New South Wales cricket team

The New South Wales cricket team (currently named NSW Blues) are an Australian men's professional first class cricket team based in Sydney, New South Wales. The team competes in the Australian first class cricket competition known as the Sheffield Shield and the limited overs JLT One-Day Cup. The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011–12 season. New South Wales were the inaugural winners of the Champions League Twenty20.

They are by far the most successful domestic cricket side in Australia having won the First-class competition 46 times. In addition, they have also won the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament cup 11 times. They occasionally play first-class matches against touring International sides. New South Wales have played teams representing nine of the twelve test playing nations. Besides its domestic successes, the state is also known for producing some of the finest Australian cricketers to have graced the game.[1]

 New South Wales Blues
New South Wales Blues cricket
CaptainPeter Nevill
CoachPhil Jaques
Team information
Colours     Light Blue      White
Home groundSydney Cricket Ground
Secondary home ground(s)North Sydney Oval
Secondary ground capacity20,000
First-class debutVictoria
in 1856
at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sheffield Shield wins46 (1896, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2014)
Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament  wins11 (1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016)
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash wins1 (2009)
Champions League Twenty20 wins1 (2009)
Official website:New South Wales Blues



Colours and badge

The primary club colour of New South Wales Blues is sky blue, which represents the state colour of New South Wales. The secondary club colour is dark blue ]], with additional contrasting colour of white.

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

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2012–2017 Classic Sportswear Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW
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2017– International Sports Clothing Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW


Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Current squad:[2]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
3 Daniel Hughes Australia 16 February 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium
17 Kurtis Patterson Australia 5 May 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break
22 Ryan Gibson Australia 30 December 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
36 Nick Larkin Australia 1 May 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Nicholas Bertus Australia 24 July 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium
10 Param Uppal Australia 26 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Jordan Gauci Australia 27 July 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
Ryan Hackney Australia 15 July 1999 (age 19) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie contract
12 Arjun Nair Australia 12 April 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
18 Jack Edwards Australia 9 April 2000 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
21 Moises Henriques Australia 1 February 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice-captain
23 Jason Sangha Australia 8 September 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
60 Daniel Sams Australia 27 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium JLT Cup squad
20 Peter Nevill Australia 13 October 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium Cricket Australia contract, Captain
70 Jay Lenton Australia 10 August 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium JLT Cup Squad
Baxter Holt Australia 21 October 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
5 Harry Conway Australia 17 September 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
8 Josh Hazlewood Australia 8 January 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
9 Trent Copeland Australia 14 March 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
25 Charlie Stobo Australia 8 March 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
27 Ben Dwarshuis Australia 23 June 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
30 Pat Cummins Australia 8 May 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
42 Daniel Fallins Australia 12 August 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
56 Mitchell Starc Australia 30 January 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
67 Nathan Lyon Australia 20 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break Cricket Australia contract
72 Steve O'Keefe Australia 9 December 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
77 Sean Abbott Australia 29 February 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
78 Mickey Edwards Australia 23 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
93 Chris Green Australia 1 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off-break JLT Cup squad
Liam Hatcher Australia 17 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Henry Thornton Australia 16 December 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Ryan Hadley Australia 17 November 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
Chad Sammut Australia Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rookie contract

Notable players

The following is a list of notable players who have represented both New South Wales and Australia.


1895–96, 1896–97, 1899–00, 1901–02, 1902–03, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1910–11, 1911–12, 1913–14, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1922–23, 1925–26, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2013-14
1990–91, 1991–92, 2006–07
1984–85, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2015, 2016
1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2013-14, 2014-15


Most first-class matches played

Rank Matches Player Period
1 135 Greg Matthews 1982/83 – 1997/98
2 120 Phil Emery 1987/88 – 1998/99
3 115 Geoff Lawson 1977/78 – 1991/92
4 108 Mark Waugh 1985/86 – 2003/04
5 107 Steve Rixon 1974/75 – 1987/88
Source:[3]. Last updated: 31 May 2007.

Most first-class runs

Rank Runs Player Career
1 9,309 (183 inns.) Michael Bevan 1989/90 – 2006/07
2 8,416 (182 inns.) Mark Waugh 1985/86 – 2003/04
3 8,005 (135 inns.) Alan Kippax 1918/19 – 1935/36
4 6,997 (172 inns.) Mark Taylor 1985/86 – 1998/99
5 6,946 (159 inns.) Steve Waugh 1984/85 – 2003/04
Source:[4]. Last updated: 28 May 2007.

