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Steve Smith - 4000 runs in 1st Grade

Steve Smith scored 112 not out yesterday in 1st Grade versus St.George, his 9th century in the top grade. When he reached 78, it was his 4000th run in 1st Grade. He finished the day on 4034 runs from 89 matches at an average of 51.06. He is the only Sutherland player who has scored at least 1000 1st Grade runs to average over 50 (next best Phil Jaques 9566 at 45.33).

Steve is the only 8th player in Sydney 1st Grade history to have scored at least 4000 runs at an average of over 51. The top 10 averages for a minimum of 4000 runs are:

Sid Barnes (1934-1953)  —  6,582 at 62.09

Victor Trumper (1894-1915)  —  9,244 at 62.03

Bob Simpson (1951-1979)  —  10,716 at 60.20

Stan McCabe (1928-1944)  —  4,026 at 55.15

Norm O’Neill (1953-1968)  —  4,984 at 53.59

Wally Farquhar (1895-1905)  —  4,593 at 53.40

Doug Walters (1963-1982)  —  6,343 at 51.15

Steve Smith (2005-2018)  —  4,034 at 51.06

Jim Burke (1946-1972)  —  10,803 at 50.24

Warren Bardsley (1898-1933)  —  12,118 at 50.07

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