There are few batting records in Sydney First Grade cricket that Greg Mail doesn't hold, but he created two new ones this afternoon, becoming the first player in the history of Sydney University to reach 10,000 First Grade runs and the first player to reach 15,000 First Grade runs for all clubs.
In the match against Gordon at Chatswood Oval this afternoon, Mail went to the crease with the score on four for 276 after excellent innings by Ed Cowan (58) and Ryan Carters (113), who recorded his first century for the Club. When he reached 18, Mail recorded his 10,000th run for Sydney University, and on 23 he posted the 15,000th First Grade run of his career.
Mail is the tenth batsman to score 10,000 First Grade runs for a single Sydney club. The others are Tommy Andrews (Petersham), Grant Lambert (Fairfield), Sid Carroll (Gordon), Warren Saunders (St George), Brian Booth (St George), Jack Chegwyn (Randwick), Greg Hayne (UTS-Balmain), Monty Noble (Paddington) and Anthony Clark (Fairfield-Liverpool). Richard Chee Quee scored 11,886 First Grade runs without changing clubs, but many of these were scored after Randwick amalgamated with Petersham-Marrickville to create a new club.