Monash University CC News

A Season in Stats 2011/12

By Stephen Pearson

This season saw Alison ‘Scooby’ Chapman lead the runs for the season with 449 runs taking her career total to within 364 of 5,000, she was followed by Shawn Thomas with 385 runs for the season. Antarpreet Singh Bajwa was in third with 302 runs, in a season that saw him finish second in the MCA A-reserve best and fairest.

With 1st XI Captain and club treasurer Ben ‘Ox’ Gordon passing 100 games this season. He also became only the 5th man to make 2,500 runs for the club, and with most of them for the first eleven. This is indeed a landmark achievement.

Morgan Cole with 30 wickets this season, has moved into 9th place on the overall wicket takers. With 93 career games, he looks to become one of the fastest players to 100 games, in only his 7th season with the club. Morgan also bowled the most maidens for the season with 28.

Kumudu Ananda’s rookie season is one of pure domination: 14 matches, 269 runs, 41 wickets and taking at the MCA C-Sunday bowling award with an average of 4.33 per wicket.

This season we saw 3 women play their 100th game for the club : Cat Jones, Katherine Broome, and Kelly Morris (After 14 seasons), becoming the 8th, 9th and 10th woman to do so. Cat Jones also passed 1,000 career runs this season.

Most recorded boundaries for the season was 4th opening batsman John Page with 33 x 4s and no 6s, proving the value of hitting the ball along the ground. Most 6s for the season was Antarpreet Singh Bajwa who cleared the rope 5 times.

Women’s Captain Anna Broomhall took 17 wickets for the season, passing 100 career wickets, and moving to 4th overall for female wicket takers.

David Barry-Macaulay took an amazing 10 field catches for the season, surpassed only by Ben Gordon’s 15 with the gloves.

The most career matches remains with club founder: Craig Robinson (179), next is current club coach: Stephen Pearson (176), third is 5 times women’s club champion: Alison Chapman (167), and forth is fellow founding member: Don Baulch (162).