It was a big week for Scott Henry, who made his first appearance for Queensland in first-class cricket, and became the 17th batsman to score a century on debut for that State. His 141 (against a Victorian attack including Test bowlers James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, John Hastings and Glenn Maxwell) was Henry’s second century in first-class cricket, and he passed 1500 runs in first-class cricket during the innings. If you like your milestones really obscure, he’s only the second left-handed batsman to score a century in his first appearance for Queensland after moving from New South Wales – the first was Allan Border.
On the theme of left-handed openers, Ed Cowan passed 1000 runs for NSW in first-class cricket during his first innings in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Adelaide.
Ryan Carters hit his fifth first-class century, and first double-century, when he turned out for the Cricket Australia XI against the New Zealanders at Blacktown. His epic opening partnership of 503 with Aaron Finch was only the third above 400 in the history of Australian first-class cricket. In the 114th over of the innings, the partnership reached 457 – beating the previous Australian record of 456, by Edgar Mayne and Bill Ponsford for Victoria against Queensland back in 1923-24. Carters and Finch became only the fourth pair of openers to build a partnership of more than 500: you can see a list of the highest first-class opening stands here. During his innings of 209, Ryan also passed 2000 runs in first-class cricket.
All three Larkin brothers scored half-centuries in the round against Sutherland – Nick with 50 in Firsts, Ben with 61 in Seconds and Jum with 59 in Seconds. Is this a milestone? We’re not sure, but it’s unusual.
Will Somerville has passed both 100 wickets for the Club in all grades and 100 wickets for the Club in First Grade.
Ben Joy has passed 50 wickets in First Grade.
Jack Hill passed 1000 runs in Third Grade during his unbeaten 68 against Sutherland.
Kieran Tate’s 5-16 against Sutherland was his best analysis (and second five-wicket haul) in Third Grade.