Most first-class wickets

Rank Wickets Player Matches Average
1 417 Greg Matthews 135 28.64
2 395 Geoff Lawson 115 23.36
3 334 Arthur Mailey 67 27.66
4 325 Bill O'Reilly 54 16.52
5 322 Richie Benaud 86 26.00
Source:[5]. Last updated: 31 May 2007.

See also


  1. ^ McGrath and co conspicuous by their absence Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 December 2011
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved 16 July 2018
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1920 in Australia

The following lists events that happened during 1920 in Australia.

Brian Booth

Brian Charles Booth (born 19 October 1933) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 29 Tests from 1961 to 1966, and 93 first-class matches for New South Wales. He captained Australia for two Tests during the 1965–66 Ashes series while regular captain Bob Simpson was absent due to illness and injury. Booth was a graceful right-handed middle order batsman at No. 4 or 5, and occasionally bowled right arm medium pace or off spin. He had an inclination to use his feet to charge spin bowlers. Booth was known for his sportsmanship on the field and often invoked Christianity while discussing ethics and sport.

Born near the New South Wales country town of Bathurst, Booth moved to Sydney in 1952 and played in the grade cricket competition while training to become a teacher. He made his first-class debut for the New South Wales cricket team and came to prominence in dramatic circumstances in his second match, against the touring Englishmen in 1954–55. Due to late withdrawals, Booth was selected at late notice and had to be called from work on the morning of the match. After arriving after the start of the match, he scored 74 following a batting collapse. Booth struggled to make an impression early in his career and missed a season to train and with the Australian field hockey team for the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne. Upon returning to first-class cricket in 1957–58, he held down a regular position in the state team while the Test players were touring overseas. Booth gradually progressed and gained selection on the 1959–60 Australian Second XI tour to New Zealand.

Booth was selected for the Australian team that toured England in 1961 and played in the final two Tests. Upon his return to Australia, Booth made two centuries in the 1962–63 home Test series against England, establishing himself in the Test team. He made two further centuries the following summer against South Africa and was named the Australian player of the year. Following the retirement of Richie Benaud, Booth was appointed vice-captain under Simpson as Australia embarked on a successful 1964 tour of England, which saw the retention of the Ashes. Booth played his final Test series in 1965–66 against England, captaining Australia in the First and Third Tests because Simpson was sidelined with a broken wrist and chickenpox respectively. The First Test was drawn but Australia fell to its first innings defeat in almost ten years in the Third Test. As he was also in a form slump, Booth was dropped as the Australian selectors made mass changes, ending his career. In retirement, Booth returned to his teaching duties and served as an Anglican lay-preacher. He was inducted into the Cricket NSW Hall of Fame in 2014.

Chappie Dwyer

Edmund Alfred Dwyer (known as Chappie Dwyer, 19 October 1894 – 10 September 1975) was an Australian cricketer and national selector. Dwyer was born in Mosman, Sydney and played for the New South Wales cricket team for three first-class cricket matches as a right-handed batsmen.

Charles Bannerman

Charles Bannerman (3 July 1851 – 20 August 1930) was an Australian cricketer. A right-handed batsman, he represented Australia in three Test matches between 1877 and 1879. At the domestic level, he played for the New South Wales cricket team. Later, he became an umpire.He is most famous for facing the first ball ever bowled in Test cricket, scoring the first run in Test cricket and making the first Test century. This innings of 165 remains the highest individual share of a completed team innings in Test cricket history, despite more than 2,000 Test matches being played since that first Test.

Doug Bollinger

Douglas Erwin Bollinger (born 24 July 1981) is a former Australian cricketer. He has played first-class cricket for the New South Wales cricket team and international cricket for Australia. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast bowler. Bollinger has played for Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Kent County Cricket Club in England, for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and for Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers in domestic T20 competition. He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 5 February 2018.

ISC (sportswear)

ISC, also known as International Sports Clothing, is an Australian sports clothing manufacturer. The company was founded in the Sydney suburb of Rosebery in 1991. They also have a division in the UK that was established in 2002. ISC manufacture clothing for Australian rules football, Basketball, Cricket, Rugby league, Rugby union, Soccer and training apparel.

