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History made in the AW Green Shield
Date of Event : Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:27PM
Players and umpires pose for a group photo.

David Gavin

It was a momentous occasion last night when Parramatta played Hawkesbury in the first ever day-night fixture of the A W Green Shield at Bruce Purser Oval.

Hawkesbury won the toss and batted first with a number of batsman making starts. Despite some inclement weather and threatening storms during the afternoon, the Hawks managed to reach 163 before being dismissed on the final ball of the innings. Heath Shields (31) top scored for the Hawks.

Blair Overton was the chief bowling weapon for Parramatta picking up 3-20 from 7 overs.

Batting under lights was no problem for the hosts as it passed the Hawkesbury total with four wickets in the bank. Captain Harrison King produced a marvellous innings scoring 66 from 69 balls to get his team across the line.

On a memorable night for all involved, the event was a resounding success played amid a tremendous atmosphere.

Regarded as the strongest junior club competition in the world, the AW Green Shield is the Sydney Cricket Association’s U/16 competition and forms part of the NSW Premier Cricket Club Championship.

Many NSW and Australian players have been part of this competition in the past, including Australian captain Steven Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Stephen O’Keefe, Nic Maddinson, Pat Cummins, Kurtis Patterson, Gurinder Sandhu, Sean Abbott and Chris Green.

Last updated: Friday December 15, 2017 6:33PM