Since 1965

This Week In History - 29 November

24 November 1973

Bruce Handley scored 161 in 4th Grade vs Northern District at Waitara Oval – the then record score for 4ths.

24 November 2007

David Murphy scored 125no off 57 balls in 1st Grade vs Manly-Warringah at Caringbah Oval. He reached his century off 50 balls, beating the previous record for the fastest century in 1sts held by Les Ritchie, who scored a century off 59 balls in 1969-70. It was also the fastest century in all grades for the club, surpassing David’s own record of 53 balls in 2nds the previous season. He hit 13 fours & 9 sixes and batted for 81 minutes. The team total was 1/185 off 18.2 overs!

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 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.

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.


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