Sydney Grade Cricket is a cricket competition played in Sydney, Australia. As of the 2016/17 season, Sydney Grade Cricket is now referred to as NSW Premier Cricket. The name change was part of a Cricket Australia initiative to standardise the naming of the elite men's cricket competition within each state's capital city. The competition began in 1893 when a number of clubs that had been playing for many years on an ad hoc basis voted to create a formal competition structure.[1]

The NSW Premier Cricket competition is generally played on Saturdays and begins in mid-September and continues until the grand final is played on the first weekend of April. Spectators are generally few and far between at matches, mostly family members, partners or club members. The exception to this is at T20 matches which can attract crowds into the hundreds and occasionally the low thousands. Players for the NSW team are selected from the first-grade competition. While modern day cricketers have few breaks outside the international calendar, when they do NSW players often return to play in the first-grade competition.

History

This competition has grown substantially since its formation and by 1985 the Sydney Grade Cricket Competition encompassed 20 clubs. Since the 1940s there had been a number of club mergers (Mosman with Middle Harbour, Petersham with Marrickville and Glebe with South Sydney followed in 1965 by the forced merger of Paddington with Glebe-South Sydney to form Sydney District CC). In 1965 Sutherland joined the competition, followed by Nepean (now Penrith) and University of NSW in 1973. In 1985 Sydney District CC left the competition but 3 new clubs from the outer suburbs of Sydney joined - Fairfield, Campbelltown and Hawkesbury. In the late 1990s there was a push to remove some inner-city clubs from the competition, but although no clubs were forced out, in 2001 Randwick and Petersham-Marrickville (itself the product of a merger in 1951) decided to merge and formed the Randwick Petersham club. Some clubs were renamed to reflect their wider representation (Waverley renamed as Eastern Suburbs, Fairfield becoming Fairfield-Liverpool and Campbelltown becoming Campbelltown-Camden). Finally in 2002 Blacktown were promoted from the second-tier shires competition to bring the number of clubs back up to 20. Each of the 20 clubs fields a side in each of the five senior grades as well as a side in the Poidevin-Gray Shield and AW Green Shield junior competitions.

In recent times some clubs have started broadcasting scorecards in real-time on the Cricket Australia website. Some clubs also have detailed video and photographs each weekend. Most but not all clubs actively update their website and have information across a variety of social media platforms.

Sydney grade cricket also has a proud history of welcoming budding, current or former first-class and Test cricketers from around the world. Players are primarily sourced from England's county competition. In 2015/16, there were over 10 players in the competition plying their trade in the first-grade competition. In the late 1990s and early 2000s Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss amongst others played seasons in Sydney. Such is the strength of the competition that some well-known players have been known to play multiple matches in second grade.

To address shortcomings in players making the transition from first-grade to State cricket, two seasons ago a different type of ball was introduced into the first-grade competition. This ball is the same used by state players but had not previously been used due to its cost (A$150 each). While the ball is still a four-piece ball, its seam is less pronounced and more difficult to swing. Bowlers, in particular fast bowlers, have had to work much harder at getting wickets. Since its introduction scores within the competition have increased. There have been higher team and individual scores (400+ scores by teams are not the rare occurrence they once were).

Clubs

Clubs in the 2019/20 season of NSW Premier Cricket are:

Former clubs

Sydney's suburban sprawl over the past 120 years has seen the introduction of new outer-suburban clubs and the disappearance or mergers of some inner-city clubs. The most successful club no longer in the competition is Paddington which won 9 first grade titles between 1894/95 and 1953/54 before being forced to merge with Glebe-South Sydney to form the Sydney District CC in 1965 - this merged club later left the competition in 1985. Other ex-clubs include a previous club called Sydney that won 3 titles, East Sydney (the inaugural first grade champion in 1893/94), Glebe (5 titles), South Sydney, Canterbury, Redfern, Middle Harbour, Leichhardt and Newtown. Petersham and Marrickville had each won a first grade title prior to merging to become Petersham-Marrickville. They won 4 titles as a merged outfit before merging again with Randwick, which had won 7 titles, to become Randwick-Petersham.

NSW Premier Cricket

The competition consists of 20 clubs who field one side in each of the five grades. In the 1st Grade competition, each side plays every other side over a total of 19 rounds. All other grades play only 15 rounds, thus missing out on playing 4 teams each season. The additional 4 rounds that are played by the 1st Grade sides are generally one day matches that take place on Sundays (won by Sydney University in 2010/2011).

The 2010/11 season, for all grades, included 10 two-day matches (generally played on two consecutive Saturdays), 4 one-day matches and 1 Twenty-20 match. The 1st Grade sides played an additional one-day match and 3 Twenty20 matches. The 1st Grade Draw can be found here [2] and the 2nd Grade draw, which is identical to the 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade draws, can be found here [3].

The final series generally consists of Qualifying Finals, Semi-Finals and a Final. These matches are played over two days, with the First Grade Final being played over three days. In the Qualifying Finals, the 1st placed team plays the 6th placed team, 2nd plays 5th and 3rd plays 4th. The three winning teams (or better placed team in the case of a draw) and the best placed losing team go through to the Semi-Finals.

