New South Wales cricket team

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 New South Wales
Blues
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Captain: Australia Steve Smith
Coach: Australia Trevor Bayliss
Colors:      Light Blue      White
Founded: 1856
Home ground: Sydney Cricket Ground
ANZ Stadium
Capacity: 46,000
First-class debut: Victoria
in 1856
at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sheffield Shield wins: 46
Ford Ranger Cup wins: 9
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash wins: 1
Champions League Twenty20 wins: 1
Official website: New South Wales Blues

The New South Wales cricket team (nicknamed the Blues) are an Australian 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 Ryobi 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 The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011-12 season.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 9 times. They occasionally play first-class matches against touring International sides. New South Wales have played teams representing every test playing nation bar Bangladesh. Besides its domestic successes, the state is also known for producing some of the finest Australian cricketers to have graced the game.[1]

Colours and badge[edit]

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 navy blue, with additional contrasting colour of white.

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Major Sponsor Minor Sponsor Shorts Sponsor
2012– Classic Sportswear Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
7 Michael Clarke Australia (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Cricket Australia contract
10 Scott Henry Australia (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
31 David Warner Australia (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Cricket Australia contract
53 Nic Maddinson Australia (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
99 Ben Rohrer Australia (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 33) Left-handed
Daniel Hughes Australia (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Kurtis Patterson Australia (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
17 Shane Watson Australia (1981-06-17) 17 June 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
19 Steven Smith Australia (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
21 Moisés Henriques Australia (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
72 Stephen O'Keefe Australia (1984-12-09) 9 December 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
77 Sean Abbott Australia (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ben Dwarshuis Australia (1994-06-23) 23 June 1994 (age 20) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
Patrick Pisel Australia (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
20 Peter Nevill Australia (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 29) Right-handed
24 Brad Haddin Australia (1977-10-23) 23 October 1977 (age 37) Right-handed Cricket Australia contract
Ryan Carters Australia (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 24) Right-handed
Jake Doran Australia (1996-12-02) 2 December 1996 (age 17) Left-handed Left-arm medium Rookie contract
Bowlers
4 Doug Bollinger Australia (1981-07-24) 24 July 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
8 Josh Hazlewood Australia (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
9 Trent Copeland Australia (1986-03-14) 14 March 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
27 Patrick Cummins Australia (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast
56 Mitchell Starc Australia (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
Harry Conway Australia (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
Josh Lalor Australia (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Nathan Lyon Australia (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break Cricket Australia contract
Gurinder Sandhu Australia (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Source: New South Wales 2014/15 squad

Notable players[edit]

For more details on this topic, see List of New South Wales cricket players.

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

Honours[edit]

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
1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2013-14, 2014-15
2008–09
2009

Records[edit]

Most first-class matches played[edit]

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: [1]. Last updated: 31 May 2007.

Most first-class runs[edit]

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: [2]. Last updated: 28 May 2007.

Most first-class wickets[edit]

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: [3]. Last updated: 31 May 2007.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGrath and co conspicuous by their absence Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 December 2011

External links[edit]