New South Wales cricket team

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 New South Wales Blues
New South Wales Blues cricket.png
Coach: Trent Johnston
Colours:      Light Blue      White
Founded: 1856
Home ground: Sydney Cricket Ground
Capacity: 46,000
First-class debut: Victoria
in 1856
at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sheffield Shield wins: 46 (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  wins: 11 (1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016)
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash wins: 1 (2009)
Champions League Twenty20 wins: 1 (2009)
Official website: New South Wales Blues

The New South Wales cricket team (currently named NSW Blues) are an Australian mens 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 Matador BBQs 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 The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011–12 season.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 10 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, and also for the New South Wales selection bias[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.

As of 28 April 2016[2]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
3 Daniel Hughes Australia (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
17 Kurtis Patterson Australia (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
19 Steven Smith Australia (1989-06-02) 2 June 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Cricket Australia contract, captain
27 Ed Cowan Australia (1982-06-16) 16 June 1982 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
31 David Warner Australia (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Cricket Australia contract
36 Nick Larkin Australia (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 26) Right-handed
53 Nic Maddinson Australia (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
99 Ben Rohrer Australia (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 36) Left-handed
Jason Sangha Australia (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 17) Right-handed Left-arm leg break Rookie contract
All-rounders
14 Ben Dwarshuis Australia (1994-06-23) 23 June 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
21 Moisés Henriques Australia (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice-captain
72 Stephen O'Keefe Australia (1984-12-09) 9 December 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
77 Sean Abbott Australia (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
93 Chris Green Australia (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
Jonte Pattison Australia (1996-10-03) 3 October 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
1 Ryan Carters Australia (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 26) Right-handed
20 Peter Nevill Australia (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Cricket Australia Contract
Jay Lenton Australia (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 26) Left-handed
Bowlers
2 Josh Lalor Australia (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
4 Doug Bollinger Australia (1981-07-24) 24 July 1981 (age 35) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
5 Harry Conway Australia (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
8 Josh Hazlewood Australia (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
9 Trent Copeland Australia (1986-03-14) 14 March 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
11 Gurinder Sandhu Australia (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
30 Patrick Cummins Australia (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
56 Mitchell Starc Australia (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
67 Nathan Lyon Australia (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break Cricket Australia contract
Mickey Edwards Australia (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
Ryan Gibson Australia (1993-12-30) 30 December 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Liam Hatcher Australia (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
Arjun Nair Australia (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm off break
William Somerville New Zealand (1984-08-09) 9 August 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Henry Thornton Australia (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract

Notable players[edit]

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

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, 2015, 2016
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:[3]. 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:[4]. 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:[5]. Last updated: 31 May 2007.

See also[edit]

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