Bannockburn Oval

History

Originally opened as North Pymble Oval. Reconditioned in 1947/48 and re-named Bannockburn Oval in 1966/67.

Stories

  • 1951/52 A Grade Grand Final

The 1951/52 A Grade Final started on 19 April and ended on 21 June (10 Saturdays). In these days, Finals were ‘timeless’ and played out over 4 innings. The game was started at Bannockburn Oval but at week 10 of the Final the wicket was covered for the football season. The game was then moved to Hassell Park – St Ives home ground. After being well placed we lost. Those who play attribute this to the change in venue to St. Ives home ground. After this we lost a number of our A Grade players, including Laurie Tuckerman (1, 360 runs at 85.06 and also took 59 wickets at 17.39 in the season) never played in the Association again.

  • Youngest player in the Association’s history

On Saturday 26th January 2008 in the C1 White game against Pymble (Bannockburn Oval). Daniel Anderson (12 years of age played as a registered player. What makes this remarkable  is that in the 1994/95 B1 Grade semi-final (Mt Ku-ring-gai Oval) his mother, Denise Annetts (the highest Test batting average of any living male or female cricketer) fielded at deep square leg – 7 months pregnant as the Team was a player short due to injury. So Daniel made his debut 2 months before he was born.

His debut 12 years later concluded this remarkable double debut! How did he go – he scored 22 and top scored for the match.

Achievements

15/12/2013 – Tim Leyshon (Sunday Premier League) scored his 3,000th run Vs St Ives.