2 January 1967
Glen Bailey scored 100 in P-G Shield vs Western Suburbs at Caringbah Oval – the first century for the club in PGs.
2 January 1976
Ken Hudson scored 158no in AW Green Shield vs Petersham-Marrickville at Caringbah Oval – the then record score in AWG.
2 January 1985
Steve Rixon played his last day of Test cricket as the 5th Test vs West Indies ended at the SCG.
2 January 1994
Jason Holley scored 150 in P-G Shield vs Bankstown at Caringbah Oval – the then record score in PGs.
2 January 2000
Glenn McGrath took 5-48 off 19 overs in the first innings of the 3rd Test vs India at the SCG.
2 January 2005
Shane Watson made his Test debut for Australia vs Pakistan in the 3rd Test at the SCG. This is his first ball in Test cricket: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bCxoA2fDXI.
3 January 1998
Tony Clark took 7-51 & 7-33 in 2nd Grade vs Sydney University at University Oval – 14 wickets in a day. It was the second day of a Sat/Sun match.
3 January 2014
Steve Smith scored 115 in the first innings of the 5th Test vs England at the SCG.
4 January 1975
Grahame Barry took 7-31 in Poidevin-Gray Shield vs Bankstown at Caringbah Oval – the best bowling figures in PGs for the club.
4 January 1985
Ben Connell took 4-63 in AW Green Shield vs Petersham-Marrickville at Caringbah Oval. It was a 60 over match – Ben bowled 30 overs straight from one end!
4 January 1989
Matthew Brennan took 9-32 in 4th Grade vs Mosman at Tonkin Oval.
4 January 2000
Glenn McGrath took 5-55 off 17 overs in the second innings of the 3rd Test vs India at the SCG, giving him match figures on 10-103. He won the Player of the Match award.
5 January 1982
John Dyson took his famous outfield catch in front of the old SCG Hill to dismiss Sylvester Clarke off the bowling of Bruce Yardley in the 2nd Test vs West Indies. Adam Gilchrist reflects on the catch (plus another taken by Dyso in an ODI on 26 Jan 1982) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd4jhtSymJM.
5 January 1987
John Dyson scored 198 in the first innings of the 2nd unofficial Test vs South Africa at Cape Town.
5 January 2007
Glenn McGrath played his last day of Test cricket as the 5th Test vs England ended at the SCG. He took a wicket with his final ball in Test cricket.
5 January 2014
Colin D’Arcy scored 166no in AWG vs Eastern Suburbs at Glenn McGrath Oval – the highest score in AWG for the club.
6 January 1967
Norm O’Neill scored 160 in the first innings of the Sheffield Shield match vs South Australia at the SCG.
6 January 1982
John Dyson finished the 2nd Test vs West Indies at the SCG on 127 not out – his highest score in Tests.
7 January 1967
Steve Edmonds took 6-28 in “B” Shires vs Canterbury at Tonkin Oval – the youngest player to take 5 wickets in an innings in grade (aged 13 years 309 days).
7 January 1984
Phil Weatherall scored 173no in 3rd Grade vs North Sydney at North Sydney Oval No.2 – breaking Norm O’Neill’s record for the highest score for the club in all grades.
7 January 1998
Rodney Davison scored 169 in the first innings of the Sheffield Shield match vs Victoria at the MCG – his highest first class score.
7 January 1998
Sutherland played New Zealand in a 40 over match at Caringbah Oval, a practice match for NZ as they travelled to Brisbane to resume the ODI series. It was the first time an Australian club team had played a touring international team.
New Zealand 7/222 (Craig McMillan 80, Chris Harris 55, Adam Parore 29no, Daniel McLauchlin 2-26, Brad Guthrie 2-29, Stuart Clark 2-49) d. Sutherland 119 (Jason Holley 28, Matthew Bradley 24, Chris Harris 4-17, Nathan Astle 3-13).
7 January 2006
Phil Jaques scored 144 in 1st Grade L/O vs Blacktown at Caringbah Oval – breaking Matthew Bradley’s record for the highest score in 1st Grade L/O matches for the club.
Shortly after, Matthew Hughston finished the innings on 155no – thus setting a new record for the highest score in 1st Grade L/O matches for the club.
7 January 2015
Steve Smith scored 117 in the first innings of the 4th Test vs India at the SCG. He won the Player of the Match and Player of the Series awards.
1st Grade Debuts:
2 January – 1971: Jim Ford
3 January – 1966: Laurie De Ville; 1994: Jamie Hall
4 January – 1992: Blake Hard
5 January – 1985: John O’Shaughnessy
7 January – 1984: Jeff Steed