Points are allocated to the teams according to the results of each match. These points go towards the Club Championship which is awarded at the end of the regular season.

All of the current NSW first-class cricket players are selected from their performances in Premier Cricket. This includes those players who also represent Australia although the demands of the international schedule means the Australian players rarely get to play at grade level these days.

Premiers

Sydney Grade Cricket Premiers 1893/94-2020/21
Season The Belvidere Cup

(First Grade)

First Grade Limited-Overs Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup The Albert Cup

(Second Grade)

The Mitchell Cup

(Third Grade)

The Reid Cup

(Fourth Grade)

The David Sherwood Cup

(Fifth Grade)

1893/94 East Sydney
1894/95 Paddington
1895/96 Glebe North Sydney
1896/97 Glebe Paddington
1897/98 Paddington Burwood
1898/99 North Sydney University
1899/00 Central Cumberland Burwood Central Cumberland
1900/01 Paddington Paddington Leichhardt-Balmain
1901/02 Sydney University North Sydney
1902/03 Waverley Leichhardt-Balmain Manly
1903/04 Burwood Sydney Paddington
1904/05 North Sydney Manly North Sydney
1905/06 Burwood Petersham North Sydney
1906/07 Paddington North Sydney Paddington
1907/08 North Sydney North Sydney North Sydney
1908/09 Glebe Mosman North Sydney
1909/10 University North Sydney North Sydney
1910/11 Gordon Marrickville North Sydney
1911/12 University University North Sydney
1912/13 North Sydney Waverley Waverley
1913/14 University Waverley Randwick
1914/15 Western Suburbs Waverley Waverley
1915/16 Balmain Randwick Newtown
1916/17 Sydney Newtown Balmain
1917/18 Petersham Mosman Petersham
1918/19 Paddington Mosman Mosman
1919/20 Western Suburbs Randwick Waverley
1920/21 Waverley Marrickville Manly
1921/22 Waverley Waverley Western Suburbs
1922/23 Waverley Marrickville Waverley
1923/24 Gordon Waverley Marrickville
1924/25 Sydney Petersham Gordon
1925/26 Paddington Gordon Petersham, Paddington & Gordon
1926/27 Glebe Petersham St. George
1927/28 Glebe Western Suburbs St. George
1928/29 Western Suburbs Waverley Western Suburbs
1929/30 Mosman St. George Waverley
1930/31 Randwick Randwick Randwick
1931/32 North Sydney Western Suburbs Marrickville
1932/33 Central Cumberland Petersham Randwick
1933/34 Mosman Randwick Randwick
1934/35 Paddington Western Suburbs Glebe Waverley
1935/36 Mosman Western Suburbs Randwick Western Suburbs
1936/37 Balmain Western Suburbs Randwick Marrickville
1937/38 Randwick Glebe Western Suburbs No Competition
1938/39 Mosman Waverley Western Suburbs Western Suburbs
1939/40 St. George St. George Western Suburbs Western Suburbs
1940/41 St. George Waverley Gordon No Competition
1941/42 St. George Waverley Balmain & Gordon
1942/43 St. George St. George Randwick
1943/44 Marrickville Western Suburbs Randwick
1944/45 Waverley Glebe Petersham
1945/46 Gordon Waverley Western Suburbs
1946/47 Western Suburbs Balmain Gordon
1947/48 Gordon Western Suburbs Central Cumberland
1948/49 Western Suburbs Waverley Western Suburbs Mosman
1949/50 Northern Districts Waverley Northern Districts St. George
1950/51 Manly Balmain St. George Mosman
1951/52 Randwick Waverley Petersham-Marrickville Petersham-Marrickville
1952/53 St. George Waverley Bankstown-Canterbury Cumberland
1953/54 Paddington Glebe-South Sydney Glebe-South Sydney St. George
1954/55 Petersham-Marrickville Balmain St. George Balmain
1955/56 Petersham-Marrickville Paddington St. George Randwick
1956/57 Western Suburbs St. George Mosman Waverley
1957/58 Manly-Warringah Bankstown-Canterbury Western Suburbs Randwick
1958/59 Bankstown-Canterbury Central Cumberland Manly-Warringah Gordon
1959/60 Western Suburbs Northern Districts Central Cumberland Gordon
1960/61 St. George Bankstown-Canterbury Gordon Western Suburbs
1961/62 Petersham-Marrickville Bankstown-Canterbury St. George Bankstown-Canterbury
1962/63 Northern Districts University St. George St. George
1963/64 Western Suburbs University Petersham-Marrickville St. George
1964/65 Central Cumberland University Central Cumberland St. George
1965/66 St. George St. George Gordon Sutherland
1966/67 Northern Districts Western Suburbs Bankstown-Canterbury St. George
1967/68 Balmain Western Suburbs Sutherland Sutherland Sutherland
1968/69 St. George St. George Waverley Petersham-Marrickville North Sydney
1969/70 St. George Sutherland St. George Manly-Warringah Balmain Northern Districts
1970/71 St. George Balmain Balmain St. George Gordon Gordon
1971/72 Western Suburbs Manly-Warringah St. George Northern Districts Bankstown-Canterbury Northern Districts
1972/73 Western Suburbs Newcastle Northern Districts Central Cumberland Manly-Warringah St. George
