to the Cricket NSW staff for their efforts over the past 12 months. With such a hard working group of people I greatly look forward to the year ahead. David Gilbert Chief Executive 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 7 BLaCKtoWn oLYMPiC PaRK Cricket nsW The brand new Cricket AFL precinct at Blacktown Olympic Park was officially opened on Saturday 22 August 2009 and was fully operational for the 2009 10 cricket season. A joint initiative between Cricket NSW the AFL and Blacktown City Council the project represents a significant investment in Sydney s West by Cricket NSW. The region is one of the fastest growing in Australia and has produced a number of First Class cricketers in recent years including Test players Doug Bollinger and Michael Clarke. With Sydney s West and South West making up 30% of the playing population in the Sydney metropolitan area in 2009 10 it was vital to provide the best possible facilities to allow young players to grow and develop in their own backyard . The centre piece of the new precinct is a First Class standard Main Oval with a capacity of 10 000. It features broadcast quality floodlights a media centre and grandstand seating for 2 000. This ground hosted a number of major matches during 2009 10 including the finals of the SCA Twenty20 Cup and Women s Youth Internationals between the Australian U 21 team and the New Zealand Emerging Players. The Number Two Oval is of First Grade standard while the precinct s practice facilities include a five lane indoor centre and 22 turf practice wickets. These practice facilities proved extremely popular amongst clubs located in Sydney s west for both pre-season and in-season training sessions while several of Cricket NSW s High Performance Programs also operated out of the precinct. Cricket NSW Events at Blacktown Olympic Park 2009 10 Cricket NSW Season Launch and Celebrity 10 10 match (October 2009) Women s Cricket Australia Cup (November 2009) Women s International Youth Series Australian U 21 vs New Zealand Emerging Players (December 2009) Michael Clarke Twenty20 Cup Semi Finals Day (January 2010) Sydney Cricket Association Twenty20 Cup Finals (January 2010) Sydney Grade XI vs Sydney Shires XI (January 2010) NSW Country Colts vs High Performance XI (February 2010) NSW Second XI v WA Second XI (men s - February 2010) Sydney Cricket Association Shires Third Grade Semi Final (March 2010) State Challenge (March 2010) Top row from left The new precinct Inside the function room at the Number One Oval Middle row from left The Cricket Scoreboard in action Branding the ground for the Season Launch Bottom The Final of the SCA Twenty20 Cup was played under lights. 8 2009 10 steVe WaUGh MeDaL DinneR 14 MaRCh 2010 The Steve Waugh Medal Steven Smith After a phenomenal season in all forms of the game Steven Smith was the clear winner of the Steve Waugh Medal with 362 votes 159 clear of last season s winner Phillip Hughes. Smith was outstanding all summer scoring 772 runs in the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield at an average of 77.2 with four centuries. He also added 21 wickets including a career best 7-64. He was no less impressive in the one-day format scoring 318 runs at an average of 53 in the Ford Ranger Cup as well as contributing heavily to the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash campaign. Smith also starred at the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 in India scoring 33 and taking two wickets in the Final. Cricket NSW Hall of Fame Lyn Larsen (NSW 1979 80 1993 94) Lyn Larsen first represented NSW as a 16-year-old going on to play 76 games scoring 945 runs and taking 95 wickets. She captained her State on 49 occasions for 36 wins seven draws and six losses. She was just 22 when she took over the Australian captaincy in 1986 making her the youngest female player to ever hold the post. She went on to become the most successful Australian captain in history of women s cricket remaining undefeated in all Test matches and winning nine out of the 11 One-Day International Series. LARSEN Lynette Ann. Born February 3 1963 Lismore (NSW) Right-Hand Bat Right-Arm Leg-Spin Test Int l limt-overs M 15 49 INN 14 28 NO 4 7 RUNS 410 426 HS 86 62 50s 3 2 100s AVGE 41.00 20.28 CT 11 11 WKTS 26 24 AVGE 18.73 31.79 BB 4-33 3-19 The Belinda Clark Medal Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell wins the Belinda Clark Medal for the first time after a superb season in which she starred. The opening bat and NSW vice-captain was outstanding in both forms of the game. She was the second highest run scorer in the 50 over National League competition with 489 runs at an average of 61.13. Her tally included two centuries 121 not out against the ACT and 138 against Western Australia. She also made a vital 54 in the Final against Victoria at the MCG. In Twenty20 cricket she was the third highest run scorer with 191 runs at 47.75 and a strike rate of 121.17. Stan McCabe (NSW 1928 29 1941 42) Stan McCabe played 55 matches for NSW scoring 4556 runs. In 1931 32 he scored 582 runs in six innings at an average of 194. This is the highest average ever for one season for NSW for those scoring over 500 runs. He captained NSW 24 times and played 39 Tests for Australia scoring 2748 runs with six centuries and taking 36 wickets. He made 385 runs at 43 in the infamous Bodyline Series and in 1938 made 232 not out against England prompting Don Bradman to comment If I could play an innings like that I would be a proud man Stan. McCABE Stanley Joseph. Born July 16 1910 Grenfell (NSW) Died August 25 1968. Right-Hand Batsman Right-Arm Medium Bowler First Class Sheffield Shield Test M 182 37 39 INN 262 58 62 NO 20 3 5 RUNS 11951 3031 2748 HS 240 229 232 50s 68 22 13 100s 29 7 6 AVGE 49.38 55.11 48.21 CT 138 29 41 WKTS 159 49 36 AVGE 33.72 23.82 42.86 BB 5-36 5-36 4-13 Competition Awards Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield Player of the Year Steven Smith Ford Ranger Cup Player of the Year Steven Smith Twenty20 Player of the Year David Warner Women s National League 50 over Player of the Year Lisa Sthalekar Women s National League Twenty20 Player of the Year Erin Osborne Mark Waugh (NSW 1985 86 2003 04) Mark Waugh made 8416 runs from his 108 appearances for NSW with 25 centuries. It makes him the second highest run scorer for this State behind Michael Bevan. He also sits second on the table of most catches for NSW with 124 just behind Mark Taylor (132). He played 128 Tests for Australia for 8029 runs and 244 One-Day Internationals for 8500 runs and 85 wickets. He also held the record for the most Test catches by a non-wicketkeeper until India s Rahul Dravid broke it in 2009. Waugh remains the only man to score three centuries in the same World Cup achieving the feat in 1996 when Australia finished runners-up to Sri Lanka. WAUGH Mark Edward. Born June 2 1965 Canterbury (NSW) Right-Hand Batsman Right-Arm Medium Pace Off-Spin Bowler First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limt-overs World Cup Dom. limt-overs NSW List A M 368 93 128 244 22 64 77 INN 591 158 209 236 22 60 73 NO 75 18 17 20 3 6 7 RUNS 26855 7232 8029 8500 1004 1984 2412 HS 229 229 153 173 130 123 123 50s 133 30 47 50 4 10 13 100s 81 23 20 18 4 3 3 AVGE 52.04 51.66 41.82 39.35 52.84 36.74 36.55 CT 452 112 181 108 11 37 37 WKTS 208 51 59 85 5 20 31 AVGE 40.99 41.61 41.17 34.56 62.60 33.30 33.13 BB 6-68 4-130 5-40 5-24 3-38 3-23 4-52 From left Belinda Clark Medallist Alex Blackwell with Steve Waugh Medallist Steven Smith NSW captains Lisa Sthalekar and Simon Katich review the 2009 10 season The Hall of Fame Inductees with Cricket NSW Chairman Dr Harry Harinath OAM. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 9 aUstRaLian RePResentatiVes Men s BOLLINGER Douglas Erwin. Born July 24 1981 Baulkham Hills (NSW) Left-Hand Batsman - Left-Arm Fast-Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 62 39 8 25 38 8 38 INN 65 45 6 4 12 12 NO 28 22 2 2 7 7 RUNS 274 187 15 4 24 24 HS 31 31 9 3 6 6 50s 100s AVGE 7.41 8.13 3.75 2.00 4.80 4.80 CT 23 15 2 4 7 3 7 WKTS 217 134 39 42 45 9 45 AVGE 28.30 28.96 23.15 22.05 32.51 25.22 32.51 BB 6-47 6-47 5-28 5-35 4-24 3-22 4-24 BRACKEN Nathan Wade. Born September 12 1977 Penrith (NSW) Right Hand Batsman Left Arm Fast-Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 67 58 5 116 68 19 8 70 INN 88 76 6 35 31 6 3 31 NO 30 25 2 18 9 3 2 9 RUNS 1007 872 70 198 162 15 7 162 HS 63 63 37 21 17 4 7 17 50s 1 1 100s AVGE 17.36 17.10 17.50 11.65 7.36 5.00 7.00 7.36 CT 18 15 2 26 11 6 11 WKTS 215 190 12 174 87 19 11 91 AVGE 26.06 25.60 42.08 24.36 29.78 23.05 22.91 29.18 BB 7-4 7-4 4-48 5-47 5-38 3-11 3-38 5-38 CLARK Stuart Rupert. Born September 28 1975 Caringbah (NSW) Right Hand Batsman Right-Arm Fast Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 NSW List A M 107 62 24 39 75 9 76 INN 134 83 26 12 22 23 NO 37 22 7 7 5 6 RUNS 1335 839 248 69 122 126 HS 62 62 39 16 29 29 50s 1 1 100s AVGE 13.76 13.75 13.05 13.80 7.18 7.41 CT 28 18 4 10 13 4 13 WKTS 381 216 94 53 90 13 91 AVGE 27.43 29.06 23.86 27.87 30.73 18.23 30.53 BB 8-58 8-58 5-32 4-54 4-24 4-20 4-24 CLARKE Michael John. Born April 2 1981 Liverpool (NSW) Right Hand Batsman Left Arm Orthodox First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 NSW List A M 118 36 60 178 37 31 39 INN 200 65 97 162 35 25 35 NO 20 4 12 34 5 5 5 RUNS 8336 2639 4375 5509 1057 437 1057 HS 201 201 168 130 101 67 101 50s 33 9 18 42 7 1 7 100s 28 10 14 4 1 1 AVGE 46.31 43.26 51.47 43.04 35.23 21.85 35.23 CT 116 33 59 69 11 12 11 WKTS 31 9 20 52 13 6 13 AVGE 47.42 31.56 39.10 36.27 19.54 37.50 20.92 BB 6-9 3-22 6-9 5-35 3-20 1-2 3-20 Cricket nsW HADDIN Bradley James. Born October 23 1977 Cowra (NSW) Right Hand Batsman Wicketkeeper First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 122 80 27 66 86 22 8 79 INN 201 136 45 61 85 20 8 77 NO 23 16 5 6 6 4 7 RUNS 7183 5016 1544 1796 2718 300 158 2350 HS 169 154 169 110 138 47 54 138 50s 37 29 5 10 16 1 14 100s 12 9 2 2 5 4 AVGE 40.35 41.80 38.60 32.65 34.41 18.75 19.75 33.57 CT 384 241 110 90 119 11 6 110 ST WKTS 27 20 2 7 33 3 6 33 AVGE BB - HAURITZ Nathan Michael. Born October 18 1981 Wondai (QLD) Right Hand Batsman Right Arm Off-Spin First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 58 35 15 55 78 3 9 26 INN 76 48 20 30 52 2 6 21 NO 20 12 6 17 19 5 7 RUNS 1053 576 370 330 557 6 50 296 HS 94 94 75 53 46 4 23 46 50s 4 2 2 1 100s AVGE 18.80 16.00 26.43 25.38 16.88 3.00 50.00 21.14 CT 28 19 3 24 23 1 2 8 WKTS 133 66 57 62 97 2 8 29 AVGE 42.32 49.39 31.82 32.48 29.61 23.50 24.63 33.62 BB 5-53 4-86 5-53 4-29 4-39 1-20 2-21 3-25 HAZLEWOOD Josh Reginald. Born January 8 1981 Tamworth (NSW) Left Hand Batsman Right Arm Fast-Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 6 5 1 8 3 8 INN 5 4 3 1 3 NO 3 2 2 1 2 RUNS 23 21 8 6 8 HS 9 9 5 6 5 50s 100s AVGE 11.50 10.50 8.00 8.00 CT 3 2 3 3 WKTS 17 13 1 12 1 12 AVGE 26.29 28.54 41.00 28.08 95.00 28.08 BB 3-94 3-94 1-41 2-22 1-35 2-22 10 aUstRaLian RePResentatiVes Men s HENRIQUES Moises Constantino. Born February 1 1987 Funchal (Portugal) Right Hand Batsman Right Arm Fast Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 16 13 2 28 1 19 28 INN 28 22 2 24 1 17 24 NO 2 1 3 2 3 RUNS 799 507 18 436 1 229 436 HS 82 65 12 59 1 42 59 50s 5 2 1 1 100s AVGE 30.73 24.14 9.00 20.76 1.00 15.27 20.76 CT 7 4 10 11 10 WKTS 28 20 1 23 11 23 AVGE 36.11 41.00 84.00 43.96 38.18 43.96 BB 5-17 5-17 1-51 3-29 2-19 3-29 HUGHES Phillip Joel. Born November 30 1988 Macksville (NSW) Left Hand Batsman First-Class Sheffield Shield Test Dom. limited-overs Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 40 24 7 22 7 22 INN 71 42 13 22 7 22 NO 7 4 1 2 2 2 RUNS 3882 2403 615 624 284 624 HS 198 198 160 72 80 72 50s 21 14 2 5 2 5 100s 13 8 2 AVGE 60.66 63.24 51.25 31.20 56.80 31.20 CT 30 21 3 6 4 6 WKTS AVGE BB - KATICH Simon Matthew. Born August 21 1975 Middle Swan (WA) Left Hand Batsman Left Arm Wrist Spin First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 221 93 50 45 85 3 12 48 INN 378 160 87 42 80 2 12 43 NO 47 18 6 5 7 2 4 RUNS 17947 8161 3794 1324 2902 69 293 1724 HS 306 306 157 107 136 39 48 136 50s 95 42 22 9 23 15 100s 50 24 10 1 4 2 AVGE 54.22 57.47 46.84 35.78 39.75 34.50 29.30 44.21 CT 203 85 37 13 31 2 10 21 WKTS 95 36 21 5 8 AVGE 36.44 34.19 29.38 57.40 38.25 BB 7-130 7-130 6-65 3-43 3-43 LEE Brett. Born November 8 1976 Wollongong (NSW) Right Hand Batsman Right Arm Fast First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs World Cup Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 NSW List A M 116 21 76 186 10 21 17 22 INN 139 29 90 92 3 13 9 13 NO 25 4 18 37 1 7 4 7 RUNS 2120 422 1451 897 23 136 91 136 HS 97 97 64 57 15 44 43 44 50s 8 2 5 2 100s AVGE 18.60 16.88 20.15 16.31 11.50 22.67 18.20 22.67 CT 35 9 23 44 8 3 5 3 WKTS 487 97 310 324 22 26 17 28 AVGE 28.23 26.22 30.82 23.01 17.91 33.50 26.71 32.79 BB 7-114 7-114 5-30 5-22 5-42 3-30 3-27 3-30 SMITH Steven Peter Devereux. Born June 2 1989 Sydney (NSW) Right Hand Batsman Right Arm Leg-Spin First Class Sheffield Shield Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 13 12 4 17 12 14 17 INN 22 20 3 15 7 12 15 NO 4 3 1 3 2 3 3 RUNS 1012 907 79 472 50 173 472 HS 177 177 41 92 27 35 92 50s 2 1 3 3 100s 4 4 AVGE 56.22 53.35 39.50 39.33 10.00 19.22 39.33 CT 21 19 2 9 12 3 9 WKTS 26 23 7 15 14 16 15 AVGE 48.85 48.70 30.14 41.33 19.00 10.25 41.33 BB 7-64 7-64 2-34 3-43 3-20 4-13 3-43 WARNER David Andrew. Born October 27 1986 Paddington (NSW) Left Hand Batsman Right Arm Leg Spin First Class Sheffield Shield Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 4 4 7 19 20 15 19 INN 6 6 7 19 20 15 19 NO 1 1 2 1 2 RUNS 131 131 106 659 602 399 659 HS 48 48 69 165 89 67 165 50s 1 3 4 3 3 100s 1 1 AVGE 26.20 26.20 15.14 38.76 30.10 28.50 38.76 CT 3 3 1 4 12 2 4 WKTS 1 1 2 2 AVGE 19.00 19.00 40.50 40.50 BB 1-0 1-0 1-11 1-11 WATSON Shane Robert. Born June 17 1981 Ipswich (QLD) Right Hand Batsman Right Arm Fast Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Test Int l limited-overs Dom. limited-overs International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 M 82 50 18 113 43 19 5 INN 142 88 31 95 41 18 4 NO 16 9 1 22 3 2 1 RUNS 5876 3454 1183 2968 1154 375 143 HS 203 201 120 136 96 81 69 50s 32 16 9 17 9 3 2 100s 14 9 1 4 AVGE 46.63 43.72 39.43 40.66 30.37 23.44 47.67 CT 67 38 13 33 12 7 2 WKTS 148 95 27 118 25 10 6 AVGE 29.47 27.02 34.48 27.93 42.84 34.60 16.33 BB 7-69 7-69 4-42 4-36 3-42 2-23 2-19 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 11 Build the perfect partnership. The Official Chartered Accountants of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and Official Events Partner of Cricket NSW. Call us on 02 9221 2099 email partners pitcher-nsw.com.au or visit www.pitcher.com.au for more information. Pitcher Partners is an association of independent firms. An independent member of Baker Tilly International. aUstRaLian RePResentatiVes - WoMen s ANDREWS Sarah Joy. Born December 26 1981 Moruya (NSW) Right Hand Bat Right Arm Medium-Fast M Test Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 3 39 83 16 11 INN 5 15 32 3 5 NO 2 5 12 3 2 RUNS 33 102 254 12 31 HS 11 21 36 10 15 50s 100s AVGE 11.00 10.20 12.70 10.35 CT 3 10 16 3 2 WKTS 4 54 89 10 11 AVGE 33.75 21.15 22.38 36.80 16.86 BB 2-29 4-50 5-16 3-16 2-8 BLACKWELL Alexandra Joy. Born August 31 1983 Wagga Wagga (NSW) Right Hand Bat Right Arm Medium M Test Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 3 76 86 23 11 INN 5 68 77 19 9 NO 14 15 2 4 RUNS 93 1724 2376 341 232 HS 68 106 138 61 41 50s 1 11 16 1 100s 2 4 AVGE 18.60 31.93 38.32 20.05 46.40 CT 1 26 27 12 3 WKTS 6 2 AVGE 10.50 114.50 BB 2-8 1-14 - HEALY Alyssa Jean. Born March 24 1990 Gold Coast (QLD) Right Hand Bat Wicketkeeper M Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 5 28 10 11 INN 4 19 9 8 NO 2 2 1 RUNS 25 365 62 105 HS 21 89 21 35 50s 2 100s AVGE 6.25 21.47 6.25 15.00 CT 5 16 5 7 ST 1 10 1 8 OSBORNE Erin Alyce. Born June 27 1989 Taree (NSW) Right Hand Bat Right Arm Off Spin M Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 18 20 5 9 INN 8 8 1 4 NO 6 2 1 RUNS 44 57 1 28 HS 13 15 1 15 50s 100s AVGE 22.00 9.50 1.00 9.33 CT 5 8 2 2 WKTS 19 32 4 8 AVGE 26.74 15.22 22.75 20.88 BB 3-32 4-18 2-24 3-16 PERRY Ellyse Alexandra. Born November 3 1990 Wahroonga (NSW) Right Hand Bat Right Arm Fast-Medium M Test Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 2 39 25 19 11 INN 4 28 16 7 5 NO 1 8 3 2 RUNS 51 401 238 63 30 HS 21 51 66 29 21 50s 1 1 100s AVGE 17.00 20.05 18.31 12.60 6.00 CT 2 12 5 4 1 WKTS 5 54 43 24 8 AVGE 25.80 22.85 17.23 14.75 22.88 BB 2-49 5-31 5-19 4-20 2-12 POULTON Leah Joy. Born February 27 1984 Newcastle (NSW) Right Hand Bat Right Arm Leg Spin M Test Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 1 32 69 20 11 INN 2 30 66 20 11 NO 1 5 1 RUNS 24 716 1432 335 363 HS 23 104 70 39 69 50s 2 9 2 100s 2 AVGE 12.00 24.69 23.48 17.63 33.00 CT 1 7 13 4 WKTS 3 5 2 1 AVGE 32.67 32.80 10.00 20.00 BB 2-9 3-10 2-20 1-20 STHALEKAR Lisa Caprini. Born August 13 1979 Poona (India) Right Hand Bat Right Arm Off Spin M Test Int l limited-overs WNCL International Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 3 100 124 24 10 INN 5 92 109 23 6 NO 20 24 5 1 RUNS 185 2397 2818 306 33 HS 98 104 108 46 20 50s 2 15 13 100s 2 2 AVGE 37.00 33.29 33.15 17.00 6.60 CT 1 33 43 7 7 WKTS 11 112 141 29 8 AVGE 18.82 25.20 21.79 17.31 18.88 BB 5-30 5-35 4-7 3-11 2-11 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 13 inteRnationaL MatChes PLaYeD in nsW in 2009 10 Australia recorded a remarkable victory in the 3 mobile New Years Test at the SCG. AUSTRALIA VS PAKISTAN Cricket nsW Second Test at Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney January 3 4 5 6 2010. Australia won by 36 runs. Australia 127 (MG Johnson 38 Mohammad Asif 6-41 Mohammad Sami 3-27). Pakistan 333 (Imran Farhat 53 Salman Butt 71 Mohammad Yousuf 46 Umar Akmal 49 DE Bollinger 4-72 MG Johnson 2-64 SR Watson 2-40). Australia 381 (SR Watson 97 PJ Hughes 37 MEK Hussey 134no PM Siddle 38 Mohammad Asif 2-53 Umar Gul 3-83 Danish Kaneria 5-151). Pakistan 139 (Umar Akmal 49 DE Bollinger 2-32 NM Hauritz 5-53 MG Johnson 3-27). Player of the Match MEK Hussey. Second ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney January 24 2010. Australia won by 140 runs. Australia 6-267 (SR Watson 69 SE Marsh 41 CL White 55 Mohammad Aamer 3-53 Shahid Afridi 2-35). Pakistan 127 (Mohammad Yousuf 58 DE Bollinger 2-19 CJ McKay 3-15 NM Hauritz 2-45). Player of the Match SR Watson. WOMEN S YOUTH SERIES AUSTRALIA U 21 VS NEW ZEALAND EMERGING PLAYERS First Twenty20 at Blacktown Olympic Park Sydney December 16 2009. Australia U 21 won by eight wickets. New Zealand Emerging Players 76 (S Devine 28 K Martin 14 J Jonassen 3-11 D Kimmince 2-10). Australia U 21 2-79 (S Coyte 33no A Healy 19 J Cameron 21no). Second Twenty20 at Blacktown Olympic Park Sydney December 17 2009. New Zealand Emerging Players won by six wickets. Australia U 21 5-127 (S Coyte 33 J Cameron 39 F Mackay 2-21). New Zealand Emerging Players 4-130 (F Mackay 21 N Dodd 34 K Martin 25 J Jonassen 1-14 A Reakes 1-13). Third Twenty20 at Blacktown Olympic Park Sydney December 18 2009. Australia U 21 won by two wickets. New Zealand Emerging Players 104 (N Dodd 31 K Martin 21 J Jonassen 2-11 E Osborne 2-15 K Fryett 2-27). Australia U 21 8-105 (S Coyte 25 E Villani 20 R Melton 17 E Osborne 18no E Bermingham 2-14). First ODI at Blacktown Olympic Park Sydney December 20 2009. Australia U 21 won by 122 runs. Australia U 21 246 (S Coyte 51 J Cameron 66 E Osborne 48no K Broadmore 4-41). New Zealand Emerging Players 124 (E Bermingham 60 A Boyce 24 D Kimmince 3-16 E Osborne 3-25). Second ODI at Blacktown Olympic Park Sydney December 22 2009. Australia U 21 won by 91 runs. Australia U 21 214 (E Villani 80 E Osborne 60 M Nielson 3-37). New Zealand Emerging Players 122 (S Devine 28 K Perkins 27 D Kimmince 3-20 M Lanning 3-20). AUSTRALIA VS WEST INDIES Third ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney February 12 2010. No result. Australia 225 (MJ Clarke 46 MEK Hussey 44 JR Hopes 30 R Rampaul 4-61 DR Smith 3-45 DJG Sammy 2-46). West Indies 0-6. Twenty20 at Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney February 23 2010. Australia won by eight wickets. West Indies 7-138 (TM Dowlin 31 N Deonarine 36no RJ Harris 2-27 DT Christian 2-29). Australia 2-142 (SR Watson 62no DA Warner 67 NO Miller 2-56). Player of the Match DA Warner. 14 RetiRees Greg Mail (NSW 1999-2009) Greg Mail announced his retirement from interstate cricket in December 2009 bringing down the curtain on a 10 year career with the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues. A determined and stoic opening batsman Mail played 72 First Class matches for his State scoring 4085 runs at an average of 32.16. He made nine First Class centuries with a highest score of 176. He was also part of Pura Cup Sheffield Shield winnings teams in 2002 03 2004 05 and 2007 08. Mail s most successful summer was in 2003 04 when he made 754 runs at 47.12. That summer included a memorable two centuries in the same game 128 and 152 not out against South Australia making him the last NSW player to achieve that feat. In Grade cricket Mail was a prolific run scorer. The 2009 10 season was one of his best finishing as the second highest run scorer in First Grade and becoming the first man to score 1000 First Grade runs in a season three times in a career. Off the field Mail was the model of the professional cricketer and highly respected amongst the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues. His dedication and commitment to the game was second to none making him an outstanding role model for his team mates. Sarah Andrews (NSW 2001-2010 Australia 2006-2010) Sarah Andrews announced her retirement from all forms of cricket in March 2010 shortly after helping Australia defeat New Zealand and retain the Rose Bowl in the process. Andrews had always wanted to retire at the top of her game. In the last 12 months she had played an important role in the NSW Breakers winning a 12th National title in 14 seasons. She had also won back her spot in the Australian team and represented her country at the ICC 50 over World Cup and World Twenty20 tournament. At the time of calling stumps she was ranked as one of the top 10 bowlers in the world. Sarah Andrews first represented NSW in 2001 going on to play 83 National League matches and taking 89 wickets at 22.33 with best figures of 5-16. She first represented Australia in 2006 playing three Tests 39 One Day Internationals and 16 Twenty20 Internationals. Originally from Newcastle Andrews used to drive to Sydney and back twice a week for training then again on the weekend for matches. It was an amazing commitment from a young player and a trait that would hold her in good stead for the remainder of her career. Both on an off the field she was a constant source of encouragement and support for her team mates. Aaron Bird (NSW 2005-2010) Hailing from Taree in Country NSW Aaron Bird came to Sydney with a reputation as a young tear-away quick who once famously struck Michael Slater on the helmet in a Grade match. He was part of the Australian team which won the 2002 ICC U 19 World Cup and made his First Class debut in 2005. However it was in the Limited Overs format that he really made his mark. 2008 09 was by far his finest year with 21 wickets at 22.19 in the Ford Ranger Cup and 13 wickets at 14.07 in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash where his performances went a long way towards helping the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues not only win the competition but also qualify for the lucrative Airtel Champions League. As a reward for his form he was included in the squad that travelled to India for the inaugural tournament however the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Test strength pace attack of Lee Clark and Bollinger meant he spent his time on the sidelines. Bird announced his retirement from representative cricket at the end of 2009 10 choosing instead to pursue a career in Real Estate. In addition to his raw pace and talent Bird will also be remembered for tenacity in the face of adversity which saw him bounce back from a re-model of his bowling action to play a starring role for his State. MAIL Gregory John. Born April 29 1978 Penrith (NSW) Right-Hand Batsman Right-Arm Medium Bowler First Class Sheffield Shield Dom. limited-overs NSW List A M 72 69 7 8 INN 132 126 6 6 NO 5 5 1 1 RUNS 4085 3875 115 115 HS 176 176 58 58 50s 19 17 1 1 100s 9 9 AVGE 32.17 32.02 23.00 23.00 CT 63 61 4 4 ST 1 1 WKTS 14 13 AVGE 40.29 42.15 BB 4-18 4-18 - ANDREWS Sarah Joy. Born December 26 1981 Moruya (NSW) Right Hand Bat Right-Arm Medium Fast Test Int l limited-overs WNCL Intl Twenty20 Domestic Twenty20 M 3 39 83 16 11 INN 5 15 32 3 5 NO 2 5 12 3 2 RUNS 33 102 254 12 31 HS 11 21 36 10 15 50s 100s AVGE 11.00 10.20 12.70 10.35 CT 3 10 16 3 2 WKTS 4 54 89 10 11 AVGE 33.75 21.15 22.38 36.80 16.86 BB 2-29 4-5 5-16 3-16 2-8 BIRD Aaron Christopher. Born September 28 1983 Taree (NSW) Right-Hand Batsman Right-Arm Fast Medium First Class Sheffield Shield Dom limited overs Domestic Twenty20 NSW List A M 6 6 25 12 25 INN 10 10 18 4 18 NO 3 3 10 1 10 RUNS 101 101 65 29 65 HS 29 29 12 17 12 50s 100s AVGE 14.43 14.43 8.13 9.67 8.13 CT 1 1 7 4 7 WKTS 14 14 34 21 34 AVGE 41.79 41.79 30.91 17.43 30.91 BB 4-80 4-80 5-26 3-21 5-26 Clockwise from top left Sarah Andrews Aaron Bird and Greg Mail. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 15 Rta sPeeDBLitz BLUes State Squad Staff (l-r) David Freedman Matthew Mott Donna Anderson Murray Ryan Cheryl Williams John Dyson Right Brett Lee Player of the Final in the Champions League. The season started with a blast with NSW winning the inaugural Champions League Trophy in India but finished with us not achieving the results that we are capable of. However I believe this year will be the foundation on which this era of young players will look back on as a line in the sand and go on to leave their mark on interstate cricket competitions. All our young players continued their improvement and new potential emerged. The flourish with which we finished the year has buoyed the players and proved that hard work and perseverance will be rewarded. It is the timeless question - how do you rank your season The Champion s League was an undoubted highlight. To win on the World stage cannot be surpassed. Apart from that success we really battled and had to fight every inch of the way. On reflection we were agonisingly just one win away from the Final in every competition placing third in both the WeetBix Sheffield Shield and Ford Ranger Cups and fifth in the KFC Big Bash. On the surface it was not a great season. But when you look a little deeper it was a fighting performance. This was achieved with an extremely young team which shouldered the added burden of injuries to its most potent and experienced bowlers for the majority of the season. The positive side of those injuries to key players was that they paved the way for Josh Hazlewood Mitchell Starc and Trent Copeland to make their mark. All three young fast bowlers have the skills and desire to play for Australia and all have been mentioned in positive terms from the Australian selectors at various intervals. Copeland s story is the stuff of fairytales having only taken up bowling five years ago after arriving at St George as a wicketkeeper batsman. His performances in Grade cricket over the past few years led to an amazing introduction to First Class cricket. The selection of both Steven Smith and Phil Hughes for the Test Tour of New Zealand was just reward for their outstanding late season success. Both players will no doubt be long term Australian players and are a tribute to our youth development pathway. Their selections take the tally of NSW players who played for Australia during the year to 14 players which is a remarkable achievement. The ongoing development of Usman Khawaja has certainly caught the eye of a number of people and he will no doubt get opportunities at the next level in the not too distant future. He played some magnificent innings throughout the year and his ability to handle both pace and spin with equal grace and timing has made him a fantastic batsman to watch. Peter Nevill finished the year extremely well and made his maiden First Class hundred against South Australia at the SCG in the last match. Competition for spots in the wicketkeeping department will be hotly contested with both Daniel Smith and Adam Crosthwaite also keen for an opportunity. Stephen O Keefe has matured after a couple of years in the squad. His self belief augurs well for the future. As an all-round package he will present a great option for the selectors next season. Phil Jaques made a magnificent 171 not out at the SCG against Queensland setting a new State record for the highest score in One Day cricket for NSW. Having recovered from a serious back condition to play every match of the season he will be looking forward to a big season in 2010 11. After some frustrating injuries kept him on the sidelines in the early part of the year Peter Forrest finished the season in ominous form which should give him plenty of confidence and self- belief. Two long serving players that were not contracted for next year are Dominic Thornely and Grant Lambert. Both Dom and Grant are passionate Blue Baggers who have contributed greatly to the tradition of NSW cricket. They have been excellent role models for our next generation of players. I wish them both well in the next phase of their lives. During the year we used three captains due to the unavailability of Simon Katich on Australian duty. Both Stuart Clark and Moises Henriques had the opportunity to lead the State for the first time and each made valuable contributions and will be strong options in the future. Thanks to the entire support network around the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues State Squad Selectors Specialist Coaches Assistant Coach - David Freedman Physiotherapist Murray Ryan Strength and Conditioner Tom Reddin Administrator - Donna Anderson Player Career and Welfare Manager - Cheryl Williams Computer Analyst - Andrew Ware and Room Attendant - Bobby Barter. Lastly thanks to Chief Executive David Gilbert Chairman Dr Harry Harinath and the NSW Cricket Board for the opportunity and support that they have provided over the past year. Matthew Mott RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Head Coach Cricket nsW 16 Rta sPeeDBLitz BLUes 2009 10 RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES SQUAD Cricket Australia Contracted Players Doug Bollinger Nathan Bracken Stuart Clark Michael Clarke Brad Haddin Nathan Hauritz Phillip Hughes Simon Katich Brett Lee Shane Watson NSW Contracted Players Aaron Bird Mark Cameron Beau Casson Burt Cockley Peter Forrest Josh Hazlewood Moises Henriques Phil Jaques Usman Khawaja Grant Lambert Greg Mail Peter Nevill Stephen O Keefe Ben Rohrer Daniel Smith Steven Smith Mitchell Starc Dominic Thornely David Warner REMUNERATION TO STATE PLAYERS Players received the following payments for the season 09 10 Contract Retainers Players Payment Pool - ACR Funds Prize-Money Match Payments Other total 1 384 825 1 508 756 1 565 699 809 060 628 102 5 896 442 08 09 1 195 500 45 000 789 069 251 605 2 281 174 Prize-Money Break-up 09 10 KFC Big Bash Ford Ranger Cup Sheffield Shield Champions League T20 total 10 000 35 000 67 500 1 453 199 1 565 699 08 09 45 000 45 000 Rookie Contracted Players Daniel Burns James Crosthwaite Luke Doran Scott Henry Simon Keen Josh Lalor Philip Wells A player participating in all Sheffield Shield (10) Ford Ranger Cup (10) and KFC Big Bash (5) matches as well as receiving the maximum payout for participating in the Champions League T20 received a total of 165 475 in match payments and prize money. Top from left Moises Henriques and Stuart Clark captained NSW for the first time in 2009 10. Bottom The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues celebrate in India. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 17 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS WESTERN AUSTRALIA 3 6 November 2009 Sydney Cricket Ground In a high scoring draw that was rain-affected the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues opened their Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield campaign on an SCG wicket offering little to the bowlers. With the visitors winning the toss and deciding to bat the NSW attack found the going tough as Robinson (141) and Ronchi (148) racked up centuries. The bowlers put in a determined effort with Steven Smith being rewarded with three wickets from 34 overs. With Western Australia eventually declaring at 8-499 NSW started off on a long run-chase to claim first innings points. At 2-241 after a 145 run partnership between Simon Katich (108) and Usman Khawaja (61) the target was very attainable but a middle order collapse left Steven Smith to chase the target with the tail. Smith was superb smashing 90 from 130 balls and it was a shame that he missed out on his maiden First Class century after being caught off the bowling of North. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were eventually dismissed for 402 missing out on first innings points by 97 runs. Western Australia batted again even though the final day was coming to a close with Beau Casson picking up two wickets. The game was called off with the visitors on 2-24. In a rarely seen situation paceman Burt Cockley was forced to leave the match on day three to join the Australian one-day squad in India. He was replaced for the rest of the match by Grant Lambert. NEW SOUTH WALES v WESTERN AUSTRALIA At Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney November 3 4 5 6 2009. Match drawn. Toss Western Australia. Western Australia 2 pts. Player of the Match WM Robinson. Umpires JK Brookes and RL Parry. Close of play First day Western Australia (1) 5-371 (Doropoulos 47 Ronchi 79) Second day Western Australia (1) 8-499 (Magoffin 2 Mangan 5) Third day New South Wales (1) 2-151 (Katich 48 Khawaja 25) WESTERN AUSTRALIA Cricket nsW WM Robinson b Smith 141 - (2) not out LJC Towers c Smith b Clark 5 - (1) c Smith b Casson MP Stoinis c Katich b Smith 22 - b Casson MJ North c Hughes b Smith 34 DC Bandy c Haddin b Starc 32 TP Doropoulos c Rohrer b Cockley 65 - (4) not out L Ronchi c Rohrer b Clark 148 AA Noffke run out (Thornely Haddin) 31 SJ Magoffin not out 2 JP Mangan not out 5 BR Dorey B 1 l-b 3 n-b 10 14 (122.2 overs 494 mins) (8 wkts dec) 499 (7 overs 29 mins) Fall 11 51 125 235 247 427 484 494 Fall 18 18 Bowling First Innings - Clark 29.2-4-86-2 Starc 19.5-4-55-1 Smith 34.1-4-164-3 Cockley 21-3-106-1 Casson 15-1-68-0 Rohrer 3-1-16-0. Second Innings - Clark 2-0-3-0 Lambert 3-0-20-0 Casson 2-1-1-2. NEW SOUTH WALES 17 3 0 4 0 (2 wkts) 24 PA Jaques c (sub) BA Knowles b Mangan 40 PJ Hughes c Doropoulos b Noffke 32 SM Katich c Mangan b Noffke 108 UT Khawaja lbw b North 61 BJ Rohrer c Ronchi b Magoffin 13 BJ Haddin c North b Noffke 4 SPD Smith c Doropoulos b North 90 B Casson lbw b Noffke 8 SR Clark c Bandy b North 10 MA Starc c Mangan b North 8 GM Lambert not out 14 BT Cockley (did not bat). B 3 l-b 1 w 2 n-b 8 14 (133.1 overs 523 mins) 402 Fall 71 96 241 253 257 286 335 350 382 402 Bowling Magoffin 23-4-78-1 Dorey 26-6-53-0 Noffke 30-5-105-4 North 33.1-6-82-4 Mangan 21-1-80-1. 18 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS TASMANIA 17 20 November 2009 Sydney Cricket Ground In another match that became a battle of attrition on a wicket devoid of movement the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues conceded first innings points to Tasmania. The match became a real grind as NSW batted first and attempted to produce a match-winning total. With a full contingent of internationals to pick from NSW boasted seven Test players and most contributed to a score of 8-420 declared. Solid contributions from Jaques (66) Katich (62) and Khawaja (80) were topped off by a century from Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke (106) in a rare State appearance. In response Tasmania were happy to occupy the crease as they made life hard work for all the NSW bowlers. 153.5 overs were bowled in total as Tasmania eventually reached the target and batted through to a final score of 482 all out. Smith and O Keefe bowled an amazing 75.5 overs between them and each player was eventually rewarded with three wickets. Stuart Clark also picked up three and finished with the economical figures of 3-67 from 29 overs. With so much time in the game used up NSW used the second innings as batting practice and finished the match on 5-208 with Hughes (79) and Katich (46) the main contributors. Back-to-back first innings losses was a disappointing start for a team looking to improve their record in this form of the game. NEW SOUTH WALES v TASMANIA At Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney November 17 18 19 20 2009. Match drawn. Toss New South Wales. Tasmania 2 pts. Player of the Match DJ Marsh. Umpires SD Fry and RL Parry. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 3-290 (Clarke 92 Khawaja 51) Second day Tasmania (1) 2-182 (Doolan 75 Bailey 22) Third day Tasmania (1) all out 482 NEW SOUTH WALES PA Jaques c Wells b Butterworth 66 - c Jones b Macdonald PJ Hughes b Butterworth 12 - c Wells b Butterworth SM Katich c Jones b Krejza 62 - lbw b Drew MJ Clarke c Bailey b Macdonald 106 - c Marsh b Krejza UT Khawaja c Cowan b Drew 80 - b Krejza BJ Haddin c Doolan b Krejza 44 - not out SPD Smith not out 28 - not out SNJ O Keefe c Krejza b Marsh 14 SR Clark c Drew b Marsh 0 DE Bollinger BT Cockley B 2 l-b 5 n-b 1 8 B 13 l-b 1 n-b 1 (131.5 overs 508 mins) (8 wkts dec) 420 (63 overs 254 mins) Fall 23 120 168 312 352 390 412 420 Fall 12 112 155 157 177 Bowling First Innings - Butterworth 26-7-65-2 Macdonald 25-7-62-1 Drew 25-3-83-1 Krejza 37-4-143-2 Marsh 16.5-3-50-2 Wells 2-0-10-0. Second Innings - Krejza 26-3-80-2 Macdonald 8-0-20-1 Marsh 10-0-41-0 Butterworth 11-1-34-1 Drew 8-2-19-1. TASMANIA 3 79 46 18 2 28 17 15 (5 wkts) 208 EJM Cowan c Khawaja b Clark 70 JW Wells lbw b Clark 6 AJ Doolan c Bollinger b O Keefe 83 GJ Bailey c Smith b Clark 112 DJ Marsh b Smith 134 TR Birt c Jaques b Bollinger 8 LR Butterworth c Haddin b O Keefe 36 JJ Krejza c and b O Keefe 0 B Jones not out 1 BG Drew lbw b Smith 8 TP Macdonald c Bollinger b Smith 4 B 5 l-b 12 w 1 n-b 2 20 (153.5 overs 604 mins) 482 Fall 12 130 224 339 367 469 469 469 478 482 Bowling Bollinger 29-5-74-1 Clark 29-9-67-3 Cockley 20-3-88-0 Smith 41.5-5-135-3 O Keefe 34-5-101-3. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 19 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS WESTERN AUSTRALIA 27 29 November 2009 The WACA Ground In a comprehensive performance at a ground where they had experienced some pain in the past the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues produced their first outright win of the year to kick-start their season. With a quality pace bowling line-up of Bollinger Clark Hazlewood and Henriques NSW tore through the Western Australian batting dismissing them for 131 in only 40.2 overs to give themselves an enormous advantage in the match. From here the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues looked to build a substantial lead but after reaching 6-220 they lost their last four wickets for 25 runs to lead by 143 on first innings. No batsman managed a big score but good contributions from Hughes (58) Daniel Smith (52) and Henriques (52) helped provide the backbone. Western Australia struggled second time around to reach 245 with Doug Bollinger picking up 5-68. NSW were left to chase a measly 103 runs which they achieved comfortably with Jaques (54no) and Khawaja (41) the major contributors. The eight wicket win was a boost to a campaign that needed a decisive outcome to give it some momentum. WESTERN AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At WACA Ground Perth November 27 28 29 2009. New South Wales won by eight wickets. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 6 pts. Player of the Match DE Bollinger. Umpires BNJ Oxenford and P Wilson. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 4-168 (DLR Smith 22 Henriques 11) Second day Western Australia (2) 7-231 (Coetzee 15 Magoffin 3) WESTERN AUSTRALIA Cricket nsW WM Robinson c DLR Smith b Bollinger 22 - (2) c Bollinger b Henriques LJC Towers lbw b Clark 4 - (1) c DLR Smith b Bollinger SE Marsh b Hazlewood 3 - lbw b Hazlewood AC Voges c SPD Smith b Henriques 2 - b Hazlewood MR Marsh not out 59 - c SPD Smith b Bollinger TP Doropoulos b Henriques 3 - c DLR Smith b Bollinger L Ronchi c DLR Smith b Hazlewood 17 - c DLR Smith b Bollinger JP Coetzee c DLR Smith b Clark 1 - c Hughes b Bollinger SJ Magoffin c Jaques b Bollinger 0 - c DLR Smith b Clark BA Knowles c DLR Smith b Bollinger 2 - not out MG Hogan run out (DLR Smith) 2 - retired hurt B 5 l-b 4 w 1 n-b 6 16 B 5 l-b 1 w 5 n-b 10 (40.2 overs 187 mins) 131 (65.4 overs 290 mins) Fall 20 29 39 39 56 99 114 123 129 131 Fall 15 41 54 100 106 205 220 231 231 Bowling First Innings - Bollinger 10.2-2-33-3 Clark 12-5-31-2 Hazlewood 9-2-31-2 Henriques 8-1-27-2 SPD Smith 1-1-0-0. Second Innings - Bollinger 15.4-3-68-5 Clark 15-5-41-1 Hazlewood 12-1-52-2 Henriques 16-5-44-1 SPD Smith 7-0-34-0. NEW SOUTH WALES 20 12 94 1 17 4 44 15 3 6 8 21 245 PA Jaques c SE Marsh b Hogan 28 - not out PJ Hughes c Coetzee b Magoffin 58 - c SE Marsh b Knowles UT Khawaja c Ronchi b Knowles 39 - lbw b Coetzee DLR Smith c SE Marsh b Knowles 52 - not out BJ Rohrer lbw b Knowles 4 MC Henriques b Coetzee 52 DA Warner c SE Marsh b Magoffin 0 SPD Smith c Ronchi b Doropoulos 6 SR Clark c SE Marsh b Doropoulos 0 DE Bollinger c Ronchi b Knowles 9 JR Hazlewood not out 9 B 4 l-b 3 w 1 n-b 9 17 L-b 2 n-b 1 (82.5 overs 329 mins) 274 (25.5 overs 103 mins) Fall 77 104 141 145 212 221 248 248 250 274 Fall 0 86 Bowling First Innings - Magoffin 21-7-53-2 Hogan 21-6-62-1 Knowles 20.5-5-99-4 Coetzee 16-3-37-1 Doropoulos 4-0-16-2. Second Innings - Magoffin 9-4-18-0 Knowles 7-3-19-1 Hogan 6.5-1-44-0 Coetzee 2-0-18-1 Doropoulos 1-0-5-0. 54 0 41 8 3 (2 wkts) 106 20 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS QUEENSLAND 11 14 December 2009 The Gabba The inconsistency in this competition again came to the fore as the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues suffered a nine wicket loss. The lead up to the match had seen Stuart Clark fly home with a back injury and as such Moises Henriques became captain of his State for the first time at the age of 22. Henriques got a dream start after centuries to Khawaja (132no) and Steven Smith (102no) saw NSW declare at an imposing 5-451. In response NSW were in total control reducing Queensland to 6-154 before an amazing rearguard action saw the home side s last four wickets add 314 runs. During this onslaught Mitchell Starc picked up his first five wicket haul in First Class cricket finishing with 5-74. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues now had to set a challenging target but were bowled out for 184 with Daniel Smith s 58 the major contribution. Again the tail failed to wag with the last four wickets falling for seven runs. With only 168 to get in the last innings Queensland attacked and cantered home by nine wickets chasing down the runs in the 35th over. It was a hurtful loss after setting the pace in the match and a painful reminder that the game can change very quickly. QUEENSLAND v NEW SOUTH WALES At The Gabba Brisbane December 11 12 13 14 2009. Queensland won by nine wickets. Toss New South Wales. Queensland 6 pts. Player of the Match CD Hartley. Umpires SD Fry and PR Reiffel. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 5-299 (Khawaja 78 Smith 4) Second day Queensland (1) 6-269 (Hartley 107 Simpson 54) Third day New South Wales (2) 6-175 (SPD Smith 22 GM Lambert 7) NEW SOUTH WALES PA Jaques c Harris b Cutting 56 - c Carseldine b Harris PJ Hughes c Cutting b Simpson 75 - b Walter UT Khawaja not out 132 - c Hartley b Hopes DLR Smith c Philipson b Simpson 4 - c Moller b Cutting BJ Rohrer c Hopes b Simpson 2 - b Hopes MC Henriques c Moller b Cutting 65 - c Hartley b Hopes SPD Smith not out 102 - c Philipson b Walter GM Lambert - c Hartley b Harris AC Bird - c Hartley b Walter MA Starc - not out JR Hazlewood - run out (Walter) B 4 l-b 8 w 2 n-b 1 15 L-b 2 w 2 n-b 1 (121.2 overs 490 mins) (5 wkts dec) 451 (62.2 overs 247 mins) Fall 133 143 148 154 291 Fall 7 42 42 89 141 145 177 177 177 184 Bowling First Innings - Harris 24-3-99-0 Walter 16-2-76-0 Hopes 21-3-80-0 Cutting 23-5-84-2 Simpson 36.2-7-98-3 Reardon 1-0-2-0. Second Innings - Walter 13.2-1-45-3 Cutting 11-1-44-1 Hopes 14-3-39-3 Harris 16-6-30-2 Simpson 3-0-4-0 Reardon 2-0-11-0 Carseldine 3-0-9-0. QUEENSLAND 17 3 21 58 26 16 24 7 0 2 5 5 184 WJ Townsend c SPD Smith b Starc 10 - not out GD Moller c SPD Smith b Starc 14 - c DLR Smith b Henriques LA Carseldine c SPD Smith b Henriques 46 - not out NJ Reardon c and b Starc 0 CA Philipson c DLR Smith b Hazlewood 1 CD Hartley c Khawaja b Starc 125 JR Hopes c Khawaja b Henriques 28 CP Simpson b Bird 84 BCJ Cutting c Henriques b Lambert 57 RJ Harris b Starc 84 SH Walter not out 1 B 1 l-b 6 w 6 n-b 5 18 B 5 l-b 2 w 2 n-b 2 (105.5 overs 445 mins) 468 (34.3 overs 113 mins) Fall 19 30 30 42 84 154 305 349 439 468 Fall 31 Bowling First Innings - Hazlewood 17-2-58-1 Starc 17.5-3-74-5 Bird 12-1-68-1 Lambert 25-5-84-1 Henriques 18-5-67-2 SPD Smith 16-2-110-0. Second Innings - Hazlewood 4.3-0-14-0 Starc 5-0-20-0 Henriques 5-0-20-1 Lambert 3-0-16-0 Bird 3-0-28-0 SPD Smith 9-0-46-0 Khawaja 5-0-17-0. 72 15 70 11 (1 wkt) 168 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 21 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS VICTORIA 18 21 December 2009 Newcastle No.1 Sports Ground The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were denied victory in a match that they dominated after wet weather washed out play on day one. Batting first on day two meant that a quick tempo was required if an outright result was to be achieved. Phillip Hughes responded at a ground where he had scored a century the previous season by smashing 122 from a final total of 8-390 declared. The other bright note for NSW was the ninth wicket partnership of 124 between Stephen O Keefe (82no) and Mitchell Starc (54no) who both posted their highest First Class scores. In response NSW had Victoria on the ropes at 7-217 but a lower order rally saw the visitors reach 311 all out and forced NSW to try to create a victory on the final day. They started superbly with a partnership of 213 for the second wicket between Jaques (131) and Khawaja (107) and the declaration came after a David Warner cameo of 48 from 30 balls. The score of 3-306 was posted from only 56 overs and left Victoria 75 overs to survive or chase the 386 required for victory. From the outset the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues sensed an outright win and had reduced the visitors to 5-144 when bad light set in to ruin any chance. Grant Lambert was the main destroyer taking 3-27 from 10 overs. It was a great display from NSW against the top ranked side and one which had seen enormous contributions from the younger players. NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA At Newcastle No. 1 Sports Ground Newcastle December 18(np) 19 20 21 2009. Match drawn. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 2 pts. Player of the Match PJ Hughes. Umpires MD Martell and BNJ Oxenford. Close of play First day No play Second day Victoria (1) 0-5 (Rogers 3 Jewell 2) Third day New South Wales (2) 0-14 (Jaques 7 Hughes 7) NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW PA Jaques c Jewell b Hastings 8 - c Hussey b White 131 PJ Hughes c Jewell b Holland 122 - c Jewell b Hastings 7 UT Khawaja c White b Hastings 2 - st Wade b Hussey 107 BJ Rohrer lbw b McDonald 38 DA Warner c Wade b McDonald 28 - (4) not out 48 MC Henriques c Hussey b Holland 42 DLR Smith c Wade b McDonald 1 GM Lambert c Mash b Holland 1 SNJ O Keefe not out 82 MA Starc not out 54 JR Hazlewood. B 4 l-b 2 w 3 n-b 3 12 B 10 n-b 3 13 (106 overs 420 mins) (8 wkts dec) 390 (56.5 overs 225 mins) (3 wkts dec) 306 Fall 14 18 138 180 214 219 224 266 Fall 15 228 306 Bowling First Innings - Hastings 21-7-45-2 McDonald 25-4-55-3 Holland 21-5-81-3 Sheridan 20-1-109-0 McGain 19-2-94-0. Second Innings - Hastings 10-1-28-1 McDonald 8-0-40-0 Sheridan 6-1-33-0 Holland 14-0-77-0 McGain 8-0-42-0 White 8-0-55-1 Hussey 2.5-0-21-1. VICTORIA CJL Rogers c Khawaja b Hazlewood 14 - (2) not out N Jewell lbw b Starc 47 - (1) c Lambert b Starc LR Mash lbw b Henriques 8 - c Hughes b Lambert DJ Hussey c Smith b Henriques 0 - c Henriques b Starc CL White b Starc 14 - c and b Lambert AB McDonald c Warner b Lambert 0 - lbw b Lambert MS Wade c Starc b O Keefe 59 - not out JW Hastings c O Keefe b Henriques 84 WD Sheridan b Warner 54 JM Holland c Hughes b Hazlewood 8 BE McGain not out 12 L-b 3 w 3 n-b 5 11 B 1 l-b 1 n-b 1 (107.1 overs 433 mins) 311 (37.2 overs 156 mins) Fall 44 69 69 78 88 90 217 248 265 311 Fall 13 79 80 97 119 Bowling First Innings - Hazlewood 23-7-60-2 Henriques 20-4-69-3 Starc 20-7-43-2 Lambert 22-5-57-1 O Keefe 22-6-79-1 Warner 0.1-0-0-1. Second Innings - Hazlewood 7-2-24-0 Starc 8-2-31-2 Henriques 2-0-26-0 Lambert 10-3-27-3 O Keefe 8.2-3-22-0 Warner 2-0-12-0. 94 9 14 1 6 5 12 3 (5 wkts) 144 22 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS QUEENSLAND 29 January 1 February 2010 Sydney Cricket Ground After a break of six weeks for the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues returned to action at the SCG in a must-win game. On a wicket tinged with green NSW decided to bowl first and were rewarded with one of the most remarkable bowling displays on debut in the history of the State. Trent Copeland was a name that was well known around Grade cricket circles after his bowling exploits for St George but there were few who would have expected him to perform the heroics that he did in this match. He was simply brilliant as he combined line length and movement to record the figures of 8-92 in the first innings as Queensland were bowled out for 335. Copeland s figures were the second best on debut in the history of the State beaten only by Herbert Hordern s 8-81 vs Queensland in 1905 06. In response the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues never really capitalised on several good starts and were bowled out for 243 to trail by 92 runs on the first innings. Copeland was at it again in the second innings taking the first two wickets to fall to record the fifth best match analysis ever on debut for NSW with 10-107. At 8-179 the prospects of a small fourth innings chase were great but with the last two Queensland wickets adding 73 the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues faced a total of 345 to win the match. At 4-151 on the last day the potential looked good but a collapse of 6 for 25 left NSW all out for 176 despite a gritty knock of 55 not out from skipper Katich. It was a crushing loss after the heroics of Copeland earlier in the match. NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND At Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney January 29 30 31 February 1 2010. Queensland won by 168 runs. Toss New South Wales. Queensland 6 pts. Player of the Match LW Feldman. Umpires GA Abood and JD Ward. Close of play First day Queensland (1) 9-335 (Swan 55 Walter 0) Second day Queensland (2) 2-41 (Broad 20 Carseldine 10) Third day New South Wales (2) 4-148 (Katich 38 Lambert 4) QUEENSLAND NJ Kruger c SPD Smith b Lambert 32 - (2) lbw b Copeland RA Broad lbw b Copeland 28 - (1) lbw b SPD Smith WJ Townsend c DLR Smith b Lambert 5 - c Hughes b Copeland LA Carseldine c Forrest b Copeland 109 - c DLR Smith b Henriques GC Batticciotto c DLR Smith b Copeland 1 - c DLR Smith b Lambert CD Hartley c SPD Smith b Copeland 38 - c DLR Smith b Starc CP Simpson c DLR Smith b Copeland 1 - c Katich b Lambert BCJ Cutting c DLR Smith b Copeland 12 - run out (Warner) CR Swan not out 55 - c Katich b Lambert LW Feldman c Hughes b Copeland 26 - c and b SPD Smith SH Walter b Copeland 0 - not out B 4 l-b 8 w 8 n-b 8 28 B 5 l-b 3 w 2 n-b 2 (96.4 overs 386 mins) 335 (65.1 overs 276 mins) Fall 69 69 84 89 197 199 211 290 335 335 Fall 9 23 65 95 102 121 175 179 225 252 Bowling First Innings - Starc 13-3-53-0 Henriques 17-2-42-0 Copeland 28.4-9-92-8 Lambert 20-2-75-2 SPD Smith 18-2-61-0. Second Innings - Copeland 21-6-57-2 Starc 13-2-44-1 Lambert 21-0-102-3 Henriques 8-4-16-1 SPD Smith 2.1-0-25-2. NEW SOUTH WALES 4 129 1 24 9 1 2 34 0 24 12 12 252 PJ Hughes c Hartley b Cutting 26 - (2) c Hartley b Simpson PA Jaques c Hartley b Cutting 15 - (1) c Carseldine b Swan SM Katich c Broad b Cutting 0 - not out PJ Forrest c Batticciotto b Feldman 62 - c Townsend b Simpson SPD Smith c Carseldine b Cutting 49 - c Batticciotto b Simpson DA Warner c Hartley b Swan 13 - (7) c Broad b Feldman MC Henriques c Batticciotto b Feldman 3 - (8) c Kruger b Feldman DLR Smith c Hartley b Cutting 9 - (9) c Hartley b Feldman GM Lambert c Hartley b Feldman 38 - (6) b Feldman MA Starc not out 6 - b Feldman TA Copeland c Townsend b Feldman 9 - c Townsend b Cutting B 4 w 2 n-b 7 13 B 5 l-b 1 w 1 n-b 4 (74.2 overs 305 mins) 243 (57.5 overs 245 mins) Fall 37 37 45 106 135 139 162 226 228 243 Fall 60 80 117 137 151 151 153 153 165 176 Bowling First Innings - Swan 19-6-51-1 Cutting 16-1-82-5 Walter 9-3-28-0 Feldman 16.2-1-49-4 Simpson 14-1-29-0. Second Innings - Swan 18-6-62-1 Cutting 6.5-1-36-1 Feldman 17-3-32-5 Simpson 16-4-40-3. 