While the Australian team slogs its way through the preliminary rounds of the World Cup, three SUCC players are making their own impact on the northern cricket season.
Ben Trevor-Jones is playing for Teddington in Division One of the Middlesex Cricket League. Teddington has a long association with Sydney University cricket, and many SUCC players are familiar with its spectacular home ground within Bushey Park. So far this season, Ben has compiled 279 runs for Teddington at an average of 34.88, the highlight being an unbeaten 105 against Richmond (which occupied 136 balls and included six 4s and a six). Teddington is currently running third in the League.
Sitting at the top of Division Two in the Middlesex League is Brondesbury, which this season has the assistance of Max Hope. So far this season, Max has hit 409 runs for Brondesbury at 31.46, and taken 23 wickets at 16.22. He’s also enjoyed the Richmond bowling - his 58 against that club is the highest of his three half-centuries so far.
Ben and Max turned out for Australian Universities CC (a team selected from Australians playing in England) against Loughborough University in May, with Ben sharing a century opening partnership with Western Australia’s Will Bosisto.
Across the Irish Sea, Damien Mortimer is in good form for Dublin club Malahide. He has started the season with 316 runs at 39.50, including an innings of 83 against Phoenix. He has also been entrusted with the ball on a few occasions, collecting 3-46 against YMCA.