1973/74 Manly-Warringah Gordon Central Cumberland Central Cumberland Central Cumberland Central Cumberland
1974/75 Petersham-Marrickville Western Suburbs Bankstown-Canterbury Manly-Warringah Gordon North Sydney
1975/76 Waverley Balmain Central Cumberland Sutherland Mosman-Middle Harbour Gordon
1976/77 University of NSW No Competition North Sydney Petersham-Marrickville Sydney University Bankstown-Canterbury
1977/78 Randwick University of NSW Western Suburbs Randwick Balmain
1978/79 Penrith Randwick Bankstown-Canterbury Randwick Sutherland
1979/80 Randwick Sydney University Randwick Petersham-Marrickville Balmain
1980/81 University of NSW Waverley Sydney University Sydney University Sydney University
1981/82 Randwick Balmain Petersham-Marrickville Petersham-Marrickville Sydney University
1982/83 Penrith Northern Districts Gordon Western Suburbs Western Suburbs
1983/84 Randwick Northern Districts North Sydney St. George St. George
1984/85 St. George North Sydney Randwick Penrith Randwick
1985/86 Northern Districts North Sydney North Sydney Gordon Mosman-Middle Harbour Randwick
1986/87 Northern Districts Campbelltown St. George Sutherland Sutherland Sutherland
1987/88 Bankstown-Canterbury North Sydney St. George Manly-Warringah Western Suburbs Sydney University
1988/89 Manly-Warringah No Competition St. George Sutherland Sydney University Sydney University
1989/90 Gordon Manly-Warringah Bankstown-Canterbury Balmain Parramatta
1990/91 Gordon North Sydney Randwick Gordon Randwick
1991/92 Waverley Parramatta Parramatta Gordon Gordon
1992/93 Northern Districts North Sydney Penrith Randwick Randwick Campbelltown
1993/94 Bankstown-Canterbury Randwick North Sydney St. George Sutherland Western Suburbs
1994/95 Bankstown-Canterbury North Sydney Hawkesbury Sydney University Sydney University Hawkesbury
1995/96 Sutherland Bankstown-Canterbury Sutherland Randwick Randwick University of NSW
1996/97 St. George Randwick Sutherland Eastern Suburbs Parramatta Penrith
1997/98 Sutherland Bankstown-Canterbury Bankstown-Canterbury Sydney University Randwick Randwick
1998/99 Balmain Penrith Penrith Sutherland Eastern Suburbs Sydney University
1999/00 Bankstown-Canterbury St. George Northern Districts St. George Sutherland Sutherland
2000/01 St. George Manly-Warringah North Sydney Balmain Mosman Sutherland
2001/02 Fairfield-Liverpool Penrith Northern Districts Gordon Sutherland Sydney University
2002/03 Sydney University Sutherland St. George Penrith Randwick Petersham Sydney University
2003/04 Eastern Suburbs Eastern Suburbs Mosman Randwick Petersham Mosman Campbelltown-Camden
2004/05 Sydney University University of NSW Randwick Petersham Manly-Warringah Gordon Parramatta
2005/06 Fairfield-Liverpool Manly-Warringah Northern Districts St. George Randwick Petersham Randwick Petersham
2006/07 Bankstown Bankstown Mosman Sutherland Sutherland Fairfield-Liverpool
2007/08 St. George Northern Districts & Eastern Suburbs Sydney University Campbelltown-Camden Randwick Petersham Randwick Petersham
2008/09 St. George Mosman Northern Districts Sydney University Gordon Fairfield-Liverpool Campbelltown-Camden
2009/10 St. George Sutherland Manly-Warringah St. George Parramatta Sutherland Campbelltown-Camden
2010/11 Sydney University Sydney University Sydney North Sydney Manly-Warringah Sydney Manly-Warringah
2011/12 Sydney University Randwick Petersham Randwick Petersham Sydney University Sutherland Sutherland Gordon
2012/13 St. George North Sydney Fairfield-Liverpool Sydney University Gordon St. George Gordon
2013/14 Sydney University Northern Districts Randwick Petersham Sydney University Northern Districts Eastern Suburbs Penrith
2014/15 Manly-Warringah Bankstown St. George Sydney University Manly-Warringah Penrith Northern Districts
2015/16 Bankstown Bankstown Randwick Petersham Sydney Sydney University Sydney University Campbelltown-Camden
2016/17 Sydney University Penrith Northern Districts Sydney Northern Districts Sydney Randwick Petersham
2017/18 Parramatta Sydney University Sydney Northern Districts Sydney University Manly-Warringah Manly-Warringah
2018/19 Penrith Sydney Sutherland Sydney University Eastern Suburbs St. George Sutherland
2019/20 Randwick Petersham Sydney University Sydney Bankstown Sydney University Sydney University UTS North Sydney
2020/21 Sydney Randwick Petersham Bankstown Manly-Warringah Northern Districts Sutherland Northern Districts
2021/22

Poidevin-Gray Shield

The Poidevin-Gray Shield, or PG's as it is more commonly known, comprises teams who represent their grade sides in an Under 21 competition. All points received in this competition go towards the Club Championship.