25 40 55 16 15 0 2 0 7 0 5 11 176 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 23 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS VICTORIA 12 15 February 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground In another frustrating display of inconsistency the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues went down to Victoria by five wickets after failing to score enough first innings runs which resulted in them chasing the game from that point. Top scores by Forrest (58) Jaques (47) and Thornely (44) were not enough as the batsmen failed to take advantage of batting first and putting pressure on Victoria. A total of 225 would need some defending but after having the home side at 4-131 a century to Andrew McDonald (120) and 80 not out to Chris Rogers batting at number eight due to a stomach illness meant that NSW batted second time around with a 193 run deficit to overcome. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were superb in the second innings with Hughes (149) and Steven Smith (124) adding 194 to have the score at 3-253 at one stage with a sizeable lead in sight. From here however the last seven wickets fell for 134 runs with only Stephen O Keefe (43) making a sizeable contribution. Chasing 195 runs for victory Victoria were made to fight all the way before eventually triumphing by six wickets. Trent Copeland continued his fine form by taking five wickets for the match. VICTORIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne February 12 13 14 15 2010. Victoria won by six wickets. Toss Victoria. Victoria 6 pts. Player of the Match AB McDonald. Umpires M Erasmus and MD Martell. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 6-215 (DLR Smith 15 O Keefe 15) Second day Victoria (1) 4-213 (McDonald 58 Wade 34) Third day New South Wales (2) 4-253 (SPD Smith 69) NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW PA Jaques c Wright b Pattinson 47 - lbw b Wright PJ Hughes c McDonald b Wright 14 - c Finch b McDonald SM Katich c Wade b Wright 0 - c Wright b Hastings PJ Forrest c Hussey b Hastings 58 - lbw b McDonald SPD Smith c Wade b Hastings 4 - c Wade b Wright DJ Thornely lbw b Wright 44 - lbw b McDonald DLR Smith lbw b Wright 18 - (8) c Hussey b Pattinson SNJ O Keefe c Hussey b Pattinson 17 - (7) c Holland b Hastings MA Starc c Wade b Wright 0 - not out TA Copeland c Mash b Pattinson 5 - b Wright JR Hazlewood not out 0 - b Holland B 4 l-b 6 w 2 n-b 6 18 B 2 l-b 10 w 1 n-b 6 (100.1 overs 411 mins) 225 (93.2 overs 407 mins) Fall 26 26 79 94 173 186 220 220 220 225 Fall 6 51 59 253 253 346 353 353 376 387 Bowling First Innings - Wright 25-13-37-5 Pattinson 24.1-6-67-3 McDonald 16-3-39-0 Hastings 21-11-38-2 Holland 14-2-34-0. Second Innings - Wright 25-6-91-3 Pattinson 18-6-59-1 Hastings 20-6-82-2 McDonald 15-1-51-3 Holland 12.2-0-80-1 Hussey 3-1-12-0. VICTORIA 6 149 13 1 124 0 0 43 17 8 7 19 387 LR Mash lbw b Copeland 6 - (2) c SPD Smith b Hazlewood 40 N Jewell c Hughes b Starc 28 - (1) lbw b Copeland 2 AJ Finch c O Keefe b Copeland 38 - lbw b Copeland 26 DJ Hussey c DLR Smith b Hazlewood 29 - c Hazlewood b O Keefe 79 AB McDonald c SPD Smith b Hazlewood 120 - not out 39 MS Wade c Thornely b Copeland 53 - not out 6 JW Hastings c Thornely b Starc 7 CJL Rogers not out 80 DG Wright run out (Thornely) 9 DJ Pattinson c Jaques b SPD Smith 10 JM Holland c SPD Smith b Hazlewood 12 B 3 l-b 16 w 5 n-b 2 26 B 2 l-b 3 n-b 3 8 (114 overs 427 mins) 418 (50.5 overs 202 mins) (4 wkts) 200 Fall 27 59 102 131 247 275 317 336 363 418 Fall 6 45 96 193 Bowling First Innings - Copeland 35-10-93-3 Hazlewood 19-2-94-3 Starc 19-4-70-2 Thornely 16-6-51-0 SPD Smith 21-6-71-1 O Keefe 4-0-20-0. Second Innings - Copeland 18-5-56-2 Hazlewood 9-0-28-1 Starc 6-0-41-0 Thornely 9-2-17-0 SPD Smith 7-1-46-0 O Keefe 1.5-1-7-1. 24 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS SOUTH AUSTRALIA 19 22 February 2010 Adelaide Oval A reversal of fortunes again took place in this match as some sensational first innings batting by the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues set up a decisive win. Three century makers in Hughes (192) Forrest (141) and Rohrer (115no) set up a massive first innings total of 6-565 declared. Hughes in particular was destructive and his back-to-back Shield hundreds were a sign of a man returning to his very best form. With Josh Hazlewood unable to bowl because of injury NSW opened up with spinner Stephen O Keefe and he put in a heroic spell of 42.5 overs for a return of 3-98 with 13 maidens. In fact all the NSW bowlers were outstanding forcing South Australia to take 119.5 overs to score 288 runs. With Hazlewood able to bowl in the second innings the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues enforced the follow-on and had immediate success with the home side falling to 4-31. After recovering to 4-92 they then lost their last six wickets for 11 runs to lose by an innings and 174 runs. The bowling was superb throughout with Copeland picking up eight wickets for the match while O Keefe bagged six. It was the type of performance that the team knew it was capable of. SOUTH AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Adelaide Oval Adelaide February 19 20 21 22 2010. New South Wales won by an innings and 174 runs. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 6 pts. Player of the Match PJ Hughes. Umpires JK Brookes and AP Ward. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 4-413 (Thornely 16 Rohrer 20) Second day South Australia (1) 4-185 (Borgas 33 O Brien 24) Third day South Australia (2) 6-96 (Borgas 34 Bailey 1) NEW SOUTH WALES PA Jaques c Ludeman b George 6 PJ Hughes b O Brien 192 SM Katich c Ludeman b Haberfield 32 PJ Forrest c Klinger b George 141 DJ Thornely b George 23 BJ Rohrer not out 115 PM Nevill c Ludeman b Putland 50 SNJ O Keefe MA Starc TA Copeland JR Hazlewood L-b 6 6 (129.5 overs 516 mins) (6 wkts dec) 565 Fall 22 96 361 387 426 565 Bowling George 30-7-89-3 Putland 25.5-3-113-1 Haberfield 20-4-103-1 O Brien 32-3-127-1 Bailey 21-1-125-0 Cosgrove 1-0-2-0. SOUTH AUSTRALIA JD Smith c Nevill b Starc 50 - (2) c Hughes b Hazlewood DJ Harris b Copeland 0 - (1) c Nevill b Copeland M Klinger c Nevill b Copeland 63 - b Copeland MJ Cosgrove lbw b Starc 0 - b Hazlewood CJ Borgas lbw b Thornely 36 - lbw b Copeland AW O Brien c and b O Keefe 44 - c Katich b O Keefe TP Ludeman c Hazlewood b O Keefe 62 - c Katich b O Keefe CB Bailey c Nevill b Thornely 3 - lbw b Copeland GD Putland c Copeland b O Keefe 8 - b Copeland JA Haberfield b Copeland 0 - c Nevill b O Keefe PR George not out 0 - not out B 1 l-b 15 w 2 n-b 4 22 L-b 4 (119.5 overs 418 mins) 288 (52.1 overs 206 mins) Fall 6 94 94 144 188 242 272 281 284 288 Fall 4 6 31 31 92 92 98 100 103 103 Bowling First Innings - Copeland 32-13-70-3 O Keefe 42.5-13-98-3 Starc 22-5-65-2 Thornely 23-10-39-2. Second Innings - Copeland 18.1-8-31-5 Hazlewood 11-7-10-2 Starc 5-0-29-0 O Keefe 15-6-21-3 Thornely 3-0-8-0. 0 6 5 18 34 29 0 7 0 0 0 4 103 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 25 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS TASMANIA 3 6 March 2010 Bellerive Oval After the success at Adelaide Oval the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues continued their strong finish to the season with a decisive victory over Tasmania in Hobart. A strong all-round batting performance on Day One was highlighted by a blistering innings from Steven Smith as he smashed 177 in an overall total of 6-468 declared. Smith s innings contained 20 fours and five sixes and was his third First Class hundred of the season. Despite an even hundred from Doolan NSW were able to bowl the home side out for 303. Trent Copeland continued an incredible debut season by picking up 5-56 while Stuart Clark returned from back injury to provide the consistency the attack had missed as well as astute leadership. With a first innings lead of 165 NSW looked for quick runs to set a challenging target and were rewarded when both Hughes (84) and Khawaja (89) took the attack to the opposition. As a result Clark was able to set Tasmania the challenging score of 431 to win over the course of the final day. That they got nowhere near it was thanks to the bowling of Mitchell Starc who took the honours with 4-51. Tasmania were bowled out for 214 to see NSW stroll home by 216 runs. Two consecutive away victories left the team with one final match to play at home and the opportunity to finish third in the competition. TASMANIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Bellerive Oval Hobart March 3 4 5 6 2010. New South Wales won by 216 runs. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 6 pts. Player of the Match SPD Smith. Umpires RL Parry and JD Ward. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 4-326 (Smith 71 Rohrer 16) Second day Tasmania (1) 6-173 (Faulkner 1 Doherty 4) Third day New South Wales (2) 4-245 (Forrest 26 Thornely 3) NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW PA Jaques c Bailey b Doherty 88 - c Doherty b Maher 5 PJ Hughes c Paine b Griffith 58 - b Doherty 84 UT Khawaja c Paine b Faulkner 22 - b Doherty 89 PJ Forrest c Paine b Griffith 62 - (5) not out 34 SPD Smith c Bailey b Maher 177 - (4) c Drew b Doherty 36 BJ Rohrer b Doherty 37 DJ Thornely not out 14 - (6) not out 15 PM Nevill SR Clark TA Copeland MA Starc B 4 l-b 4 w 1 n-b 1 10 L-b 2 2 (123.3 overs 479 mins) (6 wkts dec) 468 (54 overs 206 mins) (4 wkts dec) 265 Fall 118 175 175 294 392 468 Fall 9 172 185 230 Bowling First Innings - Griffith 27-6-93-2 Maher 19.3-2-99-1 Doherty 35-7-102-2 Drew 15-1-96-0 Faulkner 24-8-67-1 Marsh 1-0-1-0 Bailey 2-0-2-0. Second Innings - Griffith 8-3-14-0 Maher 8-1-31-1 Faulkner 8-1-36-0 Doherty 14-0-80-3 Drew 7-0-48-0 Lockyear 5-1-24-0 Marsh 4-0-30-0. TASMANIA RJG Lockyear lbw b Copeland 1 - (2) c Nevill b Clark EJM Cowan c Nevill b Copeland 22 - (1) c Nevill b Copeland AJ Doolan lbw b Starc 100 - c Nevill b Starc GJ Bailey b Starc 3 - c Rohrer b Copeland DJ Marsh b Copeland 29 - run out (Clark) TD Paine b Copeland 4 - c Nevill b Starc JP Faulkner b Smith 40 - not out XJ Doherty c Clark b Smith 48 - lbw b Smith BG Drew not out 19 - c Nevill b Starc AR Griffith lbw b Smith 0 - c Starc b Smith AJ Maher c Nevill b Copeland 20 - c Nevill b Starc B 10 l-b 7 17 B 5 l-b 2 (110.1 overs 413 mins) 303 (44.2 overs 192 mins) Fall 4 101 118 155 161 166 257 266 266 303 Fall 26 30 63 117 121 198 199 206 207 214 Bowling First Innings - Copeland 31.1-14-56-5 Clark 14-5-30-0 Starc 20-3-68-2 Smith 27-2-99-3 Thornely 18-5-33-0. Second Innings - Copeland 11-1-45-2 Clark 9-0-37-1 Starc 12.2-2-51-4 Thornely 3-0-20-0 Smith 9-0-54-2. 5 21 17 48 26 30 59 0 0 0 1 7 214 26 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS SOUTH AUSTRALIA 10 12 March 2010 Sydney Cricket Ground The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues finished the season in style with a dominant outright win over South Australia. It was a match that showed how good the side could be when it played at full potential. The first innings performance with the bat set up the game. Usman Khawaja (102) scored his third Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield hundred of the year while Steven Smith (100) scored his fourth. The icing was put on the cake however by Peter Nevill who scored his maiden First Class century (105) and jumped with joy as he reached the milestone to the delight of his team-mates. In addition Stephen O Keefe looked on course to repeat the feat until he fell nine runs short for a careerbest 91. Defending the total Stuart Clark made an early breakthrough before watching Trent Copeland again dominate with 4-55 while Stephen O Keefe followed on from his batting exploits with his best bowling figures in First Class cricket with 4-87. Skipper Katich immediately enforced the follow-on and at 2-184 South Australia were making an effort to extend the game. However Steven Smith stepped up with a superb display of leg-spin bowling to take career-best figures of 7-64 as the Redbacks lost their last eight wickets for 60 runs with NSW victors by an innings and 39 runs inside three days. NEW SOUTH WALES v SOUTH AUSTRALIA At Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney March 10 11 12 2010. New South Wales won by an innings and 39 runs. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 6 pts. Player of the Match SPD Smith. Umpires IH Lock and BNJ Oxenford. Close of play First day New South Wales (1) 5-332 (Smith 72 Nevill 32) Second day South Australia (1) 4-168 (Borgas 30 O Brien 36) NEW SOUTH WALES PA Jaques c O Brien b Cleary 26 PJ Hughes c Ludeman b George 17 SM Katich c Ludeman b George 0 UT Khawaja c Ludeman b Christian 102 PJ Forrest c Ludeman b Cleary 78 SPD Smith c Ludeman b George 100 PM Nevill c Ludeman b Putland 105 SNJ O Keefe c and b Cleary 91 SR Clark c Christian b Cleary 11 MA Starc not out 11 TA Copeland L-b 6 w 3 9 (135.4 overs 522 mins) (9 wkts dec) 550 Fall 31 33 43 207 245 379 511 524 550 Bowling George 36-9-132-3 Putland 21-1-121-1 Cleary 28.4-7-82-4 Christian 24-2-101-1 Cosgrove 1-0-5-0 O Brien 25-3-103-0. SOUTH AUSTRALIA JD Smith c Smith b Clark 9 - (2) c Katich b Smith DJ Harris lbw b Copeland 54 - (1) c Nevill b Clark M Klinger lbw b O Keefe 29 - b Copeland MJ Cosgrove c Smith b O Keefe 0 - lbw b Smith CJ Borgas c Nevill b Copeland 62 - c Copeland b Smith AW O Brien c Khawaja b Clark 37 - c Forrest b Smith DT Christian c Starc b O Keefe 13 - c Nevill b Smith TP Ludeman b Copeland 24 - lbw b Smith MF Cleary c Nevill b O Keefe 28 - run out (Copeland) GD Putland c Smith b Copeland 0 - not out PR George not out 0 - c Nevill b Smith L-b 5 w 1 n-b 5 11 B 4 l-b 3 n-b 1 (93.1 overs 336 mins) 267 (54 overs 218 mins) Fall 22 80 84 104 177 206 218 267 267 267 Fall 0 17 184 189 209 218 228 239 244 244 Bowling First Innings - Copeland 25.1-8-55-4 Clark 20-5-62-2 Starc 9-2-35-0 Smith 10-2-23-0 O Keefe 29-6-87-4. 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POWERADE and THE POWER TO REACH YOUR GOAL are trademarks of The Coca-Cola Company. 2009 10 Weet-Bix sheFFieLD shieLD statistiCs 2009 10 SHEFFIELD SHIELD POINTS TABLE TEAM Victoria Queensland New South Wales Western Australia Tasmania South Australia P 10 10 10 10 10 10 WO 6 5 4 2 2 2 WI 2 1 1 1 3 1 LI 1 2 2 1 1 2 LO 1 2 3 6 4 5 PTS 41 32 26 20 17 16 QUOTIENT 1.185 1.001 1.392 0.984 0.737 0.840 Tasmania penalised 1 point for slow over rate v Queensland in Brisbane November 1-4 Victoria penalised 1 point for slow over rate v Queensland in Brisbane February 22-25 Western Australia gained 1st innings points v Tasmania but lost outright in Hobart December 8-11 South Australia gained 1st innings points v Victoria but lost outright in Melbourne December 10-13 Outright win 6 points lead on first innings in a drawn or lost game 2 points. Quotient runs per wicket scored divided by runs per wicket conceded. Victoria def Queensland by 457 runs in the Final. 2009 10 WEET-BIX SHEFFIELD SHIELD AvERAgES BATTING PM Nevill SPD Smith PJ Forrest UT Khawaja MJ Clarke SNJ O Keefe PJ Hughes PA Jaques SM Katich BJ Rohrer BJ Haddin MA Starc DJ Thornely MC Henriques DA Warner DLR Smith GM Lambert JR Hazlewood DE Bollinger B Casson TA Copeland SR Clark AC Bird BT Cockley M 3 8 5 7 1 5 10 10 6 6 2 8 3 4 3 5 4 5 2 1 5 5 1 2 INN 2 13 8 12 2 5 17 17 9 7 3 8 5 6 5 9 5 4 1 1 4 4 1 NO 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 1 1 1 2 RUNS 155 772 452 698 124 247 953 636 316 235 76 98 96 180 89 150 67 21 9 8 27 21 HS 105 177 141 132 106 91 192 131 108 115 44 54 44 65 48 58 38 9 9 8 9 11 50s 1 1 4 3 2 5 4 2 1 2 2 100s 1 4 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 AVGE 77.50 77.20 64.57 63.45 62.00 61.75 56.06 39.75 39.50 39.17 38.00 32.67 32.00 30.00 22.25 18.75 16.75 10.50 9.00 8.00 6.75 5.25 0.00 CT 18 17 2 5 4 8 3 6 3 2 4 2 2 1 19 2 2 3 2 1 ST - BOWLING DA Warner TA Copeland DE Bollinger JR Hazlewood SNJ O Keefe MC Henriques SR Clark MA Starc B Casson GM Lambert SPD Smith DJ Thornely AC Bird BT Cockley BJ Rohrer UT Khawaja M 3 5 2 5 5 4 5 8 1 4 8 3 1 2 6 7 OVERS 2.1 234.1 55.0 111.3 163.0 94.0 139.2 199.0 17.0 104.0 219.1 72.0 15.0 41.0 3.0 5.0 MDNS 76 10 23 41 21 34 39 2 15 29 23 1 6 1 - RUNS 12 615 175 371 464 311 402 718 69 381 932 168 96 194 16 17 WKTS 1 35 9 13 15 10 12 21 2 10 21 2 1 1 - AVGE 12.00 17.57 19.44 28.54 30.93 31.10 33.50 34.19 34.50 38.10 44.38 84.00 96.00 194.00 - 5WI 3 1 1 1 - 10WM 1 - BEST 1-0 8-92 5-68 3-94 4-87 3-69 3-67 5-74 2-1 3-27 7-64 2-39 1-68 1-106 - Top Usman Khawaja. Bottom Mitchell Starc. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 29 FiRst CLass ReCoRDs MOST APPEARANCES PLAYER Greg MATTHEWS Phil EMERY Geoff LAWSON Mark WAUGH Steve RIXON Michael BEVAN Doug WALTERS Mark TAYLOR John DYSON Mike WHITNEY Brian BOOTH Steve WAUGH Stuart MacGILL Alan KIPPAX Richie BENAUD Warren BARDSLEY Brad HADDIN Bert OLDFIELD Charlie MACARTNEY Syd GREGORY Rick McCOSKER Johnny MARTIN Monty NOBLE Steve SMALL Alan TURNER Peter TOOHEY Tommy ANDREWS Michael SLATER Victor TRUMPER Brian TABER Shane LEE Alan DAVIDSON Greg MAIL David COLLEY Norm O NEILL Grahame THOMAS M 135 120 115 108 107 105 103 100 94 94 93 93 90 87 86 83 83 82 81 81 79 78 77 77 76 76 74 74 73 73 73 72 72 71 70 68 68 68 67 67 67 65 64 64 63 63 59 58 58 58 58 58 57 57 56 56 56 55 55 54 54 54 54 54 53 INN 200 169 132 182 155 183 279 172 170 86 146 159 113 135 121 132 140 115 123 136 140 111 124 131 142 128 115 138 123 111 123 100 132 107 115 105 111 73 89 105 116 99 117 110 84 65 93 102 93 96 63 76 90 101 98 95 91 89 83 81 71 54 62 71 84 NO 35 43 25 24 26 36 21 3 17 31 18 15 32 16 10 11 17 12 13 8 17 14 10 4 8 11 6 4 9 21 18 17 5 20 12 7 14 19 32 19 16 30 4 16 23 23 14 10 17 10 16 25 10 11 8 4 4 5 5 20 26 14 17 25 17 RUNS 6266 3284 1523 8416 3229 9309 6612 6997 6773 321 5577 6946 789 8005 4116 6419 5133 2393 5581 5329 5998 2582 5653 4610 4171 4572 4869 5257 5823 1489 3690 2753 4085 2106 5419 4351 4297 618 835 3901 5317 1880 4888 4224 842 545 2195 3026 3074 3060 375 872 3031 3065 1952 3360 4733 4556 3379 746 380 366 602 763 1521 HS 184 100 74 229 128 216 253 199 241 28 177 216 56 315 158 235 154 129 221 201 168 101 281 184 127 158 247 204 292 109 183 122 176 101 233 229 166 53 66 220 359 81 240 261 62 36 137 160 178 163 34 63 168 127 163 196 200 229 213 47 26 51 54 38 108 AVGE 37.98 26.06 14.23 53.27 25.09 63.33 41.84 41.40 44.27 5.84 43.57 48.24 9.74 67.27 37.08 53.04 41.73 23.23 50.73 41.63 48.76 26.61 49.58 36.30 31.12 39.08 44.66 39.23 51.07 16.54 35.14 33.16 32.17 24.20 52.61 44.39 44.30 11.44 14.64 45.36 53.17 27.24 43.26 44.94 13.80 12.97 27.78 32.89 40.45 35.58 7.98 17.10 37.88 34.05 21.68 35.80 54.40 54.23 43.32 12.22 8.44 9.15 13.38 16.59 22.70 WKTS 417 395 60 24 119 1 314 6 87 357 13 322 148 2 293 230 1 82 33 102 273 14 203 46 228 334 60 79 211 32 216 116 24 34 8 188 190 215 86 125 5 39 60 325 190 203 159 178 AVGE 28.65 23.37 41.10 59.50 35.00 46.00 27.33 72.16 31.54 33.09 63.92 26.01 23.41 72.00 30.67 23.38 10.00 29.42 34.96 41.05 21.45 40.29 32.08 35.15 31.64 27.68 32.46 42.46 27.05 48.25 29.28 26.83 34.07 49.44 26.50 32.14 25.60 23.89 33.81 23.48 35.80 31.76 28.86 16.52 30.48 26.07 30.28 25.63 BEST 8-52 6-31 4-130 3-6 7-63 1-0 7-75 2-53 6-51 6-64 4-66 7-18 7-85 2-28 8-97 7-44 1-6 5-41 4-32 4-20 7-31 4-18 6-30 4-40 9-83 8-81 6-60 5-37 6-49 3-52 8-58 6-43 3-14 3-47 4-64 7-41 7-4 7-35 6-43 6-55 3-1 3-20 5-36 9-41 7-33 8-41 8-49 7-4 CT 118 332 51 124 249 54 54 132 78 41 63 93 42 35 106 48 250 165 32 50 105 83 67 73 57 53 35 45 51 207 59 54 63 39 40 61 33 42 74 27 102 53 42 38 18 120 35 21 25 41 26 15 43 59 38 41 32 38 22 38 23 20 17 14 126 ST 46 49 21 106 35 57 81 Cricket nsW 30 Dirk WELLHAM Bob HOLLAND Arthur MAILEY Jim BURKE Bob SIMPSON Kerry O KEEFFE Phil JAQUES Dominic THORNELY Stuart CLARK Doug FORD Brad McNAMARA Harry DONNAN Mark O NEILL Trevor BAYLISS Wayne HOLDSWORTH Nathan BRACKEN Charles KELLEWAY Geoff DAVIES Tom GARRETT Frank IREDALE Sid BARNES Stan McCABE Ian CRAIG Bill O REILLY Dave RENNEBERG Len PASCOE David FREEDMAN Nathan BRACKEN James KELLY FiRst CLass ReCoRDs PLAYER Albert HOPKINS Herbie COLLINS Peter PHILPOTT Murray BENNETT Corey RICHARDS Trevor CHAPPELL Arthur MORRIS Ray LINDWALL Jim deCOURCY Keith MILLER M 52 52 52 52 52 51 50 50 50 50 INN 85 86 79 70 95 89 77 61 74 68 NO 5 5 12 20 4 9 4 7 8 6 RUNS 2437 3622 2309 1215 2606 2681 4660 1140 2362 3538 HS 218 282 156 59 164 150 253 134 114 214 AVGE 30.46 44.71 34.46 24.30 28.64 33.51 63.83 21.11 35.78 57.06 WKTS 126 16 153 131 58 1 196 119 AVGE 25.67 34.37 31.07 28.72 22.74 200.00 22.70 25.36 BEST 5-17 2-21 7-53 6-32 4-12 1-5 7-45 7-12 CT 30 36 42 37 23 30 30 32 36 29 ST - LEADINg RUN SCORERS BATSMAN Michael BEVAN Mark WAUGH Alan KIPPAX Mark TAYLOR Steve WAUGH John DYSON Doug WALTERS Warren BARDSLEY Greg MATTHEWS Rick McCOSKER Victor TRUMPER Don BRADMAN Monty NOBLE Charlie MACARTNEY Brian BOOTH Norm O NEILL Syd GREGORY Bob SIMPSON Michael SLATER Brad HADDIN Phil JAQUES Tommy ANDREWS Sid BARNES Simon KATICH Arthur MORRIS Steve SMALL Peter TOOHEY Stan McCABE Grahame THOMAS Dirk WELLHAM Alan TURNER Dominic THORNELY Richie BENAUD M 105 108 87 100 93 94 103 83 135 79 73 41 77 81 93 70 81 67 74 83 64 74 56 47 50 77 76 55 68 68 76 64 86 INN 183 182 135 172 159 170 279 132 200 140 123 69 124 123 146 115 136 116 138 140 117 115 91 77 77 131 128 89 105 111 142 110 121 NO 36 24 16 3 15 17 21 11 35 17 9 10 10 13 18 12 8 16 4 17 4 6 4 8 4 4 11 5 7 14 8 16 10 RUNS 9309 8416 8005 6997 6946 6773 6612 6419 6266 5998 5823 5813 5653 5581 5577 5419 5369 5317 5257 5133 4888 4869 4733 4663 4660 4610 4572 4556 4351 4297 4171 4224 4116 100s 37 25 32 17 22 14 19 20 9 19 15 21 19 22 11 18 11 15 13 9 12 11 19 13 17 7 11 9 15 9 4 10 9 AVGE 63.33 53.27 67.27 41.40 48.24 44.27 41.84 53.04 37.98 48.76 51.07 98.52 49.58 50.73 43.57 52.61 41.63 53.17 39.23 41.73 43.26 44.66 54.40 67.58 63.83 36.30 39.08 54.23 44.39 44.30 31.12 44.94 37.08 LEADINg WICkET TAkERS BOWLER Greg MATTHEWS Geoff LAWSON Stuart MacGILL Arthur MAILEY Bill O REILLY Richie BENAUD Mike WHITNEY Johnny MARTIN Alan DAVIDSON Charles TURNER Monty NOBLE Bob HOLLAND Stuart CLARK Charles KELLEWAY Kerry O KEEFFE Len PASCOE David COLLEY Ray LINDWALL Bill HOWELL Dave RENNEBERG Nathan BRACKEN Wayne HOLDSWORTH Tom McKIBBIN Albert COTTER David HOURN David FREEDMAN Matthew NICHOLSON Peter PHILPOTT John SCOTT Charlie MACARTNEY Edwin EVANS Hughie CHILVERS Gary GILMOUR Syd CALLAWAY Doug BOLLINGER Murray BENNETT Grahame CORLING John GLEESON Albert HOPKINS Tom GARRETT Fred JOHNSTON Keith MILLER Doug WALTERS Brad McNAMARA David GILBERT Brett LEE Hunter HENDRY Sam EVERETT Shane LEE John FERRIS Graeme BEARD M 135 115 90 67 54 86 94 78 72 43 77 68 63 57 65 54 71 50 48 54 58 58 25 38 44 54 45 52 35 81 27 32 42 33 39 52 46 35 52 56 35 50 103 59 43 23 38 28 73 19 40 WKTS 417 395 357 334 325 322 314 293 273 263 230 228 216 215 211 203 203 196 195 190 190 188 182 171 164 159 155 153 150 148 145 142 140 139 134 131 129 126 126 125 123 119 119 116 113 109 105 103 102 101 100 AVGE 28.65 23.36 33.07 27.66 16.52 26.01 27.33 30.67 21.45 16.18 23.34 31.64 29.28 23.90 27.06 26.07 32.08 22.71 24.07 30.48 25.60 32.14 21.00 23.42 28.71 30.28 28.46 31.07 22.42 23.41 14.95 25.38 33.36 17.36 28.96 28.72 32.28 25.63 25.67 23.48 29.45 25.36 35.00 26.83 33.27 25.37 26.12 26.44 41.05 17.20 26.91 5WI 20 13 18 28 26 17 13 12 10 29 13 8 9 7 12 9 6 7 11 8 9 10 17 10 11 7 3 7 9 3 15 11 3 14 8 5 5 7 6 9 5 3 5 5 3 7 4 8 7 6 The highest average for NSW is 118.50 by Harry Rock who in five matches seven innings in the season 1924-25 and 1925-26 scored 711 runs. Doug Bollinger. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 31 FiRst CLass ReCoRDs MOST RUNS IN SEASON RUNS 1506 1312 1269 1205 1186 1174 1153 1127 1065 1052 1051 1036 1024 1019 1015 1009 1005 BATSMAN Simon KATICH Michael BEVAN Phil JAQUES Dirk WELLHAM Steve SMALL Mark TAYLOR Rick McCOSKER Don BRADMAN Dominic THORNELY Rick McCOSKER Don BRADMAN Don BRADMAN Grahame THOMAS Michael SLATER John DYSON Mark WAUGH Norm O NEILL 1933 34 1965 66 1992 93 1983 84 1989 90 1957 58 6 9 10 11 12 8 9 16 19 19 17 14 2 2 3 4 2 253 229 143 241 198 233 4 4 3 3 5 4 148.00 64.00 59.94 63.43 77.61 83.75 2004 05 1974 75 1929 30 12 10 7 20 19 11 3 1 2 261 164 452 4 4 2 62.64 58.44 116.77 1988 89 1982 83 1928 29 12 13 7 22 25 12 1 4 4 152 124 340 3 3 5 55.90 54.90 140.87 1990 91 13 23 126 4 51.56 1982 83 13 23 5 136 2 66.94 1993 94 2004 05 12 12 22 21 5 2 203 240 5 3 77.17 66.78 SEASON 2007 08 M 11 INN 17 NO 1 HS 306 100s 5 AVGE 94.12 HIgHEST INDIvIDUAL INNINgS (CONT D) SCORE 231 230 230 229 229 229 229 224 221 220 220 219 218 217 217 216 216 216 214 213 213 213 212 211 210 210 208 207 206 206 205 205 205 204 203 203 203 202 202 201 201 201 201 201 201 201 201 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 BATSMAN Neil HARVEY Victor TRUMPER Monty NOBLE Stan McCABE Neil HARVEY Grahame THOMAS Mark WAUGH Tommy ANDREWS Charlie MACARTNEY Don BRADMAN Jim BURKE Don BRADMAN Albert HOPKINS Alan KIPPAX Phil JAQUES Roy MINNETT Steve WAUGH Michael BEVAN Keith MILLER Monty NOBLE Monty NOBLE Ian CRAIG Alan KIPPAX Steve WAUGH Austin DIAMOND Arthur MORRIS Victor TRUMPER Norman CALLAWAY Bill WATSON Steve WAUGH Bill BROWN Bob SIMPSON Simon KATICH Michael SLATER Michael BEVAN Michael BEVAN Jim MACKAY Steve WAUGH Michael BEVAN Syd GREGORY Victor TRUMPER Charlie MACARTNEY Alec MARKS Keith MILLER Doug WALTERS Michael BEVAN Michael CLARKE Monty NOBLE James BOGLE Don BRADMAN Sid BARNES Allan BORDER Warren BARDSLEY Mark WAUGH OPPONENT S.Aust Victoria S.Aust Q land Q land Victoria W.Aust M.C.C. Canterbury Victoria S.Aust South Africans S.Aust Victoria S.Aust Victoria W.Aust Tasmania M.C.C. S.Aust Victoria South Africans Victoria Victoria Victoria Victoria Q land Q land W.Aust Tasmania Victoria W.Aust Queensland W.Aust W.Aust W.Aust Q land Victoria S.Aust Victoria S.Aust Victoria Q land Q land M.C.C. W.Aust Q land S.Aust S.Aust Q land Q land Q land Auckland West Indies VENUE Sydney Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Melbourne Perth Sydney Christchurch Sydney Adelaide Sydney Adelaide Sydney Sydney Sydney Perth Sydney Sydney Adelaide Sydney Sydney Sydney Melbourne Sydney Melbourne Sydney Sydney Perth Hobart Sydney Perth Sydney Perth Sydney Sydney Brisbane N. Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Sydney Sydney Adelaide Adelaide Brisbane Brisbane Brisbane Auckland Sydney SEASON 1962 63 1900 01 1903 04 1931 32 1960 61 1965 66 1990 91 1924 25 1923 24 1930 31 1956 57 1931 32 1908 09 1926 27 2004 05 1911 12 1990 91 2003 04 1950 51 1908 09 1908 09 1952 53 1924 25 2002 03 1906 07 1951 52 1899 00 1914 15 1956 57 1994 95 1933 34 1962 63 2006 07 2002 03 1993 94 2001 02 1905 06 1997 98 1998 99 1907 08 1912 13 1913 14 1935 36 1950 51 1970 71 2002 03 2005 06 1899 00 1919 20 1933 34 1945 46 1979 80 1923 23 1992 93 Cricket nsW HIgHEST INDIvIDUAL INNINgS SCORE 452 383 359 340 321 315 306 297 292 282 281 277 271 271 264 263 261 260 258 253 253 253 253 248 247 247 241 240 239 238 235 235 235 233 BATSMAN Don BRADMAN Charles GREGORY Bob SIMPSON Don BRADMAN Billy MURDOCH Alan KIPPAX Simon KATICH Harry MOSES Victor TRUMPER Herbie COLLINS Monty NOBLE Bob SIMPSON Reggie DUFF Alan KIPPAX Ray FLOCKTON Steve SMITH Dominic THORNELY Alan KIPPAX Don BRADMAN Victor TRUMPER Don BRADMAN Arthur MORRIS Doug WALTERS Alan KIPPAX Tommy ANDREWS Bob SIMPSON John DYSON Phil JAQUES Percy McDONNELL Don BRADMAN Warren BARDSLEY Warren BARDSLEY Harry ROCK Norm O NEILL OPPONENT Q land Q land Q land Victoria Victoria Q land Q land Victoria Tasmania Tasmania Victoria Q land S.Aust Victoria S.Aust Victoria W.Aust Victoria S.Aust N.Zealanders Q land Q land S.Aust S.Aust Victoria W.Aust S.Aust Q land Victoria Victoria S.Aust S.Aust Victoria Victoria VENUE Sydney Brisbane Brisbane Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Melbourne Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Melbourne Sydney Melbourne Adelaide Sydney Sydney Brisbane Adelaide Sydney Sydney Sydney Adelaide Bankstown Melbourne Sydney Sydney Adelaide Sydney Sydney SEASON 1929 30 1906 07 1963 64 1928 29 1881 82 1927 28 2007 08 1887 88 1898 99 1912 13 1905 06 1967 68 1903 04 1925 26 1959 60 1982 83 2004 05 1928 29 1930 31 1898 99 1933 34 1951 52 1964 65 1923 24 1919 20 1963 64 1983 84 2004 05 1886 87 1932 33 1920 21 1920 21 1924 25 1957 58 32 Simon Katich. FiRst CLass ReCoRDs HAT-TRICkS BOWLER George GILBERT Charles TURNER Monty NOBLE Tom HOWARD Albert HOPKINS Charles KELLAWAY Hal HOOKER Alan WALKER John TREANOR Gordon RORKE Alan DAVIDSON Len PASCOE David GILBERT Stuart MacGILL Stuart CLARK Doug BOLLINGER OPPONENT Victoria Victoria Tasmania Q land S.Aust Q land Victoria Q land Q land Q land W.Aust S.Aust Victoria N.Zealanders W.Aust W Aust VENUE Melbourne Melbourne Sydney Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Perth Adelaide Sydney Newcastle Perth Perth SEASON 1857 58 1886 87 1898 99 1902 03 1903 04 1913 14 1928 29 1948 49 1954 55 1958 59 1962 63 1980 81 1984 85 1997 98 2006 07 2007 08 CENTURy ON FIRST CLASS DEBUT BATSMAN Leslie PYE Norman CALLAWAY Jim BOGLE Edward FORSSBERG Des MULLARKEY Harry ROCK Harry STEELE Don BRADMAN Arthur ALLSOPP Wendell BILL Len LEABEATER Richard NUTT Arthur MORRIS Eric LUKEMAN Ron BRIGGS Neil MARKS Gary GILMOUR Dirk WELLHAM Wayne SEABROOK Rodney DAVISON Ben ROHRER RUNS 166 207 145 143 130 127 130 118 117 115 128 102 148 118 121 180 122 100 165 133 163 OPPONENT Q land Q land Victoria Q land Q land S.Aust Q land S.Aust M.C.C. Tasmania Tasmania S.Aust Q land S.Aust W.Aust S.Aust S.Aust Victoria Victoria Tasmania Tasmania VENUE Brisbane Sydney Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Brisbane Adelaide Sydney Sydney Sydney Adelaide Sydney Adelaide Perth Sydney Sydney Melbourne Melbourne Sydney Hobart SEASON 1896 97 1914 15 1918 19 1920 21 1923 24 1924 25 1926 27 1927 28 1929 30 1929 30 1929 30 1931 32 1940 41 1946 47 1952 53 1958 59 1971 72 1980 81 1984 85 1993 94 2006 07 Hal Hooker took four wickets in four balls three in the 1st innings one in the 2nd innings. John Treanor took his hat-trick on debut. CENTURIES IN BOTH INNINgS OF A MATCH BATSMAN Jim MACKAY Monty NOBLE Charlie MACARTNEY Alan KIPPAX Archie JACKSON Don BRADMAN Stan McCABE Arthur MORRIS Bob SIMPSON Rick McCOSKER Rick McCOSKER Mark TAYLOR Mark TAYLOR Steve SMALL Greg MAIL RUNS 105 & 102 176 & 123 119 & 126 127 & 131 131 & 122 131 & 133 106 & 103 148 & 111 121 & 142 138 & 136 123 & 118 107 & 152 127 & 100 115 & 126 128 & 152 OPPONENT S.Aust Victoria South Africans Q land S.Aust Q land Victoria Q land S.Aust W.Aust Victoria W.Aust Q land Wellington S.Aust VENUE Sydney Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Brisbane Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Perth Sydney Nth Sydney Sydney SEASON 1905 06 1907 08 1910 11 1926 27 1927 28 1928 29 1931 32 1940 41 1964 65 1974 75 1981 82 1988 89 1989 90 1990 91 2003 04 This was Callaway s only First Class innings. It was made in New South Wales s last First Class match until after World War 1. Callaway was killed at the 2nd Battle of Bullecourt in France on May 3 1917. Century scored in the second innings. ONE HUNDRED RUNS AND TEN WICkETS IN A MATCH PLAYER Clem HILL Greg MATTHEWS BATTING 17 & 91 85 & 67 BOWLING 7-18 & 5-49 6-63 & 5-70 OPPONENT Q land Q land VENUE Sydney Sydney SEASON 1932 33 1991 92 Arthur Morris became the first player in world cricket to register a century in each innings on First Class debut (not a Sheffield Shield fixture). HIgHEST WICkET PARTNERSHIPS WKT 1st TTL 319 308 298 378 334 323 363 345 280 325 315 293 464 397 334 332 271 258 255 208 191 270 236 218 226 221 201 307 219 169 BATSMEN John DYSON & Rick McCOSKER Bob SIMPSON & Grahame THOMAS Victor TRUMPER & Reggie DUFF Lynn MARKS & Doug WALTERS Archie JACKSON & Don BRADMAN Ian CRAIG & Neil HARVEY Don BRADMAN & Alan KIPPAX Warren BARDSLEY & Johnny TAYLOR Wendell BILL & Alan KIPPAX Norm O NEILL & Brian BOOTH Monty NOBLE & Syd GREGORY Reggie DUFF & Monty NOBLE Mark WAUGH & Steve WAUGH Warren BARDSLEY & Charles KELLEWAY Simon KATICH & Brad HADDIN Neil MARKS & Grahame THOMAS Steve WAUGH & Greg MATTHEWS Victor TRUMPER & Frank IREDALE Grahame THOMAS & Richie BENAUD Charlie MACARTNEY & Albert HOPKINS Dominic THORNELY & Beau CASSON Victor TRUMPER & Eric BARBOUR Reggie DUFF & Albert HOPKINS Charlie MACARTNEY & John SCOTT Charles KELLEWAY & Bert OLDFIELD Ernest WADDY & Bill HOWELL Edward FORSSBERG & Hammy LOVE Alan KIPPAX & Hal HOOKER Dominic THORNELY & Stuart MacGILL Roy MINNETT & Cecil McKEW OPPONENT W.Aust W.Aust S.Aust S.Aust S.Aust Q land Q land S.Aust Q land Victoria Victoria S.Aust W.Aust S.Aust Q land S.Aust Tasmania Tasmania Victoria Q land S.Aust Victoria Ld Hawke XI Q land Victoria S.Aust Q land Victoria W.Aust Victoria VENUE Sydney Sydney Sydney Adelaide Adelaide Sydney Sydney Adelaide Brisbane Sydney Sydney Sydney Perth Sydney Sydney Sydney Hobart Sydney Melbourne Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Melbourne Adelaide Sydney Melbourne Sydney Sydney SEASON 1980 81 1963 64 1902 03 1964 65 1930 31 1960 61 1933 34 1920 21 1930 31 1957 58 1907 08 1903 04 1990 91 1920 21 2007 08 1958 59 1989 90 1898 99 1961 62 1906 07 2007 08 1912 13 1902 03 1913 14 1925 26 1904 05 1920 21 1928 29 2004 05 1911 12 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th ( Signifies world record) Note Jack Fingleton Bill Brown & Don Bradman shared a first wicket partnership of 340 against Victoria at Sydney in 1933-34. Fingleton retired hurt on 78 with the total at 0 for 148 and resumed at 4 486. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 33 FiRst CLass ReCoRDs MOST WICkETS IN AN INNINgS WKTS 9-41 9-50 9-52 9-68 9-77 9-83 8-14 8-23 8-31 8-32 8-33 8-33 8-39 8-40 8-41 8-49 8-50 8-52 8-56 8-58 8-66 8-74 8-74 8-81 8-81 8-84 8-92 8-93 8-97 8-98 8-109 8-111 8-111 BOWLER Bill O REILLY Bill O REILLY Bill HOWELL Tom McKIBBIN David HOURN Bob HOLLAND Sydney AUSTIN Bill O REILLY Edward WHITE Charles TURNER Hunter HENDRY Bob HOLLAND Charles TURNER Charles TURNER Len PASCOE David FREEDMAN Roy MINNETT Greg MATTHEWS Andrew NEWELL Stuart CLARK Tom McKIBBIN Charles TURNER Tom McKIBBIN Herbert HORDERN Arthur MAILEY John FERRIS Trent COPELAND Tom McKIBBIN Johnny MARTIN Syd CALLAWAY Sam COSSTICK Michael PIERCE Tom McKIBBIN OPPONENT S.Aust Victoria Victoria Q land Victoria S.Aust Hawke s Bay Q land S.Aust England XI N.Zealanders N.Zealanders England XI England XI Tasmania W.Indians Victoria W.Aust Victoria W.Aust S.Aust Victoria S.Aust Q land S.Aust S.Aust Queensland Victoria Victoria N.Zealanders Victoria S.Aust Victoria VENUE Adelaide Melbourne Melbourne Brisbane Sydney Sydney Napier Sydney Sydney Sydney Wellington Sydney Sydney Sydney Hobart Newcastle Melbourne Sydney Sydney Perth Sydney Sydney Adelaide Sydney Sydney Adelaide Sydney Melbourne Sydney Christchurch Melbourne Adelaide Sydney SEASON 1937 38 1933 34 1902 03 1894 95 1978 79 1984 85 1893 94 1939 40 1935 36 1886 87 1923 24 1985 86 1887 88 1887 88 1981 82 1995 96 1914 15 1992 93 1897 98 2006 07 1894 95 1890 91 1896 97 1905 06 1920 21 1890 91 2009 10 1895 96 1962 63 1895 96 1865 66 1892 93 1896 97 MOST WICkETS IN A MATCH WKTS 16-79 15-125 15-174 15-175 14-45 14-59 14-65 14-73 14-87 14-98 14-189 14-192 1ST INNS 8-39 7-51 8-74 7-77 8-23 8-32 7-47 7-48 5-19 9-41 6-123 8-84 2ND INNS 8-40 8-74 7-100 8-98 6-22 6-27 7-18 7-25 9-68 5-57 8-66 6-108 BOWLER Charles TURNER Tom McKIBBIN Charles TURNER Syd CALLAWAY Bill O REILLY Charles TURNER Syd CALLAWAY Charles LAWRENCE Tom McKIBBIN Bill O REILLY Tom McKIBBIN John FERRIS OPPONENT England XI S.Aust Victoria N.Zealanders Q land England XI Wellington Victoria Q land S.Aust S.Aust S.Aust VENUE Sydney Adelaide Sydney Christchurch Sydney Sydney Wellington Domain Brisbane Adelaide Sydney Adelaide SEASON 1887 88 1896 97 1890 91 1895 96 1939 40 1886 87 1895 96 1862 63 1894 95 1937 38 1894 95 1890 91 Cricket nsW 34 Trent Copeland claims another Queensland wicket during his extraordinary First Class debut. FiRst CLass ReCoRDs CENTURy AND FIvE WICkETS IN AN INNINgS PLAYER Monty NOBLE Monty NOBLE Monty NOBLE Tommy ANDREWS Colin McCOOL Richie BENAUD Alan DAVIDSON Johnny MARTIN Peter PHILPOTT Doug WALTERS Geoff DAVIES Doug WALTERS Steven SMITH RUNS 100 155 147 111 100 158 108 101 125 253 112 176 100 WKTS 5-128 6-91 5-67 5-41 5-65 5-88 7-31 5-126 6-65 7-63 6-43 6-51 7-64 OPPONENT Victoria Victoria S.Aust Canterbury S.Aust Q land W.Aust W.Aust W.Aust S.Aust Q land Victoria S. Aust VENUE Sydney Sydney Adelaide Christchurch Adelaide Brisbane Perth Perth Sydney Adelaide Sydney Sydney Sydney SEASON 1898 99 1899 00 1903 04 1923 24 1940 41 1953 54 1961 62 1963 64 1964 65 1964 65 1967 68 1972 73 2009 10 MOST DISMISSALS By A WICkET-kEEPER WICKET-KEEPER Phil EMERY Steve RIXON Bert OLDFIELD Brad HADDIN Brian TABER Doug FORD James KELLY Hanson CARTER Ron SAGGERS Greg DYER M 120 107 82 83 73 63 53 44 40 42 TOTAL 378 298 272 271 242 177 128 121 115 114 CT 332 249 166 250 207 120 83 81 84 98 ST 46 49 106 21 35 57 45 40 31 16 RUNS 3284 3229 2393 5133 1489 545 1521 1262 1427 1332 AVGE 26.06 25.03 23.23 41.73 16.54 12.97 22.70 23.37 25.94 27.18 HS 100 128 129 154 109 36 108 149 90 88 The highest score by a keeper for NSW is 321 by Billy Murdoch. yOUNgEST PLAyER TO SCORE A CENTURy PLAYER Archie JACKSON (100) Ian CRAIG (213 ) Doug WALTERS (109 ) Norm CALLAWAY (207) Eric BARBOUR (124 ) Arthur MORRIS (148) Bob SIMPSON (104) YEARS 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 DAYS 97 204 9 320 341 342 347 OPPONENT Q land S.Africans Victoria Q land Q land Q land Victoria VENUE Sydney Sydney Melbourne Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney SEASON 1926 27 1952 53 1963 64 1914 15 1909 10 1940 41 1954 55 MOST CATCHES By A FIELDSMAN FIELDSMAN Mark TAYLOR Mark WAUGH Greg MATTHEWS Richie BENAUD Rick McCOSKER Bob SIMPSON Steve WAUGH Johnny MARTIN John DYSON Arthur MAILEY Steve SMALL MATCHES 100 108 135 86 79 67 93 78 94 67 77 CATCHES 132 124 118 106 105 102 93 83 78 74 74 yOUNgEST PLAyER TO TAkE FIvE WICkETS IN AN INNINgS PLAYER Bob SIMPSON (5-37) Jim CAMPBELL (6-118) James CLEEVE (6-95) David NOONAN (7-98) Doug WALTERS (6-66) Andrew NEWELL (5-53) Stan McCABE (5-36) John FERRIS (5-28) Allan COOPER (6-128) Moises HENRIQUES (5-17) YEARS 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 DAYS 6 66 317 343 355 107 172 249 269 270 OPPONENT W.Aust Q land Victoria Canterbury Pakistanis Auckland Q land Victoria Victoria Q land VENUE Sydney Brisbane Melbourne Christchurch Sydney Auckland Sydney Sydney Melbourne Brisbane SEASON 1953 54 1926 27 1882 83 1895 96 1964 65 1889 90 1929 30 1886 87 1935 36 2006 07 FIvE WICkETS IN AN INNINgS ON FIRST CLASS DEBUT BOWLER John McKONE Edward WARD George RICHARDSON Edwin EVANS James CLEEVE Michael PIERCE Bill HOWELL David NOONAN Tom HOWARD Jack MARSH Herbert HORDERN Cyril DOCKER Bernard FOLKARD Arthur MAILEY Charles MORRISSEY Hal HOOKER Ernest O BRIEN Francois DUPAIN Robert ROXBY John TREANOR Wally WELLHAM Wayne HOLDSWORTH Glenn McGRATH Trent COPELAND WKTS 5-25 5-15 6-42 6-25 6-95 8-111 5-44 7-95 6-59 5-181 8-81 5-67 6-37 5-46 6-30 5-81 5-99 5-44 5-84 5-146 6-43 6-55 5-79 8-92 OPPONENT Victoria Victoria Victoria Victoria Victoria S.Aust England XI Canterbury Q land S.Aust Queensland Q land S.Africans W.Aust Q land Q land S.Aust Tasmania S.Aust Q land Q land Victoria Tasmania Queensland VENUE Melbourne Domain Melbourne Albert Melbourne Adelaide Sydney Christchurch Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Sydney Brisbane Sydney Sydney Sydney Adelaide Brisbane Brisbane Melbourne Sydney Sydney SEASON 1855 56 1856 57 1859 60 1874 75 1882 83 1892 93 1894 95 1895 96 1899 00 1900 01 1905 06 1909 10 1910 11 1912 13 1924 25 1924 25 1926 27 1927 28 1953 54 1954 55 1959 60 1988 89 1992 93 2009 10 RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 35 2009 10 FoRD RanGeR CUP RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS WESTERN AUSTRALIA RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS TASMANIA 1 November 2009 North Sydney Oval Returning victorious from the Airtel Champions League in India the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues opened their Ford Ranger Cup campaign with a convincing win over Western Australia. The bowling was tight and the fielding sharp as NSW restricted their opponents to a total of 179 after 44.1 overs on an excellent batting surface. Mitchell Starc was outstanding on debut in the competition recording 2-24 from 10 overs while Burt Cockley who had not played a match in India produced his best one-day figures picking up 4 wickets for 39. David Warner (1) went early in reply but Phillip Hughes was the rock of the innings and remained unbeaten on 72 from 110 balls. Phil Jaques (50) Brad Haddin (27) and Steven Smith (29no) all helped chase down the target in 36.4 overs to gain victory and a bonus point. 15 November 2009 North Sydney Oval In a performance that was a major disappointment after the superb win two weeks previously the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues went down by six wickets to Tasmania in a match where they failed to post a high enough total batting first despite fielding a side that boasted seven Test players. After starts by most players the innings was rescued by Steven Smith who smashed 81 from 58 balls coming in at number seven including seven fours and five sixes. This enabled NSW to finish strongly and post a respectable 8-271 from their 50 overs. The attack was strong with Stuart Clark and Brett Lee opening the bowling but unfortunately Lee sustained an elbow injury that was to keep him out of action for the rest of the season. Josh Hazlewood bowled solidly on debut to pick up his maiden one-day wicket while both Steven Smith and Steven O Keefe found it hard to contain runs with the short boundaries. Tasmania with a strong batting line-up eventually passed the NSW total with six wickets and four overs to spare. NEW SOUTH WALES v WESTERN AUSTRALIA At North Sydney Oval North Sydney November 1 2009. New South Wales won by seven wickets. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 5 pts. Player of the Match BT Cockley. Umpires JK Brookes and RL Parry. WESTERN AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES v TASMANIA At North Sydney Oval North Sydney November 15 2009. Tasmania won by six wickets. Toss Tasmania. Tasmania 4 pts. Player of the Match SPD Smith. Umpires GA Abood and RJ Tucker. NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW WM Robinson c Haddin b Cockley LJC Towers c Hughes b Smith L Ronchi c Haddin b Cockley MJ North b Starc DC Bandy run out (Katich) TP Doropoulos c Starc b O Keefe JD Fawcett lbw b Smith AA Noffke c Haddin b Cockley BR Dorey c Cockley b Starc BA Knowles b Cockley MG Hogan not out B 1 l-b 2 (44.1 overs 182 mins) Fall 23 60 101 136 143 145 149 165 169 179 Bowling Clark 8-1-15-0 Starc 10-4-23-2 Smith 9-0-64-2 O Keefe 7-1-22-1 Cockley 8.1-0-39-4 Katich 2-0-13-0. NEW SOUTH WALES 78 6 25 17 16 2 15 1 3 4 9 3 179 (91) (19) (27) (15) (26) (9) (36) (5) (13) (15) (9) PJ Hughes lbw b Drew 30 DA Warner c Birt b Butterworth 36 MJ Clarke run out (Cowan) 8 BJ Haddin c Cowan b Doherty 13 PA Jaques c Birt b Drew 18 SM Katich c Butterworth b Drew 34 SPD Smith b Geeves 81 SNJ O Keefe c Lockyear b Geeves 12 B Lee not out 19 SR Clark not out 14 JR Hazlewood B 2 l-b 1 w 2 n-b 1 6 (50 overs 203 mins) (8 wkts) 271 Fall 55 67 83 106 108 191 234 236 Bowling Geeves 10-0-59-2 Krejza 8-1-25-0 Drew 10-0-56-3 Faulkner 6-0-36-0 Butterworth 9-0-47-1 Doherty 7-0-45-1. TASMANIA (49) (56) (23) (25) (22) (33) (59) (8) (14) (12) DA Warner c Towers b Noffke 1 PJ Hughes not out 72 PA Jaques b Noffke 50 BJ Haddin b Hogan 27 SPD Smith not out 31 BJ Rohrer SM Katich SNJ O Keefe SR Clark BT Cockley MA Starc L-b 1 w 2 3 (36.4 overs 142 mins) (3 wkts) 184 Fall 2 76 117 Bowling Dorey 7-1-33-0 Noffke 10-0-37-2 Knowles 4-0-28-0 Bandy 5-0-25-0 North 5.4-0-26-0 Fawcett 1-0-7-0 Hogan 4-0-27-1. (3) (110) (51) (26) (30) RJG Lockyear run out (Katich) MG Dighton c Haddin b Hazlewood EJM Cowan c Katich b Clark GJ Bailey c Katich b Clark TR Birt not out LR Butterworth not out JP Faulkner JJ Krejza BG Drew B Geeves 32 40 36 81 71 5 (31) (48) (56) (76) (51) (15) XJ Doherty L-b 3 w 3 n-b 1 7 (46 overs 188 mins) (4 wkts) 272 Fall 50 86 138 235 Bowling Lee 9-1-42-0 Clark 10-0-64-2 Smith 10-0-50-0 Hazlewood 10-2-61-1 O Keefe 7-0-52-0. 36 2009 10 FoRD RanGeR CUP RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS WESTERN AUSTRALIA RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v TASMANIA 25 November 2009 The WACA Ground Perth In a match where they were completely outplayed the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues bowlers suffered at the hands of the Western Australian batsmen conceding 309 from their 50 overs before falling well short in the run chase. After winning a cliff-hanger in the last over at the same ground the previous season NSW used eight bowlers but were unable to contain a rampant Warriors outfit led by Shaun Marsh (116). Captain Stuart Clark did his best to arrest the tide of runs and bowled well himself alongside Steven Smith who took one of only three wickets to fall. In response the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues never really got going once Warner (28) and Hughes (12) were out and only contributions from Moises Henriques (59) and Dan Smith (47) helped the side reach 180 all out in 38 overs. With India now a distant memory the side realised that it needed to produce its best form quickly if it was to challenge for a spot in the Final. 5 December 2009 NTCA Ground Launceston A third consecutive loss in the competition saw the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues get bowled out for 177 after being 6-89. With Hughes (0) Warner (8) and Jaques (0) all going early the innings was rescued by debutant Simon Keen (29) and captain Stuart Clark (29) who contributed well down the order. Getting bowled out with 9.3 overs to spare was disappointing but NSW fought back strongly to reduce the home side to 7-131 requiring a further 47 for victory. The cool head of George Bailey (74) prevailed however despite Josh Hazlewood (1-27 from 10) and Steven Smith (3-43 from 10) excelling with the ball. With a number of batsmen out of form and the International players departing for Test duty the depth of the squad was to be truly tested over the next few weeks. WESTERN AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At the WACA Ground Perth November 25 2009. Western Australia won by 129 runs. Toss New South Wales. Western Australia 5 pts. Player of the Match SE Marsh. Umpires IH Lock and BNJ Oxenford. WESTERN AUSTRALIA TASMANIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At NTCA Ground Launceston December 5 2009. Tasmania won by three wickets. Toss Tasmania. Tasmania 4 pts. Player of the Match GJ Bailey. Umpires SG John and IH Lock. NEW SOUTH WALES WM Robinson b Lambert 70 (68) SE Marsh c Hazlewood b SPD Smith 116 (141) AC Voges b Hazlewood 44 (56) MR Marsh not out 60 (29) TP Doropoulos not out 7 (6) L Ronchi JP Coetzee AK Heal SJ Magoffin BA Knowles MG Hogan B 1 l-b 6 w 5 12 (50 overs 204 mins) (3 wkts) 309 Fall 124 211 279 Bowling Clark 9-1-49-0 Cockley 4-0-22-0 Hazlewood 7-0-40-1 Henriques 6-0-56-0 Lambert 10-0-67-1 SPD Smith 10-1-51-1 Thornely 2-0-7-0 Warner 2-0-10-0. NEW SOUTH WALES PJ Hughes lbw b Denton 0 (3) DA Warner c Cowan b Denton 8 (11) PA Jaques c Dighton b Denton 0 (3) MC Henriques c and b Butterworth 37 (58) BJ Rohrer b Faulkner 28 (39) SPD Smith c Butterworth b Krejza 25 (41) DLR Smith run out (Bailey) 2 (5) SNJ O Keefe b Geeves 2 (11) SJC Keen c Denton b Geeves 29 (47) SR Clark c Denton b Butterworth 29 (21) JR Hazlewood not out 2 (4) B 2 l-b 5 w 8 15 (40.3 overs 166 mins) 177 Fall 0 3 15 75 83 89 98 137 152 177 Bowling Denton 5-1-19-3 Geeves 10-1-31-2 Krejza 7-0-33-1 Faulkner 6-0-20-1 Butterworth 8.3-0-48-2 Doherty 4-0-19-0. TASMANIA DA Warner c Ronchi b Magoffin 28 (43) PJ Hughes c Ronchi b Hogan 12 (17) PA Jaques c Ronchi b Knowles 9 (12) MC Henriques c SE Marsh b Heal 59 (73) DJ Thornely c Ronchi b Magoffin 0 (4) SPD Smith c (sub) NM Coulter-Nile b Heal 8 (16) DLR Smith c Hogan b Doropoulos 47 (42) GM Lambert st Ronchi b Heal 5 (9) SR Clark c SE Marsh b Hogan 2 (4) JR Hazlewood c Knowles b Heal 1 (3) BT Cockley not out 6 (7) L-b 3 3 (38 overs 150 mins) 180 Fall 25 47 51 51 77 157 171 172 174 180 Bowling Hogan 7-1-32-2 Magoffin 10-1-29-2 Knowles 5-1-12-1 Heal 9-0-58-4 Coetzee 3-0-19-0 Doropoulos 4-0-27-1. MG Dighton lbw b Hazlewood 4 B Geeves c O Keefe b Keen 36 EJM Cowan c Hazlewood b SPD Smith 8 GJ Bailey not out 74 TR Birt lbw b Henriques 1 LR Butterworth c Hughes b Clark 10 JP Faulkner st DLR Smith b SPD Smith 8 JJ Krejza b SPD Smith 0 BG Drew not out 31 GJ Denton XJ Doherty L-b 4 w 2 6 (45 overs 174 mins) (7 wkts) 178 Fall 5 36 87 90 114 131 131 Bowling Clark 9-1-28-1 Hazlewood 10-2-27-1 SPD Smith 10-1-43-3 Keen 6-0-38-1 Henriques 9-0-36-1 O Keefe 1-0-2-0. (7) (55) (35) (89) (3) (19) (26) (1) (35) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 37 2009 10 FoRD RanGeR CUP RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS QUEENSLAND RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS VICTORIA 9 December 2009 The Gabba Brisbane A welcome return to form for the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues saw them chase down a sizeable Queensland total of 258 with four wickets and 19 balls to spare. Bowling was hard work on another excellent Gabba pitch but all six NSW bowlers took wickets including David Warner s maiden Ford Ranger Cup scalp. Hazlewood and Starc were again impressive and both picked up wickets. They were backed up by skipper Stuart Clark who was not afraid to bring the field up and attack when new batsmen came to the crease. A new combination at the top of the order was tried with Phil Jaques (8) and Phillip Hughes (6) opening up but the real damage was done lower down with Rohrer (57) and Steven Smith (75no) taking the side to the brink of victory before a cameo of 34 from 24 balls by David Warner batting at seven to capitalise on the batting powerplay sealed the match in the 47th over. 23 December 2009 Sydney Cricket Ground Some outstanding bowling on a wicket that offered considerable seam movement allowed the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues to secure an excellent victory over old rivals Victoria. Leading the way with the ball was Josh Hazlewood who produced a spell of pace bowling that had many comparing it to Glenn McGrath at his best. Hazlewood finished with 2-22 from 10 overs but also had two catches dropped and several lbw shouts turned down. He was well backed up by all the other seam bowlers particularly Mitchell Starc who picked up three wickets. A target of 188 was never going to be easy and at 3-43 the emphasis was on Ben Rohrer (27) and Usman Khawaja (56) to turn things around. This they did but the departure of Khawaja meant that a further 41 runs were required. Daniel Smith then accelerated his innings perfectly to lead NSW to victory by four wickets with five overs to spare. While Smith finished on 62no from 73 balls the bowling honours of the night went to young paceman James Pattinson whose 6-48 were the best-ever bowling figures recorded by a Victorian in the competition. QUEENSLAND v NEW SOUTH WALES At The Gabba Brisbane December 9 2009 Day Night game. New South Wales won by four wickets. Toss Queensland. New South Wales 4 pts. Player of the Match SPD Smith. Umpires SD Fry and PR Reiffel. QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA At Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney December 23 2009 Day Night game. New South Wales won by four wickets. Toss Victoria. New South Wales 4 pts. Player of the Match JL Pattinson. Umpires GA Abood and BNJ Oxenford. VICTORIA Cricket nsW CD Hartley c SPD Smith b Starc 0 JR Hopes c Khawaja b Hazlewood 5 LA Carseldine c DLR Smith b Henriques 8 NJ Reardon c Hazlewood b Warner 41 NJ Kruger c Khawaja b SPD Smith 67 CA Philipson run out (DLR Smith) 49 CP Simpson c Khawaja b Henriques 19 BCJ Cutting c Henriques b Clark 19 CR Swan b Clark 12 NJ Rimmington not out 16 RJ Harris b Hazlewood 3 L-b 4 w 13 n-b 2 19 (49.2 overs 214 mins) 258 Fall 0 14 26 89 168 199 205 226 246 258 Bowling Starc 9-1-41-1 Hazlewood 8.2-0-38-2 Henriques 10-1-61-2 Clark 10-1-47-2 SPD Smith 10-0-56-1 Warner 2-0-11-1. NEW SOUTH WALES (5) (21) (17) (50) (102) (53) (14) (11) (8) (13) (4) AB McDonald c Rohrer b Starc 11 CJL Rogers b Starc 13 BJ Hodge c DLR Smith b Hazlewood 11 DJ Hussey c DLR Smith b Hazlewood 9 CL White c Rohrer b Henriques 15 MS Wade lbw b SPD Smith 10 AJ Finch c DLR Smith b O Keefe 37 JW Hastings c SPD Smith b Henriques 38 JL Pattinson b Lambert 18 PM Siddle not out 8 JM Holland c SPD Smith b Starc 0 L-b 3 w 13 n-b 2 18 (46.4 overs 193 mins) 188 Fall 24 29 44 55 73 83 148 168 187 188 Bowling Hazlewood 10-2-22-2 Starc 7.4-0-36-3 Lambert 8-0-30-1 SPD Smith 7-1-37-1 Henriques 6-1-20-2 O Keefe 8-0-40-1. NEW SOUTH WALES (21) (15) (26) (14) (43) (25) (51) (49) (26) (8) (4) PA Jaques b Swan 8 PJ Hughes c Reardon b Swan 6 UT Khawaja c Swan b Cutting 26 MC Henriques c Hartley b Harris 29 BJ Rohrer c and b Simpson 57 SPD Smith not out 75 DA Warner b Hopes 34 DLR Smith not out 16 SR Clark JR Hazlewood MA Starc B 4 w 3 n-b 1 8 (47.5 overs 196 mins) (6 wkts) 259 Fall 10 25 60 78 169 241 Bowling Swan 8-0-36-2 Rimmington 10-0-58-0 Hopes 9.5-0-49-1 Cutting 7-0-44-1 Harris 6-1-38-1 Simpson 7-0-30-1. (11) (15) (37) (33) (72) (84) (24) (12) PA Jaques c Rogers b Pattinson 24 DA Warner c Rogers b Pattinson 7 UT Khawaja c Hussey b Pattinson 56 MC Henriques c Wade b Pattinson 0 BJ Rohrer c Wade b Pattinson 27 SPD Smith c Wade b Pattinson 0 DLR Smith not out 62 GM Lambert not out 6 SNJ O Keefe MA Starc JR Hazlewood B 1 l-b 1 w 3 n-b 2 7 (45 overs 192 mins) (6 wkts) 189 Fall 11 43 43 94 94 149 Bowling Siddle 10-1-40-0 Pattinson 10-1-48-6 Hastings 9-1-49-0 McDonald 8-0-28-0 Holland 8-2-22-0. (27) (8) (104) (4) (28) (1) (73) (27) 38 2009 10 FoRD RanGeR CUP RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS SOUTH AUSTRALIA RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS QUEENSLAND 26 January 2010 North Dalton Park Wollongong After a month off in the competition the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues ventured to Wollongong for a home fixture against the Redbacks and had Nathan Bracken available after injury. In front of a crowd of nearly 3 000 at North Dalton Park NSW lost early wickets to the sheer pace of Shaun Tait before Dominic Thornely and Steven Smith led the recovery with a 127 run partnership. Thornely (51) paced his innings nicely before Smith accelerated thumping 10 fours and a six in his 92. From here the David Warner show added the finishing touches as he again played the role of lower-order finisher to score 65 from 40 balls helping NSW set a tough total of 294. In reply the Redbacks started slowly. At one stage they were 4-119 with half the overs gone before a telling partnership of 150 between Klinger (124) and Christian (90no) took them to the brink of victory. A late wobble saw them needing one run from three balls but a scrambled single saw them home by three wickets. All bowlers were expensive with Mitchell Starc s three wickets the best return. The win left the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues needing to win all their remaining fixtures to make the Final. 