Newcastle District Cricket Association: Merewether captain Simon Moore marks another career milestone

SECOND: Merewether captain Simon Moore. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
SECOND: Merewether captain Simon Moore. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

MEREWETHER captain Simon Moore has reached another career milestone.

His 61 on Saturday took him to second on the all-time run-scoring list in Newcastle according to the numbers crunched by local cricket statistician Jack Brown.  

Moore, a multiple first grade premiership winner and NSW Country record holder for both runs (2609) and appearances (66), has now reached 11,131 in total. 

This pushes him past Ray Beatty (11,070), who scored 23 centuries for three Newcastle clubs between 1929 and 1953, from an apparent 68 less innings.

All figures are tallied by Brown in files known as “Jack’s Bible” and include “Saturday premiership matches” only.

ROUND 7 FIXTURES: Wallsend v Stockton, Toronto v Hamwicks, Belmont v University, Merewether v Charlestown, City v Cardiff, Wests v Waratah.

ROUND 7 FIXTURES: Wallsend v Stockton, Toronto v Hamwicks, Belmont v University, Merewether v Charlestown, City v Cardiff, Wests v Waratah.

* LIGHTS, camera, action.

Well, at least in the movies anyway. Not for cricket in Newcastle, Hunter or the Central Coast. 

A list of Country NSW venues with lights capable of hosting day-night fixtures has been compiled and it covers Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Dubbo, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Wollongong, Narrabri, Inverell, Griffith and Canberra. 

* GARY Fisher has been officially announced as the new Cricket NSW development manager for the Hunter region – encompassing Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Dungog and the Upper Hunter.

* CHARLESTOWN won the inaugural Royce McCormack Cup after defeating Merewether by six wickets in the second grade one-day decider at Kahibah Oval on Sunday.

​* NEWCASTLE’S under-15 girl’s team have made Sunday’s Margaret Peden final.

* AND Newcastle’s Jason Sangha was listed to bat at No.5 for a Cricket Australia XI against England in the four-day Ashes warm-up match at Townsville.

The 18-year-old former Wallsend and Toronto player was dismissed for a second-ball duck in the first-class fixture on Wednesday.