Wins over Mosman in Firsts and Seconds, and a strong start by Green Shield, has given the club a powerful position at the Christmas break: first in the Club Championship, first in First Grade and first in Seconds. At the half-way point of the season, Devlin Malone (with 27) is the leading wicket-taker in the First Grade competition (equal with Penrith’s Ryan Smith).
Nick Larkin made his first BBL appearance for the Melbourne Stars (against the Sydney Thunder ). His 28 not out from only 13 balls improved on his previous best BBL score (15 for the Sixers in 2015-16).
Ryan McElduff’s 86 against Mosman was his highest score in First Grade.
Ben Trevor-Jones has passed 1500 runs in First Grade.
Kieran Tate has passed 50 wickets in Second Grade.
During his 78 against Mosman, Ryan Danne passed 500 runs in Second Grade.
Nihir Gandhi’s vital 36 not out against Mosman was his highest Second Grade score.
Tom Hill (4-53) and Ben Mitchell (3-40) each returned his best Fourth Grade bowling figures in the match with Mosman.
Green Shield player Saarangan Arvind dominated the Metropolitan Cup match with Randwick-Petersham, following his first five wicket haul for the club (5-14) with his first half-century (67).
Phil Logan’s appearance in Metropolitan Cup against Randwick-Petersham means that his playing career for the club now spans forty seasons: he first appeared for the club in 1978-79.
There have been numerous career-best performances in the first three rounds of the AW Green Shield competition. Ethan Fizpatrick (112 against St George) hit his first century for the club and Sanjay Anadarajah (63 against St George) hit his first half-century. Among the bowlers, career-best figures have been recorded by Ethan Fitzpatrick (5-32 against Northern District), Matthew Johns (4-21 against Bankstown)