Since 1965

This Week In History - 18 December

12 December 2009

Steve Smith scored 102no in the first innings of the Sheffield Shield match vs Queensland at the Gabba – his maiden first class century.

12 December 2019

1st Grade player #259 Lockie Ferguson made his Test debut for New Zealand vs Australia at Optus Stadium in Perth.

13 December 1969

Peter Doherty took 8-33 in 5th Grade vs Manly-Warringah A at Weldon Oval.

13 December 1997

Phil Jaques scored 208 in 2nd Grade vs Bankstown at Caringbah Oval – at the time, the club record score for all grades.

13 December 2013

Steve Smith scored 111 in the first innings of the 3rd Test vs England at the WACA. He won the Player of the Match award.

14 December 1969

Sutherland won the Rothmans Limited Overs Knockout final by defeating Manly-Warringah at Hurstville Oval.

Sutherland 135 off 30.1 overs (Alan Griffiths 33, Colin Dodd 22, Graeme Marston 21) d. Manly-Warringah 77 off 24.7 overs (Ted Cotton 4-17, Glen Bailey 4-24, Bob Bain 5 cts).

At one stage, Manly were 3/65 but lost their last seven wickets for 12 runs.

14 December 1985

Anthony Hale took 5-24 in the second innings in 4th Grade vs Hawkesbury at Benson’s Lane No.2, to finish with match figures of 11-32. We won outright after batting for 13.4 overs in the match: Sutherland 2/48 off 4.1 overs & 2/69 off 9.3 overs d. Hawkesbury 45 & 69.

15 December 1984

Jonathan Clark scored 158no in 5th Grade vs Northern District at Tonkin Oval – the then record score for 5ths.

15 December 2014

Steve Smith was named as the 45th Australian Test Captain.

15 December 2016

Steve Smith scored 130 in the first innings of the 1st Test vs Pakistan at the Gabba.

16 December 1967

Bryan Gorman took 3-64 & 7-46 in “B” Shires vs Auburn-Lidcombe at Mona Park – 10 wickets in a day.

16 December 1974

Ken Hudson scored 151no in AW Green Shield vs Nepean at Howell Oval – the then record score for AWG. He had an unbroken opening partnership of 241 with Peter McMahon – the then highest partnership in all grades for the club.

16 December 1977

John Dyson made his Test debut for Australia vs India in the 2nd Test at the WACA.

16 December 1989

Glenn McGrath made his 1st Grade debut vs Northern District at Waitara Oval, taking 5-36.

16 December 2013

Shane Watson scored 103 in the second innings of the 3rd Test vs England at the WACA.

16 December 2017

Steve Smith scored 239 in the first innings of the 3rd Test vs England at the WACA. He won the Player of the Match award.

16 December 2018

Sutherland won the Kingsgrove Sports 1st Grade T20 final by defeating Sydney University at the SCG.

Sutherland 5/123 off 14.4 overs (Jamie Brown 35no) d. Sydney University 122 off 19.5 overs (Daniel Fallins 3-22, Tom Pinson 2-12, Tom Doyle 2-38).

18 December 1965

Rod Barton took 6-31 in the second innings in 4th Grade vs North Sydney at Sutherland Oval. Combined with his 4-30 in the first innings, it gave him 10 wickets in the match.

18 December 2005

Phil Jaques scored 158no in the ING Cup match vs South Australia at Adelaide Oval.

1st Grade Debuts:

12 December1998: Matthew Probert

13 December1980: Paul Clark; 1986: Martin Wood

14 December2013: Tom Pinson

15 December2007: Louis Talay

16 December1989: Glenn McGrath

17 December 1977: Ian Everett, Ken Hudson

18 December1982: Justin Kenny


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