|Colours||Light Blue White|
|Home ground||Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Secondary home ground(s)||North Sydney Oval|
|Secondary ground capacity||20,000|
|First-class debut|| Victoria |
at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Sheffield Shield wins||46 (1896, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1914, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1940, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2014)|
|Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament wins||11 (1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016)|
|KFC Twenty20 Big Bash wins||1 (2009)|
|Champions League Twenty20 wins||1 (2009)|
|Official website:||New South Wales Blues|
The New South Wales cricket team (currently named NSW Blues) are an Australian men's professional first class cricket team based in Sydney, New South Wales. The team competes in the Australian first class cricket competition known as the Sheffield Shield and the limited overs JLT One-Day Cup. The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011–12 season. New South Wales were the inaugural winners of the Champions League Twenty20.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-class match is of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each although, in practice, a team might play only one innings or none at all.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, the Royal National Park to the south and Macarthur to the south-west. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,230,330 and is home to approximately 65% of the state's population.
They are by far the most successful domestic cricket side in Australia having won the First-class competition 46 times. In addition, they have also won the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament cup 11 times. They occasionally play first-class matches against touring International sides. New South Wales have played teams representing nine of the twelve test playing nations. Besides its domestic successes, the state is also known for producing some of the finest Australian cricketers to have graced the game.
A limited-overs cricket tournament has been a feature of Australian cricket since the 1969–70 season, branded as the JLT One-Day Cup for the 2018–19 season. Initially a knockout cup, the competition now features a single round-robin followed by a finals series, with matches limited to 50 overs per side. The tournament is contested between teams representing the six states of Australia, who also compete in the first-class Sheffield Shield. Three other teams have also played in the tournament for short periods of time: New Zealand's national team competed in several early tournaments, a team representing Australian Capital Territory participated for a brief period in the late 1990s, and a select Cricket Australia XI took part as the seventh team for three seasons starting with 2015–16. The current champions are Victoria.
The primary club colour of New South Wales Blues is sky blue, which represents the state colour of New South Wales. The secondary club colour is dark blue ]], with additional contrasting colour of white.
Sky blue is the name of a colour that resembles the colour of the unclouded sky at noon (azure) reflecting off of a metallic surface. The entry for "sky-blue" in Murray's New English Dictionary (1919) reports a first sighting of the term in the article on "silver" in Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia of 1728. However, many writers had used the term "sky blue" to name a colour before Chambers. For example, we find "sky blue" in A Collection of Voyages and Travels, vol. 2, p. 322, where John Nieuhoff describes certain flowers: "they are of a lovely sky blue colour, and yellow in the middle". The sense of this colour may have been first used in 1585 in a book by Nicolas de Nicolay where he stated "the tulbant of the merchant must be skie coloured".
In Australia, state colours are frequently part of a state or territory's set of state symbols.
New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Major Sponsor||Minor Sponsor||Shorts Sponsor|
|2012–2017||Classic Sportswear||Transport for NSW||Transport for NSW||Transport for NSW|
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Major Sponsor||Minor Sponsor||Shorts Sponsor|
|2017–||International Sports Clothing||Transport for NSW||Transport for NSW||Transport for NSW|
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|3||Daniel Hughes||16 February 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|17||Kurtis Patterson||5 May 1993||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|22||Ryan Gibson||30 December 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|36||Nick Larkin||1 May 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|–||Nicholas Bertus||24 July 1993||Left-handed||Left-arm medium|
|10||Param Uppal||26 October 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|–||Jordan Gauci||27 July 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Rookie contract|
|–||Ryan Hackney||15 July 1999||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Rookie contract|
|12||Arjun Nair||12 April 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|18||Jack Edwards||9 April 2000||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Rookie contract|
|21||Moises Henriques||1 February 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Vice-captain|
|23||Jason Sangha||8 September 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|60||Daniel Sams||27 October 1992||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||JLT Cup squad|
|20||Peter Nevill||13 October 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Cricket Australia contract, Captain|
|70||Jay Lenton||10 August 1990||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||JLT Cup Squad|
|–||Baxter Holt||21 October 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Rookie contract|
|5||Harry Conway||17 September 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|8||Josh Hazlewood||8 January 1991||Left-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Cricket Australia contract|
|9||Trent Copeland||14 March 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|25||Charlie Stobo||8 March 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|27||Ben Dwarshuis||23 June 1994||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|30||Pat Cummins||8 May 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Cricket Australia contract|
|42||Daniel Fallins||12 August 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break|
|56||Mitchell Starc||30 January 1990||Left-handed||Left-arm fast||Cricket Australia contract|
|67||Nathan Lyon||20 November 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Cricket Australia contract|
|72||Steve O'Keefe||9 December 1984||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|77||Sean Abbott||29 February 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|78||Mickey Edwards||23 December 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|93||Chris Green||1 October 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break||JLT Cup squad|
|–||Liam Hatcher||17 September 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|–||Henry Thornton||16 December 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|–||Ryan Hadley||17 November 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Rookie contract|
|–||Chad Sammut||–||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||Rookie contract|
The following is a list of notable players who have represented both New South Wales and Australia.
