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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 The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011–12 season.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.

 New South Wales Blues
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Personnel
CaptainPeter Nevill
CoachPhil Jaques
Team information
Colours     Light Blue      White
Founded1856
Home groundSydney Cricket Ground
Capacity46,000
Secondary home ground(s)North Sydney Oval
Secondary ground capacity20,000
History
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

First-class

One-day

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]

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Colours and badgeEdit

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 manufacturersEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Major Sponsor Minor Sponsor Shorts Sponsor
2012–2017 Classic Sportswear Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW
Period Kit manufacturer Major Sponsor Minor Sponsor Shorts Sponsor
2017– International Sports Clothing Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW

SquadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Current squad:[2]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
3 Daniel Hughes   (1989-02-16) 16 February 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium
17 Kurtis Patterson   (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
22 Ryan Gibson   (1993-12-30) 30 December 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
36 Nick Larkin   (1990-05-01) 1 May 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Nicholas Bertus   (1993-07-24) 24 July 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm medium
10 Param Uppal   (1998-10-26) 26 October 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Jordan Gauci   (1998-07-27) 27 July 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
Ryan Hackney   (1999-07-15) 15 July 1999 (age 19) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie contract
All-rounders
12 Arjun Nair   (1998-04-12) 12 April 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
18 Jack Edwards   (2000-04-09) 9 April 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
21 Moises Henriques   (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice-captain
23 Jason Sangha   (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
60 Daniel Sams   (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium JLT Cup squad
Wicket-keepers
20 Peter Nevill   (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium Cricket Australia contract, Captain
70 Jay Lenton   (1990-08-10) 10 August 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium JLT Cup Squad
Baxter Holt   (1999-10-21) 21 October 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
Bowlers
5 Harry Conway   (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
8 Josh Hazlewood   (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
9 Trent Copeland   (1986-03-14) 14 March 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
25 Charlie Stobo   (1995-03-08) 8 March 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
27 Ben Dwarshuis   (1994-06-23) 23 June 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
30 Pat Cummins   (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
42 Daniel Fallins   (1996-08-12) 12 August 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
56 Mitchell Starc   (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
67 Nathan Lyon   (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break Cricket Australia contract
72 Steve O'Keefe   (1984-12-09) 9 December 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
77 Sean Abbott   (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
78 Mickey Edwards   (1994-12-23) 23 December 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
93 Chris Green   (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off-break JLT Cup squad
Liam Hatcher   (1996-09-17) 17 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Henry Thornton   (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Ryan Hadley   (1998-11-17) 17 November 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
Chad Sammut   Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rookie contract

Notable playersEdit

HonoursEdit

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

RecordsEdit

Most first-class matches playedEdit

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 runsEdit

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 wicketsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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