Poideven-Gray Shield Premiers 1926/27- 2020/21
Season Premiers
1926/27 Waverley
1927/28 Balmain
1928/29 Waverley
1929/30 Balmain
1930/31 Randwick
1931/32 Waverley
1932/33 Marrickville
1933/34 Northern Districts
1934/35 Glebe
1935/36 Gordon
1936/37 Marrickville
1937/38 Marrickville
1938/39 St. George
1939/40 Glebe
1940/41 St. George
1941/42 No Competition
1942/43
1943/44
1944/45
1945/46
1946/47 Paddington
1947/48 Paddington
1948/49 Mosman
1949/50 Manly
1950/51 St. George
1951/52 Petersham-Marrickville
1952/53 St. George
1953/54 Petersham-Marrickville
1954/55 St. George
1955/56 St. George & Manly
1956/57 Gordon
1957/58 St. George
1958/59 Glebe
1959/60 Mosman
1960/61 Bankstown-Canterbury
1961/62 Petersham-Marrickville
1962/63 St. George
1963/64 Western Subrubs
1964/65 Glebe-South Sydney
1965/66 Sydney
1966/67 St. George
1967/68 Randwick
1968/69 Manly
1969/70 Northern Districts
1970/71 Sydney
1971/72 Waverley
1972/73 Petersham-Marrickville
1973/74 Mosman-Middle Harbour
1974/75 Gordon
1975/76 St. George
1976/77 University of NSW
1977/78 Manly
1978/79 Northern Districts & Western Subrubs
1979/80 Northern Districts
1980/81 St. George & Northern Districts
1981/82 Mosman-Middle Harbour
1982/83 Central Cumberland
1983/84 Penrith
1984/85 North Sydney
1985/86 Manly-Warringah
1986/87 Mosman-Middle Harbour
1987/88 Sutherland
1988/89 Bankstown-Canterbury
1989/90 Bankstown-Canterbury
1990/91 Campbelltown
1991/92 St. George
1992/93 Campbelltown
1993/94 Fairfield-Liverpool
1994/95 Campbelltown
1995/96 Campbelltown
1996/97 Sydney University
1997/98 Fairfield-Liverpool
1998/99 Sutherland
1999/00 Northern Districts
2000/01 Penrith
2001/02 Northern Districts
2002/03 Northern Districts
2003/04 St. George
2004/05 St. George
2005/06 Hawkesbury
2006/07 St. George
2007/08 St. George
2008/09 Bankstown
2009/10 Penrith
2010/11 Sydney University
2011/12 Sutherland
2012/13 Parramatta
2013/14 Bankstown
2014/15 Sutherland
2015/16 Sutherland
2016/17 Parramatta
2017/18 Penrith
2018/19 Mosman
2019/20 Fairfield-Liverpool
2020/21 Gordon & Parramatta
2021/22

A W Green Shield

The A W Green Shield, or Greenies as it is more commonly known, comprises teams who represent their grade sides in an Under 16 competition consisting of 7 preliminary rounds, qualifying finals, semi-finals and a Final.

AW Green Shield Premiers 1936/37 - 2020/21
Season Premiers
1936/37 Western Subrubs
1937/38 St. George
1938/39 St. George
1939/40 St. George
1940/41 St. George
1941/42 Manly
1942/43 Manly
1943/44 Waverley
1944/45 Manly
1945/46 Paddington
1946/47 Paddington
1947/48 Paddington
1948/49 St. George
1949/50 Randwick
1950/51 Gordon
1951/52 Gordon
1952/53 Manly & Waverley
1953/54 Manly
1954/55 Paddington
1955/56 St. George & Gordon
1956/57 Balmain
1957/58 Illawarra
1958/59 Illawarra
1959/60 Manly-Warringah
1960/61 Cumberland
1961/62 Mosman
1962/63 Bankstown-Canterbury
1963/64 Waverley
1964/65 Bankstown-Canterbury
1965/66 Bankstown-Canterbury
1966/67 Balmain
1967/68 Petersham-Marrickville & Sydney
1968/69 Northern Districts
1969/70 Bankstown-Canterbury & Northern Districts
1970/71 Sutherland
1971/72 Petersham-Marrickville
1972/73 St. George
1973/74 Western Subrubs
1974/75 St. George
1975/76 Central Cumberland & Western Subrubs
1976/77 Waverley
1977/78 Northern Districts
1978/79 Northern Districts
1979/80 Balmain
1980/81 St. George
1981/82 Mosman-Middle Harbour
1982/83 Bankstown-Canterbury
1983/84 St. George
1984/85 Sutherland
1985/86 Sutherland
1986/87 Gordon & Sutherland
1987/88 St. George
1988/89 Bankstown-Canterbury
1989/90 Sutherland
1990/91 Bankstown-Canterbury
1991/92 Manly-Warringah
1992/93 Sutherland
1993/94 Fairfield-Liverpool
1994/95 Hawkesbury
1995/96 Campbelltown
1996/97 Penrith
1997/98 Parramatta
1998/99 Bankstown-Canterbury
1999/00 Bankstown-Canterbury
2000/01 Parramatta
2001/02 Penrith
2002/03 Bankstown
2003/04 Bankstown
2004/05 Campbelltown-Camden
2005/06 Campbelltown-Camden
2006/07 Campbelltown-Camden
2007/08 Parramatta
2008/09 North Sydney
2009/10 Bankstown
2010/11 Bankstown
2011/12 St. George
2012/13 Fairfield-Liverpool
2013/14 Bankstown
2014/15 Bankstown
2015/16 Mosman
2016/17 Sydney
2017/18 Parramatta
2018/19 Northern Districts
2019/20 Eastern Suburbs
2020/21 Northern Districts
2021/22