3 February 2010 Sydney Cricket Ground An amazing match at the SCG saw the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues triumph by six runs and Phil Jaques break David Warner s record for the highest ever individual one-day score for the State. At 2-49 there were no early indications of the mayhem to come but a partnership of 111 between Jaques and Henriques (42) was followed by another century stand between Jaques and Thornely (35). By this stage Jaques was in incredible touch seemingly able to hit boundaries at will. His century came up off only 104 balls and his next fifty runs took only 26 balls as he broke David Warner s State record of 165 scored against Tasmania the previous season. Jaques eventually ended up with 171no from 143 balls including 20 fours and two sixes as NSW set a daunting 4-293 from their 50 overs. In reply Queensland were always behind the rate and at 5-141 after 31 overs they looked gone. However Philipson (100) and a late surge from Cutting (42 from 18 balls) took the Bulls close to victory before Trent Copeland on debut bowled a nerveless final over to seal victory. Copeland coming off a superb Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield debut picked up three wickets to lead the NSW attack. NEW SOUTH WALES v SOUTH AUSTRALIA At North Dalton Park Wollongong January 26 2010. South Australia won by three wickets. Toss South Australia. South Australia 4 pts. Player of the Match M Klinger. Umpires JK Brookes and JD Ward. NEW SOUTH WALES NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND At Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney February 3 2010 Day Night game. New South Wales won by six runs. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 4 pts. Player of the Match PA Jaques. Umpires GA Abood and RJ Tucker. NEW SOUTH WALES PA Jaques b Tait PJ Hughes b Putland SM Katich c Klinger b Tait MC Henriques b Tait SPD Smith b Haberfield DJ Thornely c Cooper b O Brien DA Warner c Cranmer b Christian DLR Smith b Haberfield GM Lambert b Putland MA Starc not out NW Bracken b Putland L-b 3 w 12 n-b 3 (50 overs 212 mins) Fall 0 15 19 49 176 181 193 219 257 294 Bowling Tait 10-0-67-3 Putland 10-1-53-3 Haberfield 10-1-48-2 O Brien 10-0-56-1 Christian 10-0-67-1. SOUTH AUSTRALIA 0 15 5 4 92 51 65 3 7 24 10 18 294 (3) (21) (9) (4) (106) (76) (40) (5) (9) (20) (10) PA Jaques not out 171 PJ Hughes c Carseldine b Cutting 9 SM Katich c Lynn b Cutting 17 MC Henriques c Rimmington b Cutting 42 DJ Thornely c Philipson b Hopes 35 DLR Smith not out 9 BJ Rohrer SNJ O Keefe TA Copeland NW Bracken JR Hazlewood L-b 6 w 2 n-b 2 10 (50 overs 202 mins) (4 wkts) 293 Fall 21 49 160 267 Bowling Rimmington 10-1-54-0 Hopes 10-2-55-1 Cutting 9-2-45-3 Simpson 9-0-52-0 Lynn 2-0-12-0 Laughlin 10-0-69-0. QUEENSLAND (143) (34) (15) (69) (35) (6) DJ Harris c Warner b Bracken 8 (23) M Klinger c SPD Smith b Starc 124 (133) TLW Cooper b Starc 19 (20) CJ Borgas c DLR Smith b Thornely 22 (26) GA Manou lbw b SPD Smith 0 (5) DT Christian not out 90 (73) AW O Brien b Starc 11 (12) MRC Cranmer run out (Lambert Thornely) 3 (4) GD Putland not out 2 (2) SW Tait JA Haberfield L-b 4 w 12 16 (49.4 overs 212 mins) (7 wkts) 295 Fall 25 54 118 119 269 286 292 Bowling Bracken 10-1-52-1 Lambert 7-0-54-0 Henriques 4-0-31-0 Starc 10-1-67-3 SPD Smith 10-0-49-1 Thornely 5.4-0-20-1 Katich 3-0-18-0. JR Hopes lbw b Hazlewood 20 CD Hartley lbw b Hazlewood 2 LA Carseldine b Copeland 29 NJ Reardon c Henriques b O Keefe 40 GC Batticciotto run out (O Keefe) 1 CA Philipson c Katich b Copeland 100 CA Lynn b Bracken 22 CP Simpson c Copeland b Bracken 17 BCJ Cutting not out 42 NJ Rimmington b Copeland 0 B Laughlin not out 1 L-b 1 w 11 n-b 1 13 (50 overs 209 mins) (9 wkts) 287 Fall 5 45 55 58 141 210 232 260 277 Bowling Bracken 10-0-47-2 Hazlewood 10-2-49-2 Copeland 10-0-70-3 Henriques 7-0-63-0 Thornely 7-1-31-0 O Keefe 6-1-26-1. (24) (5) (38) (60) (4) (112) (27) (11) (18) (1) (1) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 39 2009 10 FoRD RanGeR CUP RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS VICTORIA RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS SOUTH AUSTRALIA 10 February 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues chances of making the Ford Ranger Cup Final nosedived after losing a rain affected match at the MCG after the Duckworth-Lewis system came into play. Winning the toss and batting Jaques (60) and Hughes (44) put on 90 for the first wicket only to see the middle order struggle on a slow wicket. The next highest score in the innings was Thornely with 32 with only 100 runs added for the last seven wickets. They were eventually all out for 224 after 49.3 overs. In reply Victoria raced to 2-110 after 20 overs but then experienced a slight wobble as Bracken picked up two quick wickets. It was to be the last major success however as rain reduced the target to 213 from 44 overs. By this stage the bowlers were struggling with a wet ball and McDonald (42no) was able to guide his side home by five wickets with eight balls to spare. The fourth and fifth bowling options again were expensive for NSW as they desperately sought a way to contain runs in the middle overs of the innings. 24 February 2010 Adelaide Oval With the season now gone the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were playing for third spot on the ladder as they took on South Australia in their final match. With spinner Stephen O Keefe added to the side NSW bowled with good consistency on a typically flat Adelaide Oval wicket to restrict the opposition to 7-243. O Keefe continued his excellent finish to the season with 1-39 while Nathan Bracken was back to his best picking up three wickets. The batting from NSW in response was both consistent and decisive with contributions all the way down the order. Jaques (40) and Hughes (43) got the innings off to a flyer and were followed by a welcome return to form by Simon Katich (55) and another industrious knock from Ben Rohrer (63). By achieving the target with five wickets and four overs to spare the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues finished their season in style and ended up in third place on the ladder by virtue of having defeated Queensland twice during the season. The team was aware however that it could have been so much better. VICTORIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne February 10 2010 Day Night game. Victoria won by five wickets. (D L Method). Toss New South Wales. Victoria 4 pts. Player of the Match BE McGain. Umpires GC Joshua and MD Martell. NEW SOUTH WALES SOUTH AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Adelaide Oval Adelaide February 24 2010 Day Night game. New South Wales won by five wickets. Toss South Australia. New South Wales 4 pts. Umpires JK Brookes and AS Ward. SOUTH AUSTRALIA Cricket nsW PA Jaques c (sub) AC Blizzard b McGain 60 PJ Hughes c Hussey b McGain 44 SPD Smith c Rogers b McGain 8 SM Katich b Hodge 2 MC Henriques c McDonald b Hastings 13 DJ Thornely c Quiney b McDonald 32 DA Warner c McDonald b Nannes 16 DLR Smith b Nannes 14 MA Starc c Hastings b Nannes 9 NW Bracken c Rogers b Hastings 5 JR Hazlewood not out 5 B 5 l-b 2 w 8 n-b 1 16 (49.3 overs 206 mins) 224 Fall 90 111 114 124 143 173 198 213 215 224 Bowling Nannes 10-1-40-3 Pattinson 3-0-14-0 Hastings 7.3-0-48-2 McDonald 10-0-47-1 McGain 10-0-37-3 Hodge 9-0-31-1. VICTORIA (65) (91) (17) (5) (30) (31) (19) (13) (15) (7) (5) M Klinger lbw b O Keefe 50 (58) DJ Harris c Bracken b Hazlewood 63 (73) TLW Cooper c Bracken b Hazlewood 0 (5) CJ Borgas c Nevill b Bracken 18 (28) JD Smith b Bracken 17 (24) GA Manou b Bracken 42 (54) AW O Brien not out 27 (47) KW Richardson run out (Copeland) 14 (10) GD Putland not out 1 (1) JA Haberfield PR George L-b 9 w 2 11 (50 overs 202 mins) (7 wkts) 243 Fall 118 119 120 152 157 224 241 Bowling Bracken 10-1-48-3 Hazlewood 10-0-56-2 Copeland 9-1-43-0 Henriques 6-0-32-0 O Keefe 10-0-39-1 Thornely 5-0-16-0. NEW SOUTH WALES CJL Rogers c Hughes b Hazlewood 9 AJ Finch c SPD Smith b Bracken 44 BJ Hodge c DLR Smith b Starc 5 DJ Hussey c Jaques b Bracken 45 AB McDonald not out 42 MS Wade c Henriques b Thornely 50 RJ Quiney not out 4 JW Hastings JL Pattinson BE McGain DP Nannes L-b 3 w 9 n-b 5 17 (42.4 overs 178 mins) (5 wkts) 216 Fall 20 32 110 110 211 Bowling Bracken 9-1-34-2 Hazlewood 9-1-44-1 Starc 8.4-0-62-1 SPD Smith 9-1-36-0 Thornely 6-0-31-1 Henriques 1-0-6-0. (17) (53) (13) (40) (62) (68) (4) PA Jaques c Manou b George 40 PJ Hughes c Smith b Haberfield 33 SM Katich c Cooper b Haberfield 55 MC Henriques b O Brien 10 BJ Rohrer c Klinger b Putland 63 DJ Thornely not out 25 PM Nevill not out 4 SNJ O Keefe NW Bracken JR Hazlewood TA Copeland L-b 7 w 9 16 (46 overs 185 mins) (5 wkts) 246 Fall 74 85 106 172 239 Bowling Putland 10-0-59-1 George 10-1-48-1 Richardson 8-0-56-0 Haberfield 8-0-49-2 O Brien 10-1-27-1. (38) (31) (67) (15) (83) (38) (4) 40 FoRD RanGeR CUP statistiCs 2009 10 FORD RANgER CUP POINTS TABLE TEAM Victoria Tasmania New South Wales Queensland Western Australia South Australia PLAYED 10 10 10 10 10 10 WON 6 6 5 5 4 4 LOST 4 4 5 5 6 6 BONUS POINTS 1 1 1 2 1 POINTS 25 24 21 21 18 17 N R R 0.187 0.138 -0.108 0.174 -0.079 -0.353 Net run-rate was calculated by subtracting runs conceded per over from runs scored per over. NB. Tasmania def Victoria by 110 runs in the Final. NSW finished third due to defeating Queensland twice. 2009 10 FORD RANgER CUP PERFORMANCES RUNS PA Jaques SPD Smith PJ Hughes DA Warner MC Henriques BJ Rohrer DLR Smith DJ Thornely SM Katich UT Khawaja SR Clark BJ Haddin MA Starc SJC Keen B Lee GM Lambert NW Bracken SNJ O Keefe JR Hazlewood MJ Clarke BT Cockley PM Nevill TA Copeland M 10 8 9 8 8 6 7 5 6 2 5 2 5 1 1 3 4 6 8 1 2 1 2 INN 10 8 9 8 8 4 7 5 5 2 3 2 2 1 1 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 NO 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 RUNS 380 320 221 195 194 175 153 143 113 82 45 40 33 29 19 18 15 14 8 8 6 4 HS 171 92 72 65 59 63 62 51 55 56 29 27 24 29 19 7 10 12 5 8 6 4 50s 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 100s AVRGE 1 42.22 53.33 27.63 24.38 24.25 43.75 38.25 35.75 22.60 41.00 22.50 20.00 33.00 29.00 9.00 7.50 7.00 8.00 8.00 CT 1 5 3 1 3 2 6 3 3 4 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 ST 1 STK-RT 101.33 90.40 59.57 95.59 67.83 78.83 98.08 77.72 87.60 58.16 121.62 78.43 94.29 61.70 135.71 40.00 88.24 73.68 66.67 34.78 85.71 100.00 - WICKETS JR Hazlewood MA Starc SPD Smith NW Bracken SR Clark MC Henriques BT Cockley SNJ O Keefe TA Copeland DJ Thornely GM Lambert DA Warner SJC Keen SM Katich B Lee M 8 5 8 4 5 8 2 6 2 5 3 8 1 6 1 OVERS 74.2 45.2 75.0 39.0 46.0 49.0 12.1 39.0 19.0 25.4 25.0 4.0 6.0 5.0 9.0 MDNS 9 6 4 3 4 2 2 1 1 1 RUNS 337 229 386 181 203 305 61 181 113 105 151 21 38 31 42 WKTS 12 10 9 8 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 - AVRGE 28.08 22.90 42.89 22.63 40.60 61.00 15.25 45.25 37.67 52.50 75.50 21.00 38.00 - BEST 2-22 3-36 3-43 3-48 2-47 2-20 4-39 1-22 3-70 1-20 1-30 1-11 1-38 - RPO 4.53 5.05 5.15 4.64 4.41 6.22 5.01 4.64 5.95 4.09 6.04 5.25 6.33 6.20 4.67 Top Josh Hazlewood and bottom Phil Jaques. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 41 nsW one DaY ReCoRDs MAJOR OPPONENTS Queensland Western Australia Victoria Tasmania South Australia Others Total FIRST GAME 1969 70 1971 72 1972 73 1973 74 1975 76 1969 70 M 45 47 43 35 35 30 235 W 23 24 20 24 18 19 128 L 21 22 21 9 17 9 99 NR 1 1 2 4 T 1 1 2 4 RECORDS Highest total for Highest total against Lowest total for Lowest total against Highest score for Highest score against Best bowling for Best bowling against 4-397 8-352 92 80 171 165 6-25 6-23 v Tasmania at Bankstown by Victoria at Sydney v Queensland at Brisbane by Tasmania at Devonport PA Jaques v Queensland Sydney MW Goodwin(Western Australia) at Perth BE McNamara v Tasmania at Sydney B Laughlin (Queensland) at Cairns 2001 02 2007 08 1972 73 1984 85 2009 10 2000 01 1996 97 2008 09 Michael Clarke returned to the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues in 2009 10. LEADINg RUN SCORERS BATSMAN Michael BEVAN Mark WAUGH Brad HADDIN Steve WAUGH Phil JAQUES Dominic THORNELY Simon KATICH Shane LEE Corey RICHARDS Mark TAYLOR Trevor BAYLISS Michael SLATER Michael CLARKE Steve SMALL M 62 77 79 58 54 77 48 63 60 49 50 53 39 35 INN 62 73 77 57 52 70 43 56 56 49 47 49 35 35 N.O 20 7 7 11 4 6 4 7 6 7 2 5 RUNS 2571 2412 2350 2315 2057 1850 1724 1545 1501 1499 1196 1139 1057 1008 H.S 135 123 138 131 171 108 136 115 151 84 104 115 101 101 50s 23 13 14 13 8 11 15 7 9 15 6 7 7 4 100s 1 3 4 5 5 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 AVRGE 61.21 36.55 33.57 50.33 42.44 28.91 44.21 31.53 30.02 30.59 29.90 24.23 35.23 28.80 STK RT 73.16 80.75 95.49 84.64 91.10 73.97 78.87 87.93 68.88 59.02 66.53 68.29 71.76 68.29 Cricket nsW HIgHEST INDIvIDUAL SCORE SCORE 171 165 164 158 152 151 138 138 136 136 BALLS (143) (112) (144) (141) (141) (149) (137) (116) (129) (140) BATSMAN Phil JAQUES David WARNER RICK McCOSKER Phil JAQUES Phil JAQUES Corey RICHARDS Phil JAQUES Brad HADDIN Simon KATICH Matthew PHELPS OPPONENT Queensland Tasmania South Australia South Australia Queensland Western Australia Tasmania Tasmania Victoria South Australia VENUE Sydney Hurstville Sydney Adelaide Sydney Perth Hobart Hobart Bowral Drummoyne SEASON 2009 10 2008 09 1981 82 2005 06 2005 06 2001 02 2005 06 2007 08 2003 04 2003 04 FASTEST FIFTIES BALLS 24 25 30 31 31 31 33 35 35 38 38 38 38 BATSMAN Don NASH David WARNER Michael BEVAN Mark HIGGS Phil JAQUES David WARNER Steve SMALL Brad HADDIN Phil JAQUES Brad HADDIN Simon KATICH Dominic THORNELY Brad HADDIN OPPONENT Western Australia Tasmania Victoria Queensland Tasmania South Australia South Australia Queensland Tasmania A.C.T. Tasmania Western Australia Victoria VENUE Nth Sydney Hurstville Sydney Sydney Sydney Wollongong Adelaide Brisbane Hobart Canberra Hobart Nth Sydney Sydney SEASON 2000 01 2008 09 1992 93 2001 02 2004 05 2009 10 1992 93 2001 02 2006 07 2000 01 2003 04 2004 05 2004 05 FASTEST CENTURIES BALLS 74 76 82 87 88 90 92 93 94 98 BATSMAN Brad HADDIN David WARNER Brad HADDIN Dominic THORNELY Brad HADDIN Shane LEE Mark WAUGH Steve WAUGH Brad HADDIN Ed COWAN OPPONENT Tasmania Tasmania Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Queensland Tasmania Western Australia Western Australia Victoria VENUE Bankstown Hurstville Hobart Nth Sydney Sydney Brisbane Bankstown Nth Sydney Nth Sydney Canberra SEASON 2001 02 2008 09 2007 08 2008 09 2006 07 1999 00 2001 02 2003 04 2004 05 2006 07 42 nsW one DaY ReCoRDs LEADINg WICkET TAkERS BOWLER Stuart MacGILL Nathan BRACKEN Stuart CLARK Shane LEE Mike WHITNEY Greg MATTHEWS Brad McNAMARA Geoff LAWSON Shawn BRADSTREET Doug BOLLINGER Dominic THORNELY Wayne HOLDSWORTH Steve WAUGH Gavin ROBERTSON Aaron BIRD Mark WAUGH Glenn McGRATH Matthew NICHOLSON M 64 70 76 63 49 60 46 44 50 38 77 31 58 29 25 77 23 25 OVERS 538.5 619.0 670.2 385.1 438.0 441.4 353.4 381.3 303.4 317.1 260.1 247.5 199.0 224.5 187.0 202.2 208.0 209.2 MDNS 25 60 52 13 49 31 23 49 20 21 12 17 21 17 7 10 26 9 RUNS 2812 2655 2778 1812 1625 1720 1365 1340 1496 1463 1285 1040 937 898 1051 1027 736 1174 WKTS 127 91 91 61 59 59 58 53 47 45 40 36 35 32 34 31 30 30 AVRGE 22.14 29.18 30.33 29.70 27.54 29.15 23.53 25.28 31.83 32.51 32.12 28.89 26.77 28.06 30.91 33.13 24.53 39.13 5WI 4 1 1 1 1 BEST 5-40 5-38 4-24 4-35 4-13 4-22 6-25 4-31 4-23 4-24 3-20 5-28 4-32 4-46 5-26 4-52 4-17 3-34 RPO 5.22 4.29 4.14 4.70 3.71 3.89 3.86 3.51 4.93 4.61 4.94 4.20 4.71 3.99 5.62 5.08 3.54 5.61 BEST BOWLINg IN AN INNINgS WKTS 6-25 5-11 5-21 5-26 5-28 5-28 5-28 5-38 5-40 5-50 BOWLER Brad McNAMARA Scott THOMPSON Richard DONE Aaron BIRD Wayne HOLDSWORTH Bob HOLLAND Len PASCOE Nathan BRACKEN Stuart MacGILL Stuart MacGILL OPPONENT Tasmania Canterbury Zimbabweans Queensland Queensland Wellington Western Australia Victoria A.C.T. Western Australia VENUE Sydney Christchurch Bulawayo Sydney Brisbane Wellington Sydney Melbourne Canberra Sydney SEASON 1996 97 1993 94 1985 86 2008 09 1990 91 1984 85 1979 80 2001 02 1998 99 2001 02 MOST ECONOMICAL BOWLINg (10 OvERS) RUNS 12 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 WKTS 1 0 0 2 4 0 1 2 2 2 BOWLER Nathan BRACKEN Graham SPRING Greg MATTHEWS Stuart MacGILL Glenn McGRATH Greg MATTHEWS Geoff LAWSON Len PASCOE Mike WHITNEY Warwick ADLAM OPPONENT Queensland South Australia Victoria A.C.T. Queensland Victoria Tasmania Victoria Western Australia England A VENUE Sydney Sydney Sydney Canberra Brisbane Sydney Launceston Melbourne Perth Bowral SEASON 2006 07 1982 83 1986 87 1997 98 1993 94 1996 97 1983 84 1980 81 1991 92 1992 93 MOST DISMISSALS By A WICkETkEEPER WICKET-KEEPER Brad HADDIN Phil EMERY Steve RIXON Greg DYER Daniel SMITH M 79 65 28 23 16 DISMISSALS 147 90 38 22 15 CATCHES 114 76 29 19 13 STUMPINGS 33 14 9 3 2 MOST CATCHES By A FIELDSMAN FIELDSMAN Mark WAUGH Shane LEE Mark TAYLOR Dominic THORNELY Corey RICHARDS MATCHES 77 63 49 77 60 CATCHES 47 34 32 26 24 HIgHEST PARTNERSHIP FOR EACH WICkET WKTS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th RUNS 253 199 240 180 171 105 105 116 90 96 54 BOWLER Rick McCOSKER & John DYSON Richard CHEE QUEE & Michael BEVAN Steve WAUGH & Mark WAUGH Graeme RUMMANS & Shane LEE Phil JAQUES & Dominic THORNELY Michael BEVAN & Greg MATTHEWS Steve WAUGH & Mark HIGGS Corey RICHARDS & Brad HADDIN Brad McNAMARA & Phil EMERY Scott THOMPSON & Shawn BRADSTREET Brad McNAMARA & Gavin ROBERTSON OPPONENT South Australia Western Australia Victoria Queensland South Australia Western Australia Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria South Australia VENUE Sydney Sydney Nth Sydney Brisbane Adelaide Perth Sydney Nth Sydney Sydney Nth Sydney Adelaide SEASON 1981 82 1993 94 1991 92 1999 00 2005 06 1990 91 2001 02 2000 01 1992 93 1998 99 1996 97 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 43 2009 aiRteL ChaMPions LeaGUe GRoUP staGe RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v DIAMOND EAGLES (SOUTH AFRICA) 9 October 2009 Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi) Skipper Simon Katich decided to bat after winning the toss. Better to see how this new pitch played and work out what a par score was. With Hughes (1) going early Warner (23) and Katich (53) set about re-building the innings. Katich led from the front scoring freely at the start and then accelerating against a side that had few big names but were a tough unit. When Katich departed Moises Henriques and Ben Rohrer took up the challenge. Henriques smashed three big sixes in his 27 from 19 balls while Rohrer was unbeaten on 22 from 15 balls. A final total of 6-144 from the 20 overs looked to be very competitive on a wicket that was slow and had little bounce. To see Brett Lee run in with the new ball was a reassuring sight for all Blues fans and he didn t disappoint taking a wicket in his first over and finishing with the amazing figures of 1-14 from four overs. He was superbly backed up by an international standard attack of Bollinger Clark and Hauritz which would lay the platform for success throughout the rest of the Tournament. The Eagles were never in the hunt as they dipped to 6-36 in the 10th over. The bowling was intimidating. Stuart Clark picked up 3-12 from his four overs while Hauritz Bollinger and Henriques were all miserly as the Eagles finished their 20 overs at 9-91. RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v SUSSEX SHARKS (ENGLAND) 11 October 2009 Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi) After winning the toss Katich decided to follow the same tactics of setting a score then defending it. This did not prove easy. Both Warner and Hughes found it hard to hit boundaries against an accurate Sussex attack led by Pakistani paceman Yasir Arafat. When Warner (14) was run out by a brilliant piece of fielding in the eighth over only 35 was on the board. Hughes then took control placing the ball and running well between wickets in tandem with Moises Henriques. 90 runs were added between the pair in the last 11 overs as the score accelerated despite the difficulty in finding the fence. Hughes finished with a superb 62 not out from 64 balls while Henriques was the aggressor with his unbeaten 51 containing three fours and two sixes. The final total of 2-130 would take some chasing. Lee started superbly by clean bowling opposition skipper Ed Joyce first ball and Bollinger followed up with a miserly spell from the other end. Henriques and Clark then proceeded to keep the pressure up as Sussex found it difficult to pierce the in-field and the score had crawled to 3-49 in the 10th over when Bollinger comprehensively bowled danger-man Dwayne Smith for 13. From here NSW applied the killer touch. All bowlers were outstanding with Henriques picking up three wickets while Lee s spell of 1-8 from four overs was pure class. NEW SOUTH WALES v SUSSEX At Delhi October 11 2009. New South Wales won by 35 runs. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Match MC Henriques. Umpires HDPK Dharmasena and SS Hazare. NEW SOUTH WALES NEW SOUTH WALES v DIAMOND EAGLES At Delhi October 9 2009. New South Wales won by 53 runs. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Match SM Katich. Umpires BR Doctrove and SS Hazare. NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW PJ Hughes b Mpitsang 1 DA Warner b Bailey 23 SM Katich c Rossouw b Van Schalkwyk 53 MC Henriques c AP McLaren b Van Schalkwyk 27 BJ Rohrer not out 22 SPD Smith b Du Preez 10 B Lee run out (Van Wyk Du Preez) 0 DLR Smith not out 0 NM Hauritz SR Clark DE Bollinger L-b 6 w 2 8 (20 overs) (6 wkts) 144 Fall 3 82 84 126 138 138 Bowling Du Preez 4-0-32-1 Mpitsang 3-0-11-1 R McLaren 3-0-30-0 Van Schalkwyk 3-0-22-2 Tshabalala 4-0-33-0 Bailey 3-0-10-1. DIAMOND EAGLES (4) (31) (41) (19) (15) (8) (1) (1) DA Warner run out (Smith) 14 (18) PJ Hughes not out 62 (64) DLR Smith c Martin-Jenkins b Chawla 2 (5) MC Henriques not out 51 (33) SM Katich BJ Rohrer SPD Smith B Lee NM Hauritz SR Clark DE Bollinger L-b 1 1 (20 overs) (2 wkts) 130 Fall 35 40 Bowling Martin-Jenkins 2-0-14-0 Yasir Arafat 4-0-23-0 Kirtley 3-0-15-0 Keegan 4-0-25-0 Chawla 2-0-21-1 Hamilton-Brown 1-0-8-0 Smith 4-0-23-0. SUSSEX RR Rossouw lbw b Lee 1 AP McLaren run out (Katich) 11 MN Van Wyk c Hughes b Clark 0 D Elgar st DLR Smith b Hauritz 2 HH Dippenaar c Katich b Clark 7 RT Bailey run out (Katich) 8 R McLaren c Hauritz b Henriques 40 SC Van Schalkwyk b Henriques 3 D Du Preez b Clark 7 T Tshabalala not out 8 PV Mpitsang not out 0 L-b 4 4 (20 overs) (9 wkts) 91 Fall 2 13 14 22 24 36 62 71 90 Bowling Lee 4-1-14-1 Bollinger 4-0-21-0 Clark 4-0-12-3 Henriques 3-0-13-2 Hauritz 4-0-13-1 SPD Smith 1-0-14-0. (5) (9) (5) (5) (14) (10) (37) (14) (6) (14) (1) CD Nash c Clark b Henriques 24 EC Joyce b Lee 0 RJ Hamilton-Brown st DLR Smith b SPD Smith 13 DR Smith b Bollinger 13 JS Gatting run out (Katich Hauritz) 9 PP Chawla c Hughes b Henriques 0 Yasir Arafat b Hauritz 1 AJ Hodd c SPD Smith b Henriques 12 CB Keegan not out 10 RSC Martin-Jenkins not out 2 RJ Kirtley B 5 l-b 4 w 2 11 (20 overs) (8 wkts) 95 Fall 1 26 49 64 64 68 68 83 Bowling Lee 4-1-8-1 Bollinger 4-0-13-1 Henriques 4-0-23-3 Clark 3-0-20-0 SPD Smith 4-0-19-1 Hauritz 1-0-3-1. (30) (1) (24) (15) (16) (1) (3) (10) (16) (4) 44 2009 aiRteL ChaMPions LeaGUe PooL staGe RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (WEST INDIES) 16 October 2009 Rajiv Gandhi Stadium (Hyderabad) The Hyderabad wicket was a complete contrast to Delhi with a true surface that allowed batsmen to play their shots. This tempted Katich to continue the tactic of batting first even though he knew a par score was likely to be around 170 at this venue. It was the start of the most thrilling match of the tournament. Warner (63) and Hughes (83) started in a blaze of shots and had brought up the 100 in 12 overs. From here things slowed as spinners Ganga and Mohammed bowled their overs cheaply and boundaries became more difficult to find. Henriques (17) came and went in a desperate attempt to lift the rate at the end but it was Hughes who almost batted through perishing in the final over as he tried to clear the ropes. He had struck 11 fours and a six in a Herculean effort in the oppressive heat. A score of 4-170 was very much on par yet when Trinidad had slumped to 3-30 the target looked a long way off. Darren Bravo (27) helped rescue the situation with skipper Darren Ganga (32) but when both fell followed by wicketkeeper Ramdin (23) the target was a testing 53 from 28 balls. Up stepped Kieron Pollard. Having already hit some enormous sixes in the Tournament the right-hander went on a spree that included taking 27 from the 17th over of the innings bowled by Henriques with further sixes to finish the match two overs later. Pollard had scored an unbeaten 54 from 18 balls to guide Trinidad home with a remarkable nine balls to spare. His innings contained five fours and five sixes and was by far the quickest of the Tournament. NEW SOUTH WALES v TRINIDAD & TOBAGO At Hyderabad October 16 2009 Night game. Trinidad & Tobago won by four wickets. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Match KA Pollard. Umpires DJ Harper and AM Saheba. NEW SOUTH WALES RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v SOMERSET SABRES (ENGLAND) 18 October 2009 Rajiv Gandhi Stadium (Hyderabad) In a match that would now decide whether they made the Semi Finals NSW put in a clinical performance to get their campaign back on track. Skipper Katich won his fourth toss in a row and for the first time asked the opposition to bat. It was a nostalgic moment as Justin Langer walked out in his last competitive match but the NSW bowlers offered no happy ending with the tough opener caught on the fence by Hauritz from the bowling of Stuart Clark for five. The NSW attack was again at its miserly best and when Banks (15) fell in the 17th over the score stood at a measly 6-81. Some late blows by Durston (20 from 13 balls) helped Somerset to finish at 7-111 from their 20 overs but the NSW bowlers could be happy with their work. Lee was again superb with figures of 1-15 while Clark picked up 3-15 and showed why he had one of the best economy rates in the competition. In addition Hauritz was proving difficult to score off and skipper Katich knew that he had a variety of options to call on. Small targets can sometimes be tricky but Warner and Hughes were determined to go on the attack. 56 were added in 4.4 overs before Warner was finally caught on the boundary from Banks. His 40 runs had taken just 16 balls. Soon after Hughes (18) departed but Daniel Smith (20 from 12) carried on the momentum and despite a slight wobble when Henriques (8) came and went quickly skipper Katich (18no) saw NSW home with 8.1 overs to spare. NEW SOUTH WALES v SOMERSET At Hyderabad October 18 2009 Night game. New South Wales won by six wickets. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Match SR Clark. Umpires DJ Harper and RE Koertzen. SOMERSET PJ Hughes c Pollard b DJ Bravo 83 DA Warner c DJ Bravo b Mohammed 63 MC Henriques c Simmons b DJ Bravo 17 BJ Rohrer c Pollard b DJ Bravo 2 SPD Smith not out 3 SM Katich DLR Smith B Lee NM Hauritz SR Clark DE Bollinger L-b 1 w 1 2 (20 overs) (4 wkts) 170 Fall 121 164 164 170 Bowling Rampaul 3-0-38-0 DJ Bravo 4-0-31-3 S Ganga 4-0-17-0 Mohammed 4-0-26-1 Simmons 4-0-33-0 Badree 1-0-24-0. TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (64) (41) (11) (3) (1) C Kieswetter c Katich b Clark 13 (19) JL Langer c Hauritz b Clark 5 (11) AV Suppiah run out (Warner) 8 (8) JC Hildreth c Bollinger b Clark 6 (6) PD Trego c Hughes b Hauritz 3 (7) Z De Bruyn b Henriques 23 (32) OAC Banks b Lee 15 (18) WJ Durston not out 20 (13) JC Buttler not out 6 (8) AC Thomas CM Willoughby L-b 4 w 6 n-b 2 12 (20 overs) (7 wkts) 111 Fall 24 24 39 39 44 81 85 Bowling Lee 4-0-15-1 Bollinger 4-0-33-0 Clark 4-0-15-3 Henriques 3-0-20-1 Hauritz 3-0-14-1 SPD Smith 2-0-10-0. NEW SOUTH WALES LMP Simmons lbw b Bollinger 3 WKD Perkins c Hauritz b Lee 16 DJ Bravo c Bollinger b Henriques 1 D Ganga run out (Rohrer) 32 DM Bravo run out (Warner DLR Smith) 27 D Ramdin run out (Lee DLR Smith) 23 KA Pollard not out 54 S Ganga not out 4 D Mohammed R Rampaul S Badree B 4 l-b 3 w 3 n-b 1 11 (18.3 overs) (6 wkts) 171 Fall 26 26 30 77 91 118 Bowling Lee 3-0-17-1 Bollinger 4-0-22-1 Henriques 3.3-0-49-1 Hauritz 2-0-22-0 Clark 4-0-27-0 SPD Smith 2-0-27-0. (6) (13) (5) (26) (24) (13) (18) (7) DA Warner c Buttler b Banks 40 PJ Hughes c Durston b De Bruyn 18 DLR Smith c Suppiah b De Bruyn 20 SM Katich not out 18 MC Henriques c Kieswetter b Willoughby 8 SPD Smith not out 5 BJ Rohrer B Lee NM Hauritz SR Clark DE Bollinger L-b 1 w 1 n-b 1 3 (11.5 overs) (4 wkts) 112 Fall 56 78 78 88 Bowling Willoughby 3-0-30-1 Thomas 3.5-1-19-0 Banks 2-0-28-1 Trego 1-0-15-0 De Bruyn 2-0-19-2. (16) (22) (12) (11) (5) (6) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 45 2009 aiRteL ChaMPions LeaGUe SEMI FINAL RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES vs VICTORIA 21 October 2009 Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi) This was one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the tournament. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues taking on arch rivals Victoria at a neutral venue. Stakes were high and you could feel the tension in the air as the players warmed up. Simon Katich won his fifth consecutive toss and chose to bat following the old adage of big matches put runs on the board first. Openers Warner and Hughes set the tone for the clash putting on 62 runs in seven overs before Warner was run out for 48 from 25 balls. The dismissal of the pocket dynamo failed to stop the flow of runs as Daniel Smith (20 from 19) Katich (26 from 18) Rohrer (19 from 11) and Hughes (35 from 28) propelled the score to 7-169 from the 20 overs. Victoria needed a similar effort from their batsmen but instead they fell victim to a rampant RTA SpeedBlitz Blues attack. In a bold move Katich threw Nathan Hauritz the ball in just the second over and the off-spinner repaid the faith shown by his skipper by delivering the wickets of Hodge and Quiney both for ducks. In the next over Brett Lee removed Blizzard and when Moises Henriques sent Hussey and White back to the dug-out Victoria s campaign was as good as over. The pressure did not relent as they crawled through their remaining overs to finish at 9-90 with Lee and Hauritz taking two wickets each and Moises Henriques three. All was now set for the Final in Hyderabad and a re-match with the dangerous Trinidad and Tobago. FIRST SEMI-FINAL - NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA At Delhi October 21 2009 Night game. New South Wales won by 79 runs. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Match DA Warner. Umpires HDPK Dharmasena and BR Doctrove. Cricket nsW NEW SOUTH WALES PJ Hughes b McKay 35 DA Warner run out (McDonald Wade) 48 DLR Smith b McDonald 20 SM Katich run out (Hussey Wade) 26 MC Henriques b Harwood 12 BJ Rohrer c Quiney b McKay 19 SPD Smith c White b McKay 2 B Lee not out 0 NM Hauritz not out 1 SR Clark DE Bollinger B 3 l-b 3 6 (20 overs) (7 wkts) 169 Fall 62 90 121 134 158 163 167 Bowling Harwood 4-0-23-1 Siddle 4-0-43-0 McKay 4-0-27-3 Hodge 1-0-10-0 Holland 3-0-34-0 McDonald 4-0-26-1. VICTORIA (28) (25) (19) (18) (13) (11) (4) (1) (1) 46 RJ Quiney b Hauritz 0 (5) BJ Hodge lbw b Hauritz 0 (5) AC Blizzard c Katich b Lee 5 (6) DJ Hussey c Katich b Henriques 16 (17) CL White c SPD Smith b Henriques 11 (23) AB McDonald b Bollinger 9 (17) MS Wade not out 23 (29) CJ McKay c Katich b Henriques 8 (6) SM Harwood st DLR Smith b SPD Smith 10 (8) JM Holland b Lee 0 (2) PM Siddle not out 1 (2) L-b 4 w 3 7 (20 overs) (9 wkts) 90 Fall 1 2 6 32 39 54 68 87 88 Bowling Lee 4-1-15-2 Hauritz 4-0-25-2 Bollinger 4-0-14-1 Clark 4-0-17-0 Henriques 3-0-11-3 SPD Smith 1-0-4-1. Brett Lee catches Kieron Pollard on the boundary in the Final. 2009 aiRteL ChaMPions LeaGUe FINAL RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 23 October 2009 Rajiv Gandhi Stadium (Hyderabad) It was a game that lived up to its billing. The ruthless professionalism of the NSW side up against the flair of the West Indians. With the teams back in Hyderabad on a superb batting strip NSW lost the toss for the first time and were asked to bat. It was a decision that suited both teams. David Warner and Phillip Hughes had provided great starts in every match but here both were tied down by some excellent bowling until Hughes (3) perished trying to hit Rampaul out of the ground. Warner (19) slashed to gully soon after and for the first time the NSW top order had failed to fire. The situation was looking bleak at 4-47 but sensible placement from Steven Smith allowed a determined Brett Lee to settle in. Both players were magnificent. Smith played with composure beyond his years while Lee took on the role of aggressor. The pair added 49 runs in six overs before Smith was caught on the boundary. This was the sign for Lee to explode and he did just that hitting five sixes as 56 runs were added in the last five overs. NSW finished on a 9-159 which was a remarkable turnaround from the start of the innings. Trinidad and Tobago had only batted one way all Tournament - flat out attack. To negate their start Katich pulled a surprise by opening with Steven Smith after Lee picked up a wicket in his first over. Smith s first five balls went for 15 runs but the young man held his nerve and picked up danger-man Barath (14) to the delight of his team-mates. From here the NSW attack again applied the brake on scoring. The dangerous Bravo (17) was bowled by Bollinger and when Ramdin (16) was caught at backward point off Clark Trinidad still needed 67 from seven overs. Enter Kieron Pollard. Pollard had been prolific down the order all Tournament and he was the last realistic chance for the men from the Caribbean. After hooking Bollinger for a huge six he then focussed on Nathan Hauritz. After a no ball he deposited Hauritz into the top tier of the stand with one of the biggest hits ever seen at the ground. The game was now in the balance. Hauritz had one ball left. He threw it up as high and slow as he could and saw Pollard attempt another enormous blow. At first the ball looked like it was heading into the stands but instead it flew miles in the air to a composed Brett Lee at long-on who took one of the most pressurised catches you could imagine. The relief was there for all to see. It also caused the mood in the Trinidad camp to deflate and on the fifth ball of the 16th over Dave Mohammed sliced Stuart Clark to a running Phillip Hughes at deep point who held the catch just above the ground. Trinidad and Tobago were all out for 118 and NSW were victors by 41 runs. FINAL NEW SOUTH WALES v TRINIDAD & TOBAGO At Hyderabad October 23 2009 Night game. New South Wales won by 41 runs.Toss Trinidad & Tobago. Player of the Match B Lee. Umpires DJ Harper and RE Koertzen. NEW SOUTH WALES TRINIDAD & TOBAGO DA Warner c Mohammed b Bravo 19 (16) PJ Hughes b Rampaul 3 (5) SM Katich c Barath b Bravo 16 (14) MC Henriques c S Ganga b Pollard 4 (7) BJ Rohrer c S Ganga b Mohammed 16 (12) SPD Smith c Simmons b S Ganga 33 (26) DLR Smith b Rampaul 3 (3) B Lee c Perkins b Rampaul 48 (31) NM Hauritz run out (Ramdin Rampaul) 10 (6) SR Clark not out 0 (0) DE Bollinger L-b 5 w 2 7 (20 overs) (9 wkts) 159 Fall 24 32 45 47 75 83 132 159 159 Bowling S Ganga 4-0-29-1 Rampaul 4-0-20-3 Bravo 3-0-27-2 Pollard 3-0-27-1 Mohammed 3-0-19-1 Simmons 2-0-23-0 Stewart 1-0-9-0. WKD Perkins b Lee AB Barath c DLR Smith b SPD Smith LMP Simmons c and b Lee D Ganga c Warner b SPD Smith DJ Bravo b Bollinger D Ramdin c SPD Smith b Clark KA Pollard c Lee b Hauritz S Ganga c Henriques b Hauritz ND Stewart c Henriques b Clark D Mohammed c Hughes b Clark R Rampaul not out L-b 5 w 4 n-b 3 (15.5 overs) Fall 1 21 21 45 68 93 107 113 118 118 Bowling Lee 2-0-10-2 SPD Smith 4-0-32-2 Bollinger 4-0-27-1 Clark 3.5-0-21-3 Hauritz 2-0-23-2. 0 14 4 19 17 16 26 5 4 1 0 12 118 (2) (6) (7) (20) (13) (23) (15) (7) (3) (2) (0) 2009 NEW SOUTH WALES CHAMPIONS LEAgUE TWENTy20 PERFORMANCES MOST RUNS DA Warner PJ Hughes MC Henriques SM Katich BJ Rohrer SPD Smith B Lee DLR Smith NM Hauritz SR Clark DE Bollinger MOST WICKETS MC Henriques SR Clark B Lee NM Hauritz SPD Smith DE Bollinger M 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 M 6 6 6 6 6 6 INN 6 6 6 4 4 5 3 5 2 1 NO 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 OVERS 16.3 22.5 21.0 16.0 14.0 24.0 RUNS 207 202 119 113 59 53 48 45 11 MDNS 3 HS 63 83 51 53 22 33 48 20 10 0 RUNS 116 112 79 100 106 130 50s 1 2 1 1 WKTS 10 9 8 7 4 4 100s AVRGE 11.60 12.44 9.87 14.28 26.50 32.50 AVRGE 34.50 40.40 23.80 37.66 19.66 17.66 24.00 11.25 11.00 STK-RT 3 BEST 3-11 3-12 2-10 2-23 2-32 1-13 CT 1 4 2 5 3 2 1 3 1 2 ST 140.81 108.02 135.22 134.52 143.90 117.77 145.45 112.50 157.14 RPO 7.03 4.90 3.76 6.25 7.57 5.41 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 47 2009 10 KFC tWentY20 BiG Bash RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS TASMANIA 30 December 2009 Bellerive Oval Hobart The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues started the defence of their KFC Big Bash title with a hard fought win over a plucky Tasmanian side in Hobart. Missing their International players and with a side vastly different to the one that claimed the inaugural Airtel Champions League in India NSW started the competition superbly with a destructive partnership between David Warner (67) and Phillip Hughes (71no). They put on an incredible 97 in 6.4 overs before Warner departed. His 50 had come from only 18 balls and was the fastest in the history of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. Moises Henriques (37 from 28 balls) was able to sustain the momentum with Hughes and although the NSW scoring rate was limited during the last five overs they were able to compile an imposing 4-194 from their 20 overs. In reply Tasmania mounted an equally impressive start. They matched the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues by reaching 2-86 from 6.4 overs when Paine departed for a quick-fire 48. From here the brakes were applied and West Indian Dwayne Smith showed the value of his changes of pace at the end of the innings. The real star however was Steven Smith who bowled with great control to pick up his best figures in the competition 4-13 from four overs and see NSW to victory by 31 runs with Tasmania finally being bowled out for 163 after 19 overs. It was a tremendous start for a young side in a competition where the difference between victory and defeat was very small. TASMANIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Bellerive Oval Hobart December 30 2009 Night game. New South Wales won by 31 runs. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 2 pts. Player of the Match DA Warner. Umpires AP Ward and JD Ward. RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS VICTORIA 2 January 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground In front of a crowd of over 28 000 the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues lost an absolute thriller in the last over after the game had fluctuated dramatically all night. Once again NSW batted first and got off to a tremendous start reaching 60 after 5.2 overs before Warner was caught behind from Bravo for a thrilling 40 from 20 balls. With Hughes missing on Test duty Phil Jaques had opened up and contributed a fluent 33 from 26 balls. From here consistent contributions from the middle order in the form of Henriques (21) Dwayne Smith (25) and Steven Smith (35no) took NSW to a strong total of 6-178 after their 20 overs. It was a score that was above par but not invincible on a good batting wicket. Victoria started superbly with Wade (41) and Hodge (40) putting on 69 in just over seven overs. When Cameron White (14) went to a superb leaping catch by Dwayne Smith on the long-on boundary the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were in the box seat but a vintage cameo from David Hussey looked like taking the game away again. When he drilled a ball towards long off it looked like another six but a leaping Steven Smith managed to upstage Dwayne Smith s effort by rising up and plucking it from the air one-handed. It now looked as though NSW were safe however a lightning cameo from Dwayne Bravo that saw him strike 18 from eight balls got the Bushrangers home in the last over with two balls to spare. It was a shattering loss against the old enemy that had seen victory snatched away in a matter of balls. VICTORIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne January 2 2010 Night game. Victoria won by six wickets. Toss New South Wales. Victoria 2 pts. Player of the Match DJ Bravo. Umpires GC Joshua and RL Parry. NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW NEW SOUTH WALES PJ Hughes not out 71 (50) DA Warner run out (Bailey Paine) 67 (24) PA Jaques c Paine b Faulkner 10 (11) MC Henriques b Naved-ul-Hasan 37 (28) DR Smith b Naved-ul-Hasan 3 (4) SPD Smith not out 2 (3) DLR Smith BJ Rohrer AC Bird MA Starc JR Hazlewood W4 4 (20 overs 79 mins) (4 wkts) 194 Fall 97 115 172 189 Bowling Denton 3-0-40-0 Naved-ul-Hasan 4-0-41-2 Krejza 4-0-37-0 Geeves 1-0-23-0 Faulkner 4-0-26-1 Doherty 4-0-27-0. TASMANIA PA Jaques lbw b Hussey 33 DA Warner c Wade b Bravo 40 UT Khawaja c Maxwell b Bravo 13 DJ Thornely c McDonald b Hussey 1 MC Henriques c Maxwell b Bravo 21 SPD Smith not out 35 DR Smith c White b Hastings 25 DLR Smith not out 4 JR Hazlewood MA Starc AC Bird L-b 1 w 5 6 (20 overs 78 mins) (6 wkts) 178 Fall 60 81 83 95 128 173 Bowling Nannes 4-0-46-0 Pattinson 2-0-24-0 Bravo 4-0-32-3 Hussey 3-0-16-2 Hastings 4-0-30-1 McDonald 3-0-29-0. VICTORIA (26) (20) (10) (4) (18) (26) (15) (1) RJG Lockyear c DLR Smith b Starc 25 TD Paine c DLR Smith b Bird 48 GJ Bailey b Bird 16 TR Birt c SPD Smith b DR Smith 9 AJ Doolan c DR Smith b SPD Smith 3 JJ Krejza run out (Hazlewood) 2 B Geeves c Henriques b Hazlewood 15 Naved-ul-Hasan st DLR Smith b SPD Smith 11 JP Faulkner b SPD Smith 6 XJ Doherty c DR Smith b SPD Smith 10 GJ Denton not out 6 L-b 2 w 10 12 (19 overs 74 mins) 163 Fall 44 86 103 108 113 114 129 141 153 163 Bowling Hazlewood 3.5-0-35-1 Starc 3-0-36-1 Henriques 2-0-31-0 Bird 3.1-0-26-2 DR Smith 3-0-20-1 SPD Smith 4-0-13-4. (13) (18) (14) (13) (6) (3) (21) (6) (9) (8) (3) BJ Hodge c DLR Smith b Starc 40 MS Wade c Henriques b Bird 41 CL White c DR Smith b SPD Smith 14 DJ Hussey c SPD Smith b DR Smith 38 AB McDonald not out 21 DJ Bravo not out 18 AJ Finch GJ Maxwell JW Hastings JL Pattinson DP Nannes B 1 l-b 2 w 4 7 (19.4 overs 75 mins) (4 wkts) 179 Fall 69 97 105 153 Bowling Hazlewood 3-0-23-0 Starc 4-0-40-1 Bird 4-0-53-1 DR Smith 3.4-0-24-1 Henriques 2-0-11-0 SPD Smith 3-0-25-1. (36) (24) (18) (16) (16) (8) 48 2009 10 KFC tWentY20 BiG Bash RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS WESTERN AUSTRALIA 5 January 2010 WACA Ground Perth In what seemed like an enormous letdown after the disappointment of the loss to Victoria the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were completely outplayed for the first time in this competition and suffered a heavy defeat by 127 runs. NSW never got going in this game. Western Australia won the toss and batted then proceeded to dominate the NSW bowling line-up from ball one. Shaun Marsh (108no) and Wes Robinson (54) added 168 for the first wicket and when Mitchell Starc bowled Robinson with the final ball of the 18th over the home side was in total control. All bowlers felt the heat as Marsh smashed six fours and six sixes in his innings with Dominic Thornely providing the most economical figures with his four overs going for only 22 runs. A final total of 1-198 meant that the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues were going to have to score at 10 runs an over to win the game. In this situation it was paramount to get a good start so that the chase had a base to build on but NSW had soon crashed to 5-44 in the eighth over and never recovered. In the final analysis only two batsmen reached double figures in Jaques (16) and Steven Smith (14). The last five wickets fell for just 20 runs and NSW were bowled out for 71 after 16.2 overs. It was a major loss that meant that the team would have to win its last two matches to stand a chance of qualifying in the top three in the competition. WESTERN AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At WACA Ground Perth January 5 2010 Day Night game. Western Australia won by 127 runs. Toss Western Australia. Western Australia 2 pts. Player of the Match SE Marsh. Umpires IH Lock and MD Martell. WESTERN AUSTRALIA RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES v QUEENSLAND 13 January 2010 ANZ Stadium A crushing sense of disappointment was felt around the ground as the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues went down to Queensland in a rain-affected match that saw their chances of defending their Champions League crown disappear. The evening had started so well. A record Australian domestic Twenty20 crowd of 29 743 had made their way into the Stadium despite the overcast conditions. Then as the players ran on to the field to start the match rain started falling resulting in a two hour delay that caused the match to be reduced to nine overs per side. This was not necessarily a bad thing for NSW as it meant they could chase what they hoped would be a small total but from the first over the bowling was astray and boundaries flowed. Queensland s 50 came up in the third over and 100 in the eighth as Simpson (34 from 14) Symonds (38no from 21) and Carseldine (25 from 12) cut loose. Dwayne Smith (2-18) held things together at the end but NSW were faced with the challenge of scoring 111 for victory at a rate of 12.3 an over to keep their season alive. Things started well with David Warner smashing Rimmington for six in the first over but the dismissal of Hughes for a first ball duck triggered an enormous collapse. After 4.2 overs the score stood at 7-21 and the game was over. Nobody in the NSW top seven could manage double figures. From here an eerie silence descended on the ground as the game petered out to leave a final score of 7-56 at the end of the nine overs with Thornely (14no) and Daniel Smith (20no) at the crease. A very sad end to the campaign in front of a bumper crowd with pride the only thing left to be salvaged from the final match. NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND At ANZ Stadium Sydney Olympic Park January 13 2010 Night game. Queensland won by 54 runs. Toss Queensland. Queensland 2 pts. Player of the Match NJ Rimmington. Umpires GA Abood and PR Reiffel. QUEENSLAND SE Marsh not out 108 (58) WM Robinson b Starc 54 (55) L Ronchi not out 19 (8) AC Voges MR Marsh LA Pomersbach TP Doropoulos AK Heal NM Coulter-Nile BA Knowles MG Hogan B 1 l-b 5 w 10 n-b 1 17 (20 overs 68 mins) (1 wkt) 198 Fall 168 Bowling Hazlewood 4-0-37-0 Starc 3-0-25-1 Thornely 4-0-22-0 DR Smith 3-0-39-0 Henriques 3-0-30-0 Bird 2-0-29-0 SPD Smith 1-0-10-0. NEW SOUTH WALES JR Hopes c Thornely b Lambert 5 CP Simpson b Starc 34 A Symonds not out 38 LA Carseldine b DR Smith 25 CA Philipson b DR Smith 0 DL Vettori not out 3 BR Dunk GC Batticciotto CA Lynn RJ Harris NJ Rimmington L-b 1 w 4 5 (9 overs 35 mins) (4 wkts) 110 Fall 13 50 105 105 Bowling Henriques 2-0-31-0 Lambert 2-0-31-1 Starc 2-0-16-1 Thornely 1-0-13-0 DR Smith 2-0-18-2. NEW SOUTH WALES (4) (14) (21) (12) (1) (2) PA Jaques c Doropoulos b Heal 16 (17) DA Warner c Pomersbach b Knowles 0 (3) UT Khawaja c MR Marsh b Hogan 6 (5) MC Henriques b Knowles 6 (6) SPD Smith c Robinson b Heal 14 (15) DR Smith run out (Doropoulos Heal) 3 (5) DJ Thornely lbw b MR Marsh 6 (10) DLR Smith c Coulter-Nile b MR Marsh 4 (4) AC Bird c Ronchi b MR Marsh 5 (15) MA Starc c and b MR Marsh 2 (8) JR Hazlewood not out 6 (10) W3 3 (16.2 overs 64 mins) 71 Fall 11 18 25 44 44 51 57 57 62 71 Bowling Hogan 2-0-10-1 Knowles 3-0-15-2 Coulter-Nile 2-0-16-0 Doropoulos 1-0-5-0 Heal 4-0-13-2 Voges 1-0-4-0 MR Marsh 2.2-0-6-4 Marsh 1-0-2-0. DA Warner c Philipson b Rimmington 9 PJ Hughes c Vettori b Rimmington 0 DR Smith c Vettori b Harris 0 MC Henriques c Dunk b Rimmington 3 SPD Smith c Vettori b Symonds 3 PA Jaques run out (Hopes Dunk) 4 BJ Rohrer b Vettori 0 DJ Thornely not out 14 DLR Smith not out 20 GM Lambert MA Starc L-b 2 w 1 3 (9 overs 33 mins) (7 wkts) 56 Fall 9 9 10 15 21 21 21 Bowling Rimmington 2-0-13-3 Harris 2-0-16-1 Vettori 2-0-7-1 Symonds 2-0-14-1 Hopes 1-0-5-0. (5) (1) (2) (6) (5) (4) (2) (15) (14) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 49 2009 10 KFC tWentY20 BiG Bash RTA SPEEDBLITZ BLUES VS SOUTH AUSTRALIA 17 January 2010 ANZ Stadium In front of another bumper crowd of 26 406 the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues finished their campaign with a resounding win over the Redbacks who had already qualified for the Final of the Tournament. After winning the toss and taking 12 from the first over the South Australian batting crumbled against a NSW attack that wanted to show what it was capable of. At 3-32 the visitors were heavily reliant on their overseas stars Shahid Afridi and Kieron Pollard to produce some fireworks. This failed to occur with Afridi (4) caught behind by Peter Nevill on debut for an injured Daniel Smith and Pollard (13) perishing off the bowling of Steven Smith as he tried to clear the boundary at mid-wicket. Christian s dismissal saw the last four wickets add only nine runs as South Australia were bundled out for 81 after only 14.4 overs. All the NSW bowlers had excellent figures but Grant Lambert claimed the honours with 3-20 from three overs. Chasing such a small target was always likely to provide some fireworks and David Warner did not disappoint taking an incredible 24 from Shaun Tait s second over with four enormous sixes. To see one of the fastest bowlers in the world hit all around the ground made the large crowd go wild with excitement. Hughes played second fiddle as Warner continued on his way but with four runs to get he eventually departed for an amazing 54 from 21 balls that contained three fours and six sixes. Hughes (25) perished trying to hit the winning runs and it was left to Phil Jaques and Moises Henriques to finish things off. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues completed a crushing win by eight wickets with 11.2 overs to spare. It was a great end to a campaign that stuttered at the wrong time. NEW SOUTH WALES v SOUTH AUSTRALIA At ANZ Stadium Sydney Olympic Park January 17 2010 Night game. New South Wales won by eight wickets. Toss South Australia. New South Wales 2 pts. Player of the Match DA Warner. Umpires GA Abood and IH Lock. SOUTH AUSTRALIA DJ Harris c Hughes b Lambert 11 GA Manou c Warner b Henriques 8 TLW Cooper c Henriques b Lambert 11 MJ Cosgrove run out (Thornely) 7 Shahid Afridi c Nevill b Lambert 4 KA Pollard c Hughes b SPD Smith 13 DT Christian lbw b DR Smith 11 AW O Brien c and b SPD Smith 5 MF Cleary run out (Warner Nevill) 3 SW Tait c Rohrer b DR Smith 1 GD Putland not out 1 L-b 3 w 3 6 (14.4 overs 57 mins) 81 Fall 17 21 32 40 50 57 72 74 77 81 Bowling Henriques 3-0-21-1 Lambert 3-0-20-3 SPD Smith 4-0-24-2 Starc 2.4-0-9-0 DR Smith 2-0-4-2. NEW SOUTH WALES (6) (9) (6) (11) (3) (15) (11) (10) (7) (8) (2) 2009 10 TWENTy20 POINTS TABLE TEAM South Australia Queensland Victoria Western Australia New South Wales Tasmania P 5 5 5 5 5 5 W 4 3 3 2 2 1 L 1 2 2 3 3 4 POINTS 8 6 6 4 4 2 NET RUN RATE 0.740 1.003 -0.869 0.680 -0.764 -0.728 PJ Hughes b Putland 25 DA Warner c Cosgrove b Shahid Afridi 54 PA Jaques not out 1 MC Henriques not out 1 BJ Rohrer SPD Smith DJ Thornely DR Smith PM Nevill GM Lambert MA Starc W1 1 (8.4 overs 32 mins) (2 wkts) 82 Fall 78 80 Bowling Tait 2-0-29-0 Cleary 2-0-15-0 Putland 2.4-0-18-1 Shahid Afridi 2-0-20-1. (27) (21) (3) (1) Cricket nsW Net run-rate was calculated by subtracting runs conceded per over from runs scored per over. NB.Victoria def SA by 48 runs in the final. 2009 10 TWENTy20 PERFORMANCES MOST RUNS DA Warner PJ Hughes MC Henriques PA Jaques SPD Smith DR Smith DLR Smith DJ Thornely UT Khawaja JR Hazlewood AC Bird MA Starc BJ Rohrer GM Lambert PM Nevill MOST WICKETS SPD Smith DR Smith GM Lambert MA Starc AC Bird JR Hazlewood MC Henriques DJ Thornely M 5 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 2 3 3 5 3 2 1 M 5 5 2 5 3 3 5 4 INN 5 3 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 NO 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 OVERS 12.0 13.4 5.0 14.4 9.1 10.5 12.0 5.0 RUNS 170 96 68 64 54 31 28 22 19 6 5 2 0 MDNS HS 67 71 37 33 35 25 20 15 13 6 5 2 0 RUNS 72 105 51 126 108 95 124 35 50s 2 1 WKTS 7 6 4 4 3 1 1 100s AVRGE 10.29 17.50 12.75 31.50 36.00 95.00 124.00 AVRGE 34.00 48.00 17.00 16.00 27.00 7.75 28.00 11.00 9.50 5.00 2.00 0.00 ST 1 2 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 BEST 4-13 2-4 3-20 1-16 2-26 1-35 1-21 CT 1 STK-RT 232.88 123.08 115.25 104.92 110.20 119.23 147.37 75.86 126.67 60.00 33.33 25.00 0.00 RPO 6.00 7.68 10.20 8.59 11.78 8.77 10.33 7.00 50 nsW tWentY20 ReCoRDs MAJOR OPPONENTS Queensland Tasmania Victoria Western Australia South Australia Others Total FIRST GAME 2005 06 2005 06 2005 06 2006 07 2006 07 2009 10 M 5 5 6 4 4 5 29 WON 3 2 3 3 4 15 LOST 2 3 3 4 1 1 14 RECORDS Highest total for Highest total against Lowest total for Lowest total against Highest score for Highest score against Best bowling for Best bowling against 4-194 7-233 71 81 83 111 4-13 4-6 v Tasmania at Hobart by Victoria at North Sydney v Western Australia at Perth by South Australia at Sydney Olympic Park PJ Hughes v Trinidad & Tobago at Hyderabad MG Dighton (Tasmania) at Sydney Olympic Park SPD Smith v Tasmania at Hobart MR Marsh (Western Australia) at Perth 2009 10 2005 06 2009 10 2009 10 2009 10 2006 07 2009 10 2009 10 LEADINg RUN SCORERS BATSMAN David WARNER Phillip HUGHES Simon KATICH Dominic THORNELY Moises HENRIQUES Phil JAQUES Daniel SMITH Steven SMITH Ben ROHRER Brad HADDIN Aaron O BRIEN M 21 13 18 21 25 11 25 20 15 8 10 INN 21 13 16 20 23 11 23 17 11 8 9 NO 1 3 3 4 3 1 6 5 2 2 RUNS 606 486 406 371 348 277 256 226 175 158 105 HS 67 83 53 57 51 69 28 35 45 54 38 50s 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 100s AVRGE 30.30 48.60 31.23 23.19 17.40 27.70 15.06 18.83 19.44 19.75 15.00 STK-RT 159.47 115.71 132.68 117.41 123.40 137.81 117.43 116.49 144.63 113.67 117.98 HIgHEST STRIkE-RATES BATSMAN David Warner Ben Rohrer Phil Jaques Simon Katich Moises Henriques Steven Smith Phil Hughes Dominic Thornely Brad Haddin Aaron O Brien INN 21 15 11 18 25 20 13 22 8 11 M 21 11 11 16 23 17 13 21 8 10 NO 1 2 1 3 3 5 3 4 2 RUNS 606 175 277 406 348 226 486 376 158 106 HS 67 45 69 53 51 35 83 57 54 38 50s 4 2 1 4 1 1 100s AVRGE 30.30 19.44 27.70 31.23 18.83 18.83 48.60 22.12 19.75 13.25 STK RT 159.47 144.63 137.81 132.68 116.49 116.49 115.71 115.34 113.67 112.77 HIgHEST INDIvIDUAL SCORE SCORE 83 80 71 69 67 65 63 62 61 57 STK-RT 129 133 142 181 279 185 153 96 210 150 BATSMAN Phillip HUGHES Phillip HUGHES Phillip HUGHES Phil JAQUES David WARNER David WARNER David WARNER Phillip HUGHES Phil JAQUES Dominic THORNELY OPPONENT Trinidad & Tobago Queensland Tasmania Western Australia Tasmania South Australia Trinidad & Tobago Sussex Tasmania Queensland VENUE Hyderabad Brisbane Hobart Perth Hobart Adelaide Hyderabad Delhi Hobart North Sydney SEASON 2009 10 2008 09 2009 10 2006 07 2009 10 2008 09 2009 10 2009 10 2005 06 2005 06 FASTEST FIFTIES BALLS 18 20 21 27 28 BATSMAN David WARNER David WARNER Phil JAQUES David WARNER Phil JAQUES OPPONENT Tasmania South Australia Tasmania South Australia Western Australia VENUE Hobart Sydney Olympic Park Hobart Adelaide Perth SEASON 2009 10 2009 10 2005 06 2008 09 2006 07 MOST DISMISSALS By WICkET-kEEPERS WICKET-KEEPER Daniel SMITH Brad HADDIN M 25 8 DISMISSALS 14 12 CATCHES 9 6 STUMPINGS 5 6 LEADINg WICkET TAkERS BOWLER Aaron BIRD Moises HENRIQUES Steven SMITH Nathan HAURITZ Doug BOLLINGER Nathan BRACKEN Aaron O BRIEN Stuart CLARK Brett LEE Dominic THORNELY M 12 25 20 13 14 8 10 6 6 21 OVERS 39.4 65.3 38.3 43.0 51.1 30.5 32.3 22.5 21.0 40.0 MDNS 1 3 RUNS 366 536 270 266 357 252 258 112 79 313 WKTS 21 21 20 14 13 11 11 9 8 8 AVRGE 17.43 25.52 13.50 19.00 27.46 22.91 23.45 12.44 9.88 39.13 BEST 3-21 3-11 4-13 2-21 3-22 3-38 2-7 3-12 2-10 2-21 RPO 9.23 8.18 7.01 6.19 6.98 8.17 7.94 4.91 3.76 7.83 HIgHEST PARTNERSHIP FOR EACH WICkET 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th SEASON 2009 10 2007 08 2009 10 2009 10 2009 10 10th 9 121 79 90 53 73 59 58 40 30 Phillip HUGHES & David WARNER David WARNER & Simon KATICH Phillip HUGHES & Moises HENRIQUES Brad HADDIN & Moises HENRIQUES Dominic THORNELY & Ben ROHRER Dominic THORNELY & Ian MORAN Dominic THORNELY & Nathan HAURITZ David WARNER & Scott COYTE Aaron BIRD & Mark CAMERON Aaron BIRD & Josh HAZLEWOOD Trinidad & Tobago Eagles Sussex Tasmania Victoria Queensland Queensland Western Australia Tasmania Western Australia Hyderabad Delhi Delhi Hobart Sydney Olympic Park North Sydney Sydney Olympic Park Sydney Olympic Park Sydney Olympic Park Perth 2009 10 2009 10 2009 10 2007 08 2008 09 2005 06 2007 08 2007 08 2008 09 2009 10 BEST BOWLINg IN AN INNINgS WKTS 4-13 4-15 3-11 3-12 3-15 BOWLER Steven SMITH Steven SMITH Moises HENRIQUES Stuart CLARK Stuart CLARK OPPONENT Tasmania Queensland Victoria Eagles Somerset VENUE Hobart Sydney Olympic Park Delhi Delhi Hyderabad MOST CATCHES By A FIELDSMAN FIELDSMAN Simon KATICH Moises HENRIQUES Phillip HUGHES Dominic THORNELY Steven SMITH MATCHES 18 25 13 21 20 CATCHES 15 13 8 6 6 MOST ECONOMICAL BOWLINg (4 OvERS) RUNS 8 11 12 12 13 13 13 WKTS 1 1 3 1 1 4 BOWLER Brett LEE Glenn McGRATH Doug BOLLINGER Stuart CLARK Nathan HAURITZ Doug BOLLINGER Stephen SMITH OPPONENT Sussex Queensland Victoria Eagles Eagles Sussex Tasmania VENUE Delhi Sydney Olympic Park Sydney Olympic Park Delhi Delhi Delhi Hobart SEASON 2009 10 2007 08 2008 09 2009 10 2009 10 2009 10 2009 10 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 51 nsW seConD xi FUtURes LeaGUe The NSW Futures League Second XI teams took part in an extremely busy and rewarding 2009 10 season. A Cricket Australia High Performance Pathway Review in 2009 led to a change in format for the second tier competition with the Futures League replacing the Cricket Australia Cup. The Futures League involved six Three Day matches with only three players over the age of 23 permitted to play each fixture. The competition also saw the introduction of some different playing conditions. Compulsory declarations (96 overs in first innings 48 overs in second innings) extra points for wickets taken by spin bowlers and the trialling of pink balls in two of the matches added some extra interest to these fixtures. In addition the team also took part in the inaugural Futures League Twenty20 competition in Melbourne as well as three Four Day Second XI matches where no age restrictions applied. The nature of the Futures League format with nine players under 23 selected for each match allowed for several young players from outside the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues squad to be given opportunities to impress. A staggering 38 players were used over the course of the season of which almost half had never played in a Four Day match. Despite some mixed results in the Second XI matches and the Twenty20 tournament the team achieved some excellent results in the Futures League and in the process unearthed several exciting young cricketers. NSW finished the Futures League competition in second place behind Victoria after recording three outright victories and two draws from five matches - an abandoned match against South Australia due to a wet wicket at Joe McAleer Oval back in October proving very costly There were several highlights during the season both individually and from a team perspective. The outstanding 13 run victory over Tasmania in the Futures League match. After stumps on Day Two NSW in their second innings were still 55 runs behind the Tasmanian first innings total. With both teams having 48 overs to bat on Day Three Tim Armstrong played superbly to build a lead of 179 before an exceptional bowling and fielding effort set up a wonderful victory. The brilliant third wicket partnership of 394 between Greg Mail (223) and Peter Forrest (183) in the Second XI match against Victoria. Peter Forrest s wonderful 153 not out on a difficult pitch in the Futures League match against Victoria to lead the team to an excellent six wicket victory. Eight other players scored centuries throughout the season with six of these scoring triple figures for the first time at senior representative level. The emphatic victory over Queensland by 194 runs at Allan Border Field to retain the prestigious SE Gregory Cup for the fifth year in a row. Most pleasingly this season saw the emergence of several exciting young players plus the rise to higher honours of others who have been around NSW Cricket for some time. Along with RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Squad member Josh Hazlewood Nic Maddinson Tim Armstrong Luke Doran and Adam Zampa were all members of Australia s U 19 World Cup winning team in New Zealand in January. Their efforts throughout the Futures League Second XI season gave further indication of their outstanding promise. These four have been rewarded with Rookie contracts for the 2010 11 season and I look forward to their continued development as they become exposed to the professional environment. The seamless transition of Trent Copeland from outstanding Grade bowler to an established First Class player in such a short time frame was a pleasure to witness. His rise to prominence is a great example for all Grade cricketers that consistent performances in Club and Second XI cricket will be recognised. Wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has been an integral member of the Second XI side for two seasons now setting a wonderful example with his professionalism leadership and work ethic. His century in the last Shield game of the season against South Australia was a wonderful reward for his hard work. It was also gratifying to see regular players this season maintain their consistent performances over the summer. Philip Wells Simon Keen Steve Cazzulino Jackson Bird and Marty Paskal were all reliable contributors whose cricket benefited greatly from the demands and challenges of the longer form of the game. I was very fortunate to have wonderful support throughout this season. Special thanks must go to Second XI Physiotherapist Danny Redrup for his tireless efforts often working late into the night to keep players on the park. Credit also to the players whose attitude to their recovery and injury management during such a heavy late season schedule was exemplary. Thanks also to our Performance Analyst Ben Romalis for his enthusiasm and passion and to State Coach Matthew Mott for his encouragement advice and co-operation. Thanks to Greg Mail Ben Rohrer Peter Nevill Peter Forrest Simon Keen and Moises Henriques for their leadership roles during 2009 10 and also to Brian Taber and the State Selection Committee for their assistance during such a hectic program of matches. Finally my appreciation goes to the NSW Cricket Board for their continued support of the State Cricket Department. From what I have seen this season an exciting few years awaits. DAVID FREEDMAN NSW Second XI Coach RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Assistant Coach Cricket nsW 52 nsW seConD xi FUtURes LeaGUe RESULTS Second XI Matches NSW Second XI 161 (G Mail 52 P Jaques 30) and 6 dec 574 (G Mail 223 P Forrest 183) drew with Victoria Second XI 268 (J Hazlewood 3-30 B Cockley 3-42) and 3-287 (B Cockley 1-24 B McDonald 1-79) Victoria Second XI 398 (T Copeland 4-88 D Burns 2-81) and 8 dec 232 (A Beadle 5-67 S Keen 3-44) def NSW Second XI 266 (S Cazzulino 110 P Wells 58) and 209 (S Keen 65no P Wells 48 T Cruickshank 44) Western Australia Second XI 251 (S Keen 4-40 A Marr 3-35) and 9-390 (B McDonald 4-112 M Paskal 3-48 L Doran 2-70) def NSW Second XI 5 dec 371 (P Wells 96 A Crosthwaite 87no S Cazzulino 61 T Sparke 55) and 4 dec 268 (A Crosthwaite 58no S Cazzulino 54no N Maddinson 57 P Neville 41) Futures League Round One NSW drew with South Australia (match abandoned due to wet wicket) Round Two NSW 301 (D Warner 92 D Smith 66 S Keen 51) and 9-253 (M Henriques 62 P Wells 54 T Armstrong 41no) def Western Australia 268 (T Armstrong 4-42 M Henriques 2-40) and 6-148 (D Burns 2-31) on first innings Round Three NSW 8 dec 348 (A Beadle 118 S Cazzulino 57 P Wells 48) and 4-288 (P Forrest 153no S Keen 73no P Nevill 45) def Victoria 6 dec 344 (J Mennie 1-49 T Copeland 1-69 N Brain 1-39 P Wells 1-19) and 291 (T Copeland 3-67) Round Four NSW 9 dec 295 (T Cruickshank 110 J Mennie 34 P Wells 30) and 4 dec 310 (S Keen 59no T Cruickshank 50no P Nevill 58 N Maddinson 53) def Queensland 220 (M Paskal 6-42 S Keen 3-36) and 191 (J Bird 4-34 S Keen 2-21 N Brain 2-73) Round Five NSW 5 dec 318 (P Wells 101 S Keen 64no S Cazzulino 51 N Maddinson 51) and 8 dec 284 (T Armstrong 134 A Crosthwaite 59) def Tasmania 9 dec 423 (A Zampa 3-76 L Doran 2-67) and 166 (J Bird 4-46 M Paskal 3-39 A Zampa 2-23) Round Six ACT 371 (A Zampa 4-58 J Bird 2-54) and 1-92 (S Keen 1-10) def NSW 5 dec 356 (A Crosthwaite 116 D Warner 63 M Henriques 74) and 8 dec 286 (D Warner 76 N Maddinson 53 T Armstrong 42) on first innings 2009 10 FUTURES LEAgUE POINTS TABLE TEAM Victoria New South Wales South Australia Australian Capital Territory Queensland Western Australia Tasmania P 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 WO 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 WI 1 2 1 LI 1 1 3 LO 1 1 3 2 4 1 4 BONUS POINTS 5.1 2.4 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.5 2.5 37.1 28.4 26.7 22.5 20.8 18.5 14.5 1.403 1.416 1.110 0.890 0.771 0.867 0.811 POINTS QUOTIENT New South Wales v South Australia abandoned due to rain - South Australia awarded full points due to insufficient covering of wicket. Outright win 8 points lead on first innings in a drawn or lost game 2 points. Quotient runs per wicket scored divided by runs per wicket conceded. Futures League Twenty20 Round One NSW 9-132 (P Wells 44no) def Victoria 9-122 (S Keen 3-12 P Wells 2-20) Round Two Tasmania 9-141 (D Burns 4-24 T Armstrong 2-30) def NSW 122 (P Nevill 26 N Maddinson 15 P Wells 15) Round Three Queensland 3-156 (T Copeland 1-26 P Wells 1-33 A Beadle 1-26) def NSW 125 (T Copeland 35 D Murphy 31 P Wells 23) 7th Place Play Off Centre of Excellence 6-137 (T Copeland 3-20 J Mennie 2-24 M Paskal 1-25) def NSW 7-136 (A Beadle 46no P Nevill 25) 2009 10 FUTURES TWENTy20 LEAgUE POINTS TABLE TEAM Western Australia Tasmania ACT Queensland Victoria South Australia New South Wales Centre of Excellence PLAYED 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 WON 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 LOST 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 POINTS 6 4 4 4 2 2 2 0 NET RUN RATE 0.681 0.700 0.250 0.242 -0.232 -0.471 -0.667 -0.474 Left page Peter Forrest went from the NSW Second XI to Australia A during the course of the 2009 10 season. Below from left NSW and Australian U 19 reps Adam Zampa & Nic Maddinson. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 53 nsW BReaKeRs The 2009 10 NSW Breakers squad Standing (l-r) Kate Leslie (Physio) Matt Dwyer (Strength & Conditioning Coach) Nicole Goodwin Corinne Hall Sarah Aley Ellyse Perry Claire Koski Kate Blackwell Sharon Millanta Erin Osborne Trent Woodhill (Assistant Coach) Martha Webb (Manager) Seated (l-r) Sarah Coyte Angela Reakes Alex Blackwell (vice-captain) Richard Bates (Head Coach) Lisa Sthalekar (captain) Leah Poulton Alyssa Healy Sarah Andrews. The 2009 10 season saw the Breakers win the Women s National Cricket League (WNCL) 50 over title for the 12th time in 14 attempts and for the fifth consecutive season. This was achieved with a victory against Victoria in the Final at the MCG on 30 January 2010. The Breakers also qualified for the inaugural WNCL Twenty20 Final again against Victoria but came away without the title. We were simply outplayed on the day after a disappointing batting performance chasing 128 at the Adelaide Oval. To reach both Finals in itself was an excellent achievement in a season which once again saw the emergence of some very talented young players all of whom made an impression in their first year at this level. Sarah Coyte Angela Reakes and Claire Koski all made their debuts while wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy took the gloves on a regular basis for the first time. Our performances this year were of a high standard as the team adjusted to the changes in personnel from the season before. We finished on top of the ladder in the Twenty20 having lost only one of our six matches. In the 50 over competition Victoria sat at the top of the ladder at the end of the season just one point ahead of us but pleasingly we went on to beat them in the Final On the field the girls were clinical and ruthless at times displaying to all the huge pool of talent within the squad. There were however times when we were vulnerable and lacked the required conviction particularly with the bat which was more evident in Twenty20 cricket than the 50 over format. This is an area that has been identified for improvement for next season. Notably Alex Blackwell was the 50 over competition s leading batter with an average of 61 Ellyse Perry the highest wicket taker with 22 scalps and Alyssa Healy claimed the most victims behind the stumps. Leah Poulton led the run scorers in the Twenty20 competition with Alex Blackwell also prominent. Alyssa Healy again led the way with the most victims. NSW had seven players selected in the Australian team for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in February 2010 Sarah Andrews Alex Blackwell Alyssa Healy Erin Osborne Ellyse Perry Leah Poulton and Lisa Sthalekar. The same players with the exception of Sarah Andrews who retired after the Rose Bowl travelled to the West Indies in May to contest the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Congratulations to Alex Blackwell who was appointed Australian Captain for both competitions. In December 2009 Angela Reakes Sarah Coyte and Alyssa Healy were selected to play for the Australian U 21 team in a series against the New Zealand Emerging Players. Erin Osborne took a break from her Southern Stars duties to captain this team. As previously mentioned Sarah Andrews retired from cricket at the conclusion of the Rose Bowl against New Zealand. Sarah decided that the time was right for her to call it day and finish at the top of her game which she certainly did. Sarah was very influential both on and off the field during her career and was instrumental in many of our successes in recent years. Sarah s attitude and commitment was second to none and the example she set will have had a positive effect on our up-andcoming players. On behalf of all those involved in the Breakers past and present I would like to congratulate Sarah on an excellent State and International career and wish her well in her ongoing endeavours beyond cricket. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Breakers support staff for their ongoing professionalism and dedication to the Program and players. We are blessed with some quality sports science practitioners and specialist coaches and from the players and myself I thank you. On behalf of all those involved in the Breakers Program I would like to thank Chief Executive David Gilbert and the NSW Cricket Board for the ongoing support. The resources provided to us are first class and have underpinned our success on the field. The 2010 11 season will bring new challenges to an ever evolving young group of players. The opposition is always gunning for the Breakers as was evident in many of our fixtures this year and against Victoria and the ACT in particular. Twenty20 cricket is very much a part of the calendar now. We will have to work very hard to stave off our fiercest rivals in two formats of the game in fighting to retain the 50 over title and get our name on the Twenty20 trophy for the first time. Richard Bates NSW Breakers Head Coach Cricket nsW 54 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe NSW BREAKERS VS QUEENSLAND FIRE 7 8 November 2009 North Sydney Oval The NSW Breakers were made to fight hard for their opening wins of the season against Queensland. After a convincing victory in the previous day s Twenty20 fixture the Breakers found the going much tougher in Game One of the 50 over double header. Batting first on a slow pitch they posted 198 from 49.4 overs thanks mainly to 66 from Ellyse Perry 37 to Lisa Sthalekar and 22 from tailender Sarah Andrews. At 1-98 Queensland were poised for an upset however four wickets to Sarah Coyte quickly turned the tables. Unable to keep pace with the required run rate Queensland were restricted to 9-183 from their 50 overs. Game Two was constantly interrupted by rain. Queensland batted first making 7-108. The Duckworth-Lewis method was then applied meaning NSW needed to get 127 from 37 overs. The loss of several early wickets meant a tough chase for NSW. In a ton of trouble at 6-70 Sarah Coyte took charge of the innings. Playing just her second National League game her 39 not out was a perfect mix of patience and aggression. With help from Erin Osborne (15) and Sarah Aley (12 not out) Coyte got the Breakers home by three wickets with 16 balls to spare. NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND At North Sydney Oval North Sydney November 7 2009. New South Wales won by 15 runs. Toss Queensland. New South Wales 4 pts. Player of the Match EA Perry. Umpires A Hamilton and MAW Nickl. NEW SOUTH WALES NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND At North Sydney Oval North Sydney November 8 2009. New South Wales won by three wickets. (D L method) Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 4 pts. Player of the Match SJ Coyte. Umpires A Hamilton and MAW Nickl. QUEENSLAND LJ Poulton c Kimmince b Pike AJ Blackwell c Fields b Pike KA Blackwell c Kimmince b Pike LC Sthalekar c Hill b Jonassen AJ Healy c Jonassen b Pike SJ Coyte b Jonassen EA Perry c Broadfoot b Coleman EA Osborne st Fields b Jonassen SE Aley lbw b Coleman SJ Andrews c Short b Kimmince AR Reakes not out L-b 3 w 11 (49.4 overs 171 mins) Fall 32 37 54 78 86 116 131 137 191 198 Bowling Petherick 2-1-8-0 Coleman 10-1-56-2 Pike 10-5-15-4 Kimmince 9.4-0-48-1 Broadfoot 8-0-38-0 Jonassen 10-0-30-3. QUEENSLAND 23 5 11 37 11 1 66 6 1 22 1 14 198 (31) (22) (31) (61) (17) (7) (75) (14) (8) (30) (2) MJ Bulow st Healy b Osborne 26 (58) LC Broadfoot c Sthalekar b Andrews 1 (5) L Daley lbw b Andrews 0 (3) JM Fields c Sthalekar b Andrews 3 (9) RR Hollindale lbw b Aley 22 (73) KC Short not out 28 (54) JC Coleman c Healy b Perry 16 (16) J Jonassen c KA Blackwell b Perry 0 (2) DM Kimmince not out 5 (4) KE Pike LM Petherick B 1 w 4 n-b 2 7 (37 overs 134 mins) (7 wkts) 108 Fall 5 5 11 42 73 99 100 Bowling Andrews 8-2-26-3 Perry 4-0-19-2 Millanta 6-2-16-0 Osborne 7-1-12-1 Reakes 7-0-14-0 Sthalekar 4-0-16-0 Aley 1-0-4-1. NEW SOUTH WALES MJ Bulow c KA Blackwell b Coyte 56 (90) LC Broadfoot c KA Blackwell b Perry 3 (11) L Daley b Coyte 41 (86) JM Fields b Coyte 36 (44) RR Hollindale run out (Perry) 12 (26) K Short b Osborne 7 (18) JC Coleman b Perry 2 (4) J Jonassen b Perry 0 (1) DM Kimmince b Coyte 15 (18) KE Pike not out 1 (2) LM Petherick B 3 l-b 2 w 5 10 (50 overs 176 mins) (9 wkts) 183 Fall 7 98 107 126 139 142 143 180 183 Bowling Andrews 7-1-28-0 Perry 10-0-42-3 Aley 2-0-10-0 Millanta 5-0-17-0 Osborne 10-0-24-1 Sthalekar 10-0-32-0 Coyte 6-0-25-4. AJ Blackwell c Coleman b Jonassen 7 (10) LJ Poulton lbw b Coleman 16 (51) KA Blackwell b Jonassen 4 (3) LC Sthalekar c Short b Jonassen 4 (10) AJ Healy st Fields b Pike 12 (24) SJ Coyte not out 39 (53) EA Perry c Hill b Coleman 7 (24) EA Osborne lbw b Coleman 15 (22) SE Aley not out 12 (9) SJ Andrews AR Reakes L-b 2 w 9 11 (34.2 overs 128 mins) (7 wkts) 127 Fall 7 13 22 41 46 70 111 Bowling Pike 8-0-18-1 Jonassen 8-1-24-3 Coleman 7-1-15-3 Broadfoot 7-0-33-0 Kimmince 3-0-19-0 Short 1-0-7-0 Hill 0.2-0-9-0. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 55 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe NSW BREAKERS VS ACT METEORS 21 22 November 2009 Manuka Oval Canberra Game One saw a comprehensive eight wicket bonus point win to the Breakers. The result was set up in the field with the ACT only managing 216 despite a 137 run second wicket stand between Kris Britt (78) and Laura Wright (70). The Breakers bowlers did a terrific job in stifling the ACT s quest for runs at the death . Ellyse Perry and Angela Reakes snared three wickets each while Erin Osborne picked up two and Lisa Sthalekar one. NSW openers Alex Blackwell and Leah Poulton then produced a 99 run first wicket stand. When Poulton fell for 42 Alex seized the initiative dominating the 93 run second wicket partnership with her twin Kate (27) and bringing up her century in fine style. She finished 121 not out from 125 balls with 14 fours and a one six. Game Two resulted in the Breakers first loss in 13 National League matches with the ACT prevailing by four wickets. The NSW batters failed to continue with their form from the previous day bowled out for 175 in just the 42nd over. Lisa Sthalekar was the mainstay of the innings with 48 while Alyssa Healy (29) and Claire Koski (37) provided useful cameos. However the visitors would rue the missed opportunity of batting out the remaining overs. The ACT openers put on 50 for the first wicket before the Breakers were able to claw their way back into the game with a steady flow of wickets. But NSW just didn t have enough runs with the Meteors winning three balls into the 48th over. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY v NEW SOUTH WALES At Manuka Oval Canberra November 21 2009. New South Wales won by eight wickets. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 5 pts. Player of the Match AJ Blackwell. Umpires Y Ramasundara and AI Shelley. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY v NEW SOUTH WALES At Manuka Oval Canberra November 22 2009. Australian Capital Territory won by four wickets. Toss New South Wales. Australian Capital Territory 4 pts. Player of the Match SL Hungerford. Umpires S Lightbody and AI Shelley. NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW LA Coleman c Aley b Perry 4 (10) L Wright c and b Reakes 70 (89) KL Britt c Perry b Sthalekar 78 (99) L Kuschert b Reakes 2 (10) SL Hungerford b Reakes 6 (10) CA Anneveld b Perry 21 (28) K Owen c Healy b Osborne 5 (9) E Preston run out (Andrews Healy) 16 (24) A Harris c Healy b Osborne 2 (6) S Moylan lbw b Perry 2 (8) LC Davis not out 3 (8) L-b 2 w 2 n-b 3 7 (49.4 overs 174 mins) 216 Fall 7 144 148 157 175 191 193 196 207 216 Bowling Perry 9-0-30-3 Andrews 6.4-0-22-0 Millanta 4-0-20-0 Osborne 10-0-34-2 Aley 2-0-22-0 Sthalekar 10-0-43-1 Reakes 8-0-43-3. NEW SOUTH WALES AJ Blackwell b Harris 0 LJ Poulton b Harris 2 KA Blackwell c Coleman b Anneveld 0 LC Sthalekar b Davis 48 AJ Healy c Preston b Moylan 29 SJ Coyte c Anneveld b Davis 18 CJ Koski c and b Britt 37 EA Osborne c Kuschert b Britt 11 SE Aley run out (Moylan) 3 SJ Andrews c Kuschert b Harris 8 AR Reakes not out 3 L-b 1 w 10 n-b 5 16 (41.4 overs 157 mins) 175 Fall 2 3 5 67 105 111 136 148 171 175 Bowling Anneveld 10-1-29-1 Harris 8.4-1-24-3 Davis 7-0-36-2 Preston 5-0-29-0 Moylan 6-1-34-1 Britt 5-0-22-2. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (9) (11) (5) (58) (46) (25) (44) (16) (9) (23) (9) LJ Poulton c Harris b Britt 42 AJ Blackwell not out 121 KA Blackwell c Moylan b Hungerford 27 LC Sthalekar not out 12 AJ Healy EA Perry SJ Coyte SE Aley EA Osborne SJ Andrews AR Reakes B 1 w 14 n-b 1 16 (34 overs 126 mins) (2 wkts) 218 Fall 99 192 Bowling Anneveld 6-0-20-0 Harris 5-0-30-0 Davis 5-0-36-0 Preston 3-0-25-0 Owen 2-0-17-0 Britt 5-0-23-1 Moylan 2-0-27-0 Stanley 2-0-19-0 Wright 2-0-13-0 Hungerford 2-0-7-1. (51) (107) (38) (9) L Wright lbw b Osborne 23 LA Coleman st Healy b Sthalekar 38 KL Britt c Aley b Osborne 10 L Kuschert c and b Coyte 17 E Preston b Andrews 25 SL Hungerford not out 40 CA Anneveld c Healy b Sthalekar 4 K Owen not out 13 AR Jason-Jones A Harris S Moylan L-b 1 w 4 n-b 1 6 (47.3 overs 152 mins) (6 wkts) 176 Fall 50 72 74 105 133 138 Bowling Andrews 8.3-0-33-1 Millanta 8-0-41-0 Osborne 10-0-34-2 Sthalekar 10-0-27-2 Reakes 6-0-23-0 Coyte 5-0-17-1. (46) (48) (23) (38) (43) (55) (10) (23) 56 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe NSW BREAKERS VS VICTORIA SPIRIT 12 13 December 2009 Manly Oval For the second round in a row the Breakers dominated Game One but were beaten in Game Two. Victoria batted first in Game One and were bowled out for 189 in the last over of the innings. Two wickets went the way of the three Sarahs Andrews Aley and Coyte while Erin Osborne also snared two with Angela Reakes and Lisa Sthalekar grabbing one each. Promoted to bat at number three Alyssa Healy smashed a personal best 89 not out from 82 balls in the five wicket bonus point win with Alex Blackwell (37) and Lisa Sthalekar (42) continuing their consistent summer. Game Two looked to follow a similar pattern to its predecessor. Victoria were bowled out for 188 in the 44th over with three wickets each to Sarah Andrews and Lisa Sthalekar. After a brisk start from the openers the Breakers looked set for another bonus point win only to fall away badly and be bowled out for 121 in 37 overs. The last seven wickets fell for just 24 runs with the collapse starting with the loss of both Alex Blackwell (39) and Sthalekar (27) with the score on 97. NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA At Manly Oval Manly December 12 2009. New South Wales won by five wickets. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 5 pts. Player of the Match AJ Healy. Umpires MG Kumutat and PJ Tate. VICTORIA NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA At Manly Oval Manly December 13 2009. Victoria won by 67 runs. Toss New South Wales. Victoria 5 pts. Player of the Match KM Beams. Umpires MAW Nickl and NJ Wennerborn. VICTORIA EJ Villani c Koski b Andrews 9 (11) RL Haynes c Sthalekar b Aley 20 (44) SJ Elliott lbw b Coyte 16 (24) JE Cameron c Healy b Coyte 11 (20) KM Applebee b Sthalekar 12 (31) RM Melton c Andrews b Aley 56 (84) EJ Inglis c Sthalekar b Reakes 1 (4) JL Hunter c AJ Blackwell b Osborne 13 (29) BC Binch st Healy b Osborne 6 (25) KM Beams c Osborne b Andrews 0 (4) N Fullwood not out 17 (23) B 2 l-b 4 w 18 n-b 1 25 (49.4 overs) 186 Fall 15 51 55 76 76 89 120 139 144 186 Bowling Andrews 10-2-21-2 Millanta 5-1-25-0 Aley 4.4-0-21-2 Coyte 8-1-29-2 Sthalekar 7-1-28-1 Reakes 5-0-23-1 Osborne 10-0-33-2. NEW SOUTH WALES RL Haynes st Healy b Sthalekar EJ Villani c Healy b Andrews SJ Elliott lbw b Andrews JE Cameron c Poulton b Sthalekar KM Applebee st Healy b Sthalekar RM Melton c Koski b Osborne EJ Inglis c Poulton b Reakes JL Hunter lbw b Coyte BC Binch b Andrews KM Beams lbw b Perry N Fullwood not out L-b 10 w 10 (43.2 overs) Fall 27 45 87 94 106 119 150 163 171 188 Bowling Perry 8-0-37-1 Andrews 7.2-1-29-3 Coyte 8-0-39-1 Sthalekar 7-0-26-3 Osborne 8-1-25-1 Reakes 5-0-22-1. NEW SOUTH WALES 21 24 11 24 13 17 11 15 22 4 6 20 188 (51) (19) (15) (28) (18) (36) (14) (19) (36) (7) (17) LJ Poulton c Elliott b Hunter 6 AJ Blackwell c Haynes b Binch 37 AJ Healy not out 89 LC Sthalekar c Villani b Beams 42 CJ Koski lbw b Beams 1 KA Blackwell st (sub) b Beams 9 SJ Coyte not out 0 EA Osborne SE Aley SJ Andrews AR Reakes W3 3 (36.1 overs) (5 wkts) 187 Fall 9 81 163 168 178 Bowling Hunter 8.1-2-41-1 Fullwood 4-0-23-0 Hempenstall 2-0-15-0 Elliott 10-2-36-0 Binch 4-0-31-1 Beams 8-1-41-3. (13) (48) (82) (53) (8) (7) (6) AJ Blackwell run out (Haynes) LJ Poulton run out (Binch) AJ Healy c Elliott b Binch LC Sthalekar b Beams EA Perry b Beams KA Blackwell c Binch b Beams SJ Coyte c Binch b Elliott CJ Koski lbw b Beams EA Osborne c Inglis b Hunter SE Aley lbw b Elliott SJ Andrews not out L-b 4 w 11 (34.3 overs) Fall 41 52 97 97 107 108 108 113 116 121 Bowling Hunter 7.3-2-18-1 Fullwood 4-0-20-0 Binch 5-0-31-1 Beams 10-3-25-4 Elliott 8-1-23-2. 39 16 5 27 11 0 4 0 1 1 2 15 121 (59) (33) (13) (26) (27) (5) (19) (2) (13) (7) (3) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 57 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe NSW BREAKERS VS WESTERN FURY 8 9 January 2010 Trinity College and Aquinas College Perth The Breakers came away from Perth with two big wins in each of their 50 over clashes with the Fury. Game One was played at Trinity College where the Breakers piled on the runs scoring a mammoth 3-303 from their 50 overs. The highlight was a record 228 run third wicket partnership between Alex Blackwell and Lisa Sthalekar. Blackwell was the first to triple figures finishing with 138 from 143 balls. It was her second century for the season while Sthalekar made 108 not out from 93 balls. On an excellent batting deck Western Australia played out their 50 overs to make 6-173. Nevertheless it was a big win for the Breakers with two wickets to Ellyse Perry and one each to Sthalekar Angela Reakes Sharon Millanta and Sarah Aley. While Game One favoured the batters the following day s clash was to be savoured by the bowlers particularly the spinners. Western Australia made just 99 after failing to come to terms with the turning Aquinas College pitch. Sthalekar added to her already brilliant weekend with 4-14 from 10 overs while fellow off-spinner Erin Osborne took 3-23. There were no demons in the pitch when NSW batted. Victory came in 19.2 overs with Alex Blackwell (61 not out) and Leah Poulton (30 not out) making light work of the chase. WESTERN AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Trinity College Perth January 8 2010. New South Wales won by 127 runs. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 5 pts. Player of the Match AJ Blackwell. Umpires M Hall and T Rann. NEW SOUTH WALES WESTERN AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Aquinas College Perth January 9 2010. New South Wales won by 10 wickets. Toss Western Australia. New South Wales 6 pts. Player of the Match LC Sthalekar. Umpires NR Johnstone and T Rann. WESTERN AUSTRALIA Cricket nsW LJ Poulton c Holmes b Shave 10 (24) AJ Blackwell st Wallace b Moyes 138 (143) AJ Healy run out (Burns) 28 (40) LC Sthalekar not out 108 (93) SJ Coyte not out 1 (1) KA Blackwell EA Perry EA Osborne SJ Andrews SE Aley AR Reakes B 1 l-b 16 n-b 1 18 (50 overs) (3 wkts) 303 Fall 24 74 302 Bowling Farrell 10-0-51-0 Shave 10-3-56-1 Burns 7-0-47-0 Moyes 8-0-50-1 Ebsary 4-0-28-0 Holmes 8-0-49-0 Stammers 3-0-21-0. WESTERN AUSTRALIA PA Merrilees b Perry 3 JCL Wallace b Sthalekar 19 LN Stammers st Healy b Osborne 12 CA Bambury st Healy b Sthalekar 3 RM Farrell c Sthalekar b Osborne 8 LK Ebsary c Osborne b Sthalekar 3 AJ Fahey b Sthalekar 3 DK Brown c KA Blackwell b Andresws 9 LA Shave b Osborne 0 ML Holmes b Coyte 20 JM Moyes not out 3 B 7 l-b 2 w 5 n-b 2 16 (40 overs) 99 Fall 4 38 40 51 57 60 60 61 88 99 Bowling Perry 8-2-19-1 Andrews 7-0-24-1 Sthalekar 10-2-14-4 Osborne 10-1-23-3 Reakes 4-0-7-0 Coyte 1-0-3-1. NEW SOUTH WALES (9) (47) (27) (22) (9) (7) (10) (36) (4) (62) (9) LK Ebsary b Perry 4 (14) JCL Wallace c AJ Blackwell b Sthalekar 28 (42) CA Bambury c Aley b Perry 2 (8) LN Stammers st Healy b Millanta 25 (58) RM Farrell c Osborne b Reakes 52 (71) PA Merrilees not out 36 (68) AJ Fahey c Millanta b Aley 14 (24) DK Brown not out 7 (16) JM Moyes LA Shave KAD Burns B 1 l-b 2 w 4 n-b 1 8 (50 overs) (6 wkts) 176 Fall 15 19 45 101 135 165 Bowling Perry 8-0-29-2 Andrews 9-0-28-0 Coyte 6-0-24-0 Sthalekar 3-0-11-1 Osborne 4-0-18-0 Reakes 7-0-33-1 Millanta 8-0-20-1 Aley 5-0-10-1. AJ Blackwell not out 61 LJ Poulton not out 30 KA Blackwell AJ Healy SJ Coyte LC Sthalekar EA Perry SE Aley EA Osborne SJ Andrews AR Reakes W 11 11 (19.3 overs) (0 wkt) 102 Fall Bowling Farrell 7-0-31-0 Shave 4-1-20-0 Moyes 1-0-8-0 Holmes 4.3-0-21-0 Giggins 3-0-22-0. (68) (49) 58 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe NSW BREAKERS VS SOUTH AUSTRALIA SCORPIONS 15 16 January 2010 Bankstown Oval Game One of this double header provided an unbelievable result with South Australia bowled out for just 45 and the game over before lunch. Ellyse Perry was the destroyer with a career best 5-19 from just eight overs. Sarah Andrews and Sharon Millanta impressed with 2-8 and 2-7 respectively while Sarah Coyte also snared a wicket amongst the carnage. Victory came inside 10 overs for the loss two wickets with Perry top scoring on 17 not out. The Breakers won Game Two by 76 runs hitting 9-229 batting first. While no one passed 50 all of the top order made solid contributions while number nine Sarah Aley smashed 43 not out from 33 balls to end the innings. In reply South Australia managed 153 with Karen Rolton (60) and Shelley Nitschke (38) providing most of the resistance. Perry continued her excellent form with 4-28 giving her figures of 9-47 for the two matches. These two wins over South Australia meant NSW finished in second place on the competition ladder one point behind Victoria but still qualifying for their 14th consecutive Final. There was also a personal milestone reached by NSW captain Lisa Sthalekar who broke the record for the most games in the Women s National Cricket League going past Melanie Jones old mark of 122. NEW SOUTH WALES v SOUTH AUSTRALIA At Bankstown Memorial Oval Bankstown January 15 2010. New South Wales won by eight wickets. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 6 pts. Player of the Match EA Perry. Umpires MAW Nickl and PJ Tate. SOUTH AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES v SOUTH AUSTRALIA At Bankstown Memorial Oval Bankstown January 16 2010. New South Wales won by 76 runs. Toss South Australia. New South Wales 5 pts. Player of the Match SE Aley. Umpires A Hamilton and MG Kumutat. NEW SOUTH WALES S Nitschke lbw b Perry 0 (1) JL Worner lbw b Andrews 4 (21) KL Rolton b Perry 2 (9) FJ McDonald c Healy b Andrews 9 (28) AZ Dean b Perry 1 (2) TJ McPharlin lbw b Perry 0 (5) AC Moritz c Coyte b Millanta 16 (52) NK Iles b Perry 0 (2) RJ Peate c Healy b Millanta 3 (6) SC Morrison b Coyte 0 (6) SJ Carver not out 2 (12) L-b 1 w 7 8 (24 overs) 45 Fall 0 2 19 20 20 25 25 30 37 45 Bowling Perry 8-0-19-5 Andrews 6-1-8-2 Millanta 6-3-7-2 Coyte 3-0-9-1 Aley 1-0-1-0. NEW SOUTH WALES AJ Blackwell c Peate b Iles 27 LJ Poulton lbw b Nitschke 27 AJ Healy c Woerner b Iles 11 LC Sthalekar c Peate b Rolton 17 SJ Coyte lbw b Jameson 18 KA Blackwell c and b Nitschke 2 EA Perry c Woerner b Schutt 30 EA Osborne b Schutt 7 SE Aley not out 43 SJ Andrews st Dean b Iles 8 AR Reakes not out 5 L-b 4 w 29 n-b 1 34 (50 overs) (9 wkts) 229 Fall 50 77 79 123 126 137 152 189 215 Bowling Jameson 5-0-27-1 Carver 9-0-54-0 Iles 8-1-40-3 Schutt 8-1-36-2 Nitschke 10-2-26-2 Peate 5-0-29-0 Rolton 5-1-13-1. SOUTH AUSTRALIA (54) (33) (28) (32) (29) (17) (39) (19) (33) (12) (5) LJ Poulton lbw b Morrison 12 (19) SJ Coyte c Carver b Jameson 4 (7) EA Perry not out 17 (29) LC Sthalekar not out 4 (3) KA Blackwell AJ Blackwell AJ Healy EA Osborne SE Aley SJ Andrews AR Reakes W 11 11 (9.4 overs) (2 wkts) 48 Fall 13 41 Bowling Jameson 4-1-12-1 Carver 3-0-20-0 Iles 1.4-0-130-0 Morrison 1-0-3-1. JL Woerner b Perry S Nitschke st Healy b Sthalekar FJ McDonald lbw b Millanta KL Rolton c (sub) b Perry AZ Dean lbw b Osborne AC Moritz c Andrews b Osborne TL Clapton c Healy b Perry NK Iles b Andrews ML Schutt b Coyte RJ Peate c Andrews b Perry SJ Carver not out B 2 l-b 2 w 8 (48.4 overs) Fall 36 60 76 95 105 133 148 152 152 153 Bowling Perry 10-2-28-4 Andrews 9-2-33-1 Millanta 6-1-15-1 Sthalekar 10-0-24-1 Osborne 9-0-38-2 Coyte 4.4-0-10-1. 14 38 7 60 7 4 5 6 0 0 0 12 153 (26) (74) (23) (82) (17) (12) (22) (16) (8) (3) (6) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 59 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe WNCL FINAL NSW BREAKERS VS VICTORIA SPIRIT 30 January 2010 Melbourne Cricket Ground The old rivals faced off in the Final of the Women s National Cricket League just seven days after Victoria had inflicted a heavy loss on NSW in the decider of the Women s Domestic Twenty20 competition. Captain Lisa Sthalekar broke with her common practice of winning the toss and sending the opposition in this time electing to bat first on what appeared to be an excellent wicket. Leah Poulton and Alex Blackwell continued their outstanding form hitting 81 for the first wicket before Poulton fell for 31. Blackwell was the next to go caught with the score on 114 and just two runs later Alyssa Healy went for 23. The next two wickets also fell cheaply before Lisa Sthalekar and Ellyse Perry dug in to get the team back on track. Sthalekar who has been a thorn in Victoria s side for so many summers made a fighting 49 while Perry s 17 from 24 balls was crucial to the cause. The final total of 9-206 while not brilliant was competitive. The Breakers had a terrific start in the field with Perry and Sarah Andrews striking with the new ball removing the dangerous Elyse Villani and Rachael Haynes before the score had hit 20. A brilliant piece of fielding from Perry then resulted in the run out of Sarah Edwards. Jessica Cameron and Kelly Applebee settled the Victorian innings with a 45 run third wicket stand which was only broken thanks to an outstanding catch by Leah Poulton at mid-off. Three quick wickets to Erin Osborne then put the game firmly in the Breakers keeping. They went on to bowl Victoria out for 147 giving them a 12th National League title in 14 seasons. With figures of 3-33 Osborne was named Player of the Final. Ellyse Perry finished the competition s leading wicket taker with 22 and Alyssa Healy set a new record for dismissals by a wicketkeeper with 12 catches and eight stumpings. The Breakers were also awarded the Benaud Spirit of Cricket Award for this competition. FINAL VICTORIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne January 30 2010. New South Wales won by 59 runs. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Final EA Osborne. Umpires AJ Barrow and GC Joshua. NEW SOUTH WALES Cricket nsW LJ Poulton c Beams b Binch 31 AJ Blackwell c Hunter b Binch 54 AJ Healy c Villani b Elliott 23 LC Sthalekar c Cameron b Hunter 49 SJ Coyte c Cameron b Beams 1 KA Blackwell c Hunter b Elliott 2 EA Perry run out (Elliott) 17 SE Aley c Cameron b Smith 8 EA Osborne b Smith 1 SJ Andrews not out 2 AR Reakes not out 3 B 4 l-b 3 w 8 15 (50 overs) (9 wkts) 206 Fall 81 114 116 130 139 180 196 201 201 Bowling Hunter 10-1-44-1 Smith 10-0-38-2 Beams 10-1-49-1 Binch 10-0-40-2 Elliott 10-0-28-2. VICTORIA (58) (92) (37) (57) (9) (10) (24) (6) (2) (2) (3) RL Haynes c Aley b Andrews 4 (21) EJ Villani lbw b Perry 1 (2) SJ Elliott run out (Coyte Healy) 17 (32) JE Cameron c Poulton b Reakes 32 (58) KM Applebee c Healy b Osborne 35 (49) RM Melton c Healy b Osborne 13 (23) EJ Inglis c AJ Blackwell b Osborne 2 (3) JL Hunter b Coyte 13 (20) BC Binch run out (Perry) 3 (8) CR Smith run out (Poulton Healy) 10 (14) KM Beams not out 2 (5) B 4 l-b 4 w 7 15 (39.1 overs) 147 Fall 5 15 40 85 112 114 121 134 135 147 Bowling Perry 6-3-11-1 Andrews 5.1-0-18-1 Millanta 3-0-10-0 Coyte 7-3-25-1 Sthalekar 3-0-15-0 Reakes 6-0-27-1 Osborne 9-1-33-3. 60 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL LeaGUe tWentY20 NSW BREAKERS VS QUEENSLAND FIRE North Sydney Oval 6 November 2009 The NSW Breakers opened their 2009 10 summer with a crushing nine wicket win over Queensland. Sent into bat Queensland experienced a brisk start thanks to openers Melissa Bulow (34) and Jodie Fields (22). However Fields dismissal with the score on 45 saw the run rate come to a near stand-still and they finished their 20 overs at 8-82. The wickets were shared around by the NSW bowlers with Sarah Andrews Sharon Millanta Sarah Aley Lisa Sthalekar and Erin Osborne all taking one. There were three run outs. The NSW batters were brutal in their chase of the victory target the winning runs coming off just 7.4 overs with the loss of one wicket. Leah Poulton (37 from 24) and Alex Blackwell (31 not out from 27 balls) were responsible for the carnage. NSW BREAKERS VS ACT METEORS Manuka Oval Canberra 20 November 2009 This eagerly awaited clash saw the experience of NSW prevail in a close contest. Batting first the Breakers openers Alex Blackwell (32) and Leah Poulton (13) put on 48 before both lost their wickets. It allowed the Meteors to get themselves back into the match. Batting seemed a lot harder from then on but a fighting 20 from Lisa Sthalekar and some short but useful knocks from Alyssa Healy (14) Sarah Coyte (14) and Erin Osborne (15) saw the Breakers to 138 from 19.3 overs. In reply the ACT made 4-126 with captain Kris Britt (51 not out) doing her best to lift her side over the line. However NSW s discipline with the ball and in the field was too much for the Meteors who did not score enough runs in the first 10 overs. NSW quick Sharon Millanta was named Player of the Match for her 2-16 while Sthalekar added 2-30 to complete an impressive all-round game. NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND At North Sydney Oval North Sydney November 6 2009. New South Wales won by nine wickets. Toss New South Wales. New South Wales 2 pts Player of the Match AJ Blackwell. Umpires A Hamilton and D Lenzo. QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY v NEW SOUTH WALES At Manuka Oval Canberra November 20 2009. New South Wales won by 12 runs. Toss ACT. New South Wales 2 pts. Player of the Match SA Millanta. Umpires D Eason and AI Shelley. NEW SOUTH WALES MJ Bulow st Healy b Andrews 34 (47) JM Fields c Healy b Millanta 22 (21) JC Coleman c Healy b Aley 1 (4) LC Broadfoot hit wicket b Osborne 4 (8) DL Hollis run out (Poulton) 1 (4) RR Hollindale b Sthalekar 0 (6) K Short run out (Millanta) 6 (19) J Jonassen run out (Perry) 1 (1) DM Kimmince not out 3 (7) KE Pike not out 3 (4) LM Petherick B 1 w 5 n-b 1 7 (20 overs 72 mins) (8 wkts) 82 Fall 45 48 55 59 60 74 75 76 Bowling Perry 2-0-7-0 Andrews 4-0-20-1 Millanta 4-0-17-1 Aley 2-0-15-1 Sthalekar 4-0-10-1 Osborne 4-1-12-1. NEW SOUTH WALES AJ Blackwell c Preston b Harris 32 (23) LJ Poulton b Harris 13 (12) KA Blackwell c Kuschert b Harris 5 (5) LC Sthalekar c Britt b Davis 20 (16) AJ Healy st Coleman b Moylan 14 (15) SJ Coyte c Moylan b Britt 14 (20) EA Perry c Wright b Moylan 0 (1) CJ Koski c and b Britt 3 (6) SE Aley b Moylan 1 (2) EA Osborne c Wright b Preston 15 (16) SJ Andrews not out 6 (3) B 3 l-b 2 w 8 n-b 2 15 (19.3 overs 77 mins) 138 Fall 48 48 63 81 94 94 99 100 122 138 Bowling Anneveld 3-0-26-0 Harris 4-0-28-3 Davis 4-0-23-1 Moylan 4-0-20-3 Britt 3-0-18-2 Preston 1.3-0-18-1. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY LJ Poulton c Hollindale b Broadfoot 37 AJ Blackwell not out 31 KA Blackwell not out 12 LC Sthalekar AJ Healy SJ Coyte EA Perry CJ Koski EA Osborne SE Aley SJ Andrews W 2 n-b 1 3 (7.4 overs 27 mins) (1 wkt) 83 Fall 71 Bowling Petherick 2-0-15-0 Coleman 1-0-13-0 Jonassen 2.4-0-36-0 Broadfoot 2-0-19-1. (24) (19) (4) LA Coleman b Millanta 29 L Wright c Sthalekar b Millanta 22 KL Britt not out 51 SL Hungerford lbw b Sthalekar 7 CA Anneveld c KA Blackwell b Sthalekar 10 L Kuschert not out 4 E Preston K Owen AR Jason-Jones A Harris S Moylan L-b 3 3 (20 overs 67 mins) (4 wkts) 126 Fall 49 56 72 94 Bowling Perry 3-0-18-0 Andrews 2-0-18-0 Millanta 4-0-16-2 Osborne 4-0-18-0 Sthalekar 4-0-30-2 Coyte 3-0-23-0. (23) (29) (38) (11) (13) (6) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 61 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL LeaGUe tWentY20 NSW BREAKERS VS VIC SPIRIT Manly Oval 11 December 2009 The Breakers suffered their only preliminary round loss in a game which got away from them late in the day. Victoria batted first to post a modest total of 6-123 thanks mainly to 52 not out from Sarah Elliott. For the Breakers Sarah Andrews continued her excellent form with 2-22 while Ellyse Perry Sarah Aley and Sharon Millanta took a wicket each. At 0-87 the Breakers were cruising however the loss of openers Alex Blackwell (31) and Leah Poulton (58) caused a dramatic reversal in fortunes. The next five wickets fell for just 13 runs as the home side struggled to get ahead of the required run rate. They eventually batted out their 20 overs to finish at 7-116 disappointed to get so close with wickets still in hand. NSW BREAKERS VS TASMANIA ROAR Bellerive Oval Hobart 30 December 2009 The Breakers maiden clash with the Tasmania Roar was also the first of several double headers for the NSW women this time playing before the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues in Hobart. After an indifferent round of matches against Victoria the Breakers went into this match keen to play some positive cricket and record a comprehensive win. They did just that chasing down Tasmania s 6-91 in 11.3 overs for the loss of two wickets. The best performers for NSW with the ball were Ellyse Perry (2-14) and Lisa Sthalekar (2-11) while Alex Blackwell led the chase with 41 from 32 balls. Leah Poulton and Alyssa Healy made 25 and 20 not out respectively. NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA At Manly Oval Manly December 11 2009. Victoria won by 7 runs. Toss New South Wales. Victoria 2 pts. Player of the Match SJ Elliott. Umpires MAW Nickl and PJ Tate. VICTORIA TASMANIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At Bellerive Oval Hobart December 30 2009. New South Wales won by eight wickets. Toss Tasmania. New South Wales 2 pts. Player of the Match AJ Blackwell. Umpires M Graham-Smith and S Nogajski. TASMANIA Cricket nsW EJ Villani c AJ Blackwell b Andrews 10 RM Melton b Aley 5 JE Cameron c Healy b Andrews 2 SJ Elliott not out 52 MM Lanning c Aley b Perry 8 KM Applebee run out 9 EJ Inglis not out 14 RL Haynes c Koski b Millanta 21 JL Hunter BC Binch KM Hempenstall L-b 1 w 1 2 (20 overs 77 mins) (6 wkts) 123 Fall 15 16 19 74 90 102 Bowling Perry 4-0-24-1 Andrews 4-0-22-2 Aley 3-1-8-1 Sthalekar 4-0-27-0 Osborne 3-0-25-0 Millanta 2-0-15-1. NEW SOUTH WALES (16) (12) (4) (43) (11) (6) (6) (23) L Da Costa run out (Perry) 18 K Jones c Sthalekar b Perry 0 M Jones c Sthalekar b Coyte 2 E Burns c Coyte b Sthalekar 16 JC Price not out 29 E Thompson st Healy b Sthalekar 1 C Ryan b Perry 7 B Page not out 16 K Fryett AJ Silva V Pyke W2 2 (20 overs 68 mins) (6 wkts) 91 Fall 2 15 27 51 53 71 Bowling Perry 4-0-14-2 Andrews 3-0-17-0 Coyte 3-0-15-1 Sthalekar 4-0-11-2 Osborne 4-0-19-0 Reakes 2-0-15-0. NEW SOUTH WALES (23) (2) (7) (26) (38) (2) (11) (11) LJ Poulton c Melton b Binch 58 AJ Blackwell c Lanning b Hunter 30 KA Blackwell not out 14 LC Sthalekar lbw b Hempenstall 0 AJ Healy c Lanning b Hunter 6 CJ Koski st Inglis b Elliott 2 EA Perry run out (Lanning) 0 SJ Coyte st Inglis b Elliott 0 SE Aley not out 1 SJ Andrews EA Osborne W 4 n-b 1 5 (20 overs 76 mins) (7 wkts) 116 Fall 85 96 102 112 114 114 115 Bowling Hunter 4-0-19-2 Coldrey 3-0-20-0 Binch 4-0-26-1 Elliott 4-0-25-2 Hempenstall 4-0-13-1 Haynes 1-0-13-0. (57) (29) (20) (2) (8) (2) (1) (1) (1) AJ Blackwell st K Jones b Da Costa 41 LJ Poulton c Fryett b Da Costa 25 AJ Healy not out 20 LC Sthalekar not out 4 SJ Coyte CJ Koski EA Perry SE Aley SJ Andrews EA Osborne AR Reakes W 1 n-b 1 2 (11.3 overs 43 mins) (2 wkts) 92 Fall 47 85 Bowling Pyke 2-0-14-0 Burns 2-0-8-0 Da Costa 4-0-22-2 Fryett 2-0-23-0 Hamilton 1-0-18-0 Thompson 0.3-0-7-0. (32) (23) (13) (2) 62 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL LeaGUe tWentY20 NSW BREAKERS VS WESTERN FURY The WACA Ground Perth 10 January 2010 The Breakers were forced to make a late change for this game with Claire Koski pulling out sick on the morning of the match allowing for the inclusion of leg-spinner Angela Reakes. Reakes variety proved the perfect foil for off-spinners Lisa Sthalekar and Erin Osborne with the trio bowling beautifully in tandem to restrict Western Australian to 9-99 from Twenty20 overs. Osborne took 3-11 Reakes 2-11 with Sthalekar finishing with 0-19. As had been the case all summer Alex Blackwell and Leah Poulton blew the opposition bowlers out of the water early raising the team s 50 in quick time. The winning runs eventually came in the 14th over for the loss of four wickets with Blackwell unbeaten on 33. NSW BREAKERS VS SA SCORPIONS ANZ Stadium 17 January 2010 The Breakers comprehensively accounted for South Australia by nine wickets with 61 balls to spare. Sent into bat South Australia managed 8-84 from their 20 overs with openers Shelley Nitschke (13) and Julie Woerner (46) the only players to reach double figures. For the second game in a row NSW s spinners dominated the match with Angela Reakes and Erin Osborne taking three wickets each while Sthalekar bowled four overs for just 12 runs. The victory target was reached in less than 10 overs with Leah Poulton smashing 38 from 24 balls while Alex (24 not out) and Kate Blackwell (18 not out) put the icing on a commanding performance. This win coupled with Victoria s loss to the ACT meant the Breakers finished on top of the ladder after the preliminary rounds courtesy of a vastly superior run rate. WESTERN AUSTRALIA v NEW SOUTH WALES At the WACA Ground Perth January 10 2010. New South Wales won by six wickets. New South Wales 2 pts. Toss Western Australia. Player of the Match AJ Blackwell. Umpires NR Johnstone and T Rann. WESTERN AUSTRALIA NEW SOUTH WALES v SOUTH AUSTRALIA At ANZ Stadium Sydney Olympic Park January 17 2010. New South Wales won by nine wickets. New South Wales 2 pts. Toss New South Wales. Player of the Match EA Osborne. Umpires MG Kumutat and PJ Tate. SOUTH AUSTRALIA LK Ebsary c Healy b Andrews 8 (17) JCL Wallace c AJ Blackwell b Reakes 37 (44) LN Stammers c Reades b Coyte 2 (4) RM Farrell run out (Coyte) 9 (11) CA Bambury st Healy b Osborne 28 (20) AJ Fahey st Healy b Osborne 0 (3) PA Merrilees run out (Perry) 2 (3) LA Shave c Osborne b Reakes 0 (2) ML Holmes not out 8 (12) DK Brown c Perry b Osborne 2 (4) JM Moyes not out 0 (0) L-b 1 w 2 3 (20 overs 68 mins) (9 wkts) 99 Fall 20 23 43 72 74 80 81 91 99 Bowling Perry 3-0-17-0 Andrews 3-0-6-1 Coyte 4-0-27-1 Sthalekar 4-0-19-0 Reakes 3-0-11-2 Osborne 3-0-18-3. NEW SOUTH WALES S Nitschke b Osborne 13 JL Woerner c Reakes b Coyte 46 KL Rolton c and b Osborne 4 FJ McDonald st Healy b Osborne 1 AZ Dean not out 6 TL Clapton st Healy b Reakes 0 AC Moritz c Sthalekar b Reakes 0 ML Schutt b Reakes 4 RJ Peate run out 1 NK Iles not out 1 SJ Carver L-b 3 w 5 8 (20 overs 66 mins) (8 wkts) 84 Fall 33 47 57 70 74 74 81 83 Bowling Perry 3-1-21-0 Andrews 3-0-11-0 Osborne 4-0-16-3 Sthalekar 4-1-12-0 Coyte 3-0-10-1 Reakes 3-0-11-3. NEW SOUTH WALES (13) (56) (15) (5) (17) (1) (1) (8) (3) (1) LJ Poulton c Ebsary b Moyes 24 (20) AJ Blackwell not out 33 (28) AJ Healy c Wallace b Moyes 12 (8) LC Sthalekar st Wallace b Moyes 0 (2) SJ Coyte c Fahey b Holmes 16 (20) KA Blackwell not out 0 (1) EA Perry SE Aley EA Osborne SJ Andrews AR Reakes B 5 l-b 1 w 9 15 (13.1 overs 49 mins) (4 wkts) 100 Fall 50 70 70 98 Bowling Farrell 2-0-8-0 Shave 2-0-20-0 Ebsary 3-0-29-0 Moyes 3-0-21-3 Holmes 2-0-8-1 Burns 1.1-0-8-0. AJ Blackwell not out 24 (24) LJ Poulton c Schutt b Iles 38 (22) KA Blackwell not out 18 (14) AJ Healy LC Sthalekar SJ Coyte EA Perry EA Osborne SE Aley SJ Andrews AR Reakes W6 6 (9.5 overs 25 mins) (1 wkt) 86 Fall 63 Bowling Rolton 2-0-11-0 Nitschke 3.5-0-25-0 Carver 1-0-25-0 Iles 3-0-25-1. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 63 2009 10 WoMen s nationaL LeaGUe tWentY20 WOMEN S NATIONAL LEAGUE TWENTY20 FINAL NSW BREAKERS VS VIC SPIRIT Adelaide Oval 23 January 2010 The Breakers are still to defeat Victoria in a Twenty20 match after a heavy 52 run loss in the competition decider. Batting first Victoria made a modest total of 5-127 from their 20 overs. The Breakers did well to stem the opposition s run scoring early in the innings however poor fielding at the death enabled the Spirit to post over 120. Sarah Andrews toiled hard for the excellent return of 1-12 from four overs with Lisa Sthalekar Erin Osborne and Sarah Coyte also claiming a wicket. In reply NSW experienced a disastrous start slumping to 4-8 after four overs with Alex Blackwell Leah Poulton Sarah Aley and Alyssa Healy back in the sheds. It was a situation from which they never recovered bowled out for 75 in 16 overs with number 10 Sarah Andrews top scoring with 15. While it was a disappointing finish the inaugural Domestic Twenty20 competition saw many highlights for the Breakers. Leah Poulton was the tournament s leading run scorer with 201 runs with Alex Blackwell third on 191. Blackwell was also named the Women s National League Twenty20 Player of the Year. FINAL NEW SOUTH WALES v VICTORIA at adelaide oval adelaide January 23 2010. Victoria won by 52 runs. toss Victoria. Player of the Match CR smith. Umpires aR Collins and aD Willoughby. VICTORIA Cricket nsW 64 EJ Villani st Healy b Sthalekar 29 (27) MM Lanning b Andrews 9 (16) JE Cameron c Healy b Osborne 27 (30) SJ Elliott c Sthalekar b Coyte 19 (19) RL Haynes run out (Sthalekar) 17 (14) KM Applebee not out 21 (15) EJ Inglis not out 0 (0) JL Hunter CR Smith BC Binch KM Beams SS Coldrey L-b 1 w 3 n-b 1 5 (20 overs 70 mins) (5 wkts) 127 Fall 32 49 87 89 121 Bowling Perry 2-0-17-0 Andrews 4-1-12-1 Sthalekar 4-0-25-1 Reakes 2-0-16-0 Coyte 3-0-16-1 Osborne 4-0-25-1 Millanta 1-0-15-0. NEW SOUTH WALES LJ Poulton b Hunter 6 (4) AJ Blackwell c Inglis b Smith 0 (2) SE Aley lbw b Hunter 0 (3) AJ Healy c Cameron b Smith 0 (3) LC Sthalekar c Cameron b Binch 9 (18) KA Blackwell c Villani b Binch 7 (16) SJ Coyte run out (Haynes) 10 (14) EA Perry c Villani b Elliott 5 (9) EA Osborne c Hunter b SJ Coldrey 10 (12) SJ Andrews c Elliott b Beams 15 (11) AR Reakes not out 6 (3) SA Millanta L-b 1 w 6 7 (16 overs 58 mins) 75 Fall 7 8 8 8 21 36 40 43 60 75 Bowling Hunter 2-1-7-2 Smith 4-0-15-2 Binch 4-0-15-2 Elliott 3-0-13-1 Coldrey 2-0-18-1 Beams 1-0-6-1. 2009 10 WnCL & tWentY20 statistiCs WNCL POINTS TABLE TEAM VIC NSW ACT WA QLD SA PLAYED 10 10 10 10 10 10 WON 8 8 4 4 3 2 LOST 1 2 6 6 6 8 NO RESULT 1 1 BONUS POINTS 7 8 2 2 4 41 40 18 18 18 8 1.1768 1.2588 -0.3621 -0.8518 0.1163 -1.2044 POINTS N R R TWENTy20 POINTS TABLE TEAM NSW VIC ACT QLD SA WA TAS PLAYED 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 WON 5 5 3 3 2 2 1 LOST 1 1 3 3 4 4 5 POINTS 10 10 6 6 4 4 2 N R R 2.443 1.580 0.224 -0.813 -0.319 -1.062 -1.668 Net run-rate was calculated by subtracting runs conceded per over from runs scored per over. Net run-rate was calculated by subtracting runs conceded per over from runs scored per over. 2009 10 WOMEN S NATIONAL CRICkET LEAgUE PERFORMANCES MOST RUNS AJ Blackwell LC Sthalekar AJ Healy EA Perry LJ Poulton SE Aley SJ Coyte SJ Andrews CJ Koski KA Blackwell EA Osborne AR Reakes SA Millanta M 11 11 11 9 11 11 11 11 3 11 11 11 10 INN 10 10 8 6 11 6 9 5 3 8 6 4 NO 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 2 4 RUNS 489 348 208 148 215 68 86 42 38 55 41 12 HS 138 108 89 66 42 43 39 22 37 27 15 5 50s 2 1 1 100s 2 1 AVRGE 61.13 49.71 29.71 29.60 21.50 17.00 14.33 14.00 12.67 6.88 6.83 ST 3 5 11 1 3 4 2 3 2 4 3 1 1 CT 9 STK-RT 79.90 86.57 72.47 67.89 57.64 94.44 55.13 60.00 70.37 47.41 47.67 63.16 - MOST WICKETS EA Perry SJ Coyte EA Osborne SE Aley LC Sthalekar SJ Andrews AR Reakes SA Millanta M 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 OVERS 71.0 48.4 87.0 15.4 74.0 83.4 48.0 51.0 MDNS 7 4 4 3 9 7 RUNS 234 181 274 68 236 270 192 171 WKTS 22 12 17 4 13 14 7 4 AVRGE 10.64 15.08 16.12 17.00 18.15 19.29 27.43 42.75 BEST 5-19 4-25 3-23 2-21 4-14 3-26 3-43 2-7 RPO 3.30 3.72 3.15 4.34 3.19 3.23 4.00 3.35 2009 10 WOMEN S NATIONAL CRICkET LEAgUE TWENTy20 PERFORMANCES MOST RUNS LJ Poulton AJ Blackwell KA Blackwell AJ Healy SJ Coyte LC Sthalekar EA Osborne SJ Andrews AR Reakes CJ Koski EA Perry SE Aley SA Millanta M 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 4 4 7 7 7 INN 7 7 6 5 4 5 2 2 1 2 3 3 NO 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 RUNS 201 191 56 52 40 33 25 21 6 5 5 2 HS 58 41 18 20 16 20 15 15 6 3 5 1 50s 1 100s AVRGE 28.71 47.75 28.00 13.00 10.00 8.25 12.50 21.00 2.50 1.67 1.00 STK-RT 124.07 121.66 93.33 110.64 72.73 82.50 89.29 150.00 200.00 62.50 45.45 33.33 CT 2 1 5 1 5 2 1 1 1 1 ST 7 - MOST WICKETS EA Osborne LC Sthalekar AR Reakes SJ Andrews SA Millanta SJ Coyte EA Perry SE Aley M 7 7 4 7 7 7 7 7 OVERS 26.0 28.0 10.0 23.0 11.0 16.0 21.0 5.0 MDNS 1 1 1 1 1 RUNS 133 134 53 106 63 91 118 23 WKTS 8 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 AVRGE 16.63 22.33 10.60 21.20 15.75 22.75 39.33 11.50 BEST 3-16 2-11 3-11 2-22 2-16 1-10 2-14 1-8 RPO 5.12 4.79 5.30 4.61 5.73 5.69 5.62 4.60 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 65 nsW WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe ReCoRDs 50 OvERS MOST APPEARANCES 124 111 101 100 91 86 83 80 80 76 Lisa STHALEKAR Julie HAYES Leonie COLEMAN Michelle GOSZKO Lisa KEIGHTLEY Alex BLACKWELL Sarah ANDREWS Bronwyn CALVER Emma LIDDELL Kate BLACKWELL MOST CATCHES 43 MOST RUNS 3081 2818 2384 2377 2170 1447 1432 1155 911 665 Lisa KEIGHTLEY Lisa STHALEKAR Michelle GOSZKO Alex BLACKWELL Belinda CLARK Kate BLACKWELL Leah POULTON Martha WINCH Shannon CUNNEEN Sally GRIFFITHS PARTNERSHIPS HIGHEST INNINGS 144 138 130 122 121 112 108 108 108 Lisa KEIGHTLEY v QLD 29 12 96 Alex BLACKWELL v WA 8 1 10 Alex BLACKWELL v WA 20 11 05 Belinda CLARK v WA 11 11 00 Alex BLACKWELL v ACT 21 11 09 Lisa KEIGHTLEY v WA 31 10 99 Belinda CLARK v WA 15 11 98 Lisa STHALEKAR v WA 8 1 10 Lisa STHALEKAR v WA 23 11 03 Lisa KEIGHTLEY v WA 15 12 96 Kate BLACKWELL v SA 18 12 05 WKT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SCORE 159 165 228 125 110 72 80 51 54 38 Lisa KEIGHTLEY (144 ) & Belinda CLARK (56) Belinda CLARK (86) & Sally GRIFFITHS (95) Alex BLACKWELL (138) & Lisa STHALEKAR (108 ) Lisa KEIGHTLEY (112) & Sally GRIFFITHS (52) Martha WINCH (55) & Bronwyn CALVER (61 ) Bronwyn CALVER (53) & Julie HAYES (26 ) Kate BLACKWELL (62) & Sarah ALEY (69) Leonie COLEMAN (50) & Therese MCGREGOR (14) Ellyse PERRY (66) & Sarah ANDREWS (22) Leonie COLEMAN (23 ) & Rene FARRELL (15) OPPOSITION QLD VIC WA WA SA SA QLD VIC QLD SA DATE 29 12 96 5 1 97 8 1 10 31 10 99 21 11 98 3 11 01 2 12 06 8 12 02 7 11 09 18 11 07 35 33 26 25 24 24 23 23 23 LISA STHALEKAR Belinda CLARK Julie HAYES Lisa KEIGHTLEY Michelle GOSZKO Alex BLACKWELL Bronwyn CALVER Sarah ALEY Kate BLACKWELL Martha WINCH MOST DISMISSALS 98 24 13 4 1 (59c 39s) (20c 4s) (10c 3s) (3c 1s) (1c 0s) Leonie COLEMAN Jenny WALLACE Alyssa HEALY Karina BIRD Shannon CUNNEEN Lisa KEIGHTLEY 22 (12c 10s) plus 1 catch as fielder plus 3 catches as fielder plus 1 catch as keeper Erin Osborne. Cricket nsW 102 102 denotes not out MOST WICKETS 141 115 100 95 89 63 43 40 34 33 Lisa STHALEKAR Julie HAYES Emma LIDDELL Bronwyn CALVER Sarah ANDREWS Therese MCGREGOR Ellyse PERRY Sarah ALEY Charlotte ANNEVELD Erin OSBORNE BEST BOWLING 5 16 5 19 5 31 4 7 4 12 4 13 4 14 4 15 4 18 4 21 Sarah ANDREWS v VIC 7 1 06 Ellyse PERRY v SA 15 1 10 Nicole GOODWIN v VIC 7 1 06 Lisa STHALEKAR v Vic 14 1 01 Julie HAYES v QLD 21 12 02 Jo GAREY v SA 1 12 96 Lisa STHALEKAR v WA 9 1 10 Therese MCGREGOR v WA 26 10 97 Erin OSBORNE v Vic 18 1 09 Therese MCGREGOR v WA 17 12 99 Alyssa Healy. 66 nsW WoMen s nationaL CRiCKet LeaGUe ReCoRDs TWENTy20 MOST APPEARANCES 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 Sarah ALEY Sarah ANDREWS Alex BLACKWELL Alyssa HEALY Ellyse PERRY Leah POULTON Kate BLACKWELL Lisa STHALEKAR Sharon MILLANTA Erin OSBORNE MOST RUNS 363 232 155 105 57 40 33 32 31 30 Leah POULTON Alex BLACKWELL Kate BLACKWELL Alyssa HEALY Sarah ALEY Sarah COYTE Lisa STHALEKAR Corinne HALL Sarah ANDREWS Ellyse PERRY HIGHEST INNINGS 69 67 58 41 41 38 37 37 35 35 35 Leah POULTON v SA 20 11 07 Kate BLACKWELL v SA 20 11 07 Leah POULTON v VIC 11 12 09 Alex BLACKWELL v TAS 30 12 09 Sarah ALEY v SA 22 12 08 Leah POULTON v SA 17 1 10 Kate BLACKWELL v WA 6 1 08 Leah POULTON v QLD 6 11 09 Leah POULTON v WA 6 1 08 Alyssa HEALY v SA 22 12 08 Leah POULTON v VIC 17 1 09 MOST CATCHES 7 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 Lisa STHALEKAR Kate BLACKWELL Sarah ALEY Alex BLACKWELL Corinne HALL Sarah ANDREWS Erin OSBORNE Angela REAKES Ellyse PERRY Sarah COYTE Claire KOSKI MOST DISMISSALS 15 (7c 8s) 3 (1c 2s) Alyssa HEALY Leonie COLEMAN denotes not out MOST WICKETS 11 8 8 8 8 5 5 4 4 3 3 Sarah ANDREWS Sharon MILLANTA Lisa STHALEKAR Erin OSBORNE Ellyse PERRY Charlotte ANNEVELD Angela REAKES Kate BLACKWELL Sarah COYTE Rene FARRELL Sarah ALEY Top Alex Blackwell. Middle from left Sarah Coyte and Leah Poulton. Above Sharon Millanta. PARTNERSHIPS BEST BOWLING 4-8 4-8 3-11 3-16 3-18 2-8 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-13 Charlotte ANNEVELD v SA 22 12 08 Kate BLACKWELL v SA 20 11 07 Angela REAKES v SA 17 1 10 Erin OSBORNE v SA 17 1 10 Erin OSBORNE v WA 10 1 10 Sarah ANDREWS v VIC 17 1 09 Lisa STHALEKAR v TAS 30 12 09 Ellyse PERRY v VIC 17 1 09 Rene FARRELL v WA 6 1 08 Sharon MILLANTA v WA 6 1 08 WKT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 SCORE 87 71 49 43 16 15 5 18 22 16 Leah POULTON (58) & Alex BLACKWELL (30) Leah POULTON (69) & Kate BLACKWELL (67 ) Alex BLACKWELL (37 ) & Kate BLACKWELL (24 ) Alyssa HEALY (35) & Corinne HALL (23) Kate BLACKWELL (67 ) & Sara ANDREWS (7) Lisa STHALEKAR (9) & Sarah COYTE (10) Sarah COYTE (14) & Claire KOSKI (3) Corinne Hall (9) & Leonie COLEMAN (9 ) Sarah COYTE (14) & Erin OSBORNE (15) Erin OSBORNE (15) & Sarah ANDREWS (6 ) OPPOSITION VIC SA WA SA SA VIC ACT VIC ACT ACT DATE 11 12 09 20 11 07 6 1 08 22 12 08 20 11 07 23 1 10 20 11 09 17 1 09 20 11 09 20 11 09 denotes unbroken not out 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 67 nsW WoMen s seConD xi The NSW Second XI. Back row (l-r) Sue Woodhouse (scorer) Angela Reakes David Lawson (Assistant Coach) Alison Parkin Kath Koschel Lisa Griffiths Nicole Goodwin Claire Koski Kara Sutherland Neil McDonald (Coach) Bob Barter (Room Attendant). Front row (l-r) Glen McCanna (Assistant Coach) Rhiannon Dick Clare Crewdson Erin Osborne Corinne Hall Rebecca Wyborn Kate Waetford. The NSW Second XI are Women s Cricket Australia Cup champions for the second year in a row after winning the tournament played in Sydney during November 2009. A feature of the tournament was the scheduling of games at the new Cricket NSW facility at Blacktown Olympic Park which included a match under lights between NSW and the ACT. Captained by the Breakers Erin Osborne the NSW girls performed strongly and maintained an undefeated record through the round-robin mix of 50 over and Twenty20 matches. Openers Claire Koski and Kate Waetford provided the foundation for strong batting performances which were backed up by some accurate bowling and solid fielding. Results Round One (50 over) NSW Second XI 6-296 (C Koski 149 R Dick 53no) def Victoria Second XI 151 (A Reakes 3-24 R Dick 2-22) Round Two (50 over) NSW Second XI 3-164 (K Waetford 43 C Koski 40) def Tasmania 9-163 (N Goodwin 2-29) Round Three (Twenty20) NSW Second XI 1-90 (K Waetford 42no) def South Australia Second XI 4-87 Round Four (Twenty20) NSW 5-149 (K Waetford 65) def ACT Second XI 6-117 (K Sutherland 2-23 R Dick 2-16) Round Five (Twenty20) NSW 7-111 (K Waetford 24 A Reakes 0no) def Western Australia Second XI 7-94 (K Sutherland 2-11 L Griffith 2-19) Round Six Bye Round Seven (50 over) NSW Second XI 3-77 (C Koski 32 K Waetford 29) def Queensland Second XI 76 (R Dick 3-4 N Goodwin 3-24) Final (50 over) NSW 9-177 (R.Dick 46 C Koski 31) def Victoria Second XI 108 (K Waetford 5-20 R Dick 2-17 A Reakes 2-18) Cricket nsW The Final was played in overcast conditions against arch rivals Victoria at Manly Oval. NSW were sent in to bat and were travelling nicely at 2-80 until a mid-innings collapse saw the scoreboard read 8-121 with plenty of overs to bat. A match-winning ninth wicket partnership of 52 between Rhiannon Dick (46) and Kara Sutherland (14) turned things around for the home side and after 50 overs NSW had reached 9-177. In reply the Victorians were looking dangerous at 3-96 however the spin trio of Dick (2-17) Angela Reakes (2-18) and Erin Osborne (1-5) applied the breaks and forced the required run rate up. The introduction of Kate Waetford s stump-to-stump medium pacers triggered a middle-order collapse and the Victorians innings finished on 108 with Waetford claiming 5-20 from 10 overs. Rhiannon Dick was named Player of the Championship while wicketkeeper Claire Koski won the Fielding Award. Opening batters Claire Koski (265 at 44.17) and Kate Waetford (240 at 40.00) led the batting averages while Rhiannon Dick (10) Angela Reakes Kate Waetford Nicole Goodwin (6) and Kara Sutherland (5) were the major wicket-takers. Special thanks to Grade Clubs who hosted matches Cricket NSW Operations Staff and volunteers for their organisation and support throughout the Championship. Most of the NSW team were involved in the Breakers Development Program during the season managed by Breakers Head Coach Richard Bates. The opportunity to access quality coaching and facilities is reflected in their performances and a tribute to the NSW Cricket Board for their continued support of women s cricket. Neil McDonald Coach NSW Second XI COMPETITION POINTS TABLE TEAM NSW VIC WA QLD ACT SA TAS PLAYED 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 WON 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 LOST 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 BP 7 1 1 2 2 4 0 POINTS 31 21 17 14 10 4 0 68 Player of the Tournament - Rhiannon Dick. statistiCaL hiGhLiGhts MEN S STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS First Class Cricket First Class Debuts Trent Copeland v Queensland Sydney. Highest First Class Scores Josh Hazlewood 9no v Western Australia Perth Peter Nevil 105 v South Australia Sydney Stephen O Keefe 91 v South Australia Sydney Steven Smith 177 v Tasmania Hobart Mitchell Starc 54no v Victoria Newcastle David Warner 48no v Victoria Newcastle. Best First Class Bowling Josh Hazlewood 3-94 v Victoria Melbourne Stephen O Keefe 4-87 v South Australia Sydney Steven Smith 7-64 v South Australia Sydney Mitchell Starc 5-74 v Queensland Brisbane David Warner 1-0 v Victoria Newcastle. Trent Copeland s 8-92 against Queensland at the SCG was the best bowling in an innings on Sheffield Shield debut since Herbert Hordern s 8-81 v Queensland in Sydney 1905 06. Copeland s performance was the seventh best debut in the history of Australian First Class cricket. Steven Smith completed his fourth Sheffield Shield century of the season at age 20 years 281 days placing him fourth on the list of youngest to achieve this feat. The top three are Darren Lehmann (South Australia) in 1989 90 (20y-32d) Phillip Hughes (NSW) in 2008 09 (20y 61d) and Don Bradman (NSW) in 1928-29 (20y 189d). By scoring 100 and taking 7-64 against South Australia at the SCG Steven Smith became the first NSW player to score a century and take five wickets in a First Class match since Doug Walters in 1972 73. NSW s win ratio in Sheffield Shield cricket is the best of all States winnings 42.75% of their matches ahead of Victoria s 38.38% . International One Day International Debuts Moises Henriques (179) vs India Delhi Steven Smith (182) vs West Indies Melbourne Josh Hazlewood (183) vs England Southampton Twenty20 International Debuts Steven Smith (43) vs Pakistan Melbourne Simon Katich played his 50th Test match against New Zealand in Hamilton Seven NSW players were part of the Australian team which placed second at the 2010 ICC Twenty20 World Cup Michael Clarke (captain) Brad Haddin Nathan Hauritz Brett Lee Steven Smith David Warner and Shane Watson WOMEN S STATISTICAL HIGHLIGHTS Women s National Cricket League 50 Overs Debuts Sarah Coyte vs Queensland North Sydney Angela Reakes vs Queensland North Sydney Claire Koski vs ACT Manuka Oval Highest Scores Alex Blackwell 138no vs Western Australia Perth Ellyse Perry 66 vs Queensland North Sydney Alyssa Healy 89no vs Victoria Manly Oval Lisa Sthalekar 108no vs Western Australia Perth Best Bowling Ellyse Perry 5-19 vs South Australia Bankstown Oval Lisa Sthalekar became the most capped player in the history of the Women s National Cricket League 50 over competition against South Australia at Bankstown Oval going past Melanie Jones (Victoria) mark of 122 appearances. Alyssa Healy set a new record for the most dismissals in a season by a wicketkeeper with 11 catches and nine stumpings. Alex Blackwell (138) and Lisa Sthalekar (108no) set a new record for a third wicket partnership 228 vs Western Australia in Perth. Domestic Limited Overs Debuts Trent Copeland v Queensland Sydney Josh Hazlewood v Tasmania North Sydney Simon Keen v Tasmania Launceston Mitchell Starc v Western Australia North Sydney. Highest Scores Stuart Clark 29 v Tasmania Launceston Burt Cockley 6no v Western Australia Perth Moises Henriques 59 v Western Australia Perth. Phillip Hughes 72no v Western Australia North Sydney Phil Jaques 171no v Queensland Sydney Usman Khawaja 56 v Victoria Sydney Ben Rohrer 63 v South Australia Adelaide Daniel Smith 62no v Victoria Sydney Steven Smith 92 v South Australia Wollongong. Best Bowling Burt Cockley 4-39 v Western Australia North Sydney Steven Smith 3-43 v Tasmania Launceston David Warner 1-11 v Queensland Brisbane. Phil Jaques 171no is the highest individual score by a NSW player in the history of Domestic Limited Overs cricket passing David Warner s 165no v Tasmania at Hurstville in 2008 09. Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 Debuts Sarah Coyte vs Queensland North Sydney Claire Koski vs Queensland North Sydney Angela Reakes vs Tasmania Hobart International One Day International Debut Alyssa Healy (116) vs New Zealand Adelaide. Twenty20 International Debut Alyssa Healy (29) vs New Zealand Hobart. Lisa Sthalekar became the fourth woman to play 100 One Day Internationals for Australia. This was achieved against New Zealand in Invercargill. Six NSW players were part of the Australian team which won the 2010 ICC Women s Twenty20 World Cup Alex Blackwell (captain) Alyssa Healy Erin Osborne Ellyse Perry Leah Poulton and Lisa Sthalekar. Twenty20 Debuts Brett Lee vs Diamond Eagles (South Africa) Delhi Dwayne Smith vs Tasmania Hobart Mitchell Starc vs Tasmania Hobart Josh Hazlewood vs Tasmania Hobart Usman Khawaja vs Victoria Melbourne Peter Nevill vs South Australia Sydney Olympic Park David Warner hit a half-century from just 18 balls to set a new KFC Twenty20 Big Bash record for the fastest 50. Phillip Hughes made the highest ever score by a NSW batsman 83 vs Trinidad & Tobago in Hyderabad. Steven Smith achieved the best bowling figures by a NSW player 4-13 vs Tasmania in Hobart. Brett Lee produced the most economical spell by a NSW bowler 1-8 vs Sussex in Delhi. NSW s 4-194 against Tasmania in Hobart was the highest score by a NSW team. Clockwise from top left Steven Smith made his One Day and Twenty20 International debuts Lisa Sthalekar became the most capped player in the history of the Women s National Cricket League and played her 100th ODI David Warner scored the fastest 50 in the history of the Big Bash. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 69 you have to have a dream of what you want to achieve IT S ON CRiCKet oPeRations From left Cricket Operations Staff (l-r) Roy Formica Kath Koschel and Ian Field Erin Osborne captained the Australian U 21 team against New Zealand Emerging Players Preparing for representative fixtures including the New Year s Test was a major part of Cricket Operations. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION Department staff again assumed important administrative responsibilities in a number of diverse areas. These included All activities of the Sydney Cricket Association Off-field arrangements of all major representative matches hosted by Cricket NSW The NSW Cricket Board s Appeals The Grade Premier Club Funding Program and Facilities Upgrade sub-committees The NSW Women s Cricket Committee The General Grant program The development of Blacktown Olympic Park Minutes at all meetings of the Board and the NSWCA The NSWCA s youth cricket calendar Register of defaulters to affiliates. COUNT ON TORO FOR ONE GREAT PLAYING SURFACE. STAFF Kath Koschel commenced duties as Cricket Operations Officer and made a major contribution to the Department in her first year. Conversely we farewelled Cricket Operations Officers Sam Faulks and Paul Taylor who had served very capably in their positions for 18 months and three years respectively. Room attendants Bobby Barter Aaron Keech Luke Keech Duncan Kerr Kath Koschel David Tribolet and John Williams continued to play key roles on a match-by-match basis and were joined for the season by Doug Williams. Rocky Harris again served as State Liaison Officer for touring international teams. REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAMS The representative cricket season was again an extremely busy one. Among the usual international and interstate male and female open and underage matches Cricket NSW hosted a female youth series between the Australian U 21 team and New Zealand Emerging Players in addition to the annual Cricket Australia Women s Cup the interstate Second XI competition. Department staff worked closely with State Cricket and Commercial Operations and Communications staff in particular to ensure that all such matches were conducted at a very high standard. Following the season s conclusion the Cricket Operations Manager again assisted Cricket Australia in the preparation of the following season s domestic programs. Reelmaster 5510 With large 7 inch cutting units and high floatation tyres the lightweight Reelmaster 5510 is a mower that is agile and easy on the turf of even the very best grounds. Customer Service 1800 356 372 www.toro.com.au 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 71 HERO TOR3079J sYDneY CRiCKet assoCiation From left The AW Green Shield First XI Media Award winners Jason Avedissian (left) and Michael Caryannis (right) with Sutherland s Tom Iceton (middle). MEMBERSHIP OF THE SYDNEY CRICKET ASSOCIATION The Sydney Cricket Association s sixty-one Delegate Members were Messrs BF Freedman MH Klumpp (Bankstown) J Hanshaw C Michie (Blacktown) A Connolly G Patterson (Campbelltown-Camden) P Lovitt M Pointer (Eastern Suburbs) RF Cook R Gerdes (Fairfield-Liverpool) AJ Falk MF Rosen (Gordon) P Brown T Jacobs (Hawkesbury) G Flowers J Warn (Manly-Warringah) I Finlay C Hambleton (Mosman) DH Cole BO White (North Sydney) N Berman M Langford (Northern District) G Monaghan R Wright (Parramatta) G Gavin C Silk (Penrith) C Sullivan P Wright (Randwick Petersham) J Hunter JM Jobson (St George) R Brennan THJ Iceton (Sutherland) GK Harinath K Mathiesen (Sydney) M O Sullivan G de Mesquita (Sydney University) M Sanders P Serov (University of NSW) D O Neil I Willis (Western Suburbs) D Rose (Auburn) T Murphy (Burwood Briars) G Baird (Epping) R Buchanan (Georges River) B Scott (Lane Cove) SM Hamman (Lindfield) M Fairlie (Macquarie University) D Lewis (North West Sydney) S Clarke (Pennant Hills) N Stapleton (Roseville) G Workman (South Sydney) A Smith (Southern Districts) M Mynett (Strathfield) P Chapman (Warringah) R De Carvalho (City &Suburban Cricket Association) BA Planner (NSW Churches Cricket Union) D Dilley (NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association) CW Booth J Evans E Myatt (NSW Districts Cricket Association) Ms J Henry (Sydney Women s Competition). NEW AND RETIRING MEMBERS New Delegate Members were Messrs M Pointer M Langford C Silk G de Mesquita M Fairlie N Stapleton and A Smith. They replaced Messrs R Wilson S Trowell R Hudswell BW Collins R McIntyre M Annis-Brown and J Miller. During the year Messrs Pointer (Eastern Suburbs) and Mathiesen (Sydney) resigned from the SCA and were replaced by Messrs M Ezekiel and D Kelly respectively. In addition the NSW Churches Cricket Union ceased to be a direct affiliate of the SCA and accordingly Mr Planner resigned from the SCA after many years in that capacity. The SCA wishes to record its appreciation of the efforts of all retiring Members and to welcome all new Members. LIFE MEMBERSHIP At its 23rd Annual General Meeting the SCA elected long-serving players Messrs Tony Clark (Sutherland CC and Campbelltown-Camden CC) and Warwick Hayes (St George CC and Sydney University CC) to Life Membership for outstanding and exceptional service to the Association. SUB-COMMITTEES The Committee of Management delegated specific duties to the following sub-committees Shires Competition Sub-Committee Messrs SM Hamman (Chairman) M Wood (Deputy Chairman) A Clarke S Clarke M Fairlie J Lloyd and G Workman. Women s Competition Sub-Committee Ms J Henry (Chair) Ms C Jones and Messrs R Gawthorne G Koschel and R Smith. AW Green Shield Selection Sub-Committee Messrs R Brennan (Chairman) M Carmichael R Hall and M Pawley. The Committee thanks those persons involved for their contribution to the successful management of these competitions and teams. Cricket nsW CODE OF CONDUCT COMMISSIONERS AND JUDICIARY COMMITTEE The NSW Cricket Board again appointed Messrs J McGruther and M Bonnell as the Code of Conduct Commissioner and Assistant Code of Conduct Commissioner respectively. The Judiciary Committee for the season comprised Messrs R Browne (Chairman) G Farmer (Deputy Chairman) G Beard G Bensley P Blanchard R Collins R Green C Hynes S Lane P Toohey and DA Tribolet. The Committee thanks those persons for their assistance when required in considering alleged breaches of the Code of Conduct. During the season the Commissioners considered 36 alleged breaches of the SCA s Code of Conduct. The Commissioners offered a caution to 10 persons with each accepting that offer. COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT At its 23rd Annual General Meeting on 17 August 2009 the SCA elected a Committee of Management comprising Messrs RF Cook (Chairman) AJ Falk (Deputy Chairman) A Connolly BF Freedman SM Hamman and J Warn. On the same evening the SCA approved the Committee s nominees of Messrs CW Booth and C Hambleton to also serve as Appointed Members of the Committee. 72 sYDneY CRiCKet assoCiation Additionally the Commissioners offered a penalty ranging from a suspended sentence to two matches to a further 10 persons with one person requesting that the matter instead proceed to a hearing by the Judiciary Committee. The Commissioners also determined to take no action regarding one alleged breach. The Judiciary Committee found sixteen persons guilty of breaching the Code and imposed penalties ranging from a censure to a sentence of three-and-a-half matches and included in one determination loss of team captaincy. AW GREEN SHIELD (U 16) REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS At the completion of the AW Green Shield preliminary rounds the Selection Sub-Committee named two merit teams based on individual performances during the competition. First XI Jake Cormack (c Bankstown) Stephen Birch (North Sydney) Jarrod Rawlings (Manly-Warringah) Brad Maguire (CampbelltownCamden) Michael Challita (Bankstown) Shayne Smith (Sutherland) Sam Webber (Manly-Warringah) Alex Rashleigh (Sydney) Harrison Dean (Bankstown) Jordan Millar (Western Suburbs) Scott Copperfield (Parramatta) Dylan Marshall (Manly-Warringah) Second XI Mark Morley (c Bankstown) David Mifsud (Sutherland) Ashley Paddison (Bankstown) Shaun Miller (Sydney) Jason Gray (Randwick Petersham) Trent Crittenden (Parramatta) Lachlan O Connor (Western Suburbs) Thomas Carruthers (Gordon) Reece Hodge (ManlyWarringah) Evan Goodrick (Bankstown) Ryan Farrell (Manly-Warringah) Cameron Ashe (Manly-Warringah) Caps were presented by RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and Australian player Steven Smith in a ceremony on the Sydney Cricket Ground during the tea interval of a Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield match. CRICKET AUSTRALIA Cricket Australia again demonstrated its direct commitment to club cricket by allocating 321 625 and 19 104 to the NSW Cricket Association for the development of Grade cricket and Women s Grade cricket respectively. The Board distributed that grant amongst all clubs to facilitate projects such as ground improvements and coaching programs. BBM AWARD Jake Turner (Eastern Suburbs) was presented the BBM Award for 2010 by the Committee. Jake will play for the Formby CC in the English Liverpool & District League during the 2010 winter. MEDIA The SCA again offered the Phil Tresidder Award for outstanding coverage of the Sydney Grade competition in memory of the late sports journalist Randwick CC member and NSW Cricket Association Life Member. The winners for 2009 10 were Best Season Coverage Mr Jason Avedissian (The Manly Daily). Best Feature Article Mr Michael Carayannis. (The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader). APPRECIATION The Sydney Cricket Association wishes to record its appreciation of the contribution of the following persons and bodies to the success of its 2009 10 season The Sydney Morning Herald - sponsor of the O Reilly Medal for First Grade Player of the Year BBM especially Mr Eddy Steele (Executive Director) - sponsor of the BBM award Toro Australia - sponsor of the Grade Ground of the Year awards Kookaburra Australia Pty Ltd - supplier of balls for finals series matches Cricket Australia - for its Grade Club Funding Program Australian Associated Press (AAP) - for its promotion of the SCA s competitions The NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association especially Messrs Darrell Hair (Executive Officer) Darren Goodger (Education & Development Manager) Troy Penman (Administration Officer) its Board and all officiating umpires and scorers The Sydney Shires Cricket Umpires Association and all officiating umpires The Sydney Women s Cricket Umpires Association and all officiating umpires Messrs Colin Clowes Bob Brenner and Colin Jefferies (Honorary Librarians NSWCA) for the provision and maintenance of records and statistics Mr Bruce Whitehouse - Records Officers for the Shires competition Mr Adam Morehouse - official SCA Statistician First Grade scorers - for their valuable contribution in providing timely online match scorecards Managers and coaches of all AW Green Shield competition teams Ground staff and ground authorities of the Sydney Cricket Ground and all clubs - particularly those that hosted competition finals and representative matches. SYDNEY XI VS SHIRES XI SCA Chairman s Trophy Blacktown Olympic Park 1 15 November 2009. Sydney XI Tim Sparke (c Sydney CC) Ahillen Beadle (Northern District) Cosikan Beadle (Blacktown) Nick Death (Mosman) Ardil Domingo (North Sydney) James Kennedy (Gordon) Ben Larkin (Sydney University) Anthony Marr (Parramatta) David Murphy (Sutherland) Jack Ritchie (ManlyWarringah) Kurt Roughley (Blacktown) Tas Yazdani (Mosman). Shires XI Jason Coleman (c Auburn) Andrew Donovan (Strathfield) Ian Ebbink (South Sydney) Matt Gubbay (Roseville) Hugh Holden (Epping) Ian Janda (Strathfield) Daniel Johnson (Auburn) Dan Lenehan (Roseville) Tim Marlin (Southern Districts) Ewan Rankin (Lindfield) Jehan Satchi (Pennant Hills) Clint Simpson (Macquarie University). Umpires Bill Hendricks (NSWCU&SA) Geoff Taylor (SSCUA). Sydney XI 235 (T Sparke 95 B Larkin 57 E Rankin 3-36 D Lenehan 2-44 D Johnson 2-47) def Shires XI 139 (I Ebbink 46 A Donovan 36 J Kennedy 3-28 N Death 2-10 K Roughley 2-45) U 16 STATE CHALLENGE Sydney Cricket Ground 14 February 2010. Bankstown CC and North Coastal Zone CA qualified to represent the SCA and the NSW Country Cricket Association respectively in the annual match between the Premiers of each Association s U 16 competition. For the first time ever a Twenty20 match was scheduled and played at the Sydney Cricket Ground as part of the Michael Clarke Twenty20 Cup Finals Day. North Coastal Zone 7-168 (D Moreton 50 N De Guisti 27 S Reading 26 S Anderson 20no A Paddison 3-24) def Bankstown 9-166 (M Challita 54 J Cormack 32 L Davidson 20 R McMahon 2-31 D Masters 2-39) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 73 sYDneY GRaDe CoMPetition Men s Clockwise from top left Twenty20 Cup Champions Manly-Warringah Manly-Warringah First Grade captain Adam Crosthwaite was the leading wicketkeeper in two-day 50 over and Twenty20 cricket First Grade Limited Over Champions Sutherland Parramatta s Anthony Karam with the Mitchell Cup The 2009 10 Captains of the Year and Belvidere Cup Champions St George. The Sydney Grade competition comprised 20 clubs with 19 rounds scheduled for First Grade and 15 rounds for each lower grade. Those grades together with the Poidevin-Gray Shield and AW Green Shield contributed to the Club Championship. The season was notable for the successful introduction of Twenty20 cricket to the competition with three rounds in that format in each of the First Grade and the Poidevin-Gray Shield competitions. Points earned in those matches also contributed towards the Club Championship. Leading Batsman Steven Cazzulino (St George) 1 325 runs Leading Bowler Trent Copeland (St George) 67 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Adam Crosthwaite (Manly-Warringah) 48 dimissals Player of the Final (The Richie Benaud Medal) Trent Copeland Player of the Year (The O Reilly Medal) Greg Mail (Sydney University) and Trent Copeland Table Sutherland 86 points Eastern Suburbs 70 St George 69 Manly-Warringah 66 Northern District 64 Sydney University 60 Parramatta 55 Bankstown 54 Randwick Petersham 54 UNSW 50.9 Campbelltown-Camden 49 Penrith 41 Western Suburbs 40 North Sydney 32 Gordon 32 Hawkesbury 31 Mosman 30 Fairfield-Liverpool 29 Sydney 26 Blacktown 20. Qualifying Finals Sutherland 387 (M Hughston 184 P Jaques 80 A Adams 75 T Kierath 3-67 G Mail 3-73) def Sydney University 343 (M Faraday 88 W Hay 63 G Mail 54 T Kierath 49 S Henry 42 A Adams 3-71) at Glenn McGrath Oval Northern District 154 (R Hokin 41no E Zelma 5-34 A Palmer 3-45) and 5-108 (A Beadle 32) def Eastern Suburbs 95 (P Nevill 38 D Ball 5-17 inc double hat-trick A McLean 3-43) and 164 (J Waller 67 D Thornely 4-39 A McLean 3-32) at Waverley Oval St George 125 (A May 30 A Lindsay 3-21 S Cleary 3-42) and 4-229 (P Wells 101no S Cazzulino 62 S McCabe 33no) def Manly-Warringah 91 (A Crosthwaite 50 T Copeland 5-44 S Green 4-29) at Hurstville Oval. Semi-Finals Sutherland 472 (M Hughston 166 N Maddinson 137 P Jaques 55 J Tuccia 54no E Zelma 4-94 A Palmer 3-76) def Eastern Suburbs 258 (P Forrest 85 G Clarence 43 A Zampa 31no D Richards 30 N Maddinson 5-95) at Glenn McGrath Oval St George 4-486 (S Cazzulino 204 A May 204no) drew with Northern District (did not bat) at Hurstville Oval. Final St George 128 (S Cazzulino 58 S McCabe 32 A Adams 5-35 N Fitzgerald 3-39) and 2-61 (S Cazzulino 30no) def Sutherland 116 (T Copeland 8-58) and 72 (S Green 4-30 D Magin 3-2 T Copeland 3-36) outright at Bankstown Oval. Cricket nsW 74 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP THE SYDNEY SMITH CUP St George won the Club Championship for the 23rd time by a margin of just nine points over Sutherland. It was an extremely close race between the neighbouring clubs which was only decided in the last preliminary round. The Saints finished the preliminary rounds third in First Grade first in Second Grade third in Third Grade second in Fourth Grade second in Fifth Grade 16th in the AW Green Shield and first in Poidevin Gray Shield to re-claim the title that they last won in 2006 07. Table St George 1 562 points Sutherland 1 553 Manly-Warringah 1 328 Sydney University 1 313 Eastern Suburbs 1 251 Bankstown 1 203 Randwick Petersham 1 193 Northern District 1 148 Parramatta 1 089 North Sydney 937 Gordon 912 Campbelltown-Camden 901 Penrith 884 University of NSW 837.4l Western Suburbs 738 Fairfield-Liverpool 703 Sydney 691 Hawkesbury 529 Mosman 526 Blacktown 486. FIRST GRADE THE BELVIDERE CUP St George won the Belvidere Cup for the third season in a row and for the 16th time overall. Finishing third after the preliminary rounds they defeated Minor Premiers Sutherland in the Final at Bankstown Oval. This victory demonstrated the Club s tremendous depth after the loss of key batsman Graeme Rummans at the end of the previous season and in the regular absence of RTA SpeedBlitz Blues bowlers Trent Copeland Josh Hazlewood and Moises Henriques. It was St George s second hat-trick of First Grade premierships following its corresponding feat in 1968 69 1969 70 and 1970 71. sYDneY GRaDe CoMPetition Men s FIRST GRADE LIMITED OVER COMPETITION Sutherland won this competition for the third time by defeating Sydney University in the Final at Glenn McGrath Oval. Leading Batsman Ian Maran (Sydney University) 502 runs Leading Bowler Martin Paskal (Sydney University) 27 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Adam Crosthwaite (Manly-Warringah) 21 dismissals Player of the Final (Michael Bevan Medal) Andre Adams (Sutherland) Table Sutherland 38 Sydney University 36 Eastern Suburbs 33 St George 28 Campbelltown-Camden 25 Manly-Warringah 24 University of NSW 22 Northern District 21 Parramatta 19 Fairfield-Liverpool 17 Randwick Petersham 16 Bankstown 14 Gordon 14 North Sydney 14 Sydney 14 Western Suburbs 12 Penrith 11 Mosman 11 Blacktown 8 Hawkesbury 7. Qualifying-Finals Manly-Warringah 3-51 drew with Sutherland (did not bat) at Glenn McGrath Oval Sydney University 5-236 (I Moran 121no S Henry 43 M Faraday 27 G Mail 20 D Harding 2-45) def Campbelltown-Camden 167 (B Isakka 37 T Yabsley 36 M Paskal 3-32 I Moran 3-34 G Mail 2-27) at University 1 Eastern Suburbs drew with St George at Waverley Oval (no play) Semi-Finals Sutherland 3-106 (N Maddinson 44 M Bradley 25no S Green 2-29) drew with St George at Glenn McGrath Oval Sydney University 5-255 (I Moran 76 G Mail 63no S Henry 52 C Jones 24 A Zampa 2-63) def Eastern Suburbs 231 (T Armstrong 64 D Warner 63 E Zelma 31no W Somerville 25 M Paskal 3-33 I Moran 2-25 G Mail 2-45) on Duckworth-Lewis method at University 1 Final Sutherland 5-157 (M Hughston 64 M Bradley 43no T Kierath 2-27 S Clark 2-28) def Sydney University 157 (W Hay 29 L Robertson 28 M Morgan 28 S Henry 21 A Adams 4-26 A Fleming 3-32) at Glenn McGrath Oval (D L Method) Penrith 7-127 (J Silk 49 G Lambert 4-20) def Fairfield-Liverpool 8-118 (G Lambert 45 W Delpechitra 20 M Halse 4-28 P Jackson 2-8) at Rosedale Oval Semi-Finals Sydney University 4-81 (I Moran 37no E Richtor 2-14) def Gordon 8-80 (J Toyer 2-13 G Mail 2-14) at Blacktown Olympic Park 1 Manly-Warringah 8-103 (N Hill 29 T Cruickshank 21 J Clarke 3-10 R Smith 3-25) def Penrith 9-102 (P Betros 24 B Newman 21 S O Keefe 2-18 N Hill 2-21 A Lindsay 2-23) at Blacktown Olympic Park 1 Final Manly-Warringah 4-130 (S O Keefe 51no M Cleary 43no T Cruickshank 25) def Sydney University 8-128 (S Henry 37 W Hay 35 C Jones 27no J Munting 3-20 J Ritchie 2-18 N Hill 2-27) Blacktown Olympic Park 1 SECOND GRADE THE ALBERT CUP St George won the Albert Cup for the 12th time overall and for the first time since 2002 03 by defeating Sutherland in the Final at University 1. Leading Batsman Kurtis Patterson (St George) 716 runs Leading Bowler Matthew Hoggett (St George) 47 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Joel Brockley (Sutherland) 50 dismissals Table St George 80 Sutherland 73 Sydney University 72 Bankstown 59 Northern District 56 Randwick Petersham 56 Manly-Warringah 51 North Sydney 50 Eastern Suburbs 48 Penrith 44 Parramatta 39 University of NSW 38 Hawkesbury 30 Blacktown 30 Gordon 30 Western Suburbs 24 Campbelltown-Camden 18 Sydney 18 FairfieldLiverpool 13 Mosman 13 Qualifying Finals St George 235 (M Hoggett 62no S Chu 45 G Whichello 4-62 R Close 3-22) def Randwick Petersham 129 (M Yiend 38 M Hoggett 5-40 C MacDougal 4-24) at Coogee Oval Sutherland 7(dec)585 (J Brockley 151 J Holley 119 K Brown 107 J Burnett 88 B Marciante 51no S Pickering 39 B Ham 3-106) drew with Northern District 3-176 (B Ham 54 A Lowe 47no N Kimberley 44 T McMahon 31) at Joe McAleer Oval Sydney University 197 (D Miller 67 T Ley 40 P O Halloran 38 S Truashiem 4-27) def Bankstown 102 (C Ridley 36 T Ley 5-29 M Culkoff 4-37) at University 1 Semi-Finals St George 7-261 (S Chu 102no L Reynolds 59 M Hoggett 46no) def Bankstown 143 (M Polson 45 D Magee 32 J Wilson 3-24 D McLauchlan 3-34) at Bankstown Oval Sutherland 146 (C Williams 48 B Marciante 42 M Culkoff 7-37) and 268 (S Pickering 98 S Cush 96 M Culkoff 5-56) def Sydney University 90 (N Larkin 40 N Rowe 4-36 C Gilmour 4-49) and 8-166 (N Larkin 38 A Theobald 34 J Ryan 33 T Freeburn 4-33 L Talay 3-48) Blacktown Olympic Park 2. Final St George 397 (K Patterson 138 D Bourke 65 D McLauchlan 49 L Reynolds 42 A Walsh 38 N Rowe 3-81 C Gilmour 3-125) def Sutherland 100 (M Hoggett 7-28 D McLauchlan 3-39) and 3-42 at University 1 FIRST GRADE TWENTY20 CUP Manly-Warringah won the Twenty20 Cup by defeating Sydney University in the Final at Blacktown Olympic Park under lights on Australia Day. Leading Batsman Tim Cruickshank (Manly-Warringah) 208 runs Leading Bowler Nat Hill (Manly-Warringah) 14 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Adam Crosthwaite (Manly-Warringah) 13 dismissals Player of the Final (The David Warner Medal) Stephen O Keefe Table Bankstown 6 Sydney University 4 Manly-Warringah 4 FairfieldLiverpool 4 Penrith 4 Campbelltown-Camden 4 Mosman 4 Gordon 2 Eastern Suburbs 2 Sutherland 2 Western Suburbs 2 St George 2 North Sydney 2 Northern District 2 Randwick Petersham 2 Blacktown 2 University of NSW 2 Hawkesbury 0 Parramatta 0 Sydney 0. Quarter-Finals Gordon 105 (S Colley 23 J Packman 22 S Keen 5-16) def Bankstown 9-94 (H Carmichael 2-15 B McDonald 2-21) at Bankstown Oval Sydney University 3-135 (W Hay 43 S Henry 43 I Moran 37no) def Mosman 7-134 (J Ryan 33 M Bryant 29 S van der Merwe 22no J Toyer 2-16 M Paskal 2-26 I Moran 2-30) at University 1 Manly-Warringah 6-157 (T Cruickshank 62 A Crosthwaite 47 M Cleary 20 C Nupier 2-15 D Harding 2-22) def Campbelltown-Camden 113 (T Clark 43 D Harding 22 A Lindsay 3-10 J Munting 3-11 N Hill 2-22 C Boss 2-38) at Manly Oval THIRD GRADE THE MITCHELL CUP Parramatta won its eighth Mitchell Cup and its first since 1991 92 by drawing with St George in the Final at Old Kings Oval. Leading Batsman Nick Dowsley (Gordon) 485 runs Leading Bowler Adam Parkinson (Manly-Warringah) & Anthony Karam (Parramatta) 30 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Roger Smith (Randwick Petersham) 32 stumpings Table Manly-Warringah 74 Parramatta 68 St George 67 Randwick Petersham 64 Eastern Suburbs 58 Fairfield-Liverpool 57 Bankstown 52 Sydney University 48 Gordon 47 Sutherland 43 University of NSW 37 Campbelltown-Camden 36 North Sydney 36 Northern District 34 Mosman 25 Penrith 24 Hawkesbury 20 Western Suburbs 18 Sydney 6 Blacktown 6. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 75 sYDneY GRaDe CoMPetition Men s Qualifying Finals Fairfield-Liverpool 242 (M Lloyd 72 T Kennedy 50 T Mobbs 39 N Austin 3-25 P Lindsay 3-42) and 4-76 (M Mee 3-32) def Manly-Warringah 197 (P Lindsay 47 E Burgess 37 A Percy 4-42 S Luc 3-38 G Drayton 3-46) and 4(dec)168 (E Burgess 43 C Little 41no P Lindsay 37 G Isaacs 35) at Manly Oval Parramatta 437 (S Karam 105 T Crittenden 98 L Dempsey 72 T Fragogianis 39 A Child 36no J Taucher 3-58) def Eastern Suburbs 140 (S Warner 53 A Child 3-32 A Karam 3-36) at Old Kings Oval St George 4-172 (D Carroll 34no) def Randwick Petersham 170 (T Brewster 41 B Barker 31 D Williams 3-31) at Harold Fraser Oval. Semi-Finals Parramatta 9-428 (A Karam 211no M Vithanage 65no A Rizwan 33 M Mee 3-93) drew with Manly-Warringah (did not bat) at Old Kings Oval St George 314 (C Fogarty 103 M Baden 33 A Percy 5-78 S Luc 3-46) def Fairfield-Liverpool 172 (M Lloyd 47 M Tremain 35) at Harold Fraser Oval Final Parramatta 6-359 (T Crittenden 102 L Dempsey 78 S Bristow 41 A Karam 32no D Williams 3-58) drew with St George (did not bat) at Old Kings Oval. Leading Bowler Geoff Golding (Campbelltown-Camden) 37 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Sam Webber (Manly-Warringah) 35 dismissals Table Campbelltown-Camden 69 St George 65 Western Suburbs 61 Randwick Petersham 60 North Sydney 59 Sydney University 55 Gordon 51 Sutherland 50 Bankstown 41 Blacktown 41 Northern District 37 Manly-Warringah 36 Sydney 36 Fairfield-Liverpool 34 Penrith 30 Eastern Suburbs 30 Mosman 26 Parramatta 13 University of NSW 12 Hawkesbury 12 Qualifying Finals Campbelltown-Camden 403 (J Simmons 118 S Peddle 77 T O Keefe 58 J Pitt 39 P Vale 31 V Poolagasandrum 3-72 C McKeith 3-75 A Glynne 3-108) drew with Sydney University 5-179 (J Walsh 75 N Burke 35 J Younes 30) at Raby 1 North Sydney 249 (A Sharma 73 P Maddocks 42 D Baker 34 T Wilson 34 J Berry 4-40 J McKenny 4-61) def St George 171 (C Thornborough 77 J Campbell 3-26) at Cahill Park Randwick Petersham 2-194 (D Hunt 58 S Gray 51no A Grinham 41no) def Western Suburbs 139 (S Cassidy 36 G Budwee 6-41) at Pratten Park Semi-Finals St George 5(dec)257 (C McArthur 107no W Hayes 95) drew with Campbelltown-Camden 8-239 (A Muir 82 J Pitt 63 J Malskaitis 48no J McKenny 3-56) at Raby 1 North Sydney 5-198 (B Wood 62 P Maddocks 42no) def Randwick Petersham 194 (P Devlin 51 D Bourke 39 G Budwee 36 B Wheeler 3-48) at Coogee Oval Final Campbelltown-Camden 7-236 (R White 59 A Muir 55no R Vale 46) def North Sydney 235 (B Wood 55 B Perkins 49 T Hepworth 31 G Golding 4-52 H Oxley 3-55) at Raby 1 FOURTH GRADE THE REID CUP Sutherland won the Reid Cup for the eighth time by drawing with St George in the Final at Glenn McGrath Oval. Leading Batsman John Hopwood (North Sydney) 594 runs Leading Bowler Tim Brown (Eastern Suburbs) 40 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Matthew McArthur (St George) 35 dismissals Table Sutherland 76 St George 62 North Sydney 61 Sydney 59 Eastern Suburbs 55 Northern District 52 Manly-Warringah 51 University of NSW 48 Gordon 48 Sydney University 47 Bankstown 44 Campbelltown-Camden 43 Randwick Petersham 41 Penrith 34 Mosman 25 Western Suburbs 24 Parramatta 22 Fairfield-Liverpool 18 Hawkesbury 13 Blacktown 0. Qualifying Finals Northern District 275 (C Peebles 80 M Powell 78 L Ford 37 N Sharman 3-35) def Sutherland 72 (M Rice 42 J Troy 5-9 L Ford 4-4) and 2-118 (M Rice 84) at Sutherland Oval St George 233 (M Ryder 69 M Holmes 38 J Playfair 4-50 M Sutherland 3-42) def Eastern Suburbs 188 (A Kemmery 64no J Hill 32 M Ralph 31 M Holmes 4-57) and 1-38 at Alan Davidson Oval North Sydney 227 (J Hopwood 98 P Skerman 33 P Caruso 4-43) and 1-35 def Sydney 139 (P Skerman 3-18 F Atshan 3-58) at Tunks Park SCA awarded match to Sutherland following Northern District s use of two ineligible players). Semi-Finals Sutherland 71 (P Caruso 5-27 A Tay 4-19) and 7-121 (L Casey 38 J Pryde 3-8 A Tay 3-34) def Sydney 84 (N Hogan 4-22 J Bills 3-14) and 107 (R Colbran 42no J Zywietz 4-16 N Sharman 3-36 J Bills 3-40) at Tunks Park St George 210 (B Greening 53 M McArthur 38no P Skerman 3-49 F Atshan 3-55) def North Sydney 175 (T Francis 36 M Scott 36 M Thorpe 33 M Holmes 4-31 S Cahill 4-44) at Grahame Thomas Oval Final St George 224 (M McArthur 80 M Gilmour 41 J Bills 4-67 J Zywietz 3-39 N Sharman 3-65) drew with Sutherland 8-203 (J Zywietz 57 G Horner 48 S Cahill 4-30) at Glenn McGrath Oval POIDEVIN-GRAY SHIELD (U 21) Penrith won the Poidevin-Gray Shield for the first time since 2000 01 and for the third time overall by defeating Minor Premiers St George in the Final at Hurstville Oval. Leading Batsman Josh Brown (St George) 506 runs Leading Bowler Max McNamara (Penrith) 20 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Tim Cummins (Penrith) - 19 dismissals Player of the Final (The Shane Lee Medal) Jordan Silk (Penrith) Table St George 32 Penrith 31 Sydney University 24 Parramatta 23 Eastern Suburbs 20 Bankstown 18 Sutherland 16 Gordon 16 Sydney 16 Northern District 16 Fairfield-Liverpool 15 Blacktown 14 Campbelltown-Camden 13 Manly-Warringah 12 Western Suburbs 10 Mosman 9 North Sydney 8 Hawkesbury 8 University of NSW 2 Randwick Petersham 0. Qualifying Finals St George 7-197 (J Brown 48 A Walsh 40no B Fitzgerald 34 D Carroll 25 S Chu 23 M Baker 2-33) def Bankstown 92 (T Muir 26 D Magin 3-14 B Greening 3-15 D Williams 2-31) at Hurstville Oval Penrith 1-88 (J Silk 41no J Blake 27) def Eastern Suburbs 84 (M McNamara 5-19 P Cummins 3-21) at Howell Oval Sydney University 8-283 (B Larkin 89 N Larkin 60 M Morgan 37no A Grant 24 S Abbott 2-32 L Dempsey 2-38 A Turrell 2-47) def Parramatta 192 (T Fragogianis 64no A Turrell 31 N Bertus 26 H Balasuriya 4-35 L Robertson 4-42) at University 1 Semi-Finals St George 2-193 (A May 93no J Brown 82) def Parramatta 7-192 (S Abbott 37 M Stretton 27 L Dempsey 27 B Abbott 26no A Rizwan 23no S Bristow 20 D Magin 3-29 D Williams 2-60) at Hurstville Oval Penrith 1-191 (J Blake 91no T Cummins 72no) def Sydney University 9-188 (B Larkin 89no C Jones 41 M McNamara 5-21) at Howell Oval Cricket nsW 76 FIFTH GRADE THE SHERWOOD CUP The David Sherwood Cup was won by Minor Premiers CampbelltownCamden for the second consecutive season and for the third time since 2003 04. They defeated North Sydney in the Final at Raby No 1 Oval. Leading Batsman Warwick Hayes (St George) 634 runs sYDneY GRaDe CoMPetition Men s Final Penrith 4-147 (J Silk 58 T Sutton 35 P Betros 29no D Magin 4-15) def St George 146 (B Fitzgerald 43 D Carroll 40no P Cummins 3-35 T Sutton 2-10 J Jones 2-27) at Hurstville Oval SPIRIT OF CRICKET Officiating umpires again assessed each team s support during each match for the Spirit of Cricket as set out in the Preamble to the Laws of Cricket. The 2009 10 Spirit of Cricket winners were Northern District followed by Sydney University St George University of NSW Gordon and Penrith. The SCA congratulates each of the above clubs on their respective achievements together with all other clubs and teams that upheld the Spirit of Cricket by their conduct during matches. AW GREEN SHIELD (U 16) The AW Green Shield was won by Bankstown for the 12th time and the first since 2003 04 by defeating Manly-Warringah in the Final on Australia Day at Blacktown Olympic Park 2. Leading Batsman Jake Cormack (Bankstown) 398 runs Leading Bowler Jordan Miller (Western Suburbs) 20 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Alex Wynn (Randwick Petersham) 23 dismissals Player of the Final (The Kevin Cunningham Medal) Evan Goodrick (Bankstown) Table Parramatta 36 Sutherland 36 Sydney 36 Manly-Warringah 36 Bankstown 30 Randwick Petersham 30 Western Suburbs 24 Gordon 24 Sydney University 18 Northern District 18 Campbelltown-Camden 18 Blacktown 18 Eastern Suburbs 18 Fairfield-Liverpool 18 Penrith 12 St George 12 University of NSW 6 North Sydney 6 Hawkesbury 6 Mosman 6 Qualifying Finals Randwick Petersham 191 (N Saady 57 A Wynn 39 S Muir 20 T Crittenden 4-17 S Copperfield 4-23) def Parramatta 100 (M Buckman 26 N Saady 3-15 S Muir 3-29 A Coles 2-8) at Old Kings Oval Bankstown 6-227 (M Challita 66no A Paddison 57 J Cormack 51 H Dean 25 S Smith 2-43) def Sutherland 9-225 (J Brown 82 A Whatley 49 H Irvine 26 L Davidson 5-47) at Glenn McGrath Oval Manly-Warringah 5-155 (R Farrell 40 J Badyari 39 J Rawlings 38) def Sydney 154 (S Hulston 37 S Eaton 28 W Trevett 27 M Healey 27 R Hodge 4-33 C Ashe 3-18) at Drummoyne Oval Semi-Finals Manly-Warringah 3-76 (J Rawlings 36 R Farrell 23) def Parramatta 74 (D Marshall 3-26 R Hodge 2-8 C Ashe 2-12) at Manly Oval Bankstown 149 (M Challita 39 M Morley 27 A Coles 3-15 R Faulkner-Hogg 2-19 N Saady 2-28) def Randwick Petersham 85 (S Muir 22 R Williams 2-4 L Condron 2-20 N Uddin 2-22) at Bankstown Oval Final Bankstown 9-217 (H Dean 56 M Morley 44no A Paddison 36 J Cormack 28 E Leten 20 A Virdi 3-16 R Farrell 2-32) def Manly-Warringah 203 (J Rawlings 42 R Hodge 34 J Badyari 28 T Kaye 24 S Webber 21 E Goodrick 4-51 L Davidson 3-24) at Blacktown Olympic Park 2 THE BOB SIMPSON AWARD COACH OF THE YEAR St George s Peter Jackson won the Bob Simpson Award for Coach of the Year. During 2009 10 St George contested Finals in seven grades won the Club Championship and were crowned premiers in First Grade and Second Grade. This Award recognises the contribution of coaches towards the development of the teams and individual players in their respective clubs. Bob Simpson was a key figure in Australian cricket for more than four decades and has made a significant contribution to Sydney Grade cricket as a player and coach. TORO GROUND OF THE YEAR First Grade 1st Bankstown Oval (Bankstown) 2nd Joe McAleer Reserve (Blacktown) 3rd Hurstville Oval (St George) Lower Grade Ground of the Year 1st Tunks Park (North Sydney) 2nd Bensons Lane 2 (Hawkesbury) 3rd Grahame Thomas Oval (Bankstown) OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS Greg Mail became just the 20th player to score 10 000 First Grade runs. The only other member of the 10 000 Club still playing is Blacktown s Paul Maraziotis. Northern District First Graders David Ball (105no) and Andrew McLean (90) set a new record for a ninth wicket partnership in Round Nine of 204 runs. Aged 18 years and 96 days Nic Maddinson became the youngest player to score a century and take five wickets in the same First Grade match when he made 137 and took 5-95 for Sutherland against Eastern Suburbs. The previous record holder was Shane Lee (19 years and 46 days). St George s Steven Cazzulino and Ashton May both hit 204 in a First Grade Semi Final against Northern District. This was the first instance of two double-centuries in the same First Grade match while their 366 run fourth wicket stand was a record for that wicket and the fourth highest of any wicket. Northern District s David Ball took four wickets in four balls against Eastern Suburbs in the Qualifying Final. This was just the sixth double hat-trick in the 116 year history of First Grade. In Round Seven of the Second Grade competition Northern District successfully chased Sydney University s 5 dec 507 winning by two wickets in the 99th over thanks to centuries to Dean Crawford and Matthew Phillips. This is the highest ever run chase in the history of Grade cricket. Parramatta Third Grader Anthony Karam took two separate hat-tricks (one a double) against North Sydney. Karam finished with 7-3 from 9.4 overs in the first innings and then took a wicket with his first ball of the second innings to gain four wickets in four balls. The North Sydney team was bowled out for just eight runs. Karam also featured in an unbroken 10th wicket partnership worth 200 runs in his team s Semi. THE O REILLY MEDAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR St George s Trent Copeland and Sydney University s Greg Mail were joint winners of the coveted O Reilly Medal for First Grade Player of the Year voted on by umpires at each First Grade match. Copeland was the competition s leading bowler with 67 wickets at an average of 12.6 while Mail scored 1 266 runs at an average of 63.3 and took 35 wickets at an average of 19.1 in a fine all-round performance. Leading players 19 pts Trent Copeland (St George) Greg Mail (Sydney University) 18 pts Tim Lang (University of NSW) 17 pts Shane Mott (Hawkesbury) 16 pts Cameron Eve (Mosman) Nat Hill (Manly-Warringah) Scott Coyte (Randwick Petersham) Andre Adams (Sutherland) 15 pts Sam Roberts (Mosman) 14 pts Ian Moran (Sydney University) CAPTAINS OF THE YEAR First Grade Greg Mail (Sydney University) Second Grade Joel Burnett (Sutherland) Third Grade Nigil Singh (Randwick Petersham) Fourth Grade Matthew Powell (Northern District) Fifth Grade Warwick Hayes (St George) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 77 sYDneY GRaDe CoMPetition WoMen s From left First Grade Champions Bankstown Sports celebrate their third consecutive title NSW Breaker Sharon Millanta was the leading bowler in First Grade. The 2009 10 competition comprised 28 teams across three openage grades and the Brewer Shield (U 17). The season was an extremely challenging one due to an ever-increasing representative calendar which included the ACT Meteors inaugural season in the Women s National Cricket League with that squad containing many NSW and Sydney based players who would otherwise have been representing their Grade clubs. This was the first season that the Player Points System (PPS) applied to the competition. The PPS was designed to encourage the long-term distribution of talent throughout the competition and to re-focus clubs on junior development. The competition again served as a home-away-from-home for many England Pakistan Canada New Zealand and West Indies players. Having such high-quality players in the competition added strength and depth to many clubs and assisted in maintaining Sydney Women s Grade as one of the strongest female club competitions in the world. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP THE ANN MITCHELL SHIELD St George-Sutherland claimed the Club Championship for the fourth time in its eight year history. Last season s Club Champions Bankstown placed second. Table St George-Sutherland 953 Bankstown 908 Gordon 622 Northern District 569 Sydney 328 Universities 310 Campbelltown-Camden 305 Parramatta-Blacktown 88 Penrith 76 Eastern Suburbs 75. FIRST GRADE THE RUTH PREDDY TROPHY Bankstown claimed a third successive First Grade title. They overcame a young Campbelltown-Camden side in the Final played at University No 1 Oval. Both teams had previously recorded comfortable Semi-Final victories over Gordon and St GeorgeSutherland respectively. Kingsgrove Sports Centre First Grade Player of the Year Hannah Trollip (Gordon) Leading Batter Hannah Trollip 609 runs Leading Bowler Sharon Millanta (Bankstown) 32 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper The Christina Matthews Shield Laura Wright (Bankstown) 23 dismissals Table Bankstown Sports 98 St George-Sutherland 56 Campbelltown-Camden 49 Gordon 46 Sydney 34 Universities 22 Eastern Suburbs 15 Northern District 14. Semi-Finals Bankstown 6-213 (R Dick 55no S Aley 54) def Gordon 79 (M Penman 3-9 S Millanta 2-9 B Allard 2-12 S Aley 2-17) at Bankstown Oval Campbelltown-Camden 2-117 (S Coyte 71no) def St George Sutherland 114 (K Waetford 3-24 S Coyte 2-22 C Raack 2-34) at Lance Hutchinson Oval Final Bankstown 6-213 (S Aley 73 L Wright 63 K Sutherland 3-44) def Campbelltown-Camden 133 (L Kuschert 34 K Mack 4-28 S Millanta 2-20) at University 1. Cricket nsW In a very positive sign for the competition Northern District won their first-ever premiership by going through undefeated in the Brewer Shield. They are certainly a club of the future in terms of growth and on-field performance. The SCA maintained a close alliance with the Sydney Women s Cricket Umpires Association through an Umpiring Working Party. The SWCUA has continued to grow in membership resulting in better on-field performance. They and in particular John Colwell Kevin McFarlane Gerry Forliano and Kevin Battishill are to be congratulated on their continual support and involvement. The membership of the Women s Competition Sub-Committee changed slightly which allowed for a continuation of the previous positive approach while also providing fresh faces. Special thanks must go to Jessica Henry (Chair) Claire Jones Gary Koschel and Rob Smith for their dedicated and tireless management of the competition. SPIRIT OF CRICKET AWARD This was won by the Sydney Cricket Club for the first time. This award is assessed by officiating umpires during every match. BOB CURTIN MEMORIAL UMPIRES AWARD Gordon s Emma Sherwood was the winner of this award. This award is judged by umpires who allocate points at each match. The winner is the player across all grades who polls the most votes. SECOND GRADE Minor Premiers St George-Sutherland claimed their fourth successive premiership by defeating Bankstown in a tightlycontested Final by three wickets. 78 sYDneY GRaDe CoMPetition WoMen s Second Grade Premiers St George-Sutherland - their fourth consecutive title. Kingsgrove Sports Centre Second Grade Player of the Year Alex Vaughan (Universities) Leading Batter Alex Vaughan 389 runs Leading Bowler Wendy Maxwell (Universities) 26 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Hayley Bannon (Northern District) 16 dismissals Table St George-Sutherland 82 Bankstown 72 Universities 50 Northern District 36 Parramatta-Blacktown 28 Gordon 21 Penrith 19 Campbelltown-Camden 15 Semi-Finals St George-Sutherland 5-131 (N Dowd 38 A Wills 25no) def Northern District 130 (H Bannon 57 C Bower 27 H Williams 6-27) at Bland Oval Bankstown 9-180 (R Cady 86 E Bath 4-16) def Universities 129 (F Wunsch 42 W Maxwell 37 E Newman 3-15 E Cosgrove 3-23) at Grahame Thomas Oval Final St George Sutherland 7-117 (A Holzhauser 35 E Cosgrove 3-27) def Bankstown 116 (R Cady 29 R Lotter 3-19 L Maurice 2-12 N Dowd 2-24) at University 2 Leading Batter Deanna Tuckwell (Bankstown) 330 runs Leading Bowler Cass Chiarello (Sydney) 19 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Marianne Robertson (Parramatta-Blacktown) 7 dismissals Table Northern District 75 St George-Sutherland 49 Sydney 44 Gordon 42 Bankstown 16 Parramatta-Blacktown -8. Qualifying Final St George-Sutherland 7-191 (M Fallins 43 L Milletich 37 E King 2-14 A Wells 2-37) def Sydney 137 (T Noble 27 A Watson 3-37 F Fernando 2-26) at Tonkin Park Final Northern District 4-113 (L Bardsley 51no A Kale 43no A Horton 2-1) def St George-Sutherland 6-112 (M Molloy 31 J Matson 2-21) at Waitara Oval TWENTY20 The fourth season of Women s Grade Twenty20 was conducted as a pre-season competition. Matches were again played on a round-robin basis followed by a Final. Eastern Suburbs won the title for the first time by successfully chasing Gordon s 117 in the Final. Table Gordon 35 Eastern Suburbs 26 St George-Sutherland 20 Bankstown 16 Sydney 15 Universities 8 Campbelltown-Camden 6 Northern District 0 Final Eastern Suburbs 4-118 (B Wyborne 35 L Poulton 31) def Gordon 3-117 (H Trollip 47 M Carmichael 44no) at Raby 1 THIRD GRADE Minor Premiers St George-Sutherland won the Premiership by defeating defending champions Gordon by two wickets in the Final. Third Grade Player of the Year Emma Sherwood (Gordon) Leading Batter Emma Sherwood (506 runs) Leading Bowler Donna McCammond (St George-Sutherland) 23 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Sam Dillon (St George-Sutherland) 9 dismissals Table St George-Sutherland 99 Gordon 91 Northern District 65 Bankstown 41 Sydney 13 Parramatta-Blacktown 0 Qualifying Final Gordon 3-253 (C Thakur 54no E Sherwood 52no A Chapple 52no) def Northern District 133 (C Jones 57no Z Ryan 30 L Chan 4-16 J Davidson 3-29) at Forsyth 1 Final St George-Sutherland 8-164 (D McCammond 46no G Rhodes 31 T Hancock 3-29 E Coggins 2-30) def Gordon 6-163 (E Sherwood 44 C Thakur 40 L Pond 3-34) at Beverly Hills 3 SECOND GRADE SUPER 8s TWENTY20 This competition was also played in the pre-season. It proved to be popular among batters in particular with fewer fielders making it easier to find gaps and hit big scores. Each team played every other team once in a round-robin format with the premiership then awarded to the leading team after the last round. St George-Sutherland was declared Premiers. Table St George-Sutherland 28 Parramatta-Blacktown 21 Northern District 14 Bankstown 14 Gordon 12 Universities 6 Penrith 6 Campbelltown-Camden -6. THIRD GRADE SUPER 8s TWENTY20 This was the first season of this Third Grade competition played as part of the pre-season. As in Second Grade each team played every other team once in a round-robin format with the premiership then awarded to the leading team after the last round. Gordon showed strength and depth by entering two teams which placed first and second. Table Gordon 28 Gordon GO 22 St George-Sutherland 21 Northern District 20 Bankstown 7 Sydney 6 Parramatta-Blacktown 0 BREWER SHIELD (U 17) Northern District created club history when they completed an undefeated season by defeating St George-Sutherland in the Final. Brewer Shield Player of the Year The Trish Langsford Trophy Beth Wonders (Sydney) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 79 sYDneY shiRes CoMPetition CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP THE DAVID TRIBOLET TROPHY Auburn claimed its third consecutive Shires Club Championship with a solid performance during the season across all five grades. All five Grades qualified for the Finals Series with the Second Grade and Third Grade winning Premierships. Auburn finished 193 points clear of second placed North West Sydney with Warringah third. Table Auburn 1401 points North West Sydney 1208 Warringah 975 Strathfield 913 Burwood Briars 860 Macquarie University 843 Lane Cove 736 Epping 719 Georges River 697 South Sydney 577 Roseville 537 Lindfield 476 Pennant Hills 418 Southern Districts 265. 12 Adrian McCaffrey (Pennant Hills) Tim Henry (Epping) 11 Louie McMillan (Warringah). SHIRES CAPTAIN OF THE YEAR First Grade Scott Ryan (Warringah) Second Grade Raoul Barbon (Auburn) Third Grade Geof Sundstrom (Lane Cove) Fourth Grade Andrew Nicoletti (Epping) SPIRIT OF CRICKET AWARD The Lane Cove CC won this award for the second consecutive season. Lindfield finished second followed by Warringah Georges River Roseville and Epping. FIRST GRADE THE RB CLARK CUP South Sydney won the RB Clark Cup for the second consecutive season and for the fifth time overall by defeating Minor Premiers Strathfield in the Final. For the Premiers Shane Pargeter scored 731 runs and took 45 wickets while David Gibbons (492 runs and 22 wickets) Michael Chee Quee (396 runs) Ben Preece (31 wickets) and Ian Ebbink (27 catches) all enjoyed successful seasons. Player of the Final The Peter Toohey Medal David Gibbons (South Sydney) Leading Batsman Gary Sheen (Strathfield) 825 runs Leading Bowler Gary Sheen 62 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Kasun Bulathsinghala (Auburn) 32 dismissals Table Strathfield 68 Auburn 64 Warringah 54 South Sydney 53 North West Sydney 47 Epping 43 Burwood Briars 35 Pennant Hills 34 Lane Cove 26 Roseville 24 Macquarie University 20 Georges River 12 Lindfield 6 Southern Districts 6. Qualifying Finals Strathfield 4-185 (G Sheen 88no) def Epping 183 (P Delepine 49 T Henry 43 I Wheatley 41 G Sheen 4-46) at Airey Park North West Sydney 123 (D Johnson 3-19 I Cowan 3-44) and 111 (C Watson 39 D Johnson 3-10 J Coleman 3-29 I Cowan 3-44) def Auburn 54 (T Ortiz 5-11) and 97 (T Ortiz 4-18) outright at George Parry Oval South Sydney 8 dec 264 (S Pargeter 101 R Chee Quee 72) def Warringah 202 (T Christensen 36 T Johnston 33 S Ryan 32 D Tabrett 32 J Black 31 C Coen 3-37 B Preece 3-62) at Frank Gray Oval. Semi-Finals Strathfield 243 (A Donovan 84no G Sheen 32 I Cowan 4-37 J Coleman 3-83) def Auburn 106 (G Sheen 6-38 S Day 4-39) at Airey Park South Sydney 2-193 (S Pargeter 103no M Chee Quee 53no) def North West Sydney 161 (P Greentree 55 S Pargeter 5-45 D Gibbons 3-32) at Alan Davidson Oval. Final South Sydney 134 (D Gibbons 32 R Chee Quee 32 G Sheen 6-42) and 2-77 (S Pargeter 31) def Strathfield 126 (S Pargeter 4-37) at Tantallon Oval. SHIRES UMPIRE OF THE YEAR The Shires Umpire of the Year for 2009 10 was Peter Mooney. This award is assessed by captains at each match. SHIRES GROUND OF THE YEAR For the third consecutive season the Shires Ground of the Year Award was won by Tantallon Oval home of the Lane Cove Cricket Club. Second was Auburn s George Parry Oval with Burwood Briars Rothwell Park third. SECOND GRADE THE SJ MAYNE TROPHY Auburn won the SJ Mayne Trophy for the second time overall and for the first time since 1985 86 by drawing with Burwood Briars in the Final. Leading Batsman Peter Burkhart (Burwood Briars) 481 runs Leading Bowler Ijaz Khan (Auburn) 52 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Ryan Croom (Georges River) 30 dismissals Table Auburn 75 North West Sydney 72 Burwood Briars 55 Lane Cove 54 Warringah 47 Macquarie University 44 Strathfield 38 Georges River 36 South Sydney 31 Epping 31 Pennant Hills 18 Lindfield 18 Roseville 16 Southern Districts 9. Qualifying Finals Auburn 190 (K Wicks 62 M La Brooy 47 N South 32 P Henriksen 3-30) def Macquarie University 181 (K Griffiths-Jones 56 G McFadden 40 M Wakeford 3-34) at Merrylands Oval Warringah 8(dec)289 (T Rajah 120no B Lloyd-Green 65 J Robson 43 J Windred 3-46) def North West Sydney 100 (D McKenna 4-21 D Reynolds 3-40) at Bruce Purser Oval Burwood Briars 226 (B Bastow 107 J Harris 37 A Dodds 6-61) def Lane Cove 95 (A Southcott 44 P Pannuti 6-43) at Rothwell Park. Semi-Finals Auburn 250 (M La Brooy 77 M Emram 51 S Rana 48 B Spice 4-57 P Little 3-39) def North West Sydney 183 (A Ieroianni 76 I Khan 3-25) at George Parry Oval Burwood Briars 171 (G Price 48 P Simpson 36 S Hudson 31 D Reynolds 4-36 D McKenna 3-43) and 4-155 (P Burkhart 83no P Simpson 44no D Reynolds 3-37) def Warringah 102 (T Rajah 35 G Price 4-13) at Rothwell Park. Final Burwood Briars 8(dec)292 (P Burkhart 70 P Simpson 66 J Haikin 53 S Brennan 45 I Khan 4-64) drew with Auburn 8-176 (D Wood 52 K Wicks 47 P Catalovski 4-52 G Price 3-18) at Alan Davidson Oval. Cricket nsW SHIRES PLAYER OF THE YEAR Strathfield s Garry Sheen won this award by polling 23 points with six Man-of-the-Match performances. Sheen was the competition s leading batsman with 825 runs at an average of 75.00 and its leading bowler with 62 wickets at an average of 11.61. This award was introduced in 1993 94 with the winner based on umpire assessments. Leading players 23 pts Garry Sheen (Strathfield) 18 Shane Pargeter (South Sydney) 16 Tom Ortiz (North West Sydney) 15 Daniel Johnson (Auburn) 13 Andrew Jalalaty (Burwood Briars) THIRD GRADE THE JB HOLLANDER TROPHY Auburn won the JB Hollander Trophy for the sixth time overall and for the first time since 1999 00 by defeating North West Sydney in the Final. 80 sYDneY shiRes CoMPetition Leading Batsman Peter Ananin (Auburn) 547 runs Leading Bowler Michael Lowe (Strathfield) 47 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Gareth Robson (Burwood Briars) 36 dismissals Table Auburn 72 North West Sydney 62 Burwood Briars 54 Georges River 52 Lane Cove 52 Lindfield 43 Epping 41 Warringah 35 Macquarie University 28 Strathfield 24 Roseville 23 Pennant Hills 22 Southern Districts 12 South Sydney 7. Qualifying Finals Auburn 228 (J Novosel 56 D Burton 48 S Gitte 36 G Starkey 33 W Cook 4-57) and 3-48 (S Cook 33no) def Lindfield 144 (M Lomax 43 S Fox 31 D Papanis 3-38) and 129 (S Fox 43 M Lomax 35 P Ananin 5-46 D Papanis 3-18) outright at David Tribolet Oval North West Sydney 276 (J Ambrey 58 S Gardnir 51 A Moeller 50 D Wynn 36 M Lewis 32 N Trumbull 3-59 N Absalom 3-94) def Lane Cove 133 (C Granger 49 J Sawtell 4-39 A Boyd 3-34) at Blacktown Olympic Park 2 Burwood Briars 401 (M Yahya 100 D Cox 80 J Haikin 54 D Loth 41no V Sharma 40 W Hood 37 H Singh 4-91 M Jeffrey 3-69) def Georges River 150 (M Georges 43 P Murphy 3-23) at Ron Routley Oval. Semi Finals Auburn 161 (D Burton 37 P Ananin 32 M Jeffrey 3-30 B Vella 3-45) and 5-123 (R Hawker 60no S Cook 35no D Jiffkins 3-26) def Georges River 94 (S Cook 3-8) and 189 (N Dean 42 B Vella 32 T Wood 3-41 D Papanis 3-64) outright at David Tribolet Oval North West Sydney 204 (A Moeller 39 A Koleda 33 P Murphy 4-54) def Burwood Briars 139 (P Murphy 47 M Fearnside 5-37) at Bruce Purser Reserve. Final Auburn 286 (M Freeburn 60 S Gitte 52 G Starkey 52 T Wood 39 D Burton 30 A Moeller 3-28 M Fearnside 3-49) def North West Sydney 135 (J Ambrey 48no S Cook 5-34) at Blacktown Olympic Park 2. Player of the Final The David Gilbert Medal Sean Walsh (Strathfield) Leading Batsman Adam Rezek (Lindfield) 392 runs Leading Bowler Sean Walsh 18 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Chris McPherson (14 dismissals) Table North West Sydney 42 Auburn 42 Strathfield 36 Roseville 35 Macquarie University 28 Lindfield 28 Georges River 27 Warringah 21 Southern Districts 13 Epping 7 South Sydney 7 Pennant Hills 6 Burwood Briars 0 Lane Cove 0. Qualifying Finals Lindfield 8-161 (H Cripps 33 S Fox 30 A Rezek 28 C Kelly 26 R Pasfield 3-29 B Rogers 2-45) def North West Sydney 155 (J Scurr 69 G Stillman 34 C Kelly 2-22 K Garling 2-28 M Lomax 2-32) at Bruce Purser Reserve Macquarie University 7-170 (C Ford 47 A Gray 35 T Wood 3-19 M Emram 2-19) def Auburn 98 (N Taylor 29 P Ananin 21 G Denlow 4-21 A Yeomans 2-10 Prashant Rai 2-16) at George Parry Oval Strathfield 7-252 (A Sylvester 98 J Waide 42 S Wotton 27 C Caban 4-44) def Roseville 231 (M Gubbay 82 N Kennedy 48 C Caban 24 A Sylvester 3-37 M Cleary 2-26) at Airey Park. Semi-Finals Strathfield 9-147 (I Janda 37 J Waide 26 D Herne 25 J Windred 3-17) def North West Sydney 198 (M Everett 46 B Rogers 42 J Scurr 27 A Moeller 26 R Pasfield 22 M Cleary 3-24 S Walsh 3-32 A Watkins 2-46) on run-rate at Airey Park Macquarie University 9-157 (J Shyam 47no C McPherson 43 S Fox 3-31 C Kelly 2-22) def Lindfield 240 (S Fox 48 M Lomax 37no S Cheshire 31 M O Halleran 26 T Morrow 4-57 J Shyam 2-27 G Denlow 2-41 A Yeomans 2-57) on run-rate at Lindfield Oval. Final Strathfield 5-157 (I Janda 36 S Walsh 30no R Hayto 28no S Wotton 22 Prashant Rai 4-25) def Macquarie University 154 (C Carter 46 A Gray 20 A Watkins 2-11 S Walsh 2-24 S Wotton 2-34 A Sylvester 2-37) at Alan Davidson Oval. FOURTH GRADE THE HARRY CULBERT TROPHY North West Sydney won the Harry Culbert Trophy for the first time ever defeating Minor Premiers Macquarie University in the Final. Leading Batsman Hayden Young (North West Sydney) 530 runs Leading Bowler Greg Brown (Macquarie University) 54 wickets Leading Wicketkeeper Melville Fernando (Georges River) 17 wickets Table Macquarie University 93 Warringah 64 Auburn 62 Burwood Briars 53 North West Sydney 50 Georges River 43 Epping 38 Lane Cove 34 Southern Districts 28 Roseville 27 Strathfield 25 Lindfield 22 South Sydney 16 Pennant Hills 4. Qualifying Finals Macquarie University 266 (D Webb 108 D Budge 40 G Brown 37 G Lattouf 3-57) def Georges River 153 (S Shaikh 36 J Loy 35 D Webb 5-45 H Munikrishna 3-18) at Killara Oval North West Sydney 179 (M Everett 40 N Dunn 39 J Graham 3-18 S Alexander 3-29 R Curry 3-32) and 8-168 (M Everett 46 D Lewis 30 C Berry 5-58) def Warringah 9(dec)105 (C Pathiranage 3-32) at Mike Pawley Oval Burwood Briars 152 (D Lavender 86 P Bastow 3-57) and 5-131 (A Reilly 45no) def Auburn 120 (A Ross 32 N Bhuiyan 5-34 R Patel 3-30) and 3(dec)158 (J Starkey 93 O Bray 41no) at Jensen Oval. Semi-Finals Macquarie University 9-298 (D Webb 51 J Hobbs 37no D Budge 31) def Warringah 107 (G Brown 4-45) at Killara North West Sydney 9-299 (A Kaul 47 G Stillman 46 R Wilde 42 T Randell 40 C Pathiranage 39no J Fineberg 34) def Burwood Briars 138 (A Macic 4-33 B Seath 3-18 C Pathiranage 3-43) at Ron Routley Oval. Final North West Sydney 9-223 (J Fineberg 50no S Patel 42 G Stillman 34 G Brown 3-57) def Macquarie University 174 (D Gracie 35 S Shankar 31 G Brown 30no C Pathiranage 4-43 A Macic 3-56) at George Parry Oval. FRANK GRAY SHIELD PLAYER OF THE YEAR The winner of this award in 2009 10 was Ben Rogers from North West Sydney. He scored 237 runs in the competition at an average of 39.50 and took 11 wickets at 11.30. This award was introduced in 2004 05 with the winner decided by umpires assessments for each match. Leading players 8 pts Ben Rogers (North West Sydney) 7 Sam Wotton (Strathfield) Adam Rezek (Lindfield) Nathan Taylor (Auburn) 6 Matthew Hoenig (South Strathfield) Daniel Yates (Georges River). THE FRANK GRAY SHIELD (U 24) Strathfield won the Frank Gray Shield for the second consecutive season and for the fourth time overall by defeating Macquarie University in the Final. Clockwise from top North West Sydney celebrate their maiden Fourth Grade Premiership Winner of the Peter Toohey Medal David Gibbons Back to Back Frank Gray Shield Champions Strathfield. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 81 CoMMeRCiaL PaRtneRs Season 2009 10 marked the eighth year of the partnership between Cricket NSW and the RTA. Throughout the sponsorship the RTA have continued looking for ways to change drivers attitudes to speeding and make it socially unacceptable. During the season the RTA launched a new social speeding campaign the Slow Down Pledge . The Pledge was spearheaded by members of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues including Pledge ambassador Nathan Bracken. They encouraged young drivers to adopt good driving behaviour by taking a pledge not to speed. People can take the pledge at www.slowdownpledge.com.au Coca-Cola Amatil is the exclusive supplier of non-alcoholic beverages to Cricket NSW. The partnership includes exclusive supply rights to the Sydney Cricket Association which provides Grade and Shires clubs the opportunity to receive free Coke merchandise such as fridges and eskies as part of Coke s club loyalty program. Coca-Cola continues to show terrific support for cricket in NSW and recently agreed to terms with Cricket NSW for another five years. RTA Slow Down Pledge. Pitcher Partners an accountancy auditing and advisory firm have completed their second season as the official events partner of Cricket NSW and the official chartered accountants of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues. In just two seasons the partnership has had a number of highlights including a capacity attendance to the Pitcher Partners Doug Walters Club Test Match Luncheon held on day four of the SCG Test and a corporate lunch in the historical home dressing room at the SCG which included appearances by RTA SpeedBlitz Blues captain Simon Katich and Stuart Clark. The Pitcher Partners Ladies Night was held in a packed Alan Davidson Room during the Australia v West Indies Twenty20 match. Guests were entertained by MC Amanda Keller and treated to manicures and massages before heading home with a bottle of Pitcher Partners champagne and chocolates Ford has been the official automotive partner of Cricket NSW for the past six seasons. Cricket nsW Ford continued to leverage its association and support of community based grass roots events including the Ford Backyard Beach cricket day which took place at Dee Why Beach with over 400 people in attendance. From left The Ford Backyard Beach Cricket Day at Dee Why Beach A unique hospitality experience at Sydney Olympic Park WSFM s Amanda Keller was the MC at the popular Pitcher Partners Ladies Night. Cricket NSW would also like to thank the following organisations for their valued support Toro Sponsor of the Sydney Cricket Association BSC Official Supplier of Compression Garments and exclusive supplier of supplements to the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Northcott Charity Partner of Cricket NSW 82 CoMMeRCiaL PaRtneRs The Sydney Morning Herald has been the official newspaper of Cricket NSW since the 2006 07 season. This successful partnership continues to provide substantial advertising and promotional opportunities to Cricket NSW and our affiliates. Fitness First are the official supplier of fitness facilities to Cricket NSW providing free gym memberships for the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and NSW Breakers squads. Having been associated with Cricket NSW for the last nine years Kookaburra Sport continues to show tremendous support to cricket in this State across numerous levels. In addition to being the major sponsor of the Blue Heelers Club Kookaburra also supports the Sydney Cricket Association Country Cricket NSW and the NSW Districts Cricket Association. Diageo s sponsorship of Cricket NSW extends until the end of the 2010 11 season. The sponsorship aligns the Johnnie Walker brand as the official Scotch Whiskey Partner of Cricket NSW. 2UE are the official AM radio partner of Cricket NSW. The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust has been the naming rights sponsor for the SCG Country Cup since 2005 06. In 2009 10 the Hamilton Wickham Cricket Club took out the competition by defeating the Merewether District Cricket Club by 151 runs in the Final at the SCG on January 17 2010. WSFM are the official FM radio partner of Cricket NSW. Classic Sportswear is the official supplier of training apparel to Cricket NSW the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and the NSW Breakers. Triforce Australia Community Cricket Partner The Smith Family Charity Partner of Cricket NSW Proactive Graphics Official print and graphics supplier of Cricket NSW 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 83 CoMMeRCiaL oPeRations & CoMMUniCations Commercial Operations and Communications Staff Standing (l-r) Janine Stainer David Townsend Christina Matthews Sudesh Arudpragasam Jim Robson Lauren Boyle Brett Richardson. Seated (l-r) Theresa Purtell Ben Cuevas Top right Shannon Noll performs at the Steve Waugh Medal Bottom right The new www.cricketnsw.com. Cricket nsW Twenty20 cricket made its mark during the 2009 10 season starting with the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues winning the inaugural Airtel Champions League. This was an outstanding achievement for both the Team and the Association with the US2.5M prize money on offer never before seen for a domestic competition. The juggernaut continued as the public voted with their feet with over 56 000 people attending the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues two home KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches at ANZ Stadium. The tournament drew enormous crowds and television ratings across its short season and there is no doubt it is here to stay. MATCH FIXTURES Once again Twenty20 cricket underpinned our attendance targets for domestic cricket during the 2009 10 season with our first home match in the KFC Big Bash (29 743) breaking the attendance record for domestic cricket. It is also pleasing to note that our Ford Ranger Cup crowds also exceeded the previous season s attendances with strong crowds at both the North Sydney Oval and Wollongong matches. Cricket NSW played four Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield matches at the SCG and once again took a First Class match to Newcastle. This was played in the week leading up to Christmas and as a result didn t achieve the attendance levels that the matches played in January had previously. Cricket Australia introduced a new women s Twenty20 competition into the calendar which saw each State play each other once and included Tasmania and ACT. This competition also saw at least one match in each State played as a curtain-raiser to the KFC Big Bash matches. The Women s National Cricket League continued with ACT included in the competition for the first time. Congratulations are extended to staff in the Commercial Operations and Communications Department who continue to achieve high standards in the delivery of domestic cricket for both men and women. Cricket NSW extends its appreciation to the sponsors of all the national competitions KFC Ford and Weet-Bix. Congratulations and appreciation is extended to the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust ANZ Stadium North Sydney Council Newcastle District Cricket Association Illawarra Cricket Association Manly Warringah District Cricket Club and Bankstown Cricket Club who hosted the above mentioned fixtures this season. COMMERCIAL There are four key areas of our commercial operations sponsorship signage corporate hospitality and international match ticket sales. The RTA is the major sponsor of both Cricket NSW and the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues. This season they launched their Slow Down Pledge with players such as Stuart Clark and Phillip Hughes participating in the campaign. Cricket NSW is grateful to its many sponsors partners and suppliers for their continued support of our activities. The other key commercial areas for Cricket NSW are ground signage through our participation in the Cricket Australia National Signage Program corporate hospitality through our joint venture with the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and international match ticket sales. The revenue from these four areas enabled Cricket NSW to exceed the four year revenue targets set out in the 2007-2010 Strategic Plan. 84 CoMMeRCiaL oPeRations & CoMMUniCations MEMBERSHIP Cricket NSW has three areas of membership for supporters The Cricket Club Corporate Membership opportunity based around international cricket which guarantees members a specific seat at all international matches as well as access to all domestic matches. 2009 10 was the fourth year of The Cricket Club which has been an outstanding success for Cricket NSW. Doug Walters Club This is the membership opportunity for supporters of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues over the age of 16. A feature of the Doug Walters Club is free entry to all domestic matches as well as the opportunity to be part of additional activities such as the Player s BBQ and the annual Day Four Test Match Luncheon. This year s luncheon was attended by a record 320 people with Glenn McGrath the guest speaker. Blue Heelers Club This is the junior supporter club of Cricket NSW and is open free of charge to all children under the age of 16. The Meet the Players Day was once again a highlight for the members as well as the opportunity to be part of activities at RTA SpeedBlitz Blues home matches. The new website saw all Cricket NSW activities combined into the new website that is built on the same platform as the Cricket Australia website and allows an exchange of information from one website to the other. Cricket NSW once again enjoyed extensive media coverage and are grateful for the support from print radio and television. EVENTS Cricket NSW held a number of events during the year including Golf Day (sponsored by Pitcher Partners) Season Launch Media Lunch Corporate Networking Function Ladies Day (sponsored by Pitcher Partners) Steve Waugh Medal These events are a vital part of our operations and allow Cricket NSW to acknowledge players (past and present) sponsors and media throughout the year. Christina Matthews Manager Commercial Operations and Communication MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS The key objective for our communications area during the 2009 10 season was the launch of our new website www.cricketnsw.com. Clockwise from top left Cricket Australia Chairman Jack Clarke presents Simon Katich with the Airtel Champions League winners cheque Stuart Clark Rob Elliott Mark Taylor and Richard Errington at the Pitcher Partners Golf Day Kids meet their heroes at the Blue Heelers Club Meet the Players Day Fans donned blue wigs to support the team at ANZ Stadium. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 85 nsW WoMen s CRiCKet CoMMittee The Committee operated throughout the year with varied and valuable input from the members who bring experience from all levels and areas of the game. This enables the Committee to fulfill its brief to provide advice to the Board in relation to the conduct organisation and management of the game of cricket for women in NSW. Thanks go to Sara Hungerford for her participation from the viewpoint of an elite and Grade player over 2008 09. As Sara was unable to continue due to her other commitments the Committee welcomed back Gary Koschel for 2009 10. Particular mention must be made of the services of Cricket Operations Officer Paul Taylor to the Committee. Paul has now embarked on a career with Surf Lifesaving however he made a significant contribution not only to the Committee but also to the women s game generally during his time with Cricket NSW. The NSW Breakers won the Women s National Cricket League 50 over title for the 12th time in 14 years. It was also their fifth title in a row with Lisa Sthalekar captain for all five summers. The team also reached but unfortunately lost the Twenty20 Final. The Breakers are constantly evolving in terms of mastering both formats of the game developing incoming players and filling the gaps left by the retirement of experienced players such as Sarah Andrews. The resources provided by Cricket NSW to our female players by way of support staff and facilities is second to none. This is complemented by the individual players work ethic and their determination to keep improving and guard against complacency. The dedication and work of all support staff and specialist coaches must be acknowledged with special thanks to Richard Bates who is retiring from his position as State Coach after three years. Best wishes to Neil McDonald the former Second XI coach who takes over in this role. The development of our players at a State level ensures our ability to contribute at the National level with representation from Alex Blackwell Sarah Andrews Lisa Sthalekar Leah Poulton Ellyse Perry Erin Osborne and Alyssa Healy. Apart from Sarah Andrews who had already retired the other Breakers formed part of the Southern Stars team which under the captaincy of Alex Blackwell won the 2010 Women s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. At the National level Cricket Australia has altered the format of the WNCL to a ratio of 2 1 for Twenty20 and 50 over matches in 2010 11. This will no doubt have a flow on effect through all levels of the game. It is intended that the Twenty20 games will be aligned with the Big Bash Twenty20 matches giving greater exposure to the women s game. The standard of the performance of the Breakers against the South Australian Scorpions in the curtain raiser to the men at ANZ Stadium in February 2010 gives an indication of the potential of this strategy to improve the lack of media coverage lack of interest lack of sponsorship vicious circle which holds back the growth of women s cricket. The various departments of Cricket NSW contribute to the Committee by reporting on their areas that relate to women s cricket and the issues that arise from time to time. For example regular reports come from the State Department Country Cricket Community Cricket High Performance and the State Coach to keep the Committee abreast of the programs affecting women and girls. In Community Cricket the various programs aimed at encouraging junior girls into the game and developing them further generally work well although there are some challenges to be met to ensure continuing participation and an increase in numbers. In the High Performance area our underage teams continue to dominate nationally highlighting a lack of commitment in some other States to the promotion of women s cricket. There has been a change by Cricket Australia to run U 15 and U 18 National Championships for girls from 2010 11 instead of U 15 U 17 and U 19. This has been precipitated by the inability on the part of some States to field an U 19 team. Whilst this has deprived many of our talented and developing players competitive playing opportunities to the detriment not only of our State but nationally NSW is addressing the situation. As with the boys and men our country areas are the nursery for talented women cricketers yet the numbers of girls playing in the country are now alarmingly low. There is a lack of clarity as to pathways and confusion about whether the Country Championships are for participation or selection purposes. Country Cricket has acknowledged the challenges that need to be addressed in this area. The Committee made an extensive Submission to the Consultation Phase of the Cricket Australia Women s Cricket Review in August 2009 dealing with leadership and operational matters integration in NSW national state co-operation the national women s team the selection system and future planning. This exercise brought the Committee to conclude that it was timely to assess the progress of the integration of women s cricket in NSW and to request an external review in this regard. The issues that concerned the Committee in respect of the future of women s cricket included the lack of player numbers converting to players in the early teen years and then into Grade logistical problems in running Grade participation and playing opportunities for girls in country areas coaching managing and selection pathways and the optimal way to manage women s cricket within the departmental and staffing structure of Cricket NSW. Our State is at the forefront in women s cricket in Australia. This was clearly demonstrated by immediate action on the part of Dr Harry Harinath Chairman of the Board and David Gilbert Chief Executive who proposed to the Board that a comprehensive Review of Women s Cricket was warranted. This Review has now been completed and its findings endorsed in principle by the Board and welcomed by the Women s Committee. At the time of writing this Report although there are many decisions yet to be made in terms of implementing the Review s recommendations the Women s Committee is confident NSW will remain the leader in ensuring that cricket becomes truly both a male and female game. Kaye Loder AM Chair - Women s Cricket Committee Australia wins the 2010 ICC Women s World Twenty20 tournament. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 87 hiGh PeRFoRManCe Australian U 18 Squad Patrick Cummins Taylor Scott Kurtis Patterson Australian U 17 Merit Team Arjun Bagga Female Australian U 17 Merit Team Nicola Carey Tayla Kafoa Celeste Raack Hannah Trollip Australian U 15 Merit Team Rebecca Cady Lily Bardsley High Performance staff Back row (l-r) Alan Campbell Troy Baker Michael Maclennan Bronwyn Munday Front row (l-r) Lisa Sthalekar Trent Woodhill. HIGH PERFORMANCE AWARDS Male U 19 Player of the Year (Steve Waugh Trophy) Nic Maddinson U 17 Player of the Year (Mark Waugh Trophy) Nick Bertus NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Male NSW U 19 NSW U 17 Undefeated National Champions Fourth Place Female U 19 Player of the Year (The Lisa Keightley Trophy) Melissa Harrison U 17 Player of the Year (The Sally Griffiths Trophy) Keeghan Tucker and Hannah Trollip U 15 Player of the Year (The Julie Hayes Trophy) Rebecca Cady Female NSW U 19 NSW U 17 NSW U 15 No Championship National Champions Fourth Place NATIONAL SELECTION The following players were selected in National squads teams during 2009 10. U 17 MALE PROGRAM Team Kurtis Patterson (Captain - St George) Arjun Bagga (North Sydney) Nick Bertus (Parramatta) Nathan Brown (Western Suburbs) Patrick Cummins (Penrith) Tom Decent (Hawkesbury) Matthew Foster (Blacktown) Harrison Kelly (Central North) Joseph McDevitt (Illawarra) Taylor Scott (Central North) Ben Smith (Bankstown) Matthew Taylor (Mosman) Kerrod White (Southern) Coach Michael Maclennan Assistant Coach Manager Ben Sawyer Physiotherapist Matt Lorenc Performance Analyst Troy Baker The 2009 10 National Championship was held in Adelaide from 3-14 January 2010. The eight competing States and Territories began Male Australian team for ICC U 19 World Cup Tim Armstrong Luke Doran Josh Hazlewood Nic Maddinson Adam Zampa Australian U 19 Merit Team Nic Maddinson and Adam Zampa Cricket nsW 88 From left Tim Armstrong at the ICC U 19 World Cup. Top right U 19 Male Player of the Year Nic Maddinson in action for Australia. Bottom right The U19 Male Team. hiGh PeRFoRManCe the tournament by playing two Twenty20 matches on the opening day followed by two Limited Overs matches. The 12 day carnival concluded with three two-day matches back-to-back. There were three rest days in total during the Championship which proved to be invaluable as the heat soared between 35 43 degrees most days. NSW finished Fourth in the Championship. The 2009 10 U 19 Male National Championships were held in Canberra from 29 November 9 December 2009. The NSW team had an interrupted preparation for this tournament with Sandy Rogers and Timm Van Der Gugten pulling out injured while Josh Hazlewood was called into the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues squad. Nevertheless the team played outstanding cricket over the two weeks to remain undefeated and retain their National title. In addition five players Tim Armstrong Luke Doran Josh Hazlewood Nic Maddinson and Adam Zampa were selected in the Australian team which went on to win the 2010 ICC U 19 World Cup. Results Round One (Twenty 20) NSW 127 (N Bertus 26) def Tasmania 6-112 (H Kelly 2-16 M Taylor 2-28) Round Two (Twenty 20) NSW 7-118 (K White 36 M Foster 28no) tied with South Australia 7-118 (N Brown 3-6 H Kelly 2-11) One Over Eliminator NSW 0-5 def South Australia 0-4 (H Kelly 0-4) Round Three (50 over) NSW 5-187 (N Bertus 55 J McDevitt 29 T Decent 25no) def Northern Territory 186 (A Faveere 70 PR Carbone 34 M Foster 3-17 A Bagga 3-25) Round Four (50 over) NSW 7-175 (T Decent 44no N Bertus 40 N Brown 25) def Queensland 174 (P Cummins 3-24 M Taylor 2-17 K White 2-17 A Bagga 2-30) Round Five (Two-Day) ACT 9 dec 399 (A Bagga 6-73) def NSW 279 (K Patterson 92 N Bertus 71 BJ Smith 34 J McDevitt 26) Round Six (Two-Day) Victoria 242 (P Cummins 3-45 M Taylor 2-29 A Bagga 2-31 T Scott 2-52) and 1 dec 126 def NSW 140 (K Patterson 71) and 125 (K Patterson 44) Round Seven (Two-Day) Western Australia 321 (H Kelly 4-114 P Cummins 2-66) def NSW 117 N Bertus 33no K Patterson 25) Results Round One (Twenty20) NSW 5-148 (S Colley 48 S Abbott 24no) def South Australia 5-103 (J Clarke 3-15 L Doran 1-16) on Duckworth Lewis Method Round Two (Twenty20) NSW 1-38 (N Maddinson 22no) def Northern Territory 5-87 (J Clarke 2-16 L Doran 1-14 S Colley 1-14) on Duckworth Lewis Method Round Three (50 over) NSW 256 (N Maddinson 64 B Hutchinson 41 S Colley 40) def Tasmania 99 (L Doran 3-23 A Zampa 3-30 S Heaney 2-18 B Reynolds 2-20) Round Four (50 over) NSW 5-159 (A Coyte 46 J Silk 37) def ACT 9-156 (J Clarke 3-28 B Bourke 3-34 N Maddinson 2-20) Round Five (Two-Day) NSW 8-347 (B Hutchison 83 A Coyte 60 N Maddinson 56 T Armstrong 42) def Queensland 9 dec 346 (L Doran 2-66 S Heaney 2-60) Round Six (Two-Day) NSW 8-347 (N Maddinson 147 S Colley 31 A Harriott 35no J Clarke 30no) def Victoria 344 (A Zampa 7-142) Round Seven (Two-Day) NSW 412 (S Abbott 153 A Zampa 98 B Hutchison 48) drew with Western Australia 7-223 (B Bourke 2-31 L Doran 1-15) Awards Leading Wicket Taker Arjun Bagga 15 at 15.07 Best Bowling 6-73 Team of the Championship Arjun Bagga U 19 MALE PROGRAM Team Luke Doran (captain Fairfield-Liverpool) Sean Abbott (Parramatta) Tim Armstrong (Eastern Suburbs Western) Ben Bourke (Campbelltown-Camden) Josh Clarke (Penrith) Steve Colley (Gordon Central Coast) Adam Coyte (Campbelltown-Camden) Andrew Harriott (Tamworth City United Central North) Josh Hazlewood (St George Central North) Scott Heaney (Hawkesbury) Blake Hutchison (University of NSW Southern) Brendan Reynolds (Tamworth City Central North) Sandy Rogers (Sydney Western) Jordan Silk (Penrith) Timm Van Der Gugten (University of NSW) Adam Zampa (Eastern Suburbs Southern) Withdrew prior to tournament Coach Trent Woodhill Assistant Coach Manager Gary Growfoot Strength & Conditioning Coach Mark Cameron Physiotherapist Anthony Smith Performance Analyst Troy Baker Awards Team of the Tournament Nic Maddinson Adam Zampa EMERGING BLUES PROGRAM The City Program commenced with a series of selection trials at the SCG Indoor Centre and Blacktown Olympic Park during March and April 2009. Over 500 players attended these trials from which 126 were selected. An introductory evening was conducted in June to inform parents and players of the objectives and structure of the Emerging Blues Program. An emphasis was placed on the role of cricket in their lives in relation to their responsibilities towards family friends and education. The U 13 Squad consisted of 48 players divided into North and South Programs. These consisted of six pre-season training sessions held on Sunday mornings during July and August at the SCG Indoor Centre followed by inter-squad Twenty20 and 40 over matches. A final squad NSW U 17 Male Team. