Anecdotes – 10 November

Our newest Club member

Congratulations to Indranil Mukherjee (C2 Skipper) who’s wonderful family now includes baby Alisha, born on Friday (8th November).

To quote Indranil:

“Both mother and dad doing well, which means I need to take some time off on Saturdays but not for long”

Alisha now joins Justin Paterson’s baby, Matilda as our youngest Club members.

So Indranil, a question. A beautiful baby, full head of hair – what part did you play in this wonderful event?

Colourful cricketing identity

One of our Club Icons is making a name for himself in the media with multiple appearances in mainstream media. Who other than our Club Chair, Barry McDonald who stole the show at the SportsNSW Awards earlier this year plus ofcourse all the awards for Distinguished Long Service, multiple Life Memberships….the list goes on.

The reality of Barry’s increasing fame in the broader community has not been lost on Barry:

Actually, whilst modesty is my endearing feature, I am now a multi media personality….”

after appearing on a double page spread in the Sydney Morning Herald recently.

Check out these latest entries:

here and here


So close….

Double hundred partnerships are rare at all levels of Competition but we had one in C1 on the weekend – for Phill Hando’s Red’s. After being 2/23 chasing 173 the boys went through to a massive 2/284 before Phill declared. Campbell Wallace scored 176* (our 488th ton) & Matt Schwartzel 83*

This was a 3rd wicket partnership of 257* that just missed the existing Club C1 3rd wicket record of 259 by Nathan Tripolone (183) & Sam Kleinhans (90) Vs Hornsby @ Glenhaven 22/10/2011. It is also the 2nd highest 3rd wicket Club partnership of any Grade. For info, the Association 3rd wicket C1 record partnership is 334* runs set back in 1990.91.

For Campbell’s ton. It is also the equal 12th highest score in our Seniors History. The highest score is 225 scored by Ken Smith in 1956/57.

Sheep Station – triple header

Last week we mentioned that this was the first time in our Club & Association History that 2 Senior Teams had played in a Sheep Station Trophy, simultaneously and at the same time, let alone having a father & son (Ben and Andy Meikle) play against each other for the same Club. This week we went one better, in the U13 Girls our U13s (Annetts Vs Sthalekar – pictured) sides went head to head so we made it 3 x Sheep Stations in the same week.

Sheep Station games are more frequent in the Juniors but if we add the following Junior games into the mix it was a massive weekend with 6 x games:

  • U12 Red Vs Blue
  • U13 Red Vs Blue
  • U14 Green Vs Red


What is your Decision?

Each month we will run a question from the CNSW Umpires Association to test your knowledge of the rules:

What factor(s) shall the Umpires consider when assessing the feasibility of the field of play, including the pitch:

  1. Reasonable footholds for the bowlers
  2. Power of free movement for fielders
  3. Ability of batters to play their strokes and run between wickets
  4. All of the above.


The answer next week.