Dolphins Retain Jim Maxwell Plate

Jim Maxwell AM & Nick Farrar following the presentation of the Jim Maxwell Plate.

Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club has retained the Jim Maxwell Plate in the annual fixture between ESCC & The Primary Club of Australia.

The plate was first contested in the 2019/20 season with Waverley Oval hosting the first iteration of the match, the game is contested in commemoration of Jim’s Presidency of both clubs.

The Primary Club of Australia is a registered charity founded in 1974 by a group of cricket lovers whose fundamental aim was to give those with disabilities the opportunity to engage in physical activity. This came off the back of the charity’s establishment in England 50 years prior.

The Dolphins had a stellar day out at Waverley, going into bat first on a sunny Sunday & putting on 260 runs off our 35 overs. With the bat, Henry Pike (63), Adam Haworth (61) & Ed Shand (60) starred.

After setting an imposing total The Primary Club never got into their groove with the bat, losing wickets consistently to be all out for 109 off 29 overs. Tarin Farmin (3/17) & Ed Shand (2/7) starred with the ball to hand the Dolphins a big 151-run win as well as retain the coveted Jim Maxwell Plate.

Young gun Ed Shand was named Man of the Match for his quickfire 61-run cameo as well as for taking 2/7 with the ball.

ESCC looks forward to continuing this fixture annually alongside The Primary Club.

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