Club Championship

Won by the club with the highest competition points in aggregate across all 5 grades plus points from the PG and Green Shield competitions. Points are only accrued across round matches and do not include finals.

For each club, each grades' points tally is multiplied by a factor for the purposes of calculating Club Championship points. A point in first grade is worth more than second grade and so on. Due to this system, the winner of the Club Championship usually comes from a club whose first-grade team is within the top 6. However, consistency across the top 3 grades in particular is important.

Club Championship Factors

First grade = 6 points per competition point, Second grade = 5, Third = 4,Fourth = 3, Fifth/PG/Green Shield = 2...

Club Champions 1922/23 - 2020/21
Season Club Champion
1922/23 Waverley & Marrickville
1923/24 Gordon
1924/25 Petersham
1925/26 Western Suburbs
1926/27 Waverley
1927/28 Waverley
1928/29 Western Suburbs
1929/30 Mosman
1930/31 Randwick
1931/32 Western Suburbs
1932/33 Randwick
1933/34 Randwick
1934/35 Western Suburbs
1935/36 Randwick
1936/37 Western Suburbs
1937/38 Glebe
1938/39 Waverley
1939/40 St. George
1940/41 St. George
1941/42 St. George
1942/43 St. George
1943/44 St. George
1944/45 Randwick
1945/46 Gordon
1946/47 Western Suburbs
1947/48 Gordon
1948/49 Western Suburbs
1949/50 Waverley
1950/51 Balmain
1951/52 Petersham-Marrickville
1952/53 St. George
1953/54 Western Suburbs
1954/55 St. George
1955/56 St. George
1956/57 Mosman
1957/58 Western Suburbs
1958/59 Bankstown-Canterbury
1959/60 Northern Districts
1960/61 St. George
1961/62 St. George
1962/63 St. George
1963/64 St. George
1964/65 St. George
1965/66 St. George
1966/67 Bankstown-Canterbury
1967/68 Sutherland
1968/69 Petersham-Marrickville
1969/70 Central Cumberland
1970/71 St. George
1971/72 Balmain
1972/73 Balmain
1973/74 Central Cumberland
1974/75 Gordon
1975/76 Northern Districts
1976/77 Randwick
1977/78 Manly-Warringah
1978/79 University of NSW
1979/80 Balmain
1980/81 Northern Districts
1981/82 Balmain
1982/83 Penrith
1983/84 St. George
1984/85 St. George
1985/86 St. George
1986/87 Sutherland
1987/88 Bankstown-Canterbury
1988/89 Manly-Warringah
1989/90 Balmain
1990/91 Balmain
1991/92 Randwick
1992/93 Randwick
1993/94 St. George
1994/95 Campbelltown
1995/96 St. George
1996/97 St. George
1997/98 Sutherland
1998/99 Northern Districts
1999/00 Manly-Warringah
2000/01 Sutherland
2001/02 Sydney University
2002/03 Sydney University
2003/04 Bankstown District Cricket Club
2004/05 Parramatta
2005/06 Randwick Petersham
2006/07 Fairfield-Liverpool
2007/08 Randwick Petersham
2008/09 Campbelltown-Camden
2009/10 Campbelltown-Camden
2010/11 Randwick Petersham
2011/12 Manly-Warringah
2012/13 St George
2013/14 Sydney University
2014/15 Manly-Warringah
2015/16 Penrith
2016/17 Northern Districts
2017/18 Manly-Warringah
2018/19 Sydney University
2019/20 Bankstown District Cricket Club
2020/21 Northern Districts
2021/22

Records

Batting

Most Career Runs

Runs Player Club(s) Career Innings NO HS Avg 100s 50s
15,242 GJ Mail Parramatta, Hawkesbury, Balmain, Sydney University 1995-2017 383 54 214* 46.32 44 72
13,153 IA Moran Petersham-Marrickville, Sydney University, Eastern Suburbs 1996-2018 431 53 202 34.79 18 77
12,354 GJ Hayne UTS Balmain, Gordon 1987-2007 365 30 161 36.87 26 65
12,118 W Bardsley Glebe, Western Suburbs 1898-1933 291 49 217* 50.07 36 50
11,886 R Chee Quee Randwick, Randwick-Petersham 1987-2006 346 24 182 36.91 20 72