In the past, ISC have notably sponsored the Australian national cricket team from 1991-2002, the 1992 Cricket World Cup, the Milton Keynes Dons from 2010 to 2012, the NBL from 2014 to 2016, and the English national rugby league team from 2010 to 2015. ISC has a major presence in the NRL and AFL, currently sponsoring ten NRL clubs and seven AFL clubs.

ISC has an exclusive contract with Marvel to design rugby jerseys for nine of their NRL teams to wear that displays some of Marvel's super heroes. There have been three series of "ISC Marvel Heroes" jerseys, the latest series was run in late March and early April 2017. A similar promotion was brought to the Super League in May 2017.

Johann Gottlieb Jackschon

Johann Gottlieb Jackschon (23 January 1846 – 10 July 1931) was an Australian cricket scorer. He served as scorer for the New South Wales cricket team at various times over a period of around 40 years. On several occasions, he took the innovative step of making a separate memorandum recording the number of balls faced and runs scored by each batsman off each bowler, unlike scoring in a conventional scorebook but similar to the modern linear system of scoring.

Jackschon was born in Maust, in Teichland north of Cottbus, Spree-Neiße, Prussia (now in eastern Germany). He emigrated to Australia with his parents and two older sisters, arriving in Sydney in August 1852 on the brig Reiherstieg. The family settled in Grafton, about 600 kilometres (370 mi) north of Sydney. One of his sisters later married a police constable Henry Bassman; the other married Joseph Kempnich, who ran a sugar mill.

In his earlier years, Jackschon played cricket as wicketkeeper for teams in Warwick and Albert, playing his first match at Yamba. He was honorary scorer for the New South Wales cricket team from around 1886 until around 1893, when he moved back to Grafton. He had an orange orchard at Carr's Creek, and he became secretary of the Grafton District cricket association. His father died in Grafton in 1897.

He continued to return to Sydney to score important cricket matches, including Test matches. Lord Sheffield gave Jackschon a gold medal for scoring in matches played by an English touring team captained by WG Grace that Sheffield organised in 1891-2. A report in The Referee of the Jubilee match played between New South Wales and Victoria in 1906 mentioned that Jackschon had compiled a table of balls faced and runs scored by each batsman off each bowler, in a similar manner to the modern linear system of scoring used in the 1890s by John Atkinson Pendlington, and developed Bill Ferguson and Bill Frindall.

After Jackschon moved back to Sydney in November 1904, he lived for some time in Mosman on the North Shore, and then moved to the Eastern Suburbs to be closer to the Sydney Cricket Ground . He underwent an operation for appendicitis in December 1911. He resumed his role as honorary scorer for New South Wales and then as official scorer from 1913. Affectionately nicknamed "the Professor" and occasionally "Jacko", "General" or "Daddy", he regularly occupied a seat in "Veterans Corner" in the Sydney Cricket Ground's pavilion, near the visitors dressing room, attending cricket or rugby matches for around 30 years.

He is often referred to by his initials, J.G., and his first name is sometimes Anglicised as John. In some sources, his surname is given as Jackscohn or occasionally Jackson. The year of his birth is confused in some sources. He was reported to have celebrated his 74th birthday in January 1924, when he was probably 78, and was said to be variously 84 or 86 at his death in Bondi in July 1931, when he was probably 85. He was associated with the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows for many years. After a funeral at St. Clement's Church in Mosman, he was buried in the Northern Suburbs cemetery. He was survived by his widow, Sarah, and a sister, Mrs Kempnich.

Julie Stockton

Julie Stockton (née Robinson) (born 19 April 1959) is a former women's cricketer for Australia whose international playing career ran from 1976 until 1979. A right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Stockton scored a century in Test cricket.Stockton was the captain of the New South Wales women's cricket team for the 1978/79 season. At the time of her appointment, she was the youngest person to lead to a New South Wales cricket team.

Kurtis Patterson

Kurtis Robert Patterson (born 5 April 1993) is an Australian cricketer, currently playing for the New South Wales cricket team. Patterson scored a century on his first-class cricket debut for New South Wales in November 2011, becoming the youngest batsman to score a century in Sheffield Shield cricket.

List of New South Wales cricket records

This is a list of records for the New South Wales cricket team.

List of cricket and rugby league players

This is a list of sports people who have played both cricket and rugby league at a high level.

Until recently, Scotland, Ireland and Wales all played as part of the English dominated Great Britain team.

Due to the historical relationship between rugby league and rugby union, many of these players have also competed in high level rugby union as well.