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 89 hiGh PeRFoRManCe of 12 was selected to play the Illawarra U 14 Emerging Blues. Many squad members also attended the Talented Athlete Program Camp conducted at the Sydney Academy of Sport in September. The U 14 Squad consisted of 36 players whilst the U 15 and U 16 programs had 24 and 18 players respectively. The U 14 and U 15 Squads practiced at the SCG Indoor Centre and the U 16 squad interchanged between Joe McAleer Oval and the SCG Indoor Centre. They participated in six squad sessions during the preseason where they received one-on-one small group and team coaching. The U 14 U 15 and U 16 players participated in matches under Ford Ranger Cup conditions in October. The value of the Emerging Blues Program is clearly identified in the short term by the number of players who feed through to the NSW U 17 and U 19 squads and the subsequent success of these sides and in the long term by the number of players who have progressed to First Grade Sheffield Shield Ford Ranger Cup and KFC Twenty20 Big Bash squads. The 2009 10 Basil Sellers Scholarships were awarded to Male Sandy Rogers Tim Armstrong Adam Zampa Nic Maddinson Blake Hutchinson Andrew Harriott Sean Abbott Timm Van Der Gugten Adam Coyte Ben Smith Female Samantha Hinton Kara Sutherland Erin Osborne Alyssa Healy Ellyse Perry Appreciation is extended to Mr Sellers for his continued generous support of NSW Cricket. NSW U 15 FEMALE PROGRAM Team Tanya Bailey (Campbelltown-Camden) Sharon Dass (Blacktown) Jamie Matson (Northern District) Emma Newman (Bankstown) Mikaela Turik (Northern District) Rebecca Cady (Western) Lily Bardsley (Central Coast) Grace Cashmere (Riverina) Danielle Creighton (North Coastal) Stefanie Daffara (South Coast) Alyssa Kale (Central Coast) Melissa Norup (North Coastal) Jenny Taffs (North Coastal) Coach Sarah Aley Manager Sally Pratt Physiotherapist Andrew Renkert Performance Analyst Erin Burns The NSW U 15 Female Team came fourth at the National Championship held in Melbourne. The team started on the back foot losing their first two matches. From there they were required to win the remaining matches with bonus points. Unfortunately they lost a Twenty20 fixture to South Australia with wet weather preventing them from contesting the play-off for third and fourth. With nine debutants the team showed glimpses of what they were capable of and all players will be better for the experience. TALENTED ATHLETE PROGRAM MALE The first Talented Athlete Program (TAP) camp included Country U 17 and U 19 athletes. This initiative continues to be an outstanding success giving 36 regional athletes exposure to new training methods and providing them with further opportunities to push selection claims for State teams. Our second camp saw 36 players from our two U 13 Emerging Blues Squads. The young cricketers who attended the two camps took part in specialist skills coaching video assessment fitness testing and team building activities. Lectures were held in education and its importance for young athletes injury prevention alcohol and drugs in sport nutrition and psychology. The Sydney Academy of Sport was instrumental in providing a synthetic wicket to expose U 13 players to more game based training. Results Round One (45 overs) Queensland 8-178 (E Newman 3-23 J Taffs 1-20) def NSW 151 (R Cady 49 L Bardsley 27) Round Two (45 overs) Victoria 6-84 (M Norup 2-7 J Matson 2-20) def NSW 83 (R Cady 24) Round Three (Twenty20) NSW 2-70 (M Turik 21no J Taffs 20no) def ACT 8-69 (E Newman 4-9 M Norup 1-10) Round Four (Twenty20) NSW 4-115 (M Norup 39 J Taffs 27) def ACT 2-93 (G Cashmere 1-12 M Norup 1-15) Round Five (Twenty20) NSW 7-96 (R Cady 32) def SA 4-115 (S Daffara 1-16) Round Six (Twenty20) NSW 3-83 (L Bardsley 35 E Newman 26no) def South Australia 6-81 (J Matson 3-16) Round Seven (45 overs) NSW 8-240 (M Turik 59 E Newman 33 M Norup 32) def Tasmania 21 (T Bailey 5-10 S Dass 3-8 G Cashmere 2-0) THE BASIL SELLERS COMBINED COUNTRY COACHING CLASS Cricket nsW This year s class was conducted at Blacktown Olympic Park in April 2010 with the emphasis placed on providing players with feedback that can be worked on during the off season. Unfortunately due to bad weather the match scheduled against the combined AW Green Shield team was cancelled. Each player took part in individualised coaching video assessment strength and conditioning and participated in two Twenty20 matches. The following players were invited to attend the Coaching Class following their performances in the 2009 10 U 16 Bradman Cup Greg West Michael Bell Ryan James James Williams (Central Coast) Steve Abel Matthew Reynolds Angus Watt Grant Stewart Harrison Kelly (Central Northern) Jackson Stewart (Illawarra) Jarrod Hayes (Newcastle) Brad Chard Rhys Whitton Nick DeGiusti Sam Reading Ryan McMahon (North Coast) Ben Fulford Seb Graf Harry Collins Hayden Wishart (Riverina) Duncan Maddinson Jordan Matthews Ryan Maguire (Southern) Andrew Page (Western) Awards Team of the Championship Rebecca Cady Lily Bardsley THE BASIL SELLERS SCHOLARSHIP The Basil Sellers Scholarship Program is presented to male and female cricketers aged between 16 and 19. The aims of the Scholarship are to Facilitate the development of young talented cricketers. Support a cricketer s move from regional to city life if necessary. Assist the cricketer with education training employment and social skills. Retain in cricket talented young sports people who have considerable ability in cricket and other sports. U 15 Female Team. 90 hiGh PeRFoRManCe NSW U 17 FEMALE PROGRAM Team Nicola Carey (St George-Sutherland) Mathilda Carmichael (Gordon WCC) Cailyn Fountain (St George-Sutherland) Tayla Kafoa (Bankstown) Celeste Raack (Campbelltown-Camden) Hannah Trollip (Gordon WCC) Emily Leys (Central North) Sammy-Jo Johnson (Northern District North Coastal) Ashley James (Northern District Central Coast) Georgia Redmayne (North Coastal) Keeghan Tucker (Western) Bridget Webster (Riverina) Kayla Wright (Northern District Central Coast) Coach Neil McDonald Manager Jessica Henry Physiotherapist Andrew Renkert Performance Analyst Erin Burns The NSW U 17 Female Team won the National Championship after losing their second game to Queensland. However they turned this around in the Final to dominate their stronger opposition and win a sixth consecutive Betty Butcher Shield. The game finished on a high with Bridget Webster claiming a hat-trick. After missing selection in the final squad Jo Lawson Zoe Richards and Anthea Collins were able to experience playing in a National Championship with the ACT. NSW U 19 FEMALE PROGRAM There was no National Championship for the U 19 Female division in 2009 10 with again not enough States able to field a team. However it was important to find some playing opportunities for the squad who had been training since June. Fortunately the Women s Cricket Australia Cup was being held in Sydney in late November and the NSW U 19 Female team were able to play a number of matches against teams who had been scheduled a bye. The girls did extremely well to win three of their four matches against more experienced teams. They also played a 40 40 match against the ACT. This was a new format which saw each team have two innings of 20 overs however the second innings picked up where they first left off. It had the feel of a Twenty20 match but required players to build on their innings and play the game tactically. Results Game One (Twenty20) Western Australia 2-89 (K Mack 1-21) def NSW 7-88 (A Newton 20) Game Two (Twenty20) NSW 6-127 (M Harrison 40 B Neems 24no) def South Australia 4-85 (K Mack 1-14 M Wilcyznski 1-19) Round Three (Twenty20) NSW 1-98 (H Trollip 46no M Harrison 35) def Tasmania 7-97 (M Carmichael 3-12 K Mack 2-21) Round Four (40 40) NSW 3-165 (M Harrison 74 R Kent 44) def ACT 164 (M Carmichael 3-23 M Wilcyznski 2-42) Results Round One (45 overs) NSW 9-236 (N Carey 68no M Carmichael 62 H Trollip 52) def Victoria 9-150 (N Carey 2-9 C Raack 2-31) Round Two (45 overs) Queensland 8-127 (C Raack 4-21 K Tucker 3-17) def NSW 9-124 (N Carey 20) Round Three (45 overs) NSW drew with West Australia (rain affected) Round Four (Twenty20) NSW 2-56 (N Carey 32) def ACT 6-55 (C Raack 2-17) Round Five (Twenty20) NSW 1-44 (H Trollip 21no N Carey 15) def Tasmania 6-42 Round Six Bye Round Seven (45 overs) NSW 1-104 (H Trollip 51no E Leys 38no) def South Australia 100 (B Webster 3-24 C Raack 2-18) Final (45 overs) NSW 8-193 (H Trollip 59 T Kafoa 32no) def Queensland 86 (B Webster 5-19 N Carey 2-12) EMERGING BREAKERS The Emerging Breakers Program comprised six Regional and four Metropolitan Programs. The Metropolitan Program incorporated U 13 U 14 U 15 and U 17 age groups. The Program ran for six weeks between August and September and utilised a range of specialist coaches including players from the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues and NSW Breakers which provided the junior players with an opportunity to learn from the best and be inspired by their role models. Training sessions were primarily conducted at Blacktown Olympic Park giving the girls a real opportunity to work on their fielding by using the second oval under lights. At the conclusion of the training program each squad was split into two teams and matches were played at David Phillips Oval. The U 13 and U 14 squads played two Twenty20 matches allowing all players to have extended time in the middle. The U 15 and U 17 Squads played a trial match from which their respective City teams were selected. The Emerging Breakers Regional Program targets six areas of NSW with up to 24 players in each squad. Unlike the Metropolitan Program each squad is made of players aged between 13 and 19. The training component of this year s Program included seven sessions with a number of squads playing matches to conclude their Program. This provided the girls with an excellent opportunity to prepare for the Country Championships held in September 2009. Awards Team of the Championship Tayla Kafoa Celeste Raack Nicola Carey Hannah Trollip Leading Wicket-taker Celeste Raack 12 at 10.00 BB 4-21 Most Dismissals by a Fielder Tayla Kafoa 7 Spirit of Cricket NSW TALENTED ATHLETE PROGRAM - FEMALE The Talented Athlete Program (TAP) Camp was held at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen from 23 25 November 2009. Only players from the U 15 and U 17 Programs attended due to budget restraints and there not being an U 19 National Championship. The girls participated in a number of activities including career and welfare seminars team bonding tactical analysis and game scenarios. They also watched the U 19 team play the Western Australian Second XI in a Women s Cricket Australia Cup match. U 17 Female Team. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 91 hiGh PeRFoRManCe U 18 FEMALE TALENT CAMP Cricket Australia hosted the U 18 Female Talent Camp at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane from 20-23 January 2010. The National Youth Selection Panel chose players based on their performances in the U 17 Female National Championships and Women s Cricket Australia Cup. 10 out of the 20 players selected came from NSW reflecting our dominance during these tournaments. NSW players attending U 18 Female Talent Camp Lisa Griffith Hannah Trollip Keeghan Tucker Mathilda Carmichael Celeste Raack Taylor Kafoa Katie Mack Kara Sutherland Nicola Carey. achieved 100% accreditation of all coaches. Most Associations achieved over 75% with all Associations having a number of clubs who achieved the 100% objective. Overall more than 1400 coaches from NSW completed the Introduction to Cricket online course during the season. In conjunction with Cricket Australia a national review of the pilot will be undertaken with a view to establishing a strategy for a wider implementation of Compulsory Accreditation for the 2010 11 season. Level One Coaching Courses Cricket NSW conducted 48 Level One courses across NSW throughout the season attended by 780 candidates. This is an increase from 2008 09 season where we held 38 courses for 628 candidates. Particularly pleasing is that we more than doubled the number of courses and candidates in Regional NSW whilst maintaining numbers in the Sydney Metropolitan area. In combination with the Introduction to Cricket online numbers 2180 people across NSW have undertaken a base level of accreditation during the season. NSW QUADRANGULAR SERIES The NSW Quadrangular Series was in its second year of competition allowing greater opportunity for the elite players to play more competitive matches plus integrate the High Performance players at a senior level. The teams were divided as evenly as possible creating an opportunity for High Performance players to learn how senior players prepare and play the game. This is hoped to accelerate High Performance player s development allowing an easier transition into the senior programs. High Performance players involved in this year s tournament were Jessica Toomey Keeghan Tucker Kate Waetford Katie Mack Zoe Richards Kara Sutherland Mathilda Carmichael Lisa Griffith Morgan Wilcynzki Brodie Neems Hannah Trollip Sammy Jo Johnson Nicola Carey Tayla Kafoa. Level Two Courses Level Two courses were conducted at Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange and at the Sydney Academy of Sport at Narrabeen during June and July 2009. 24 local candidates participated in each course. Presenters included Bob Simpson Matthew Mott Geoff Lawson Murray Bennett Bruce Edgar Tom Reddin Mark Cameron Alan Campbell David Freedman Gavin Fingleson Michael Maclennan Trent Woodhill Troy Baker and John Crampton. Wayne Spratford (Biomechanics) and David Mann (Learning Styles) from the AIS in Canberra also presented. COACH EDUCATION As part of the new Cricket NSW website a Members Only section was created within the Education & Training area. This is available to all currently accredited coaches across NSW through the entry of their name and six digit CAID number. This section encompasses some 80 pdf resources covering batting bowling fielding wicketkeeping modified games psychology talent ID and reading resources. Cricket Australia Level Two Fast Track Course This course held at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane from March 29-31 2010 is designed for current State and Australian contracted players together with ACA members who were interested in pursuing a coaching career at the end of their playing careers. The NSW participants were Stephen O Keefe Daniel Burns and Simon Keen. Cricket nsW Coach Education Seminars These seminars continued to provide coaches at all levels throughout NSW with the opportunity to update their knowledge. Eight seminars were conducted throughout Sydney and regional NSW with an aggregate of 347 attendees. Topics included Negotiating the First Hour of a match presented by Geoff Lawson and Bruce Edgar Opening the Batting with Phil Jaques and Twenty20 Batting with David Warner and Trent Woodhill. Cricket Australia Level Two Course Coaching Female Athletes This course held for the first time at the Centre of Excellence from April 5-8 2010 was designed to have a significant focus on coaching female athletes. 26 candidates attended the course eleven of whom were from NSW. They were Sue Allen Wendy Blaker Erin Burns Amanda Cooper Rhiannon Dick Aimee Harris Jane McNamara Erin Osborne Leah Poulton Cathy Russell and Zara Youngblutt. Cricket NSW Coaches Conference This Conference was held from 3-5 July 2009 at the Sydney Academy of Sport. It was attended by Regional Cricket Managers Regional Directors of Coaching Sydney Grade Club Coaches and Cricket NSW High Performance Coaches. Topics included Learning Preferences Talent ID and Development Twenty20 Cricket Game Sense Training Coaching Female Athletes and Regional Academies. Level Three (High Performance) Course The Cricket Australia Level Three High Performance Course was held at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane from 23-28 May 2010. The candidates from NSW were Lisa Sthalekar Bruce Edgar Corey Richards and Russel Arnold. From 2010 Cricket Australia introduced an additional Level Three course available on a user pays basis to external and overseas candidates. Dean Gilchrist Neil De Costa Steve Mulally and James Scholtens enrolled from NSW to undertake this course held at the Centre of Excellence from June 13-18 2010. Introduction to Cricket The pilot of compulsory accreditation through the Introduction to Cricket online course was undertaken during the 2009 10 season. Of the 10 Associations who agreed to undertake the pilot for Cricket NSW Cricket Illawarra and the Wagga Wagga JCA both 92 hiGh PeRFoRManCe Cricket NSW Coaching Awards Bob Simpson Award Sydney Grade Club Coach of the Year Peter Jackson John McMahon Award NSW Country Coach of the Year Greg Geise Tom Richmond Award NSWDCA Junior Representative Coach of the Year Gary Kitto Allan Border Medal Night Glenn Maher Cricket NSW Coaching Awards Chris Moran Matt Faint David Tink Cricket NSW Distinguished Service Award Carolyn Sheehan Thanks are expressed to Brett Lee Mark Cameron Patrick Farhart Aaron Bird Jacob Lalor Michael Foster and Troy Baker for their contributions. CRICKET NSW FAST BOWLING STUDY During the season 18 fast bowlers from the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues NSW U 19 and U 17 squads and the U 16 Emerging Blues squad participated in a research study with The University of Sydney. Coordinated by Dr Rene Ferdinands and David Patterson the study focused on the Biomechanics of Lumbar Injury in Fast Bowlers with a particular emphasis on ground force reactions at back foot and front foot landing. All bowlers underwent a 3D biomechanical assessment of their action at the University of Sydney s Cumberland Campus as well as undertaking an MRI scan at Concord Hospital. The findings from this research will be of benefit to the players individually and to fast bowlers generally in understanding more about the impact of ground reaction forces on potential lower back injuries. Elite Coach Development Program As part of the 2010 Cricket Australia Elite Coach Development Program Matthew Mott was given the opportunity to attend the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies as an assistant to Australian Head Coach Tim Nielsen. Additionally Richard Bates and Matthew Nicholson were nominated for International and National Coaching opportunities with the Australian men s teams. VIDEO ANALYSIS The Airtel Champions League created new analysis challenges for teams. Unlike the usual domestic and International fixtures there was limited information and video available on many of the teams and players competing in the tournament. In addition the compressed nature of the event involving 23 games over 16 days meant it would be impossible for the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues Analyst to gather information alone. Sportstec the makers of the SportsCode Analysis System used by Cricket NSW provided at no cost a unique and world leading solution to the problem. Sportstec Exchange is a video sharing and management solution that is accessible online. This system enabled video of opposition games to be captured in Australia from the One HD telecast. Using the SportsCode system. These games were coded stored on a database and compressed before being loaded via high speed transfer onto the Sportstec Exchange website. Within hours of the completion of the game the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues analyst was able to download the entire game video and analysis files. This system not only allowed the NSW team access to all opposition games during the tournament but freed the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues to examine the information. This model set a new standard for analysis and the rapid turnaround of information in cricket and represents some of the best application of Performance Analysis technology to sport worldwide. CRICKET AUSTRALIA PACE BOWLING CAMPS David Patterson coordinated the Senior Pace Camp at the Centre of Excellence from August 3-6 2009 in his role as Cricket NSW National Pace Bowling Coordinator. Pace Australia Head Coach Troy Cooley was in England with the Ashes Tour and requested David to run this Camp on his behalf. Rookie contracted bowlers from around Australia attended. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc attended from NSW. This season the Youth Pace Camp was linked in with the Centre of Excellence U 18 Talent Camp from 28-30 September 2009 and involved testing at the AIS in Canberra. Sean Abbott and Brendon Reynolds attended from NSW. Troy Cooley and Craig McDermott visited NSW from 10-11 November 2009. They attended the final selection trial for the NSW U 19 team at Blacktown Olympic Park as well as training sessions with the NSW U 17 squad and the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues. CRICKET NSW FAST BOWLING DVD This DVD released in December 2009 is a fast bowling resource for coaches with a particular emphasis on injury prevention and physical preparation. From Left Bob Simpson presents Slips Catching at the Level Two course. RTA SpeedBlitz Blues quick Mitchell Starc attended the Senior Pace Camp in August 2009 Right Cricket NSW s Fast Bowling DVD. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 93 nsW CRiCKet UMPiRes anD sCoReRs assoCiation OFFICE BEARERS Executive Officer Education and Development Officer Administration Officer Board Chair Treasurer Liaison Officer Board Directors Mr DB Hair Mr RD Goodger Mr T Penman Dr DF Dilley Mr LCJ Borg Mr SL Poole Mr JI Cameron Mr G Chudleigh Mr TM Donahoo Mr B Ferguson (appointed September 2009) NSWCUSA staff From left Troy Penman Darren Goodger and Darrell Hair. MEMBERSHIP Following an 8.8% increase in 2008 09 this season saw another steady rise of 5.9% . There was a net gain of 67 members for a total of 1230. Affiliated Associations increased by one to 40 with the formation of Monaro District Cricket Umpires Association. Whilst 2009 10 growth was down slightly from last year a larger percentage of new members indicated an interest in active officiating in either Sydney Cricket Association (SCA) matches or their local competitions. The new membership intake was 126 an increase from 112 in 2008 09. With un-financial or non-renewal numbers at 59 it still provided us with the net increase of 5.9%. Our total increase of 156 members over a two year period has seen us experience growth of 14.7% - a healthy figure by any standards as shown in the graph at the bottom of this page. The breakdown of membership for the past two years is 2008 09 13 45 411 13 596 43 1 3 39 1163 2009 10 14 49 436 13 633 43 1 4 40 1230 The following chart indicates the current officiating status of the membership UNKNOWN 10% OTHER METRO AND SCORERS 12% NON OFFICIATING 20% REGIONAL 37% SCA 21% ASSOCIATION AWARDS George Borwick Memorial Award Alan Marshall Medal Country Umpire of the Year EF Wykes Association Medal Scorers Encouragement Award Darren Goodger Gary Crombie (Mulbring) Bruce Whiteman (Southern Zone) Graham Moon (Cootamundra) Steve McClue (Western Suburbs DCC) Cricket nsW Life Members Principal Members Full Member Umpire Full Member Scorer Ordinary Member Scorer Member Junior Member Honorary Member Affiliated Associations Total SCA PANEL AWARDS Panel 1 Panel 2 Panel 3 Panel 4 Darren Goodger and Michael Kumutat (joint) David Berridge Bruce Whitehouse Dean Twining The new member intake of 126 shows a rise from 112 in 2008 09 and whilst this is confirmation that our recruiting efforts are paying dividends we still need to keep our focus strongly on ways and means of attracting umpires. Unfortunately no new scorers were inducted a puzzling trend however we remain committed through the efforts of the Scorers Committee to increase our numbers when further courses are run during the year. 1400 1200 1000 780 800 600 400 200 0 926 841 834 854 971 The Country Umpire of the Year and Scorers Encouragement Awards were for the second time sponsored by the Bradman Foundation. We acknowledge the valuable support of the Bradman Foundation and thank them for donating the magnificent trophies. Membership Growth 1999 to 2010 1163 992 1069 1074 1073 1230 94 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 nsW CRiCKet UMPiRes anD sCoReRs assoCiation Left The 2009 10 Award Winners (from left) Bruce Whiteman Darren Goodger Steve McClue Bruce Whitehouse Dean Twining Gary Crombie Michael Kumutat and David Berridge. Middle Rod Tucker calls for the Third Umpire during his Test debut. Right Andrew Hamilton judges a run out. REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENTS Umpires Rod Tucker initially our representative on the Cricket Australia National Panel was elevated to the ICC Emerging Umpires Panel and made his Test Match debut when New Zealand played Bangladesh in Hamilton on 15 February 2010. Rod became the 86th Australian Test Umpire and the 14th from NSW. Australian umpiring with currently four umpires of Test status remains the best in the world. During 2009 10 Simon Taufel also stood in his 150th One Day International. Below is a list of all the representative appointments made during 2009 10. Gerard Abood Five Ford Ranger Cup matches three KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches three Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield matches one Women s Youth International Andrew Hamilton One Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match two Women s National Cricket League 50 over matches two Women s Youth Internationals U 19 Male National Championships Michael Kumutat One Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match two Women s National Cricket League 50 over matches two Women s Youth Internationals David Lenzo One Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match one Women s National Cricket League 50 over match Marc Nickl Three Women s National Cricket League 50 over matches one Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match two Women s Youth Internationals Peter Tate Two Ford Ranger Cup matches two KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches two Women s National Cricket League 50 over matches two Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 matches Futures League Twenty20 tournament one Women s Youth International Simon Taufel Six Test matches 13 One Day Internationals five Twenty20 Internationals World League Division Six tournament one Ford Ranger Cup match Ben Treloar One Women s Youth International Tour Match one Women s Youth International Rodney Tucker Three Test matches 13 One-Day Internationals five Twenty20 Internationals one Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield match three Ford Ranger Cup matches two KFC Twenty20 Big Bash matches Nick Wennerbom One Women s National Cricket League 50 over match Anthony Wilds Two Women s Youth Internationals U 17 Male National Championships The following Country Panel Umpires were appointed to officiate at the Australian Country Championships in Albury (3-14 January 2010) Glen Crew Paul Dilley Ricky Field Neil Findlay Tony Hackett Don Maisey Adam Marshall Kim Norris Paul Price David Went Bruce Whiteman. Scorers Christine Bennison One Test match two One Day Internationals three Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield matches three Ford Ranger Cup matches Ken Conway One Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match Toni Lorraine One Test match one One Day International one Twenty20 International one Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield match two Ford Ranger Cup matches one Women s National Cricket League 50 over match Adam Morehouse One Sheffield Shield match two Ford Ranger Cup matches one KFC Twenty20 Big Bash match three Women s National Cricket League matches Owen Ridge One Ford Ranger Cup one KFC Twenty20 Big Bash match one Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match Geoff Rogers One Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match Donna Shestowsky Four Women s National Cricket League 50 over matches Kay Wilcoxon One KFC Twenty20 Big Bash match one Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match Sue Woodhouse One Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match Robyn Sanday One Test match one One Day International one Twenty20 International four Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield matches one KFC Twenty20 Big Bash match one Women s National Cricket League Twenty20 match MEMBERS MILESTONES Many of our members achieved milestones during the year John Evans stood in his 200th Sydney Cricket Association (SCA) First Grade match. Tony Kingsford Smith and Gregg Lill achieved 400 SCA matches whilst Arthur Watson rose to 650 matches during the season. Graham Reed and Ivor Bitel achieved 45 years of service and Jack Bell Dick French Arthur Watson and Chris Weir all attained 40 years service. Darrell Hair Executive Officer - NSWCUSA 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 95 CoMMUnitY CRiCKet Community Cricket Staff Back row (l-r) Michael Procajlo Donna Little David Lawson Kane Radford Nathan Sullivan Front row (l-r) Russel Grimson Steve Mulally Craig McLean Aimee Harris. The Twenty20 phenomenon and the consequential increase in cricket awareness has favourably impacted on both the cricket community and the wider community. This increased awareness was reflected in the Cricket Australia Census which showed a 10.11% growth in NSW cricket participation. This equated to 17 661 more participants clearly more than the next nearest State Victoria who experienced an increase of 10 379 participants. Overall Australian cricket participation grew at 7.79% . In 2009 10 the Community Cricket Department enjoyed the fruits of these census results in the following areas Numerous free-standing Twenty20 competitions for adults are also appearing outside the recognised cricket associations. LastMan-Stands Lunchtime Legends and HPL are three privately run modified competitions. The good news is that many junior and senior associations are considering embracing Twenty20 in their junior and senior draws often as a warm up freestanding carnival at the season s start or ideally as a double-header to break up the season. MILO in2CRICKET As the newly branded Cricket Australia introduction to cricket program MILO in2CRICKET is becoming an industry leader in packaged junior sport. 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 2007 08 2008 09 2009 10 Number of participants per season Cricket nsW RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN Bearing a distinct Twenty20 flavour the Heroes were Kids Once campaign featuring Phillip Hughes David Warner and Ellyse Perry graced billboards newspapers bus sides and bridge banners leading into the 2009 10 season. SCHOOL PROGRAMS More Primary Schools than ever came to Cricket NSW requesting either our one-off promotional visit (3731 classes visited in 2009 10) or our pay-per-child program of five visits to each class (347 classes visited five times at 25 per child). Self-funding the pay-per-child programs are the more productive as measured by the likelihood of the student joining their local club. A total of 120 000 Primary School children were visited with over fifty Milo Cup gala days held throughout NSW. CLUB CRICKET Increased awareness of the shorter form of the game has had varied impacts in club-land largely determined by how each district Association has embraced Twenty20 and modified cricket. The Michael Clarke Twenty20 Cup hosted by Cricket NSW for teams across metropolitan Sydney just keeps expanding with 32 U 12 30 U 14 and 32 U 16 teams entering. The Finals of each age group were again held on the SCG centre wicket with a fully operational scoreboard. This competition is expected to grow in 2010 11 with 48 teams predicted to enter in each age group. Giveaway bats backpacks novelty items and a twelve week program in 273 centres around NSW for 55 per child will continue to grow thanks to Cricket Australia s and Cricket NSW s promotion programs and the increased cricket awareness attributed to Twenty20. The growth of the 273 in2CRICKET centres is a key element in growing the participation rate of girls cricket. Currently only 6% of the 10 425 in2CRICKET kids are girls with our aim to reach 15% within two years. Girls cricket desperately needs a strong junior base and this will hopefully be enhanced by the soon to be launch Boy Free Zone (BFZ) a program designed specifically for girls. 96 CoMMUnitY CRiCKet VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION Without doubt the Volunteer Reward most treasured in 2009 10 was free entry to the first KFC Twenty20 Big Bash match at ANZ Stadium where approximately 500 volunteers saw Queensland defeat the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues from the comfort of a private area. A further 10 000 club cricketers and their parents attended the second of the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues home Big Bash matches to see David Warner smash four sixes off Shaun Tait while an additional 500 volunteers and their partners were guests of Cricket NSW at Day Four of the 3 mobile Test match between Australia and Pakistan at the SCG. COMMUNITY SPORT The cricket awareness message was taken to the beaches and parks of NSW thanks to the Ford Backyard Program . For NSW the highlight of this program was undoubtedly the 300 people hitting catching and sprinting on Dee Why Beach. Top right Beach Cricket at Dee Why Middle row from left Twenty20 cricket takes off under lights in Tamworth MILO in2CRICKET on the SCG Bottom row from left Team mates celebrate during the Michael Clarke Twenty20 Cup Finals James Henry visits Primary School kids and the Boy Free Zone Logo. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 97 nsW CoUntRY CRiCKet assoCiation Left Country Cricket NSW Staff John Sullivan (back) and Bruce Whitehouse Middle NSW Country Committee of Management Back Row (l-r)Dennis Cox Bob Myatt Pat Kerin OAM Terry Psarakis (proxy for Mike Silver) Graeme Creighton Paul Marjoribanks. Front Row (l-r) John Sullivan Ian Hogg (Chairman) John Moriarty (Deputy Chairman) Ray Power Right BBM Ltd Scholarship winner Michael Coulter. OFFICE BEARERS DELEGATES 2009 10 Country Delegates elected to the Association were Central Coast Cricket Association Messrs. JG Moriarty AC Cuddington Central Northern Zone Messrs. MJ Silver T Psarakis Illawarra Cricket Association Messrs. IR Hogg PA Brockley Newcastle District Cricket Association Messrs. P Marjoribanks RD McCormack North Coastal Zone Messrs. RJ Myatt TC Neaves Riverina Zone Messrs. PJ Kerin OAM TJ Clayton Southern Zone Messrs. PG Creighton BW Templeman Western Zone Messrs. DC Cox CJ Wood ATTENDANCE RECORD The NSWCCA Committee of Management met on four occasions from 7 September 2009 to 7 June 2010 inclusive Messrs IR Hogg (Chairman) 4 JG Moriarty 4 PG Creighton 4 DC Cox 4 PH Marjoribanks 4 RJ Myatt 4 PJ Kerin 4 MJ Silver 3 T Psarakis 1(as proxy for MJ Silver). Regional Cricket Managers Mr DM Szumowski (North Coast) and Mr MG Walter (Central North) each attended meetings as observers. NSW Board Director Mr MF Rosen also attended a meeting as an observer. MEDIA The Association wishes to acknowledge all sections of the media for their continued coverage of Country Cricket in Regional NSW and in particular Niall Seewang at the Albury Border Mail Ben Drewe of the Central Western Daily and John Swords at The Sunday Telegraph. Cricket nsW The following Office Bearers and Committee of Management were elected Chairman Ian Hogg (Illawarra) Deputy Chairman John Moriarty (Central Coast) Committee Dennis Cox (Western) Graeme Creighton (Southern) Patrick Kerin OAM (Riverina) Paul Marjoribanks (Newcastle) Robert Myatt (North Coastal) and Mike Silver (Central Northern) BBM Ltd ENGLAND SCHOLARSHIP Michael Coulter (Southern) was selected by the NSW Country Selection Panel to receive the 2009 10 Country Player BBM Ltd Scholarship. Michael will play with Haywards Heath Cricket Club (Sussex Cricket League) in the UK. FINANCIAL Country Cricket again received generous financial assistance from the NSW Cricket Association with 1 093 614 in allocations being made available. The following programs received the majority of the funding Regional Cricket Managers SCG Country Cup Commonwealth Bank ACCC Women s Country Championships Bradman Cup Country Plate Country Colts Country Championships Kookaburra Cup TOTAL 528 244 134 606 60 283 50 823 47 460 43 983 42 786 38 002 27 831 974 018 MANAGEMENT (CNSW Administration) Executive Officer Public Officer John Sullivan (CNSW Administration) Country Cricket Coordinator Bruce Whitehouse (CNSW Administration) Treasurer Ray Power (CNSW Administration) Life Members IH Ewin OAM (1991) M Lilienthal OAM (1991) DJ Broad OAM (1993) JT O Dwyer OAM (1995) BJ Gainsford OAM (2001) GR Bennett (2003) MS Curry (2003) GC Browne (2004) JT McMahon OAM (2006) MJ Silver (2008) General grants totalling 234 200 and 138 600 were made to country affiliates. The overall contribution to country cricket for the year totalled 1 466 414. COUNTRY CRICKET REFERENCE GROUP The Country Cricket Reference Group met at Albury NSW on 14 January 2010 during the Australian Country Cricket Championships. Ian Hogg and John Sullivan attended on behalf of Country Cricket NSW. COMMONWEALTH BANK AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIPS The CBA Australian Country Cricket Championships were hosted by Cricket Albury Wodonga on behalf of Country Cricket NSW. 98 nsW CoUntRY CRiCKet assoCiation From left NSW take on Victoria at Lavington Oval. The NSW Country Team and The ACCC Twenty20 XII. For the first time the Championships were expanded to eight teams with the inclusion of the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. Twenty20 cricket was also introduced with all sides playing double headers on day one. The point scoring system was changed with bonus points available for winning teams in One Day fixtures. NSW enjoyed a tremendous Championship only losing one match by one wicket to Western Australia. This was costly in the end as NSW finished the competition on the same points as Northern Territory. However under the Championship Playing Conditions Northern Territory with an outright win over the Australian Capital Territory were crowned Champions. Round Five v South Australia (Two Day) 7-8 January 2010 NSW 8-373 (G Batty 112 B Crawford 65 D Whittingham 52no J Cook 38 T Groth 36 C Shields 29 M Harvey 25 G Kidman 3-38 D Sommerfield 3-64) def South Australia 338 (R Simpson 67 G Kidman 58 C Knight 48 B Wall 48 T Burge 39 D Somerfield 31 A Maher 4-81 C Shields 3-56) Round Six v Queensland (Two Day) 10-11 January 2010 NSW 228 (K Harmsworth 107 J Cook 35 C Shields 28no T Frankling 3-21 M Burton 3-61 R Dowson 3-64) def Queensland 148 (P Reimers 33no T Frankling 30 C Stains 30 C Shields 4-30 J Cook 2-5) and 9-135 (P Reimers 44no S Fitzsimmons 34 C Shields 4-26) Round Seven v Victoria (Two Day) 13-14 January 2010 NSW 9-302 (T Goodwin 104 J Cook 61 D Whittingham 40no B Crawford 33 K Harmsworth 24 G Batty 21 A Fergusson 3-68) def Victoria 235 (M Mulcahy 70 P Dunlop 48 P Arandt 33 S Wood 24no C Shields 4-58 A Maher 3-33) 2009 10 NSW COUNTRY TEAM The following players were selected in the NSW Country Team for the 2010 CBA Australian Country Cricket Championships Jeff Cook (Central Northern Captain) Michael Coulter (Southern) Simon Moore (Newcastle) Kaine Harmsworth (Central Coast) Brett Crawford (North Coastal) Cory Shields (North Coastal) Graeme Batty (Illawarra) Sam Irvine (North Coastal) Tom Groth (Central Northern) Darren Whittingham (Newcastle) Mike Harvey (Central Coast) Aaron Flaherty (Central Northern) Andrew Maher (Newcastle) Troy Goodwin (Newcastle) Tom Quilter (Western). Coach Mark Curry Manager Graeme Creighton Physio Mick Ninness FINAL TABLE Northern Territory New South Wales Queensland Victoria Western Australia East Asia Pacific Australian Capital Territory South Australia P 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 WO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WI 4 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LI 2 1 2 3 4 5 4 6 LO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 POINTS 31 31 24 19 14 11 10 3.5 2009 10 NSW WOMEN S COUNTRY XI The following players were selected in the 2009 10 NSW Women s Country XI Nicole Goodwin (Central Northern Captain) Kahli Abbott (Riverina) Morgan Wylczynski (Central Northern) Kara Sutherland (North Coastal) Trudy Bourke (Southern) Lisa Griffith (Western) Brodie Neems (Central Coast) Rachel Kent (Central Northern) Ainsley Jones (Riverina) Melissa Harrison (Southern) Alex Skipworth (Riverina). Coach Robert Mathewson (Riverina) Assistant Coach David Nichols (Riverina) Manager Bruce Whitehouse (Sydney). NSW played the ACT at Lavington Panthers Oval in extreme heat wave conditions. NSW proved to be far too good running out easy victors by 42 runs with Melissa Harrison (NSW) named Player of the Match. This was the first time a women s Twenty20 exhibition match had been featured at the CBA Australian Country Cricket Championships. The game took place prior to the Australian Country Twenty20 team vs Australian Masters fixture. NSW Women s XI 5-112 (L Griffiths 30 M Harrison 30 S Bates 1-9) def ACT Women s XI 7-70 (A Smith 15 H Stanley 15 K Sutherland 2-12 M Wilczynski 2-24) Round One v Australian Capital Territory (Twenty20) 3 January 2010 NSW 3-164 (G Batty 61 J Cook 54 M Jaensch 1-14) def ACT 6-155 (J Cook 48 M Spaseski 35no C Shields 2-34) Round Two v Northern Territory (Twenty20) 3 January 2010 NSW 3-150 (G Batty 50 S Moore 46no A Flaherty 26 D Short 1-18) def Northern Territory 6-146 (D Short 53no A Williams 38 K Harmsworth 1-15) Round Three v Western Australia (50 over) 4 January 2010 Western Australia 9-135 (J Lee 38 C Johnston 23 A Maher 3-18 D Whittingham 3-25) def NSW 133 (K Harmsworth 61 N Willis 4-10 C Wheeler 2-19 R Ford 2-26) Round Four v East Asia Pacific (50 over) 5 January 2010 NSW 2-174 (G Batty 77 M Harvey 32 J Cook 27no C Amini 1-36) def East Asia Pacific 173 (A Vala 39 J Nigini 26 L Nou 22 C Shields 3-32 M Coulter 3-44) with 1 bonus point 2009 10 AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TWENTY20 XII NSW Country players Jeff Cook Kaine Hamsworth Graeme Batty and Andrew Maher were selected in the Australian Country XII which played a Twenty20 match against the ACA Masters XI. Jeff Cook was also named as captain of the side while Mark Curry (Coach) Graeme Creighton (Manager) and Mick Ninness (Physio) were selected as support staff. ACA Masters XI 7-129 (M Di Venuto 45 J Maher 26 C Richards 22 D Short 3-28 P Reimers 2-15) def Australian Country XII 8-127 (K Harmsworth 20 G Batty 15 A Vala 15 C Richards 2-10 D Lehmann 2-19) 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 99 nsW CoUntRY CRiCKet assoCiation CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Championship Shield Northern Territory Player of the Series Graeme Batty (NSW) Sir Donald Bradman Trophy Assad Vala (East Asia Pacific) Bill O Reilly Trophy Bowling Aggregate Cory Shields (New South Wales) Doug Walters Fielding Award Andrew Mansale (East Asia Pacific) Ian Healy Wicketkeeper Award Martin Brown (Northern Territory) Spirit of Cricket Team Award Northern Territory Sunday Telegraph NSW Player of the Tournament Graeme Batty (Illawarra) COUNTRY PLATE In 2009 10 45 teams nominated for the Country Plate competition. Murray Valley CA in their first time in the Plate and Cobar DCA qualified for the Final. The Country Plate Carnival was played in Temora with the Final being played at Nixon Park. Matt Jaensch (Murray Valley) was named Player of the Final following a strong performance with the ball in Murray Valley s easy win. Murray Valley CA 2-71 (S Downie 31 N Armstrong 16no W Potter 1-9) def Cobar DCA 69 (M Nicholson 14no J Harbison 14 M Jaensch 5-19 W Giblin 2-14) NSW COUNTRY COLTS (U 21) Each of the eight Zones Associations contested the NSW Country Colts Carnival in Maitland. For the first time Twenty20 cricket featured in the Carnival with matches being played in the afternoon of day one. Newcastle DCA and North Coastal Zone qualified for the Final after winning their opening two matches. The Final was played at Lorn Park at Maitland with Newcastle DCA securing a comfortable victory and Ray Cooper (Newcastle) named Player of the Final. Newcastle 5-243 (J Major 50 J Keelan 45 J Dickson 40 J Laverick 37 J Rushford 31 K Neely 24 R Hackett 2-32 J Willman 2-75) def North Coastal Zone 242 (A Turner 56 M Parrish 46 B Neaves 30 R Cooper 6-53) At the conclusion of the Carnival the following team was selected to represent NSW Country Colts against a Combined High Performance Youth XI at Blacktown Olympic Park in two Twenty20 fixtures and a two day fixture. Kaine Harmsworth (Central Coast Captain) Ray Cooper (Newcastle) Aaron Flaherty (Central Northern) Rohan Hackett (North Coastal) Andrew Harriott (Central Northern) Jono Laverick (Newcastle) Kurt Neely (Newcastle) Jordan Peacock (Western) Michael Radnidge (Newcastle) Dylan Robertson (Central Coast) Matthias Treuberg (Illawarra) Adam Turner (North Coastal) Coach Neil Coad (Illawarra) Manager Gerry Keyte (North Coastal) COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS Each of the eight Zones Associations contested the Country Championships which were played on the Central Coast with the Final played at Rogers Park Woy Woy. Newcastle defeated Illawarra in a high quality game of cricket with Graeme Batty (Illawarra) named Player of the Final. Newcastle DCA 274 (D Macourt 52 S Moore 50 D Whittingham 42 S Phillips 28 A Hobson 25 S Tobin 2-30 J Lehane 2-35 T Bozinovski 2-68) def Cricket Illawarra 234 (G Batty 104 J Lehane 48 D Scifleet 28 A Northridge 24 J Lawson 4-30 N Foster 3-94 A Maher 2-43) SCG COUNTRY CUP In 2009 10 79 teams nominated for this competition with Hamilton Wickham and Merewether both from Newcastle qualifying for the Final. Cricket nsW Following four preliminary rounds the final eight teams participated in the SCG Country Cup Carnival held in Orange to determine the two finalists. The SCG Country Cup Final was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 17 January 2010. Hamilton Wickham secured a comprehensive victory over Merewether with David Stevenson (Hamilton Wickham) named Player of the Final. Hamilton Wickham DCC 9-224 (D Stevenson 60 M Webber 47 A Price 20 N Crittenden 2-20 S Moore 2-27 C White 2-40 T O Neill 2-50) def Merewether DCC 63 (K Ball 13 D Herbert 3-12 A Maher 3-17 R Soper 2-17) NSW COUNTRY COLTS v HIGH PERFORMANCE YOUTH XI Match One 9 February 2010 (Twenty20) NSW High Performance Youth XI 3-120 (B Hutchison 56 K Patterson 23no S Abbott 23 M Treuberg 2-14) def NSW Country Colts 119 (A Flaherty 46 A Turner 40 A Zampa 4-15 J Clarke 2-20 B Reynolds 2-29) Match Two 9 February 2010 (Twenty20) NSW High Performance Youth XI 5-109 (K Patterson 32 B Hutchison 21 J Peacock 2-12) def NSW Country Colts 108 (A Flaherty 22 P Cummins 3-13 A Zampa 3-16 B Reynolds 2-16) Match Three 10-11 February 2010 (Two Day) NSW Country Colts 148 (K Neely 43 J Peacock 33 J Laverick 25 S Heaney 4-55 P Cummins 2-8 A Zampa 2-17) and 3-141 (A Flaherty 77no A Turner 27 S Heaney 1-9) def NSW High Performance Youth XI 187 (J Silk 70 K Patterson 45 A Robson 36 K Harmsworth 4-40 M Radnidge 3-37 R Cooper 2-11) and 98 (J Silk 30 S Abbott 25 R Cooper 3-7 K Harmsworth 3-29 J Laverick 2-10) ZONE ASSOCIATION U 17 CARNIVALS Player of the Match David Stevenson with SCG Trust Chairman Rodney Cavalier AO. 100 The U 17 Zone Association Carnivals were played in two Carnivals at Barooga and Newcastle with Riverina Zone and North Coastal Zone winning their respective pools. nsW CoUntRY CRiCKet assoCiation A Northern NSW v Southern NSW trial match was held on 14 November 2009 at Bradman Oval Bowral from which the NSW Country U 17 team was selected to play against the City U 17 team in a two day match from 15-16 November also at Bradman Oval. NSW City U 17 7 dec 355 (T Descent 143 K Patterson 100 ret B Smith 54 T Scott 3-51) defeated Country U 17 218 (J McDevitt 70 M Farag 46 K White 35 P Cummins 6-35 M Taylor 2-22) and 3-89 (M Farag 42no 0J Goninan 22 H Conway 1-5) with the majority of games played on synthetic wickets. Full credit must be given to all teams who did their best to maximise their cricket as well as the volunteers from Newcastle DCA who worked tirelessly to ensure all went well. U 19 DIVISION Western Division and the ACT qualified for the Final after remaining undefeated in their respective pools. The Final was played at Harker Oval with Western Division winning easily after limiting ACT to 9-61 from their allotted 30 overs. Keeghan Tucker (3-17) and Kira Churchland (3-14) were outstanding for Western. In reply Western cruised to victory with the loss of one wicket in only 17 overs. Skipper and Player of the Final Lisa Griffith remained undefeated on 42. BRADMAN CUP (U 16) The Bradman Cup was played in Wollongong with sides being divided into two pools. Pool One Pool Two Newcastle District Cricket Association Central Northern Zone Southern Zone Western Zone North Coastal Zone Riverina Zone Central Coast CA Illawarra CA U 15 DIVISION Central Coast CA and Western Zone qualified for the Final after dominating their respective pools and remaining undefeated. The Final was played at Smith Park. Batting first Western compiled a competitive 6-97 from their 20 overs with Addie Johnson (19) and Rebecca Cady (15) the best of the batters. Central Coast was untroubled in chasing down the runs with a fantastic unbroken partnership of 100 by openers Alyssa Kale (33) and Lisa Bardsley (34) in 18 overs. North Coastal Zone and Central Northern Zone were the leading teams in each Pool and qualified to play in the Final. In a tense match Ryan McMahon (North Coastal) was named Player of the Final. North Coastal Zone 6-164 (R McMahon 67 M Reynolds 3-34) def Central Northern Zone 163 (G Stewart 30 R Vane-Wood 26 A Watt 23 R McMahon 2-17 D Masters 2-38) NSWCCA PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS NSW Country Cricketer of the Year Graeme Batty (Illawarra) NSW Country Women s Cricketer of the Year Angela Reakes (North Coastal) Kookaburra U 21 Player of the Year Kaine Harmsworth (Central Coast) U 16 STATE CHALLENGE After winning the Bradman Cup North Coastal Zone played the winners of the Sydney Cricket Association AW Green Shield competition Bankstown DCC. For the first time this match was played as a Twenty20 fixture at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sam Reading (North Coastal) was named Player of the Final. North Coastal Zone 7-168 (D Moreton 50 N De Guisti 27 S Reading 26 S Anderson 20no A Paddison 3-24) def Bankstown DCC 9-166 (M Challita 54 J Cormack 32 L Davidson 20 R McMahon 2-31 D Masters 2-39) CONGRATULATIONS The Association extends its congratulations to all of the players from regional NSW selected in the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues NSW Breakers and NSW Male and Female underage teams. Congratulations also to Jeff Cook (captain) Graeme Batty and Andrew Maher for their selection in the 2009 10 Australian Country Cricket Merit Team and to Jeff Cook (captain) Kaine Harmsworth Graeme Batty and Andrew Maher on selected in the Australian Country Cricket Twenty20 team. KOOKABURRA CUP (U 14) For the first time the Kookaburra Cup was played in one location in the Southern Highlands with the Zones Associations divided into two pools. Pool One Pool Two Central Northern Zone Southern Zone Central Coast CA Illawarra CA Riverina Zone North Coastal Zone Western Zone Newcastle CA APPRECIATION To the Umpires who officiated at all levels of Country Cricket throughout the season and to the many honorary administrators the Association records its appreciation for their outstanding contribution and dedicated support. The contribution of local government bodies throughout all of our country regions is also acknowledged. Thank you to the administrators and volunteers of Cricket Albury Wodonga for their hard work hosting the Australian Country Cricket Championships and for making the tournament such a success. Country Cricket NSW would like to also thank the following sponsors The Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust for their sponsorship of the SCG Country Cup Kookaburra Pty Ltd for the supply of cricket balls used in all Country Cricket NSW Representative Program matches BBM Ltd their continued financial support of the England Scholarship Scheme AS Travel for their assistance with the travel arrangements associated with the England Scholarship Scheme The Sunday Telegraph for providing the trophy for the NSW Country Player of the Series at the Australian Country Cricket Championships. John Sullivan Executive Officer - NSWCCA Central Coast CA and North Coastal Zone qualified for the Final as winners of their respective pools with North Coastal Zone prevailing in the match played at Bradman Oval. Marc Mariner (Central Coast) was named Player of the Final. North Coastal Zone 7-178 (B Taylor 51 N Scott 40 J Kroehnert 34no M Mariner 2-23 B King 2-26) def Central Coast 173 (M Mariner 70 J Pattison 50 S Dickson 2-10 B Taylor 2-17 R Johnson 2-29 J Kroehnert 2-42) U 14 STATE CHALLENGE After winning the Kookaburra Cup North Coastal Zone qualified to play the winners of the Harold Moore Shield South Eastern Junior CA. The match was played at Oxley Oval Port Macquarie. North Coastal Zone 165 (D Balenzano 57no O James 37 J Carroll 22 J Erickson 4-25 J Manns 3-28) def South Eastern Junior CA 155 (T Jagot 49 O Duffy 28 R Ezekiel 22 S Dickson 4-22 B Taylor 2-22) WOMEN S COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS This year the Women s Championships were divided into U 19 and U 15 divisions. All matches were played in Newcastle over the October 2009 Long Weekend. Unfortunately the Championships were affected by wet weather 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 101 inDiGenoUs CRiCKet iMPaRJa CUP From left Jessica Collier Ian Redpath and the NSW Men s Team. 2009 10 saw NSW experience success at the 2010 Imparja Cup with the men placing second the women winning their division and their series against the Northern Territory which was also the first ever interstate clash between two Indigenous women s teams. For the first time at this Imparja Cup NSW teams employed a coach manager and a physiotherapist bringing them in-line with this State s High Performance teams. These roles were exclusively filled by Indigenous people who have been trained over the last few years. Thanks to the commitment of the NSW Cricket Board and financial assistance from the Australian Sports Commission Communities NSW - Sport and Recreation and Cricket Australia cricket is now in reach of many more Indigenous people. NSW Indigenous Men s Team Team Damien Duroux (captain) Ryan Bulger (vice captain) Michael Coulter Ryan Donovan Andrew Gordon Jonathon Halloran Kris Halloran Adam Honeysett Tyson Jolly Farran Lamb Ian Redpath Tyrone Thomas Jake Turner. Coach Jeff Cook Manager Peter Cooley Umpire Les Knox TWENTY20 MATCHES NSW 6-132 (D Duroux 40 I Redpath 38) def ACT 9-58 (M Coulter 3-9 R Bulger 3-12 A Gordon 2-9) NSW 5-136 (A Gordon 43 I Redpath 22) def Northern Territory 57 (R Bulger 3-6 M Coulter 3-14) NSW 7-182 (J Halloran 108 T Jolly 50) def Victoria 9-126 (T Thomas 4-8 R Bulger 3-32) Western Australia 8-128 (A Gordon 2-7 I Redpath 2-10 M Coulter 2-27) def NSW 77 (K Halloran 42 I Redpath 18) 40 OVER MATCHES NSW 7-217 (J Halloran 58 K Halloran 36 R Donovan 34) def South Australia 158 (A Gordon 4-31 R Bulger 2-28) NSW 9-177 (J Halloran 37 D Duroux 35 K Halloran 29) def Queensland 73 (M Coulter 3-12 T Thomas 3-35 A Gordon 2-13 A Turner 2-9) NSW 1-97 (T Jolly 44 A Honeysett 29no) def Tasmania 91 (T Thomas 4-6 F Lamb 3-25) FINAL Western Australia 5-111 (K Halloran 1-3 A Gordon 1-11) def NSW 110 (T Jolly 30 J Turner 22) NSW Indigenous Women s Team Team Julie Muir (captain) Nicole Honeysett (vice-captain) Breeanna Collier Jessica Collier Melanie Driscoll Veronica Gordon Samantha Hinton Abby Honeysett Helen Laughton Rheanna Lotter Kelly Salis Jacinta Williams Coach Darren Beckett Manager Donna Collier WOMEN S TWENTY20 SERIES Game One Game Two Game Three NSW 2-68 def Northern Territory 7-67 Northern Territory 2-111 def NSW 6-100 NSW 1-70 def Northern Territory 7-69 PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT The 2009 10 season was very successful in the growth of pathways for Indigenous people. Opportunities for players coaches and administrators have been expanded in order to promote a more sustainable framework from which Indigenous cricket can grow. Evidence of this success was on show at the 2010 Imparja Cup. Social and financial constraints meant the NSW men were unable to select their best team with five players unavailable. However through our Development Programs we were still able to field a talented young side with nine players under 21 and seven with Grade cricket experience. In addition South Coast cricketer Michael Coulter was first identified in our Indigenous Programs before going on to represent NSW Country in 2009 10. Private schools have also been extremely supportive and are now supporting Indigenous youths with scholarships. In fact the victorious St Joseph s First XI had three Indigenous players among their ranks. IMPARJA CUP WOMEN S DIVISION SUPER 8S Round One Round Two Round Three NSW 0-21 def Congress 20 NSW 0-39 def Ally Catz 37 NSW 2-127 def Bush Potatoes 3-52 NSW 1-180 def Congress 7-30 NSW 1-38 def Ally Catz 36 NSW 1-56 def Bush Potatoes 3-54 NSW 1-43 def Bush Potatoes 4-42 Cricket nsW Round Four Round Five Round Six Final LORD S TAVERNERS INDIGENOUS CRICKET DEVELOPMENT CAMP With the support of the Lord s Taverners 20 up-and-coming Indigenous cricketers from across NSW were brought to Sydney for an intensive cricket camp in December 2009. Players were provided specialist coaching and participated in sessions covering preparation goal setting and conditioning. This Program has proved valuable in talent identification and development with 10 players from this year s NSW Indigenous XI being graduates. Several female players were also involved further expanding the NSW Indigenous Women s Program. The Twenty20 match was played on 27 January 2010 at Alan Davidson Oval in Alexandria. It featured members of the NSW Indigenous XI for the Imparja Cup plus a number of talented Indigenous youths from across Sydney Newcastle and the Central Coast. South Sydney captained by former NSW player Richard Chee Quee won by two wickets in the final over. Awards Imparja Cup Honour Squad Michael Coulter Andrew Gordon Jon Halloran NSW Indigenous Female Player of the Year Samantha Hinton Australian Indigenous Development Squad to tour Papua New Guinea Josh Lalor Kris Halloran Michael Coulter NSW Indigenous Male Player of the Year Michael Coulter. Andrew Gordon became the first player to take 50 wickets at the Imparja Cup. Russel Grimson Indigenous Cricket Officer NSW INDIGENOUS INVITATIONAL XI V SOUTH SYDNEY CC In what has become an annual event a NSW Indigenous Invitational XI was selected to play South Sydney CC promoting cricket in the heart of Sydney s Indigenous community. 