Highest Career Average

Avg Player Club(s) Career Innings NO HS Runs 100s
89.47 DG Bradman St George, North Sydney 1926-1934 47 11 246 3,221 14
62.09 SG Barnes Petersham, Waverley, North Sydney, Gordon 1934-1953 126 20 228 6,582 24
62.03 VT Trumper South Sydney, Paddington, Gordon 1894-1915 163 14 335 9,244 36
60.20 RB Simpson Petersham-Marrickville, Western Suburbs 1951-1979 209 31 229 10,716 36
59.50 JRM Mackay Burwood 1902-1909 51 9 204 2,499 13

Most Centuries in a Season

No. Player Innings Club Season
7 G Boycott 15 Waverley 1976-77
6 VT Trumper 8 Paddington 1897-98
6 TJE Andrews 17 Petersham 1929-30
6 WE Alley 24 Petersham 1943-44
6 RB Simpson 15 Western Suburbs 1967-68
6 BE McNamara 14 St George 1990-91
6 GM Lambert 23 Fairfield-Liverpool 2006-07
6 D Solway 21 Bankstown 2017-18

Most Runs in a Season

Runs Avg Batsman Club Season Innings No HS 100s 50s
1,527 95.44 GM Lambert Fairfield-Liverpool 2006-07 23 7 206 6 4
1,527 101.80 PJ Wells Bankstown 2014-15 24 9 190* 5 9
1,455 58.20 AJ Crosthwaite Manly-Warringah 2014-15 28 3 201* 4 9
1,413 70.65 WE Alley Petersham 1943-44 24 4 230 6 3
1,398 116.50 RB Simpson Western Suburbs 1967-68 15 3 178* 6 7

Highest Individual Innings

Score Batsman Club Opponent Season Min 6/4 Balls
335 VT Trumper Paddington Redfern 1902-03 180 22/39 -
321 PA Jaques Sutherland North Sydney 2006-07 379 12/31 257
308 H Donnan South Sydney North Sydney 1896-97 420 - -
275 SM Pope Bankstown-Canterbury Hawkesbury 1993-94 307 5/29 225
271* TJE Andrews Petersham Sydney University 1923-24 247 1/42 -

Highest Average in a Season

Avg Runs Batsman Club Season Innings NO HS 100s 50s
273.00 546 Monty Noble Paddington 1898-99 6 4 267* 1 4
204.20 1,021 Victor Trumper Paddington 1897-98 8 3 191* 6 2
170.66 512 Don Bradman St. George 1932-33 5 2 134 4 1
165.71 1,160 Geoff Boycott Waverley 1976-77 15 8 140* 7 2
157.80 789 Rodney Davison Sydney University 2000-01 10 5 168* 3 4

Highest Partnerships

Wicket Runs Batsmen Club (Score) Season Opponent
First 423 VT Trumper (335) & D Gee (172) Paddington (9-618d) 1902-03 Redfern
Second 390 GJ Mail (200*) & MJ Phelps (200*) Sydney University (1-447d) 2005-06 Mosman
Third 326* M O’Neill (200*) & P Emery (127*) Gordon (2-353d) 1986-87 Fairfield
Fourth 370* D Bourke (170*) & A May (203*) St. George (3-391d) 2015-16 Sydney University
Fifth 307 RCM Boyce (192) & LC Donovan (166) Sydney University (9-420d) 1919-20 Central Cumberland
Sixth 284 CA McComb (153) & RJ Trewartha (119) St George (7-367) 1991-92 Western Suburbs
Seventh 310 HC Chilvers (154*) & R Taylor (173*) Northern District (6-402d) 1936-37 Marrickville
Eighth 222* AR Barnes (104*) & JG Lush (113*) Mosman (7-441d) 1939-40 Paddington
Nineth 204 D Ball (105*) & A McLean (90) Northern District (354) 2009-10 Blacktown
Tenth 188* DG Dawson (200*) & CP Tremain (81*) UNSW (9-361) 2011-12 Western Suburbs

Youngest to Score a First Grade Century

Age Player Score For Against Born Scored
16y 133d Archie Jackson 129 Balmain St George 05.09.1909 16.01.1926
16y 165d Ian Craig 106 Mosman Northern District 12.06.1935 24.11.1951
16y 199d Ron Kissell 155 Glebe Paddington 09.08.1928 24.02.1945
16y 257d Ron Moss 110* St George Central Cumberland 13.06.1922 25.02.1939
16y 311d Yuvraj Sharma 107 Fairfield-Liverpool Hawkesbury 02.05.2002 09.03.2002

