Simon Katich (2014)

49 – Simon Katich (2014)

Simon Katich joined the club in 2002 from Western Australia. He was selected for NSW that season and subsequently for Australia where he went on to become one of the Test team’s most successful batsmen amassing 4,188 runs with 10 centuries in 56 matches. He became NSW captain and in 58 matches for the state scored 5,309 runs with 15 centuries. In 2007-08 he set a new Australian Sheffield Shield record scoring 1,506 runs including 306 against Queensland, the first triple century since Don Bradman in 1929-30. He played 60 matches in 12 seasons with Randwick Petersham scoring 2,742 runs including six centuries at the outstanding average of 53.76. Simon was an outstanding advertisement for the club at all levels playing whenever his first class commitments allowed. He was of great assistance to the club in winning sponsorship deals and was always available in promoting the interests of the club. He retired as a player in 2014 shortly before his 39th birthday.

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