AW Green Shield – Season 2019/20
The Randwick Petersham Brown Wright Stein Lawyers AW Green Shield team’s 2019/20 season closed with a hard fought match against Northern District at Mark Taylor Oval. Skipper Reuben Sachs led from the front with an unbeaten 104* (the first century in the competition since Brandon McLean in 2008-09). While it was bittersweet to finish just outside finals contention the boys showed a never say die attitude throughout the competition with 4 wins and 3 losses and 25 points. Included in these wins was a first ever victory for the Randy Petes over Gordon in the competition and our second victory over Sutherland since beating them in 2001-02. Interestingly it is 16 years since a team scoring 25 points has missed out on finals.
Pleasing to note was the development of returning players Emmanuel Grogan, Jack Horseman and Josh Lau whose experience from previous campaigns was greatly evident as well as the emergence of new players to the Club including Bilal Abbasi, Haider Ali and Jack Braithwaite,whose commitment and passion for the Club on and off the field shone through. Additionally, a strong core of first year boys in Will Deller, Adam Coombs, Max Robinson, Gus Small, Sriram Suresh and Luke Takacs will take the experience gained into 2020-21. Finally, the Development Squad of Jordie Segal, Josh Bird, Raghav Malhotra, Artharv Ramakanth and Thanush Gowda provided wonderful off field support and rode the wave of elation and disappointment throughout 2019-20 in equal measure to the 15 player squad.
The players and coaches also thank Peter Wright from Brown Wright Stein Lawyers for his sponsorship of the team this season, and Simba Finance for their sponsorship of the match balls.
Equal Record Holders – Nick O’Shea and Alex Deller