Oldest to Score a First Grade Century

Age Player Score For Against Born Scored
49y 299d Warren Bardsley 124 Western Suburbs University 07.12.1882 01.10.1932
48y 316d Monty Noble 120 Paddington Mosman 28.01.1873 10.12.1921
48y 272d Syd Gregory 101* Waverley Central Cumberland 14.04.1870 11.01.1919
47y 352d Gar Waddy 123 Central Cumberland Randwick 03.12.1878 20.11.1926
47y 126d Angus MacKinnon 108 Balmain Manly 26.10.1916 29.02.1964

Most Sixes in an Innings

6s Score 4s Player For Against Venue Season
22 335 39 VT Trumper Paddington Redfern Redfern Oval 1902-03
16 152 6 A Cotter Glebe Waverley Waverley Oval 1906-07
16 114* 1 SR Watson Sutherland St. George Allan Border Oval 2017-18
15 189* 22 VT Trumper Paddington Waverley Waverley Oval 1904-05
15 208 15 A Walsh St. George UTS North Sydney Hurstville Oval 2020-21
15 135 5 RE Felsch Sydney Hawkesbury Drummoyne Oval 2020-21

Century in Each Innings of a Match

1st Inning 2nd Inning Player For Against Season
105 103 Victor Trumper Gordon Balmain 1909-10
103 110* Tommy Andrews Petersham Central Cumberland 1925-26

Bowling

Most Career Wickets

Wickets Bowler Club(s) Career Avg Best 5W
1,153 HC Chilvers Northern District 1925-52 15.99 9/46 105
1,029 KC Gulliver Mosman 1930-63 18.26 8/92 70
962 WJ O’Reilly North Sydney, St. George 1926-49 9.44 9/27 104
861 OP Asher Sydney, Paddington 1910-33 17.30 9/46 65
828 AA Mailey Redfern, Balmain, Middle Harbour, Manly, Waverley 1906-35 18.84 9/53 80

Lowest Career Average

Avg Player Club(s) Career Wickets Best 5W
9.44 WJ O’Reilly North Sydney, St. George 1926-1949 962 9/27 104
12.65 J Marsh South Sydney, Sydney 1897-1905 280 8/19 32
13.69 AK Davidson Northern District, Western Suburbs 1948-1965 348 8/14 28
14.00 H Theak St. George 1928-1939 222 8/31 20
14.47 CG Macartney North Sydney, Gordon 1904-1934 581 9/38 54

Most Wickets in a Match

Figures 1st Inning 2nd Inning Bowler Club Opponent Season
17-158 8/77 9/81 F Mair Balmain Central Cumberland 1933-34
16-68 7/35 9/33 AC Bird Bankstown Manly-Warringah 2003-04
16-71 7/31 9/40 RS Taylor Manly Glebe 1960-61
16-140 7/38 9/102 R Grover Waverley Marrickville 1935-36
16-96 8/43 8/53 TW Garrett Sydney University Canterbury 1893-94

Most Wickets in a Season

Wickets Player Club Season Avg Best 5W 10W
147 WJ O’Reilly St. George 1943-44 8.29 8/49 17 1
126 HC Chilvers Northern District 1942-43 10.4 9/58 14 2
110 HC Chilvers Northern District 1941-42 12.27 9/77 15 1
109 WJ O’Reilly St. George 1942-43 8.69 8/36 12 1
108 WJ O’Reilly St. George 1941-42 9.01 8/12 10 3

Most Wickets in an Innings

Figures Player Club Opponent Season
10-42 MW Sievers Central Cumberland Western Suburbs 1943-44
10-55 WA Hunt Balmain Paddington 1930-31
10-78 VE Jackson Waverley Randwick 1937-38
9-15 OE Nothling Sydney University Marrickville 1925-26
9-15 RM Pearce Balmain Manly 1940-41

Lowest Average in a Season

Avg Wickets Bowler Club Season
5.43 60 AL Newell Glebe 1893-94
6.77 53 WJ O’Reilly St George 1937-38
7.74 86 WJ O’Reilly St George 1939-40
7.80 54 WJ O’Reilly St George 1931-32
8.05 57 HJT Theak St George 1932-33

Youngest to Take 5 Wickets in an Innings

Age Player Bowling Born Date For Against
14y 339d Horace Stevens 5-45 23.03.1901 26.02.1916 Waverley North Sydney
15y 250d Brian Rhodes 5-9 07.03.1951 12.11.1966 Western Suburbs Central Cumberland
15y 272d Jacob Lalor 6-40 10.03.1993 07.12.2008 Blacktown Manly-Warringah
15y 362d Peter Philpott 5-49 21.11.1934 18.11.1950 Manly Petersham-Marrickville
16y 106d Sam Robson 6-70 01.07.1989 15.10.2005 University of NSW Campbelltown-Camden

Oldest to Take 5 Wickets in an Innings

Age Player Figures Club Opponent Born Peformed
52y 61d Walter Dight 5-68 Western Suburbs Central Cumberland 30.10.1870 30.12.1922
50y 307d Monty Noble 6-37 Paddington Balmain 28.01.1873 01.12.1923
48y 353d Billy Ellison 5-52 Randwick Central Cumberland 12.04.1913 31.03.1962
48y 332d Ken Hall 5-70 Penrith Sutherland 05.05.1952 03.03.2001
48y 77d Greg Matthews 5-28 Sydney University Penrith 15.12.1959 01.03.2008

