Welcome to the Club...
Firstly, a bright welcome to all of the new faces to the Club for 2018-19. We are pleased you have decided to join the Sydney Uni Cricket family and we look forward to plenty of success, laughter and memories this season.
We welcome on board two new coaching staff commencing later this week.
Dave Alleyne joins as Senior Assistant & High Performance Skills Coach. Dave is a former 1st Class professional in England with 22 matches for Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Nottinghamshire as a wicket-keeper batsman, scoring 849 runs at 29.27, with a highest score of 109*, taking 57 catches and 5 stumpings. Dave has since spent his time traversing the globe building a strong coaching portfolio in both England and Australia. He will be a valuable addition to the Club.
Tim Carter is quickly building a name for himself in the coaching ranks and joins Sydney Uni as an Assistant Coach with a focus on lower grades and PGs. Tim is currently Head Coach of the Samoan cricket team. He has also joined the coaching ranks for our sisters at Universities Women's Cricket Club this season.
In the playing ranks, Varun George has joined Sydney Uni's Elite Athlete Program from Mosman where he played 8 First Grade matches in 2017-18. Also joining the Club's EAP is Charlie Cassell, a tall quick who represented WA at the U19 National Championships last season, taking 5 wickets across the tournament. Welcome not only to these two, but to all new players for the 2018-19 season, we hope it is an enjoyable experience.
Inevitably, we are unable to retain all players from season to season, and unfortunately, this season Jonathon Craig-Dobson and Liam Whitaker have decided to ply their bowling trades with St George and Wests respectively. Both were wonderful contributors to the Club on and off the field, and we wish them luck (except for any matches against SUCC) in 2018-19 and beyond.