Source: Ian Wright, Statistician and Scorer 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’.