Anecdotes – 16th September 2018

Supporting our Farmers – Sydney to Canberra walk

Sreeni Pillamarri (C2) is one of our quiet achievers who makes an enormous Community contribution. Apart from being a talented cricketer, Sreeni is on our Club Executive, is President of the United Indian Association and is a Member of the Telugu Association.

He has now organised and is about to embark on his latest Community contribution – a 380 kilometre walk from Sydney to Canberra to raise funds to help drought affected Farmers. This will take 10 days of solid walking and they plan on raising $250,000!

This will also get a lot of media coverage and Sreeni will be proudly displaying our Club logo. So let’s get behind Sreeni and his Team and support this great cause where 100% of contributions go to our Farmers.

To contribute, you can make a contribution by donating to:

  • Account name:                        UIA – Benevolent Account
  • Bank:                           Westpac
  • BSB:                            032-078
  • Account number:         79-2868
  • Reference:                   SUPPORTFARMERS

Any help you can provide would be much appreciated by our Farmers.

Sreeni – we are proud of you mate.

Insights into the new season

With our Junior Boys starting this weekend, the 2018/19 season marks our 88th year as a Club. A couple of things that might interest you about our Seniors – detailed info on Juniors is unfortunately not available over the years:

  • 20,915 (approx) players have played for West Penno – Kanga, Girls, Junior Boys and Seniors
  • 902,022 runs have been scored by our Seniors (average 18.2 runs / wicket)
  • 904,961 runs have been scored against us (average 18.2 runs / wicket)
  • 58,386 innings have been played
  • 49,669 wickets have been taken
  • 235,329 overs have been bowled with 39,976 maidens so this year will bring up our 40,000th maiden over
  • Since 1930 we have entered:
    • 433 Seniors Teams
    • 982 Junior Teams
    • 2,700 Kanga players
    • 802 Girls