LABUSCHAGNE BECOMES OUR 13TH PRIMARY IN 2019/20!

February 23, 2020 by  

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Primary Club Members donate $10 to charity every time an Aussie cricketer suffers the indignity of scoring a first ball duck or ‘primary’ in an international fixture.

Since 1 June 2019, there have been thirteen (13) such events, compared to 14 in the previous full year.

  • Marnus Labuschagne (left) in the ODI vs South Africa at Bloemfontein on 4th February: Ct Malan, B Ngidi
  • Ellyse Perry in the World Cup T20 vs India at Sydney Showground on 21st February: B Poonam
  • Pat Cummins in the ODI vs India at Bengaluru on 19th January: B Shami
  • Pat Cummins in the ODI vs India at Rajkot 17th January: B Shami (sadly Pat’s 3rd since June 2019 – but the’s still the best bowler in the world!)
  • Joe Burns in the Test vs New Zealand at Melbourne on 26th December: B Boult
  • Aaron Finch in the T20 vs Sri Lanka at Brisbane on 30th October: C Perera, B Malinga
  • Josh Hazlewood in the Ashes Test vs England at The Oval on 15th September: C Root, B Leach
  • Pat Cummins in the Ashes Test vs England at The Oval on 13th September: LBW Curran
  • Rachael Haynes in the ODI vs West Indies in Antigua on 6th August: C Boyce, B Connell
  • Aaron Finch in the ODI WORLD CUP SEMI vs England at Birmingham on 11th July: LBW Archer
  • Jason Behrendorff in ODI World Cup vs New Zealand at Lord’s on 29th June: LBW Boult
  • Mitchell Starc in ODI World Cup vs New Zealand at Lord’s on 29th June: B Boult
  • Pat Cummins in ODI World Cup vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on 15th June: Run Out

Trivia Question:  Who was the last Aussie opening batsman to score a ‘Primary’ on the MCG?

A:  Bill O’Reilly in 1937 on a damp ‘sticky’.

Source:  Ian Wright, Statistician and Scorer.

GRANTS MADE IN 2018/19

September 15, 2019 by  

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The Board of the Primary Club of Australia is pleased to advise $93k in grants were paid or committed to the following organisations, consistent with our charter to provide sporting and recreational facilities to people with a disability.  (All in NSW unless advised otherwise.)

  • Aspect Hunter High School $26,000 for Playground & Equipment
  • Blind Sports VIC $1,300 for Audible Tennis Balls
  • Empower Golf – Parkwood GC Gold Coast QLD $10,000 for ParaGolfer Unit
  • Sir Roden Cutler Award $28,000: Veteran Sports Australia $20,000, then $2k each for Disabled Winter Sports Australia, Sailability Nowra, Sporting Wheelies QLD, Wheelchair Sports
  • Spring Farm Public School $28,000 for Synthetic Turf for playground.