Sydney win AW Green Shield

February 9, 2017

The Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust would like to congratulate Sydney on winning the AW Green Shield by 26-runs at Mark Taylor Oval last week.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Sydney posted 170 all out thanks to some accurate bowling by Northern District.

Sydney recovered from 8-129 as Tom Ivers (22) played a vital hand in the lower order. He was supported in a ninth-wicket partnership of 41 by John Connolly (13).

Earlier in the innings, opening batsman Jack Haynes top scored with a quick-fire 23 from 19 balls.

Callum Rainger was brilliant with the ball for Northern District collecting 3-16 off 10 overs including four maidens. He was well supported by Joe Hiley (2-25) as Northern District kept itself in the game.

After losing an early wicket, Northern District pair Henry Kirk (22) and Sam Fanning (63) put together a 60-run second-wicket partnership until Kirk was brilliantly caught by Tom Ivers. The catch proved to be a turning point as Kirk was looking ominous and the partnership was moving along nicely.

When captain Fanning departed with the score at 117 things fell apart for the home side who was bundled all out for 144.

It was an even effort with the ball for Northern District as Max Harper (2-21), Liam Scott (2-22), Hugh Sherriff (2-27) and Harry Manenti (2-32) combined to dismiss the Sydney batsmen at regular intervals.

The umpires awarded Tom Ivers (Sydney) with the Kevin Cunningham Medal for Player of the Final. This was Sydney’s first AW Green Shield in 37 years. It last won the premiership as Balmain CC in 1979/80.

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