The Decade That Was - CTPL Men's 1st Grade Competition
Date of Event Cricket Tasmania Premier League: Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:09PM
University's Josh Bean celebrates a hat-trick against North Hobart in the 2015/16 season

Clarence has ended the decade with the most wins in the CTPL Mens 1st Grade Competition notching up 126 wins, ahead of SHSB with 113 wins and Kingborough's 104.


However, Clarence’s return didn’t equate to the most premierships with SHSB winning six (two in each format), Lindisfarne five (two Two-Day, one One-Day and two T20), and Clarence, Glenorchy and North Hobart four each across all formats.


Kingborough and SHSB clashed more often than any other clubs, 34 times, with each club winning on 16 occasions and two draws.


Clarence's 535 v North Hobart at Blundstone Arena in the 2011/12 Semi-Final when Scott Kremerskothen scored 176 and Jason Wright 147 was the highest team score of the decade, whilst Kingborough’s 9 (All Out) / 21 v Lindisfarne at Lindisfarne Oval on 22 December 2018 was the lowest, when Lindisfarne's Jarrod Freeman claimed 4/0.


SHSB had the highest successful run chase surpassing Lindisfarne’s 9/300 with 5/303 at Lindisfarne Oval in December 2014 led by Sean Willis’ scoring 133 from 112 balls


Clarence wicket keeper Michael Jones played the most matches with 189 ahead of team mate and two-time Rodwell Medallist Harry Allanby (185), Tom Briscoe (182) (Lindisfarne & University), Robb MacMillan 179 (SHSB & North Hobart), and William Thompson 166 (SHSB).


Three players, all from Clarence, played in over 100 wins, Jones (115), Allanby 114 and Wade Irvine 104.


Willis was the competitions leading run scorer for the period with 4716 @ 36.84, with Clarence’s Jon Wells (4421 @ 59.74), Allanby (4396 @ 27.48), and Kingborough’s Beau Webster (4293 @ 35.19) also surpassed 4000, with Jones (3918 @ 24.29), Irvine (3788 @ 27.06) and North Hobart’s Caleb Jewell (3411 @ 32.80) rounding out the top seven best performing batters. 


Kingborough’s Nathan Freitag struck the highest score with 223no v Glenorchy at Kingston TO in November 2017, topping Wells’ 222no in the decades highest partnership of 438 v Glenorchy at KGV Oval in February 2010 joined by Irvine with 212.


Wells and Willis scored the most centuries with eleven each, whilst New Town’s Nathan Wegman struck the most sixes with 112.


Michael Di Venuto (North Hobart) led the batting averages (minimum 20 inns), scoring 1222 runs at 81.47, and Lindisfarne’s Michael Hill recording the best strike rate, scoring 900 runs at 107.91.


SHSB’s Hamish Kingston was the most successful bowler taking 265 wickets at 18.35, ahead of University’s Andrew Kealy (249 @ 21.37, Briscoe (248 @ 24.94), University’s Gordon Kerr (245 @ 19.39), North Hobart’s Alex Pyecroft (245 @ 21.53, Lindisfarne’s Matthew Wilkie (240 @ 18.08), and Allanby (234 @ 21.17).


Best bowling in an innings was delivered by Lindisfarne’s Nathan Ellis taking 9/30 v SHSB at Queenborough Oval in November 2019, whilst Clarence’s Cameron Stevenson had the best match figures of 12/22 v University at University Oval in February 2017.


Kingborough’s Jackson Bird has the best bowling average (min 100 overs) taking 63 wickets @ 11.51, University’s Joel Logan the best strike rate (56 wickets @ 21.21), and SHSB’s Xavier Doherty the most economical bowler (94 wickets @ 2.42)


The most dismissals by a wicket keeper is led by Jones with 305, followed by SHSB’s Stuart Martin (221), and Kingborough’s Matthew Coad (128).


Allanby had the most catches in the field with 97, from Irvine (93) and Kingborough’s Jason Shelton (75).


Last but not least, in October 2016, University's Josh Bean (pictured) also became just the fourth player to surpass 300 CTPL Men's 1st Grade career matches, joining Ron Morrisby, Gerald James, Peter Di Venuto.

Last updated: Friday January 31, 2020 8:06AM