New South Wales cricket team

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Flag of New South Wales.svg  New South Wales Blues
Captain Peter Nevill
Coach Phil Jaques
Team information
Colours  Light Blue   Dark Blue
Home ground Sydney Cricket Ground
Secondary home ground(s) North Sydney Oval, Drummoyne Oval, Bankstown Oval, North Dalton Park
Secondary ground capacity20,000, 6,000, 8,000, 5,430
First-class debut Victoria
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at  Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sheffield Shield  wins47 (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, 2020)
One Day Wins  wins11 (1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2015, 2016)
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash  wins1 (2009)
Champions League Twenty20  wins1 (2009)
Official website New South Wales Blues
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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 Marsh 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 The team previously played in the now defunct Twenty20, Big Bash, which has since been replaced by the Big Bash League since the 2011–12 season.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.


They are by far the most successful domestic cricket side in Australia having won the First-class competition 47 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. [1]

Colours and badge

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.

Shirt sponsors and manufacturers

Period Kit manufacturerMajor SponsorMinor SponsorShorts Sponsor
2012–2017 Classic Sportswear Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW
2017– International Sports Clothing Transport for NSW Transport for NSW Transport for NSW


Players with international caps are listed in bold.

The squad for the 2019–20 season was as follows: [2]

No.NameNatBirth dateSheffield Shield or One Day CupBatting StyleBowling StyleNotes
3 Daniel Hughes Flag of Australia (converted).svg 16 February 1989 (age 32)BothLeft-handedRight-arm medium
14 Nicholas Bertus Flag of Australia (converted).svg 24 July 1993 (age 27)BothLeft-handedLeft-arm medium
17 Kurtis Patterson Flag of Australia (converted).svg 5 May 1993 (age 27)BothLeft-handedRight-arm off break Has played Test Matches
22 Ryan Gibson Flag of Australia (converted).svg 30 December 1993 (age 27)BothRight-handedRight-arm medium
31 David Warner Flag of Australia (converted).svg 27 October 1986 (age 34)BothLeft-handedRight-arm medium Cricket Australia contract
36 Nick Larkin Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1 May 1990 (age 30)BothRight-handedRight-arm medium
49 Steve Smith Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2 June 1989 (age 31)BothRight-handedRight-arm leg spin Cricket Australia contract
9Oliver Davies Flag of Australia (converted).svg 14 October 2000 (age 20)One Day CupRight-handedRight-arm off break
Ryan Hackney Flag of Australia (converted).svg 15 July 1999 (age 21)One Day CupLeft-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie contract
10 Param Uppal Flag of Australia (converted).svg 26 October 1998 (age 22)One Day CupRight-handedRight-arm off-break
18 Jack Edwards Flag of Australia (converted).svg 9 April 2000 (age 20)BothRight-handedRight-arm medium-fast
21 Moises Henriques Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1 February 1987 (age 34)BothRight-handedRight-arm medium-fast Vice-captain (Both)
23 Jason Sangha Flag of Australia (converted).svg 8 September 1999 (age 21)BothRight-handedRight-arm leg break
60 Daniel Sams Flag of Australia (converted).svg 27 October 1992 (age 28)One Day CupRight-handedLeft-arm fast-medium Marsh One-Day Cup squad
20 Peter Nevill Flag of Australia (converted).svg 13 October 1985 (age 35)Sheffield ShieldRight-handedRight-arm medium Captain
Matthew Gilkes Flag of Australia (converted).svg 21 August 1999 (age 21)One Day CupRight-handedRight-arm medium Rookie contract
Baxter Holt Flag of Australia (converted).svg 21 October 1999 (age 21)One Day CupLeft-handedLeft-arm medium Rookie contract
5 Harry Conway Flag of Australia (converted).svg 17 September 1992 (age 28)Sheffield ShieldRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium
7 Liam Hatcher Flag of Australia (converted).svg 17 September 1996 (age 24)BothRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium
8 Josh Hazlewood Flag of Australia (converted).svg 8 January 1991 (age 30)BothLeft-handedRight-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
9 Trent Copeland Flag of Australia (converted).svg 14 March 1986 (age 34)Sheffield ShieldRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium Ex-Test Match Player
27 Ben Dwarshuis Flag of Australia (converted).svg 23 June 1994 (age 26)One Day CupLeft-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
30 Pat Cummins Flag of Australia (converted).svg 8 May 1993 (age 27)BothRight-handedRight-arm fast Cricket Australia contract

Captain (One Day Cup)

42 Daniel Fallins Flag of Australia (converted).svg 12 August 1996 (age 24)One Day CupRight-handedRight-arm leg-break
56 Mitchell Starc Flag of Australia (converted).svg 30 January 1990 (age 31)BothLeft-handedLeft-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
67 Nathan Lyon Flag of Australia (converted).svg 20 November 1987 (age 33)BothRight-handedRight-arm off break Cricket Australia contract
76 Greg West Flag of Australia (converted).svg 25 July 1994 (age 26)One Day CupRight-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
77 Sean Abbott Flag of Australia (converted).svg 29 February 1992 (age 29)BothRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia white-ball contract.
78 Mickey Edwards Flag of Australia (converted).svg 23 December 1994 (age 26)One Day CupRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Ryan Hadley Flag of Australia (converted).svg 17 November 1998 (age 22)BothRight-handedRight-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
Chad Sammut Flag of Australia (converted).svg One Day CupLeft-handedLeft-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
Chris Tremain Flag of Australia (converted).svg 10 August 1991 (age 29)One Day CupRight-handedRight-arm fast-medium
88 Adam Zampa Flag of Australia (converted).svg 31 March 1992 (age 28)BothRight-handedRight-arm leg break Cricket Australia contract

Yet to play for NSW - prev SA

Notable players

The following is a list of notable players who have represented Australia in Test Matches.

The following is a list of players who have represented other nations in Test matches.


1895–96, 1896–97, 1899–00, 1901–02, 1902–03, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1910–11, 1911–12, 1913–14, 1919–20, 1920–21, 1922–23, 1925–26, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1937–38, 1939–40, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2013–14, 2019–20
1990–91, 1991–92, 2006–07, 2018-19
1984–85, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2015, 2016
1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1990–91, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2013–14, 2014–15


Most first-class matches played

1135 Greg Matthews 1982/83 – 1997/98
2120 Phil Emery 1987/88 – 1998/99
3115 Geoff Lawson 1977/78 – 1991/92
4108 Mark Waugh 1985/86 – 2003/04
5107 Steve Rixon 1974/75 – 1987/88
Source: [3] . Last updated: 31 May 2007.

Most first-class runs

Rank Runs PlayerCareer
19,309 (183 inns.) Michael Bevan 1989/90 – 2006/07
28,416 (182 inns.) Mark Waugh 1985/86 – 2003/04
38,005 (135 inns.) Alan Kippax 1918/19 – 1935/36
46,997 (172 inns.) Mark Taylor 1985/86 – 1998/99
56,946 (159 inns.) Steve Waugh 1984/85 – 2003/04
Source: [4] . Last updated: 28 May 2007.

Most first-class wickets

Rank Wickets PlayerMatches Average
1417 Greg Matthews 13528.64
2395 Geoff Lawson 11523.36
3334 Arthur Mailey 6727.66
4325 Bill O'Reilly 5416.52
5322 Richie Benaud 8626.00
Source: [5] . Last updated: 31 May 2007.

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