150th All Time Eleven
What is the best team North Shore Cricket Club could put on the park?
That question has been answered with the announcement of the team during the 150th Weekend.
A team of selectors has been gathering the stats, scanning the archives, reviewing old footage, taking bribes from those still alive and come up with the best team North Shore could theoretically put on the field. We have selected a team of twelve including a captain and vice-captain.
The North Shore Cricket Club 150th All-Time Eleven is:
RH Batsman, RH Off-Spin Bowler. Played for the club in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Martin played 2 tests for England. In 410 first class games he scored 19,949 runs including 23 centuries and took 825 wickets including 40 x 5 wickets in an innings and 7 x 10 wickets in a match. Martin scored 7 centuries and took 3 x 5 wickets in an innings for North Shore.
RH Batsman. Played for the club in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Richard played 1 test. In 124 first class games he scored 7,254 first class runs including 1 double century and 18 centuries. Richard scored 2 double centuries and 9 centuries for North Shore. He is the only player to score more than 1 double century for the club and his score of 224* is the highest individual score for North Shore.
RH Batsman, RH Medium Bowler. Played for the club in the 1950’s. Verdun played 10 tests scoring 458 runs. In 80 first class games he scored 5,620 first class runs including 16 centuries and took 10 wickets. Verdun scored 1 century for North Shore.
RH Batsman, LH Slow Bowler. Played for the club in the 1910’s to 1930’s. Ces played 4 unofficial tests and 264 first class games. He scored 12,223 runs including 24 centuries and took 39 wickets including 1 x 5 wickets in innings. He scored 12 centuries, took 14 x 5 wickets in an innings and 1 x 10 wickets in a match for North Shore.
RH Batsman. Played for the club in the 1970’s. Barry played 23 tests scoring 1,148 runs including 3 centuries. In 118 first class games he scored 6,114 runs including 6 centuries. Barry scored 1 century for North Shore.
RH Batsman, RH Medium Bowler. Vernon played for the club in the 1930’s. Vernon played 11 first class games where he scored 531 runs including 1 century. Vernon scored 1 double century, 9 centuries and took 4 x 5 wickets in an innings for North Shore.
RH Batsman, Wicketkeeper. Paul played for the club in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Paul played 49 first class games where he scored 847 runs, took 140 catches and made 13 stumping’s.
LH Slow Bowler. Played for the club in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Hedley played 30 tests taking 86 wickets including 2 x 5 wickets in an innings. In 145 first class matches he took 541 wickets including 31 x 5 wickets in an innings and 6 x 10 wickets in a match. Hedley took 14 x 5 wickets in an innings and 1 x 10 wickets in a match for North Shore.
RH Batsman, RH Medium Bowler. Played for the club in the 1900’s and 1910’s. Alister played 1 unofficial test and 10 first class matches. He took 53 wickets including 4 x 5 wickets in innings and 1 x 10 wickets in match. Alister scored 2 centuries and took 40 x 5 wickets in an innings and 6 x 10 wickets in a match for North Shore. His 40 x 5 wicket bags are easily the most of any North Shore player.
RH Batsman, RH Medium Fast Bowler. Played for the club in the 1940’s. Jack played 9 tests taking 45 wickets including 4 x 5 wickets in an innings and 1 x 10 wickets in a match. In 86 first class matches he took 359 wickets including 20 x 5 wickets in an innings and 1 x 10 wicket in a match. Jack scored 1 century and took 27 x 5 wickets in an innings and 2 x 10 wickets in a match for North Shore.
LH Batsman, RH Medium Fast Bowler. Played for the club in the 1970’s to 1990’s. Martin played 25 tests taking 58 wickets including 1 x 5 wickets in an innings. In 118 first class matches he took 387 wickets including 15 x 5 wickets in an innings and 2 x 10 wickets in a match. Martin scored 1 century and took 15 x 5 wickets in an innings and 1 x 10 wickets in a match for North Shore.
RH Medium Fast Bowler. Played for the club in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Danny played 48 tests taking 160 wickets including 10 x 5 wickets in an innings. In 142 first class matches he took 440 wickets including 19 x 5 wickets in an innings. Danny took 4 x 5 wickets in an innings and 1 x 10 wickets in a match for North Shore.
Selected by K Miller, K Robinson & C Newman.
For those still interested, the statistics of interest are below and some more club statistics can be found on the Honours Board.
The players in this category played Tests for NZ or in the case of Martin Horton for England. Test playing status was granted in 1928. There are a number of North Shore players who played for NZ but these statistics are not here as they were not 'Tests'.
First Class Statistics
North Shore Statistics
Please note that we do not have the number of matches, runs, wickets for these players but we have been able to compile the number of centuries and 5 wicket bags.