Double Hat Tricks

Four Wickets in Four Balls
Player Club Opponent Bowling Season
WP Howell Central Cumberland North Sydney 7-58 1900-01
A Cotter Glebe Sydney 7-39 1910-11
BG Long North Sydney Petersham 5-12 1912-13
H Stevens Waverley Balmain 3-2 & 4-17 1921-22
WJ O’Reilly North Sydney Western Suburbs 7-22 1933-34
G Gilmour Western Suburbs Gordon 8-75 1972-73
D Ball Northern District Eastern Suburbs 5-17 2009-10
Four Wickets in Five Balls
Player Club Opponent Bowling Season
JD Scott Petersham North Sydney 6-7 1916-17
WJ O’Reilly North Sydney Paddington 9-27 1933-34
R Frost Western Suburbs University 9-26 1952-53
JW Martin Petersham-Marrickville Randwick 7-82 1962-63
J Gleeson Balmain Western Suburbs 6-55 1966-67
RM Stobo Gordon Sutherland 5-21 1988-89
Five Wickets in Six Balls
Player Club Opponent Bowling Season
H Stevens Waverley Balmain 3-2 & 4-17 1921-22

Wicket Keeping

Most Dismissals in a Season

Total Ct St Wicket-Keeper Club Season
66 32 34 W Englefield Northern District 1942-43
65 55 10 SD Stanton Sydney University 2002-03
64 53 11 DW Parmenter Randwick-Petersham 2001-02
60 46 14 SA Deitz Bankstown-Canterbury 1997-98
58 54 4 AJ Campbell Randwick 1981-82

Team Records

Highest Team Innings

Score Wickets Team Opponents Venue Season HS 100s 50s Overs Mins
726 5 Paddington Redfern SCG 1895-96 155 5 0 159
636 6 Paddington Central Cumberland Parramatta 1918-19 236* 2 3 63
618 9 Paddington Redfern Redfern Oval 1902-03 335 2 0 85
613 7 South Sydney North Sydney SCG 1896-97 308 2 2 169
585 3 Petersham University University Oval 1914-15 232* 2 1 76 228

Lowest Completed Team Innings

Score Team Opponent Season HS Next HS Ducks Extra Overs
14 North Sydney Petersham 1916-17 5 3* 5 1 5.6
16 Waverley Leichhardt 1896-97 5 5 4 0 8.2
19 Waverley North Sydney 1937-38 5 5 5 0 -
20 Burwood East Sydney 1895-96 8 5 3 3 -
20 Balmain Western Suburbs 1956-57 5* 3 4 4 -
20 North Sydney Paddington 1915-16 11 3 6 2 -

Other

Youngest First Grade Player on Debut

Age Player Team Born Debut Batting Bowling Opponent
14y 129d Graham Southwell Northern District 29.10.1938 07.03.1953 0 & 28* DNB Glebe
14y 318d Murray Mingay Manly 23.04.1938 07.03.1953 54 DNB Western Suburbs
14y 332d Horace Stevens Waverley 24.03.1901 19.02.1916 DNB 4/44 + 5/45 North Sydney
14y 340d Harold Cranney Central Cumberland 23.10.1886 23.09.1901 42 0/21 Glebe
15y 17d Jake Doran Fairfield-Liverpool 02.11.1996 19.11.2011 DNB DNB Sydney

Brothers Taking All 10 Wickets in an Innings

Family Name Brother 1 Brother 2 Brother 3 For Against Season
Ridge Frank (6-24) Stanley (4-33) - Manly Canterbury 1894-95
Hume William (6-47) Ernest (4-49) - Redfern Sydney 1900-01
Howell Arthur (4-31) Norman (4-43) Bill (2-17) Central Cumberland Paddington 1935-36
McGilvray Norman (8-32) Alan (2-27) - Paddington Glebe 1936-37
Emery Vince (5-35) Vic (5-58) - North Sydney St. George 1955-56
Hourn Dennis (9-72) David (1-25) - Waverley Central Cumberland 1974-75
Hourn Dennis (5-43) David (5-32) - Waverley Sydney 1981-82
Grimble John (8-99) Paul (2-101) - Sydney University Penrith 1992-93

Brothers Scoring a Century in the Same Innings

Family Name Brother 1 Score Brother 2 Score For Total Against Season
Duff Walter 136 Reggie 123 North Sydney 8-422d Redfern 1898-99
Gregory Charles 150 Syd 123 Waverley 6-364d Redfern 1901-02
Minnett Rupert 152* Les 107* North Sydney 3-333d Paddington 1909-10
Bardsley Warren 200* Mick 105* Western Suburbs 2-405d Central Cumberland 1923-24
Aitken James 126* Rob 108 North Sydney 5-447d Mosman 2007-08
Robson Angus 134 Sam 113 Eastern Suburbs 6-358d Northern District 2019-20

See also

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