Damien Mortimer has become only the second player ever to score a century in his first innings in First Grade for Sydney University. The twist was that his brilliant 122 at Hawkesbury was scored in his fourth match for the Club, as he didn’t get to the crease in any of his first three games. He’s in good company – the only other batsman to hit a century in his first innings in Firsts for Sydney University was Johnny Taylor, who hit 141 not out against Randwick in 1922-23. Rather more conventionally, that was Taylor’s debut for the club – he had previously played First Grade for Petersham, and had already won 12 of his 20 Test caps for Australia. This was Damien’s second century in Firsts – he hit 153 not out for Campbelltown against Western Suburbs back in 2014-15.
Ben Trevor-Jones, with 66 against his former club, hit his highest score in First Grade.
When Ben Joy dismissed Penrith’s Jonathon Sammut in Sunday’s Twenty20 match, it was his 342nd wicket for the Club, taking him past Mark Wilson (341) to become the fifteenth-highest wicket-taker in the Club’s history.
Tom Rogers returned the best figures of his short career with the Club (3-12) in the Twenty20 win over Penrith.
Jack Holloway, with 4-20 against Hawkesbury in Seconds, improved his career-best bowling figures for the Club for the second time in as many weeks.
Xavier Frawley’s 6-35 against Hawkesbury in Third Grade was his first five-wicket haul for the Club.
Ryan Holcroft improved on his career best figures for the second time in the same match. He followed his 4-14 in Hawkesbury’s first innings with 5-36 to complete Fifth Grade’s dominant outright victory.