26 November 1983
Curt Harvey took 8-3 in 5th Grade vs University of NSW B at Tonkin Oval, the then best bowling figures in 5ths. Seven of his eight wickets were bowled, with the other being lbw. Uni were all out for 21, with Curt finishing the innings on a hat-trick. Following on, Uni were all out for 54 – Curt missed his hat-trick and then told the captain David Givney to give some of the other guys a go with the ball!
The previous week, our innings of 5/364 dec was highlighted by a whirlwind partnership of 207 unbroken in 90 minutes for the 5th wicket between 16-year-olds Greg Horner and Anthony Quinn. It was the highest partnership for any wicket in all grades at the time. Anthony came to the crease at 5/157, with Greg on 66no. He smashed 15 fours & 5 sixes in his 134no, beating Greg to 100! Greg finished on 133no with 14 fours. The winning margin was an innings and 289 runs – the most dominant victory in the club’s history!
26 November 2005
In the second innings of his 1st Grade debut, Steve Smith scored 90 in helping to set up an outright win. Matthew O’Brien wrote in his 1st Grade team report for the annual report:
“Memorable moment – Smithy in his first 1st Grade game hitting a six then smugly blocking the next ball before the bowler challenged him to hit another six – so he did …. Even bigger!”
27 November 1993
Rodney Davison scored 133no in the second innings of the Sheffield Shield match vs Tasmania at the SCG. It was his maiden first class century.
27 November 1999
Stuart Clark took 5-46 in the second innings in 1st Grade vs Mosman at Allan Border Oval. He had taken 5-49 in the first innings the previous week, to give him match figures of 10-95.
27 November 2020
Steve Smith scored 105 in an ODI vs India at the SCG. He won the Player of the Match award.
28 November 2021
Andrew Ritchie took a hat-trick in the Poidevin-Gray Shield T20 match vs North Sydney. The score was 5/117 after 18.5 overs. Will Straker took the 6th wicket with the last ball of his over. Andrew then took his hat-trick, followed by a dot ball and another wicket – North Sydney all out for 117, having lost their last 5 wickets in 6 balls!
29 November 1977
John Dyson scored 103no in the second innings of the Sheffield Shield match vs Victoria at the SCG.
29 November 1986
Tony Hale took 2 catches in the second innings in 4th Grade vs Randwick at Tonkin Oval. He had taken 5 catches in the first innings, to give him 7 catches for the match – the most by a fieldsman in the club’s history. All but the first catch were taken off his own bowling.
29 November 2020
Steve Smith scored 104 in an ODI vs India at the SCG. He won the Player of the Match award.
30 November 1981
John Dyson scored 123 in the second innings of the tour match vs West Indies at the SCG (after scoring 98 in the first innings).
1 December 1996
Matthew Bradley scored 118 in the Limited Overs semi-final vs North Sydney at North Sydney Oval – the then record score in 1st Grade L/O matches.
2 December 1977
Steve Rixon made his Test debut for Australia vs India at The Gabba (taking 5 catches in the match).
2 December 1984
Steve Rixon scored 115no in the second innings of the Sheffield Shield match vs South Australia at the SCG.
1st Grade Debuts:
26 November – 1966: Ron Erickson; 2022: Kobe Ross
27 November – 1982: Graham Errington; 1993: Linton Ball
28 November – 1981: Robert Archibald, Duncan Lang, Peter Wilson; 1992: Martin Carroll; 2020: Callum Weatherall
29 November – 1975: Grahame Barry; 2003: Nathan Fitzgerald
1 December – 1979: Wayne Heathcote, Richard Williams
2 December – 2001: Greg Lambert, Kurt Thessman