Club great Tim Ley has been announced as Sydney University CC 1st Grade Coach for the upcoming season in an exciting boost for the students. Ley first played for University in 2004 and with 339 wickets in first grade is the third highest wicket taker in the history of the club.
Tim is excited to share his knowledge and experience to our current group of players.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity that SUCC has given me to coach 1st Grade under the guidance of Cam Borgas. As a player, I have been lucky enough to be coached and to have played alongside some of the best cricket minds in the world. I plan to pass that information on to our group of players so that we continue to have on field success as a team, develop young men and be a stepping stone to higher levels of cricket. The history of the club is one to be very proud of, and as a group, we will plan to add to it in a positive way over the next few years”
Ley will also be taking the reins of the Poidevin-Gray team with plans to replicate the 1st Grade brand of cricket and professionalism with our most talented u21 players.
Director of Cricket, Cam Borgas was delighted with the appointment. “Tim brings strong leadership, an excellent understanding of the game and knows the club, our players, and importantly the culture and brand of cricket we want to play as well as anyone - he will add a lot of value to our group”.
Chris Blake will also join us as Sydney University CC Assistant Coach. Chris has had a distinguished 1st Grade career with Glenorchy CC in Tasmania and St Kilda CC in Victoria and as such, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our program.
Club stalwarts Henry Clark and Ryan Danne will be coaching and mentoring our Green Shield squad in the upcoming season and, will bring valuable knowledge and experience to the youngest crop of SUCC players.
Ed Arnott will continue in his role as Club Strength and Conditioning Coach and in further good news, he has been appointed in an interim role as Operations Manager and will assist with handover when the new General Manager commences shortly.
With 2nd Grade Premiership Captain, James Larkin relocating to Orange, Max Hope has stepped up to lead the charge for back to back flags while Henry Clark has been a popular choice for the 3rd Grade captaincy. Liam Robertson (1st Grade), Ash Cowan (4’s), Andrew Wilkinson (5’s) and Greg Cade (Metro Cup) all continue in their respective leadership positions from the 2018-19 season.
Cam Borgas - Director of Cricket and Club Coach
Tim Ley - 1st Grade and PG’s Coach
Chris Blake - Club Assistant Coach
Henry Clark and Ryan Danne - Green Shield Coach
Grant Lambert - Skills Coach
Ed Arnott – Strength & Conditioning Coach
1st Grade - Liam Robertson
2nd Grade - Max Hope
3rd Grade - Henry Clark
4th Grade - Ash Cowan
5th Grade - Andrew Wilkinson
Metro Cup - Greg Cade