Sir Donald George Bradman, AC, often referred to as "The Don", was an Australian international cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman's career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.
Stephen Rodger Waugh, AO is a former Australian international cricketer and twin brother of cricketer Mark Waugh. A right-handed batsman, he was also a medium-pace bowler. As Australian captain from 1997 to 2004, he led Australia to fifteen of their record sixteen consecutive Test wins, and to victory in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. Waugh is considered the most successful Test captain in cricket history, with 41 matches won and only 9 matches lost with a winning ratio of 72%.
Mark Edward Waugh AM is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer, who represented Australia in Test matches from early 1991 to late 2002, and made his One Day International debut in 1988.
The Sheffield Shield is the domestic first-class cricket competition of Australia. The tournament is contested between teams from six states of Australia. Prior to the Shield being established, a number of intercolonial matches were played. The Shield, donated by Lord Sheffield, was first contested during the 1892–93 season, between New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria. Queensland was admitted for the 1926–27 season, Western Australia for the 1947–48 season and Tasmania for the 1977–78 season.
|1||135||Greg Matthews||1982/83 – 1997/98|
|2||120||Phil Emery||1987/88 – 1998/99|
|3||115||Geoff Lawson||1977/78 – 1991/92|
|4||108||Mark Waugh||1985/86 – 2003/04|
|5||107||Steve Rixon||1974/75 – 1987/88|
|Source: . Last updated: 31 May 2007.|
|1||9,309 (183 inns.)||Michael Bevan||1989/90 – 2006/07|
|2||8,416 (182 inns.)||Mark Waugh||1985/86 – 2003/04|
|3||8,005 (135 inns.)||Alan Kippax||1918/19 – 1935/36|
|4||6,997 (172 inns.)||Mark Taylor||1985/86 – 1998/99|
|5||6,946 (159 inns.)||Steve Waugh||1984/85 – 2003/04|
|Source: . Last updated: 28 May 2007.|
|Source: . Last updated: 31 May 2007.|
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Nathan Wade Bracken is a former Australian cricketer. A tall left-arm fast-medium bowler, Bracken is capable of swinging the ball both ways. He has represented Australia in all forms of the game. Bracken represented New South Wales in Australian domestic cricket, Eastern Suburbs in Sydney Grade Cricket and also appeared for English County team Gloucestershire in 2004. On 28 January 2011 he announced his retirement from the game due to a chronic knee injury. On 9 February 2012 it was reported that he sued Cricket Australia over the latter's alleged incompetency in managing his knee injury.
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Wayne John Holdsworth was an Australian first-class cricketer who played for the New South Wales Blues. He was a right arm pace bowler and took 188 wickets for NSW at 32.13. His best season came in 1992/93 when he took 53 first-class wickets.In this season he became the first player in the history of Sheffield Shield cricket to take seven wickets in an innings in three consecutive matches. The tally included career-best figures of 7/41, which he took in the Sheffield Shield final against Queensland, which NSW won. He was rewarded with a spot in the 1993 Ashes touring squad and although he didn't play a Test he did take a hat-trick against Derbyshire in a warm up match and played a one-day match against Ireland, and took 3 for 13 off 6 overs. He also represented Australia B on a tour of Zimbabwe in 1991/92 under Mark Taylor and for Australia at the ICC Under 19's World Cup in 1988 which Australia won. In the season 1989/90 he was chosen for the Prime Minister's XI game against Pakistan and has been selected in a Northern Territory Invitation XI, Bradman XI and Australian Masters XI teams.
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