102 nsW DistRiCts CRiCKet assoCiation INTER-ASSOCIATION COMPETITION WINNERS Martin Shield (Open) Moore Park South East CA and Hawkesbury DCA (Joint Premiers) Telegraph Shield (U 23) Camden DCA and Sutherland SCA (Joint Premiers) John Durham Shield (U 19) Parramatta DCA and Camden DCA (Joint Premiers) CS Watson Shield (U 16) Penrith JCA def Parramatta DCA The NSW Districts Cricket Association (NSWDCA) continues in the role of the Affiliate body for Junior and Senior Community Cricket. The Association comprises 33 Affiliated Associations including one winter Junior competition which provide organised cricket for 3050 teams participating in standard cricket Twenty20 50 overs and non-competitive modified games. Ages of players range from under 8 years to seniors with players able to participate irrespective of their ability. The assistance we receive from Cricket NSW is most appreciated by the Association and clubs as it helps reduce the financial burden. In addition to support with administration Cricket NSW meets the cost of Player Accident and Public Liability Insurance for all clubs and umpires. The Inter-Association Shield competitions attract the best players from each District to what are high standard competitions on good quality grounds. These competitions help prepare the boys and girls for progression to higher levels of the game with the core Emerging Blues and Emerging Breakers squads playing in these matches. Our Girls Carnival played for a week during the January School Holidays was again a success with increased entries. The Carnival attracted teams from the Sydney area and from Newcastle Central Coast and ACT. There are indications that Country Associations may also be interested in entering the Carnival. The City Country challenge in the U 14 age group was contested for the second year. The winner of our Harold Moore Shield South Eastern Junior Cricket Association played the winners of Country Cricket NSW s Kookaburra Cup North Coast at Port Macquarie. The match was won by North Coast. Committee of Management Jeffery Evans (Chair) Colin Booth (Deputy Chair) David Toose (Treasurer) Patrick Gavin William Howard Simon Jagot David Lawson Gregory Liggins Michael Ross John Watterson Ms Kim Wilkinson Executive Officer Eric Myatt OAM Margaret Peden Shield (U 15 Girls) Northern Sydney Girls CA def Central Coast JCA EG Weblin Shield (U 15) Central Coast JCA def Parramatta DCA Harold Moore Shield (U 14) South Eastern JCA def Canterbury Wests DCA Mollie Dive Shield (U 13 Girls) Central Coast JCA def Bankstown DCA WS Gee Shield (U 13) South Eastern JCA def Blacktown CDCA Arch Cawsey Shield (U 12) Blacktown CDCA def Canterbury Wests DCA JH Creak Shield (U 11) Bankstown DCA def North Shore JCA WG Foster Shield (U 10) Georges River St George DCA def Bankstown DCA INTER-ASSOCIATION JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS CS Watson Shield Mitchell Miladinski (Penrith JCA) Margaret Peden Shield Rebecca Cady (Northern Sydney GCA) E G Weblin Shield Ben Letton (Sutherland SJCA) Harold Moore Shield Jack Erickson (South Eastern JCA) Mollie Dive Shield Ashleigh Gardner (Bankstown DCA) W S Gee Shield Jake Doran (Blacktown C&DCA) Arch Cawsey Shield Jordon Gauci (Blacktown C&DCA) J H Creak Shield Hayden Probert (Bankstown DCA) W G Foster Shield Jack James (North Shore JCA) TOM RICHMOND COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD This was presented to Gary Kitto from the Parramatta DCA whose team finished runners-up in the Weblin Shield. INTER-ASSOCIATION PERPETUAL SHIELD WINNERS The NSWDCA offers its congratulations to the following InterAssociation Shield competition and junior player of the year award winners. Shell Shield (Best Performed Association in all Junior competitions) Sutherland SJCA James Searle Memorial Shield (Best Performed Association in all Senior competitions) Camden DCA Alan and Rae Ward Shield (Best Performed Association for all Girls Competitions) Central Coast JCA GH (Gerry) Meyer Shield (Shield for Associations that meet qualifications) Bankstown DCA APPRECIATION Thanks are extended to The NSW Cricket Board for their continued support of the NSW Districts Cricket Association. The Sydney Cricket Association Committee of Management for their support. All Local Government Authorities for their assistance and support. Local government authorities are almost the sole providers of facilities vital for cricket s longevity and their ongoing support cannot be underestimated. The Kingsgrove Sports Centre in particular Harry Solomons for his continued and most generous support of junior cricket in NSW. The donations of gift vouchers to the Player of the Year in each junior Shield competition was appreciated by all. Kookaburra Sport in particular Noel Moig for the tremendous support in providing balls and sponsorship for the Inter-Association competitions and their great assistance to all local competitions. All Vice Presidents and Life Members for their dedication help and support. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 103 the BRaDMan FoUnDation studying commerce at the University of Adelaide. He is a member of the Australian U 18 Talent Squad and plays his grade cricket for East Torrens CC. The weekly contribution of the volunteer body throughout the year was strong with seven new office research and collection volunteers commencing in 2009. Office and research volunteers have collected statistical documentation for The International Cricket Hall of Fame and are currently undertaking biographical research which will bring the character of our International Cricket Hall of Fame players to life by revealing their personalities attitudes lifestyles and experiences. The volunteers contribution to collection documentation through cataloguing photography and specialised expertise (such as an audiovisual survey by a film specialist) has meant that Museum continues to be able maintain international standards of object treatment. The Museum s School and Group Tour Program is flourishing with the support of our 20 volunteer guides who are devoted to sharing Sir Donald Bradman s story with the small and large groups visiting the Museum. In October the Museum received three large school groups totalling 444 students and 37 teachers in just one week Our dedicated volunteers are an essential part of the Bradman Foundation and their tireless support of the Foundation ensures our provision of high quality Museum and Cricket services to the local community and nationally. Dennis Lillee and Alan Davidson were 2009 Honourees and were our guests at the Bradman Gala Dinner. We were honoured to have Shane Warne as our guest speaker and his views on the future of One Day Internationals in particular were insightful. Kerry O Keeffe again had the 750 guests rolling in the aisles The Foundation is indebted to Deputy Chairman Richard Sheppard and to Macquarie Bank for being the principal sponsor of the dinner for a fourth successive year. The Foundation is consolidating its financial position under the guidance of Director Bill Bartlett. The strong support from the corporate sector is much appreciated and has provided a valuable network of support. We are especially grateful to Emirates Airlines who have recently completed the third year of a three year sponsorship for Bradman Oval and the Foundation XI. Emirates have provided outstanding support and exposure for the Foundation. Dunlop Slazenger has continued to support our cricket clinics and have developed a Bradman product line for grass roots entry level players. Cricket NSW CEO David Gilbert retired from the Board following the completion of his tenure. As a former Australian player and astute administrator David s input and experience helped shape the new exhibition story lines and narrative content. In addition he was always willing to assist by providing access to Cricket NSW players and facilities which enabled the Foundation to build fantastic partnerships with corporate clients and sponsors. Jamie Barkley CEO of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust and Stephen Roberts CEO of Citigroup Australia joined the Board in December. They bring important sports administration management and financial skills to our dedicated team and have made a significant impact in a short period of time. In closing the Foundation is very proud of the ongoing involvement with the Cricket NSW High Performance Department through its support of the emerging player programs. There is no doubt that providing and encouraging access for individuals at a young age to Bradman Oval does contribute and inspire their dreams to become good cricketers. Rina Hore Executive Director The Bradman Foundation. May Cricket continue to flourish and spread its wings. The world can only be richer for it. Sir Donald Bradman AC 2009 10 was a year of non-stop activity for the Bradman Foundation the most notable being the commencement of construction of The International Cricket Hall of Fame. Five years ago the Foundation Board resolved to adopt a strategy which had clear objectives to grow visitor numbers both virtual and actual. These objectives included the expansion of exhibits to include all international players increase publicity target and encourage youth matches to be hosted on Bradman Oval and always to promote and provide information on Sir Donald Bradman s legacy and his passion for the game to a global audience. The building program commenced following a ceremony on 30th October at which the Mayor of Wingecarribee Shire Duncan Gair and Foundation Chairman Michael Ball turned the first sods to celebrate the start of construction. We are very appreciative of the support that the Wingecarribee Councillors and management have shown in their co-operation and support for this exciting project. Architect Karl May and his team at Turner & Associates Architects have produced a creative and innovative interpretation of the design and construction brief and world renowned Freeman Ryan Design have developed a 10 year master plan detailing the visitor experience. Central to that visitor experience is a series of unique digital interviews with famous players both past and present. We are very grateful to these players and to the ICC Cricket Australia and other key cricketing bodies for their help in facilitating these interviews which will provide outstanding historical content. We also appreciate the initiative and quality of the interviews delivered to date by Mike Coward Ross Barrat and Sean Mulcahy. The Foundation has engaged both tourism and marketing strategists to position the museum as a Brand Australia Tourist attraction. The narrative has been developed with a deep educational content of why cricket is so important to billions of people around the world . A critical component of these strategies was the development of a new suite of logos with a colourful vibrant and modern look and feel underpinned by the by-line Inspired by Sir Donald Bradman s vision . This provides a tangible link to the words Sir Donald Bradman emphasised in his endorsement of the Museum in 1987. Everyone involved with the project is confident that The International Cricket Hall of Fame will make a major contribution to the global awareness understanding and promotion of the game. Our volunteer cricket officer Rick McCarthy displayed material relating to Sir Donald Bradman at the first regional Bradman Cricket Clinic held in Murwillumbah. This was the first of hopefully many opportunities where the Foundation can take the Bradman Story to young cricketers in country areas. The expansion and growth of our clinics and cricket activities are critical programs as they enable the Foundation to fund and fulfill its commitment to maintain Bradman Oval to a First Class standard and therefore investing back into cricket. In 2009 Aaron Mullins 18 from Athelstone in South Australia was named as the 2009 10 Bradman Scholar. Aaron an all-rounder who bowls orthodox left-arm spin has just begun a three-year course Cricket nsW 104 nsW sChooLs CRiCKet assoCiation The ever changing face of cricket was evident during 2009 10 as for the first time we experimented with the Twenty20 format in the Lord s Taverners Week. Following the success of these games we plan to continue using it in 2010 11. The introduction of Twenty20 on the international stage appears to have presented some of the younger players earlier opportunities to display their talents in the First Class arena. The time gap between playing in the Lord s Taverners week and for NSW and or Australia is closing. The prominence of Steve Smith Phillip Hughes Josh Hazlewood Moises Henriques David Warner John Hastings Usman Khawaja Ellyse Perry Alyssa Healy and Erin Osborne to mention just a few is testimony to this. Throughout the season our Association continued to provide opportunities for our school students to develop their game and to reach the highest levels possible with the talents they possess. With the generous sponsorship of Cricket NSW Lord s Taverners of NSW The Carbine Club and Macquarie Bank we have had the funds to offer every school student the opportunity to play in our respective championships leading ultimately to representing NSW Schools. This season saw us host Queensland in the annual Carbine Club Cup fixtures. The teams were privileged to play their Three Day game on Bradman Oval and for the third time in the past five years the One Day game was played on the Sydney Cricket Ground. Once again we are indebted to the volunteers that give of their time to help organise and run cricket at all levels in schools. In particular we recognise the work of Cricket NSW who led by our Patron David Gilbert continues to support the work our volunteers. Our thanks in particular to David Lawson and Michael Maclennan for their support of the Lord s Taverners Week. During the year some of our hard working committee members were recognised for their contribution to cricket. Mr Tony Gifford Mr Tony Lantry Mr Don Wiburd and Mr Graeme Kightley were all acknowledged for 50 or more years of involvement in our great game. To mark their Centenary Year the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded 50 medals for service to cricket across Australia. Mr Gifford Mr Lantry and Mr Kightley were honoured by having the ICC medal presented to them at the SCG during the New Year Test Match. All would agree that in receiving the award it recognises the work done by so many in supporting young people to play cricket. Further congratulations must go to Mr Tony Lantry OAM who received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen s Birthday Honours list for service to education and to the New South Wales Schools Cricket Association. We would also like to extend special thanks to Mark McGinnity who due to his taking up the role of Headmaster at Monivae College in Hamilton Victoria has finished a long period of service on our Committee. Office Bearers Patron David Gilbert President Tony Lantry OAM Secretary Graeme Kightley Assistant Secretary Chris Browne Treasurer Tim Murray Public Officer Chris Browne Auditor Ashley Gilfillan ACA Executive Committee Mark McGinnity (resigned August 2009) David Lawson Brett Cranfield Brian Sawyer Tim Knight Graeme Hanger Delegate to NSWCA Graeme Kightley Affiliate representatives Combined High Schools Michael Falk Combined Catholic Colleges Tim Spain Great Public Schools Michael Curran Associated Schools of NSW Martin Haywood Combine Country Schools Andrew Waters LORD S TAVERNERS WEEK The 2009 10 NSW Schoolboys Championship were held in the central and northern areas of Sydney. Blessed with perfect weather the cricketers had wonderful conditions in which to perform. The CHS-1 team again proved to be too strong for the other sides remaining undefeated throughout the week. It was however pleasing to see greatly improved performances from both Combined Catholic Colleges and GPS. Their game on the final day determined second and third places with GPS winning the Twenty20 fixture to take second. The batting highlight of the week came from CHS-1 who scored 7-336 at Sydney University No. 2. As Tim Murray our Championship Referee said They were worthy winners. They scored more runs than any other team had fewer runs scored off their bowling and had both the highest team batting and the lowest team bowling averages. From left to right NSW and Australian players Usman Khawaja and Alyssa Healy have both played at Lord s Taverners Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Championships The NSW Schoolboys Team. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 105 nsW sChooLs CRiCKet assoCiation Once again we were privileged to see some very talented players with Nicholas Bertus (Oakhill College Castle Hill representing Country Schools) being named Best Batsman and Lord s Taverners Player of the Carnival. Darren Carrell (CHS-1) was named Best Bowler. The success of this week is a tribute to many. This year the cooperation between all participants was evident particularly on Day Three when we had to make very late changes to the playing venues. Our special thanks go to Sydney University Knox Grammar School Newington College and the GPS Convenor Michael Curran for their generosity in providing grounds at such short notice. Once again we are indebted to the Umpires and Schools - Shore St Joseph s College Knox Grammar Barker College St Ignatius College Sydney University and St Andrew s College. Special thanks must go to the Shore School for the use of their three grounds and new grandstand facility for the final day function and their staff for their contribution to this week. For the seventh year in succession Tim Murray was Championship Referee and once again handled the day-to-day operational issues with great skill. SPIRIT OF CRICKET CHS-1 Malaka Jayawickreme (Northern Sydney Boys HS) CHS-2 Ben Neaves (Dorrigo HS) CSC Daniel Brown (Arndell Anglican College) CCC Daniel McGovern (St Mary s Maitland) GPS Corey Ashby (St Joseph s College) CAS Devin Foulis (Cranbrook School) NSW SCHOOLBOYS TEAM The following players were selected to represent NSW against Queensland in the Carbine Club Cup and Gifford-Lukin Trophy matches played in December 2009 (school in brackets) Aaron Flaherty (Captain Glen Innes HS) Nicholas Bertus (Oakhill College) Nathan Brain (Westfields Sports High) Damian Carroll (Westfields Sports HS) Tym Crawford (Shore School) Patrick Cummins (St Paul s Grammar School) Tom Decent (Colo HS) Matt Foster (Westfields Sports HS) Andrew Harriot (Oxley HS) Malaka Jayawickreme (North Sydney Boys HS) James Kerr (Galston HS) Dale McKay (Bede Polding Windsor) Ben Neaves (Dorrigo HS) Samuel Newman (Caringbah HS) Angus Polhill (Kinross Walaroi Orange) Daniel Sams (DLS Revesby) Ben Smith (Westfields Sports HS) Luke Smith (Pennant Hills HS) Andrew Walsh (Blakehurst HS) Kerrod White (Warilla HS) Charlie Wakim (Waverley College). Coach Brett Cranfield Manager Brian Sawyer Unavailable for matches The Carbine Club Cup Bradman Oval 30 November - 2 December 2009 Queensland 280 (D Carroll 3-35 Samuel Newman 3-54 N Brain 2-54) and 2-65 def NSW 134 (N Brain 27no L Smith 18 A Flaherty 18 C Brimblecombe 6-26) and 210 (K White 125 N Bertus 32 Draper 5-50) Gifford-Lukin Trophy Sydney Cricket Ground 3 December 2009 NSW 5-230 (A Flaherty 62 K White 44no) def Queensland 229 (A Wilson 82 Z Keune 44 N Brain 3-48 J Kerr 2-39) Results Round One 15 March 2010 GPS (7-200) def CSC (100) CHS-1 (5-196) def CCC (7-194) CHS-2 (4-138) def CAS (136) Round Two 16 March 2010 CHS-1 (7-336) def CAS (7-188) CCC (7-187) def CSC (186) CHS-2 (5-256) def GPS (202) Round Three 17 March 2010 Cricket nsW CHS-1 (265) def CSC (202) GPS (6-176) def CAS (174) CCC (7-198) def CHS-2 (185) Round Four 18 March 2010 CSC (171) def CHS-2 (167) CHS-1 (6-140) def GPS (135) CCC (4-192) def CAS (188) Round Five (Twenty20) 19 March 2010 CHS-1 (5-186) def CHS-2 (93) CSC (9-87) def CAS (9-86) GPS (3-136) def CCC (6-123) SCHOOL GROUP RESULTS Alan Davidson Shield The Semi Finals were washed out and re-scheduled for August 2010. Schools involved are Westfields Sports HS Hunter Sports HS Endeavour Sports HS and Homebush Boys HS. Marie Cornish Shield Alstonville High School def Wellington High School Douglas Shield Kinross Wolaroi to play the winner of St Andrew s Cathedral School and Hunter Valley Grammar in September 2010. Final Positions Winners CHS-1 Runners Up GPS Third CCC Fourth CHS-2 Fifth CSC Sixth CAS Wiburd Trophy Riverina Anglican School def Redeemer Baptist Awards Lord s Taverners Player of the Championship Nicholas Bertus Oakhill College Macquarie Sports Batsman of the Championship Nicholas Bertus Oakhill College Batsman of the Carnival Nicholas Bertus (CSC) 201 runs Bowler of the Carnival Damian Carroll (CHS-1) 11 wickets Player of the Carnival Nicholas Bertus (CSC) 201 runs and 13 dismissals CAS Knox Grammar School GPS St Joseph s College Downie Trophy Bede Polding (Windsor) def All Saints Maitland Berg Shield St Edwards College Gosford def Woodlawn The Macquarie Bank Sports Trophy Westfields Sports High School def Hills Sports High School 106 nsW sChooLs CRiCKet assoCiation U 15 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS The School Sport Australia U 15 Australian Cricket Championships were held in Campbelltown from 21-26 February 2010. The week proved to be a great success both from a cricketing point of view and also through there being no weather interruptions a significant problem the last time the Championships were held in NSW As there was no team from the Northern Territory NSW was invited to field an Invitational team to make up two pools of eight. This team produced some strong performances and went close to making the Semi Finals. The NSW First XI began with two strong wins over Queensland and Tasmania fighting back at different stages to win both games. They then defeated Victoria to finish first in their pool and earn a Semi Final match up against last year s champions Western Australia. Despite posting a modest total of 154 in the Semi NSW won through to the Final on the back of an excellent bowling performance that shut Western Australia out of the match. Victoria won the other Semi against the ACT. Victoria batted first in the Final and after being 2-145 with 15 overs remaining collapsed to be all out for 188. NSW s chase was set up with an opening stand of 106 with the winning runs hit off the last ball of the penultimate over. It was the third time in four years that NSW had won this Championship. NSW First XI Jake Scicluna (captain - Wyong HS) Jagveer Singh Panesar (vice captain - Westfields Sports HS) Steven Birch (St Pius X Chatswood) Corbin Brown (Holy Spirit College Bellambi) Jamie Brown (Westfields Sports HS) Michael Challita (La Salle College Bankstown) Harrison Dean (De La Salle College Revesby) Bradley Deitz (Bossley Park HS) Liam Gough (James Sheahan Catholic HS Orange) Jeremy Maher (Westfields Sports HS) Jacob Montgomery (St Peters Maitland) Daya Singh (Patrician Bros College Blacktown) Daniel Solway (Westfields Sports HS). Coach Dean Merola (Holy Spirit Bellambi) Manager Michael Falk (Killarney Heights HS) NSW Invitational XI Damien Mortimer (St Gregory s College Campbelltown) Alexander Ieroianni (Cherrybrook Technology HS) Michael Bell (Lakes Anglican Grammar School Warnervale) Adam Elliott (Bega HS) Ben Hughes (St Gregory s College Campbelltown) Scott Mackedie (Port Macquarie HS) James Madden (Barker College) Grant McCartin (Hills Sports HS) Ben Phillips (Turramurra HS) Patrick Pope (Hills Sports HS) Tyson Sims (Westfields Sports HS) Rhys Williams (Westfields Sports HS) Ben Woodward (St Pauls HS Port Macquarie). Coach Trent Colley (Canobolas Rural Tech HS) Manager Stuart Collins (Blue Mountains Grammar School) At the conclusion of the week the SSA Australian team was chosen to play against a West Indian team in Sydney and Melbourne over November December. The NSW team supplied six players to the side Jake Scicluna Steven Birch Jagveer Panesar Singh Corben Brown Daya Singh Patrick Pope Results Round One 22 March 2010 CHS-1 (5-72) def CIS (9-71) CCC (0-61) def CHS-2 (5-59) Round Two 22 March 2010 CIS (4-123) def CCC (9-86) CHS-1 (6-91) def CHS-2 (7-46) Round Three 23 March 2010 CHS-1 (9-189) def CCC (95) CIS (6-97) def CHS-2 (96) Final Placings Champions CHS-1 Runners Up CIS Third CCC Fourth CHS-2 Awards Player of the Championship Katie Mack (CHS-1) Bowler of the Championship Emma Newman (CIS) Batter of the Championship Hannah Trollip (CIS) Fielding Award Katie Mack (CHS-1) 2010 Schoolgirl Representative Team Katie Mack (CHS-1) Hannah Trollip (CIS) Celeste Raack (CCC) Lisa Griffith (CHS1) Melissa Norup (CHS-1) Tayla Kafoa (CCC) Emily Leys (CIS) Jenny Taffs (CIS) Emma Newman (CIS) Sammy Jo Johnson (CIS) Georgia Redmayne (CHS-1) Ashley James (CHS-1) Once again the success of this event was due to the volunteers and thanks must go to Championship Manager Trent Colley (The Canobolas RTHS) the NSW Schoolgirls Committee the Orange District Cricket Association Umpires Panel and Orange City Council. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Cricket in Schools is an important grass roots activity that supports the continued development of our game and its upcoming stars. It is a very important avenue to promote an understanding and ultimate appreciation of Australia s number one summer sport. All of this could not happen without the support be that financial or otherwise of so many individuals and organisations. Our association would like to thank the following sponsors The Lord s Taverners of NSW Cricket NSW Macquarie Bank The Carbine Club We would also like to thank the schools who provide grounds and staff to help run our carnivals as well as Sydney University for the use of their facilities. Our thanks must go to both the Coach Brett Cranfield and in particular Manager Brian Sawyer who did a magnificent job in both the preparation for and during the very successful Carbine Club Cup week. Finally I would like to thank my fellow committee members who continue to provide support of the students under their care and this great game. Graeme Kightley Hon. Secretary LORD S TAVERNERS SCHOOLGIRLS CHAMPIONSHIPS The Lord s Taverners Schoolgirls Championships were held in Orange from 22-24 March 2010. Played over three days teams contested two Twenty20 and two 50 over matches. CHS-1 won the Championship after defeating CIS in the Final. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 107 assoCiation notes Above Cricket NSW Finance and Administration Staff (l-r) Louise Barclay Ray Power Craig Beed Mark Naprta Alister Galletly Melissa MacKenna and David Gilbert (Chief Executive). Right Patrick Farhart and NSWCA Life Member and former International Umpire Darrell Hair. Part of Cricket NSW s strategic agenda is a commitment to attracting retaining and developing the best possible staff. Over the past 12 months Cricket NSW has added a number of key staff across several of its departments as outlined below John Dyson - State Talent Manager Murray Ryan - State Physiotherapist Paul Chapman - State Strength and Conditioning Coach Janine Stainer - Cricket NSW Facilities Manager Theresa Purtell - Events Manager Kath Koschel - Cricket Operations Officer James Henry - in2CRICKET Manager David Szumowski and Matthew Walter - Regional Cricket Managers Troy Penman - Administrator NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association Ben Cuevas - Website Administrator (Australian Computer Society Scholarship) ANZ STADIUM The Association s venue hire agreement with ANZ Stadium expired at the conclusion of the 2009 10 season. Following a negotiation process a new venue hire agreement was signed for a five year period until the end of the 2014 15 season. One Twenty20 International will be played at the venue each season during the period 2011 12 to 2014 15 as well as all Domestic Twenty20 matches. The Association extends its thanks to the Stadium s Chief Executive Daryl Kerry and his staff for their assistance throughout the year. CRICKET AUSTRALIA On 15 September 2009 Messrs Mike Silver Mark Taylor AO and Dr Harry Harinath OAM were elected by the NSW Cricket Board as the Association s Directors to the Board of Cricket Australia (CA). OBITUARIES Mr P (Peter) Richardson former University of NSW Delegate on 11 July 2009. Mr EE (Ern) Crossan former NSW player on 10 August 2009. Cricket nsW Cricket NSW recognises the integral part staff play in the success of an organisation and in particular acknowledges and appreciates the significant contribution of its own staff. At the same time we thank Tom Reddin Andrew Ware Paul Taylor Brett Rankin Royce McCormack Trent Woodhill Sam Faulks and Russel Grimson who left the Association during the year for their contributions. The Association would also like to express its sincere thanks to two long serving staff who finished with Cricket NSW during the season. Patrick Farhart provided 20 years continuous service as the State Team s physiotherapist. Over those 20 years Patrick has taken the role of Physiotherapist to a new level of dedication skill and excellence. Put simply he set the benchmark for Physiotherapy in Australian domestic cricket. Alan Campbell also contributed 20 years service to Cricket NSW overseeing the areas of High Performance and Coaching. During his time with Cricket NSW Alan made many important contributions to the talent identification systems and player pathways that continue to unearth players for both NSW and Australia. SUB-COMMITTEES Audit Messrs GK Monaghan (Chairman) DH Cole JMA Tait and Ms RA Hore Appeals Messrs JMA Tait (Chairman) NWL Bergin OAM L Gould L King SC DA Meagher and C Thompson Constitutional Review Messrs M Bonnell (Chairman) NWL Bergin OAM DH Cole IH Ewin OAM and THJ Iceton OAM Facilities Upgrade Messrs DH Cole (Chairman) IJ Field DR Gilbert MF Rosen MJ Silver VJ Smith and Dr GK Harinath OAM Grants Loans Messrs VJ Smith (Chairman) Dr DF Dilley and Messrs GK Monaghan and MJ Silver Ground Hire Messrs MF Rosen (Chairman) M Bonnell N Carrig DR Gilbert D Kino D Lawson VJ Smith B Thorburn and Ms C Matthews Investment Ms RA Hore (Chairperson) Mr M Cant Dr GK Harinath OAM Mr JMA Tait Doug Walters Club Grants Messrs MA Taylor AO (Chairman) BF Freedman OAM THJ Iceton OAM and KD Walters MBE Cricket Australia Grade Premier Club Funding Program Mr GK Monaghan (Chairman) Dr DF Dilley Messrs BF Freedman OAM THJ Iceton OAM and Ms RA Hore SYDNEY CRICKET AND SPORTS GROUND TRUST The Association s venue hire agreement with the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust expired at the conclusion of the 2009 10 season. Following a negotiation process a new venue hire agreement was signed with the Trust for a five year period until the end of the 2014 15 season. All Test and One Day International matches will be played at the SCG during this period. The Association extends its sincere thanks to the management and staff of the Trust and in particular Chairman Rodney Cavalier AO and Chief Executive Jamie Barkley. 108 assoCiation notes HONOURS The Association was pleased to note the recognition in the Australia Day and Queen s Birthday Honours List of the following persons associated with cricket Mr SB (Steve) Bernard OAM (Former NSW player Australian Team Manager) Mr THJ (Tom) Iceton OAM (Sutherland DCC Delegate former NSWCA Board Director) Mr AT (Tony) Lantry OAM (NSW Schools Cricket Association) BA (Basil) Sellers AM (No. 112) Basil Sellers served as a Director on the NSW Cricket Board between 1986 and 1988. He has generously supported Cricket NSW s Country Boys Coaching Clinics since 1985 enabling hundreds of country players to travel to Sydney over the past 25 years to pursue their cricketing dreams. Notable graduates of the Program during this time include Adam Gilchrist Shane Lee Dominic Thornely and Phillip Hughes. The funds provided by Basil have also assisted with the staging of the annual Regional Directors of Coaching Conference. In 2006 Basil advised Cricket NSW of his wish to establish the Basil Sellers Scholarship designed to aid the development of male and female U 17 and U 19 cricketers in NSW. The scholarship fund was originally set at 50 000 per annum for a 10 year period. This amount has now been increased to 60 000 per annum. In consultation with Basil Cricket NSW selects up to 10 players each year to receive funding to assist with travel accommodation training and education. Recipients of the scholarship include Phillip Hughes Ellyse Perry Usman Khawaja Alyssa Healy Josh Hazelwood and Steven Smith. Basil was the driving force behind the Bradman Foundation during its formative years providing much needed funding for the capital works associated with the Museum. He served on its Board for six years. Basil has also contributed significantly to the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust having donated 1 Million for the creation of 10 sporting sculptures across the precinct. In total four cricketers two rugby league two rugby union and two Australian football players will be immortalised for their deeds within both NSW and Australian sport. To date Richie Benaud Fred Spofforth and Stan McCabe have been unveiled with the fourth cricketer to be revealed during the 2010 11 Ashes series. Basil Sellers is the single most generous benefactor to the game of cricket in NSW and both NSW and Australian cricket owes him much for his extraordinary generosity. MJ (Mike) Silver (No. 113) Mike Silver played over 35 years of club cricket in Maitland and Gunnedah as a wicketkeeper - batsman. However it is his commitment to the administration of cricket that has seen Mike achieve a long and distinguished career from grass roots level to the Board of Cricket Australia. Mike has served the Gunnedah DCA continuously since 1978 in the roles of Publicity Officer Secretary Vice President and President. He was made a Life Member in 2004 and named Official of the Year in 2006 at the Gunnedah Shire Sports Awards. At the Country Cricket Council level Mike has held numerous positions including North West Cricket Council Secretary North West Delegate to Central North Zone North West Delegate to NSW Country Cricket Association North West Cricket Council President and Northern Inland Cricket Council President. He has also held the position of Central Northern Cricket Zone Secretary for 10 years and has been the Central North s Delegate to the NSW Country Cricket Association for 20 years. He has been a member of the NSW CCA Committee of Management since 1992 the Deputy Chairman between 1995 -1998 and Chairman between 1999 2009. He was made a Life Member in 2008. Mike has been a Director on the NSW Cricket Board since 2006 and was subsequently elected onto the Cricket Australia Board in 2008. LIFE MEMBERSHIP At the Annual General meeting held on Monday 7 September 2009 four men were recognised for outstanding service to cricket in NSW with the award of Life Membership of the NSWCA. Darrell Hair Robert Holland Basil Sellers and Mike Silver were each approved unanimously by Members at the meeting to receive this honour and as is customary they were presented with numbered Life Membership cuff-links. DB (Darrell) Hair (No. 110) Darrell Hair joined the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association in 1985 after a number of seasons playing in the Sydney Grade competition. His umpiring aptitude was reflected in his swift movement through the ranks making his First Class debut within three years and his Test debut five years later. Darrell remains the second most capped Australian Test umpire having stood in 78 matches between 1992 and 2008. He officiated in 146 First Class matches between 1989 and 2008 including eight consecutive Sheffield Shield finals from 1993. Darrell also umpired 231 Sydney Grade cricket matches including 176 in First Grade. Darrell s significant contributions to cricket are not limited to the field having served in a number of positions within the umpiring fraternity. He is currently the Executive Officer of the NSW Umpires and Scorers Association and previously held the positions of Vice President and President as well as serving on the Examination Training Technical and Executive Umpiring committees. Darrell s passion continues to be educating and training the next generation of umpires traversing the State to present courses and mentor the umpiring community. RG (Bob) Holland (No. 111) Bob Holland has had a 50 year involvement with the Southern Lakes District Cricket Club in the Newcastle District Cricket Association. During this time he has held the position of President Secretary Treasurer Delegate and Committee Member. He captained the Southern Lakes First Grade team for eight seasons and amassed 1120 wickets across an extensive playing career. Bob Holland is the last person to have represented NSW and Australia whilst still playing cricket in the Newcastle district. He played 11 Test Matches and two One Day Internationals for Australia and a total of 95 First Class matches during his career with NSW and Wellington (New Zealand). In 68 First Class games for NSW he took 228 wickets at an average of 31.64 to place 12th on the list of NSW wicket takers. His career best figures for NSW of 9-83 came against South Australia in 1984 85. He also spun Australia to victory in the Sydney Test against the West Indies in 1984 85 the Lord s Test against England in 1985 and against New Zealand in Sydney in 1985 86. Bob s outstanding commitment to grass roots cricket continues to this day and was recognised in 2009 by the Newcastle Cricket fraternity with the Warren Tennant Memorial Award . 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 109 assoCiation notes PATRONS The Governor of NSW Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC and her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE as well as Mr Alan Davidson AM MBE continued their roles as Joint Patrons of the Association. The Association expresses its sincere thanks to Her Excellency Sir Nicholas and Alan for their continued interest and support of cricket in NSW. Colin Clowes and Colin Jefferies are making dedicated progress on the major research project to formalise and tabulate the records of the Sydney First Grade competition since inception in 1893 94. They would like to hear from First Grade players who played before 1993 94 or their relatives so that a biographical database of former first grade players can be constructed. Numerous books and periodicals have been donated or purchased for the library collection while authors have generously donated copies of their latest books. Among them we acknowledge Ken Piesse for three of his books and his latest very informative volume Great Cricket Stories Roger Donnelly for his entertaining book on umpiring Stick It Up Stick It Right Up and Bob Ross for his monologue on Dr Percy Chater Charlton. The prolific researcher Alf James continues his generous support through his contribution of numerous photographs and score sheets. We look forward to Alf s next publication and wish him well with his prodigious research activities. We appreciate the donation of 22 Wisden Cricketer Almanacs by the estate of the late Henry Bernard Young and the presentation of memorabilia related to the early domestic limited-overs competition by Diane Dalton. Thanks also to Tom Hart for the donation of an old valuable clipping album. We acknowledge particularly Peter Philpott for his kind donation of the manuscript of his latest unpublished book on finger spin and the masters of that art. We plan to make this important work available to genuine researchers and cricket lovers. We acknowledge and thank the following people for their constant support attendance or work for the Library Steve McClue Bill Hawke Sam Buono Graham King Dr Wilf Ewens and Adam Morehouse. We invite all to visit the library on Tuesdays 10am-3pm or contact us at library cricketnsw.com.au or 83026003. Bob Brenner and Dr Colin Clowes Honorary Librarians. THANKS TO The Minister for Gaming and Racing Minister for Sport and Recreation the Hon. Kevin Greene MP. The NSW Department of Sport and Recreation and the NSW Institute of Sport for their generous support and assistance. The Directors of the NSW Cricket Board and the Management Committee s of the Sydney NSW Country NSW Districts and the NSW Schools Cricket Associations the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association and the NSW Women s Committee as well as the various Sub-Committees which met regularly throughout the season for the betterment of cricket in NSW. The State Selectors Messrs Brian Taber (Chairman) Greg Hartshorne Marshall Rosen Steve Smith and John Dyson as well as the Women s National Cricket League (WNCL) Selectors Ms Pam Meyers (Convenor) Mr Neil McDonald and Ms Kerry Marshall. The Hon. Justice Arthur Emmett The Hon. Justice Roger Gyles AO The Hon. Justice Terry Buddin and Mr Alan Sullivan QC Code of Behaviour Commissioners. Dr John Orchard (Medical Director) and Dr Thomas Gan members of the medical panel. Physiotherapists Messrs Tony Larvan Murray Ryan and Ms Kate Leslie and Strength and Conditioning trainers Tom Reddin and Matthew Dwyer. Cricket nsW Honorary Librarians Mr Bob Brenner and Dr Colin Clowes. Mr Rocky Harris for having acted as Liaison Officer for the season s touring teams. Messrs Bob Barter Duncan Kerr David Tribolet and Luke and Aaron Keech who acted as home and visiting team dressing room attendants during matches and assisted at practice sessions. All Local Government authorities throughout NSW for the provision of facilities and for their support of the game generally. Honorary people at all levels who give so freely of their time and expertise for the benefit of the game. All sections of the media for their support over the past year. THE ALAN MCGILVRAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established by the NSW Department of Sport and Recreation the Alan McGilvray Memorial Scholarship scheme aims to provide opportunities for young players to develop and enhance their potential to succeed in International cricket by representing NSW and Australia as well as providing a lasting memorial for the late Alan McGilvray AM MBE one of Australia s greatest cricket broadcasters and a former NSW captain. The NSW Department of Sport and Recreation provide an annual grant of 6 000 to the Association as part of the Scholarship. Funding of 3000 is gifted to one male and one female player aged between 17-19 years to be used in the most appropriate way to facilitate their further development as a cricketer. The 12th Annual Alan McGilvray Memorial Scholarships were presented by the Minister for Sport and Recreation the Hon. Kevin Greene MP during the Commonwealth Bank Series Match between Australia and the West Indies at the SCG on 12 February 2010. The recipients were Melissa Harrison and Nic Maddinson. Melissa Harrison hails from Kiama on the South Coast of NSW. Her dedication and work ethic were decisive factors in her ability to regain a place in the NSW U 19 team. During the Cricket Australia Cup competition in December 2009 Melissa achieved some outstanding results. She played four matches finishing with a batting average of 52.0 and highest score of 74 not out against the ACT. Melissa also took four catches and completed a stumping to round out an extremely successful tournament. THE CLIFF WINNING LIBRARY REPORT The library continues to provide valuable opportunities for high level research by cricket authors and others pursuing information for the preparation of academic documents family histories and a variety of other cricket matters. At least four histories of Grade Clubs - Gordon Mosman Parramatta and St George - have been completed or are in the final stages of being published following the work of dedicated authors and club stalwarts. In particular John Hiscox did a great job in the compilation of Mosman s history and he patiently awaits the outsourced publishing of his manuscript. 110 assoCiation notes This Program is in addition to the Grants and Loans Program for which financial limits of 50 000 per grant and 125 000 per loan apply. The Program is for on-field and off-field capital works. To 30 June 2010 2 963 268 had been granted. For the 2008 09 year as part of the budget process the Board determined that approval of facility upgrade grants be deferred and reconsidered again in 12 months time. The same decision was made for the 2009 10 year. NATIONAL CLUB INSURANCE SCHEME The National Club Insurance Scheme was renewed again for 2009 10. The program puts in place a sustainable insurance program providing a long term solution and therefore peace of mind for the foreseeable future. From left to right Mrs Carolyn Butler (nee McGilvray) Melissa Harrison Nic Maddinson and the Hon. Kevin Greene MP. The program provides clubs with a comprehensive level of protection across the following areas 1. 2. 3. 4. Personal Accident Cover for Capital Benefits Non Medicare Medical Expenses and Loss of Income. Public and Products Liability. Professional Liability for coaches administrators umpires and officials. Association Liability for incorporated clubs. Nic Maddinson also hails from the South Coast of NSW where he represented the Warilla Cricket Club. He is now a member of the Sutherland First Grade team and has been an integral member of the last two U 19 National Championship winning teams. During the 2009 10 Championships Nic was the leading run scorer for NSW with 333 at an average of 55.5 including a top score of 147 against Victoria. His strong performances resulted in his selection in the Team of the Tournament and the Australian team which won the 2010 ICC U 19 World Cup in New Zealand. ATTENDANCES The Association met on five occasions from 7 September 2009 to 7 June 2010. Dr GK Harinath OAM (Sydney - Chairman) 5 BF Freedman OAM (Bankstown) 5 J Hanshaw (Blacktown) 5 A Connolly (CampbelltownCamden) 3 P Lovitt (Eastern Suburbs) 4 RF Cook (Fairfield-Liverpool) 5 MF Rosen (Gordon) 5 P Brown (Hawkesbury) 3 G Flowers (ManlyWarringah) 4 I Finlay (Mosman) 5 DH Cole (North Sydney) 3 B White (as proxy for DH Cole) 2 M Langford (Northern District) 3 GK Monaghan (Parramatta) 5 G Gavin (Penrith) 3 P Wright (Randwick Petersham) 5 JM Jobson (St George) 4 J Hunter (as proxy for JM Jobson) 1 THJ Iceton OAM (Sutherland) 5 M O Sullivan (Sydney University) 4 M Sanders (University of NSW) 3 DB O Neil (Western Suburbs) 4 SM Hamman (Shires) 4 P Marjoribanks (Newcastle) 5 D Cox (Western) 5 IR Hogg (Illawarra) 5 P Kerin OAM (Riverina) 5 R Myatt (North Coast) 5 JG Moriarty (Central Coast) 5 PG Creighton (Southern) 5 MJ Silver (Central North) 4 T Psarakis (as proxy for MJ Silver) 1 B Dockrill (ACT Cricket Association) 4 M Vergano (as proxy for B Dockrill) 1 Dr DF Dilley (NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association) 5 JC Evans (NSW Districts Cricket Association) 4 E Myatt (as proxy for JC Evans) 1 GK Kightley (NSW Schools Cricket Association) 3 Ms K Loder AM (Women s Cricket Committee) 4 Ms RA Hore (Appointed) 4 Messrs VJ Smith (Appointed) 3 and MA Taylor AO (Appointed) 2. GRANTS AND LOANS PROGRAM As part of the budgeting process the Board decided that the Grants and Loans Program for 2009 10 be deferred for 12 months and reconsidered at that time. This was conditional upon That no applications pending of a major nature. 1. Applications still to be received and processed in order of receipt. 2. Applications approved after 30 June not paid in budget period. 3. 4. Applications approved prior to 30 June to be paid. Therefore no grants were approved during the year. GRANTS TO CLUBS AND AFFILIATES The NSW Cricket Board determined that grants would remain the same as the previous year Grade Clubs Shires Clubs Country Authorities NSW Schools Cricket Association City & Suburban Cricket Association Total 20 x 14 300 14 x 8 800 286 000 123 200 234 200 11 000 6 600 661 000 NSW CRICKET BOARD The Board met on 13 occasions from 14 July 2009 to 8 June 2010. Dr GK Harinath OAM (Chairman) 12 Messrs DH Cole 11 BW Collins 1 Dr DF Dilley 10 Ms RA Hore 13 Messrs GK Monaghan 11 MF Rosen 13 MJ Silver 12 VJ Smith 3 and MA Taylor AO 9. Resigned 07 09 09 possible 2 meetings only Elected 07 09 09 possible 11 meetings only Resigned 16 03 10 possible 9 meetings only In addition the Board determined that Coaching Grants would remain the same as the previous year Grade Clubs 13 200 and 6 600 to each Country Authority subject to the necessary criteria being met. The policy and direction in relation to development grants was unchanged. In cases of specific needs for development within clubs associations country authorities applications were made direct to the Community Cricket Manager. In 2006 07 the Board made provision for a total of up to 6 million during the four year period 2006 07 2009 10 by way of a Facilities Upgrade Program for the development of existing and new cricket facilities. 2009 10 ANNUAL REPORT 111 sUMMaRiseD FinanCiaL inFoRMation YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2010 NSW CRICKET ASSOCIATION AND CONTROLLED ENTITIES (A Company Limited by Guarantee) ( ABN 27 000 011 987) REVENUE & EXPENDITURE STATEMENT 2010 Revenue Expenditure Result before non-Cash items surplus (Deficit) non-Cash items Increased (Decreased) Value of Investments Depreciation overall Result (Deficit) 15 502 (431 309) (289 319) (562 842) (332 385) (3 850 390) 28 374 232 28 247 744 126 488 2009 23 688 529 26 643 692 (2 955 163) BALANCE SHEET 2010 CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Receivables Other Financial Assets Other Assets total Current assets 720 056 2 102 145 2 756 955 708 086 6 287 242 2 903 902 1 039 090 1 769 619 438 160 6 150 771 2009 NON-CURRENT ASSETS Receivables Other Financial Assets Property Plant and Equipment 38 750 4 211 822 3 950 942 8 201 514 14 488 756 42 750 5 482 216 3 394 379 8 919 345 15 070 116 Cricket nsW total non-Current assets Total Assets CURRENT LIABILITIES Payables Provisions Other Liabilities total Current Liabilities total Liabilities Net Assets 1 931 505 3 102 451 577 389 5 611 345 5 611 345 8 877 411 1 298 977 3 419 748 1 184 661 5 903 386 5 903 386 9 166 730 EQUITY Facilities Upgrade Reserve Retained Earnings Total Equity 8 877 411 8 877 411 3 036 732 6 129 998 9 166 730 112 Ford Falcon. 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