List of cricket and rugby union players

This is a list of sports people who have played both cricket and rugby union at a high level. First-class or List A cricket, provincial rugby and international cricket or rugby are considered to be high level for the purposes of this list. To be eligible, players must have appeared for their country's national side in at least one of the sports. The lists below are alphabetical and sorted by the country in which the player spent their international career.

Alfred Shaw and Arthur Shrewsbury, who organised the first British Isles rugby tour to Australasia in 1888 were also noted cricketers.

While the Wales national rugby union team is a force in international rugby, the Wales national cricket team plays only rarely, and the nation of Wales is usually subsumed under England for cricketing purposes.

Both Irish rugby players and cricketers, unlike soccer players, also play as one nation.

The two sports have also had a considerable overlap in commentators and journalists, e.g. Robert Hudson, Howard Marshall, Lisa Olson, Denzil Batchelor, Ian Smith, Steve James, Allan Massie

Many venues, including St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground, Carisbrook, Eden Park, Raeburn Place, Headingley Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground, McLean Park, The Oval, Cardiff Arms Park and Limavady Cricket and Rugby Club have been used for both rugby and cricket over the years.

Due to the historical relationship between rugby league and rugby union, several of these players have also competed in high level rugby league as well. (See List of cricket and rugby league players)

New South Wales Blues

New South Wales Blues may refer to:

New South Wales cricket team

New South Wales rugby league team

Percival Penman

Arthur Percival Penman, usually known by his middle name, (1885–1944) was an Australian cricketer and Australian rugby union representative. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler, he played first-class cricket for New South Wales in the early 20th century.

Phil Alley

Phillip John Sydney Alley (born 26 July 1970 in Orange, New South Wales) is an Australian former cricket player. He has (A daughter)

Alley played 31 First class cricket and 8 List A matches for the New South Wales cricket team and the South Australia cricket team.

Phil Emery

Philip ("Phil") Allen Emery (born 25 June 1964, St Ives, New South Wales) is a former Australian and New South Wales cricketer. He was a wicket-keeper and valuable left-handed batsman.

Emery was educated at Newington College Preparatory School, Lindfield (1969–72), and Shore School, North Sydney (1973–1982). At Shore, he was captain of cricket and captain of rugby and subsequently represented GPS teams in both sports. He was also a very good swimmer and diver in his early school years. Emery represented Gordon at the Sydney Grade Cricket level. He then made his debut for the New South Wales Cricket team during the 1987–88 season replacing the previous wicketkeeper Greg Dyer.

Emery captained New South Wales to their 42nd Sheffield Shield title during the 1993–94 season while regular captain Mark Taylor was absent representing Australia.

He played in one Test and one ODI, both in Pakistan relieving Ian Healy who was out due to injury. This makes Emery only the third wicket-keeper (together with the long-serving Healy and Adam Gilchrist) to keep wicket in an Australian Test cricket team to Shane Warne (1992–2007) and Glenn McGrath (1993–2007) during their long Test careers.

Wally Wellham

Walter Arthur Wellham (17 September 1932 – ) is a former Australian cricketer who had a brief first class cricket career in the 1959/60 season for New South Wales cricket team.

A slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Wellham played Sydney Grade Cricket for Western Suburbs District Cricket Club before making his first-class debut for New South Wales. He collected 19 wickets from his seven appearances at a bowling average of 23.26 runs per wicket. His nephew, Dirk Wellham, was an Australian Test and One Day International player.

William Cameron (Australian politician)

William Cameron (6 July 1877 – 6 May 1931) was an Australian politician.

He was born at Rouchel Brook to grazier Donald Cameron and Elizabeth, née McMullen. After serving in the Boer War, he settled near Scone as a grazier and became active in the local community, serving on the Upper Hunter Pastoral Protection Board, the Graziers' Association and Upper Hunter Shire Council and supporting the New England New State Movement.

He was well known in the district as a cricketer, a clever leg-spin bowler and big-hitting batsman. He toured Ceylon with a New South Wales cricket team led by Mick Waddy in 1914. He was the leading bowler on the tour, taking 36 wickets at an average of 6.80.In 1918 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Nationalist member for Upper Hunter. He was one of the members of Maitland while proportional representation was used from 1920 to 1927, and represented Upper Hunter again from 1927 until his death in Muswellbrook in 1931. He left a wife and six children.

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