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Season 2002/03 - Year 2

2002/03 kicked off in July 2002 with the Association holding its very first Annual General Meeting at South Sydney Leagues Club on July 31. Peter Turner, Stephen Blomfield and Gordon Smith were all returned to their respective positions from season 2001/02. A significant event prior to the season was the SCA's decision to promote the Blacktown Shires CC to fill the 20th spot that was left vacant when the Randwick and Petersham Grade clubs merged in the previous season. This meant the number of umpires required for Grade cricket each weekend went back up to 100 (instead of 90).


Season 2001/02 - Year 1

2001/02 kicked off wildly exceeding everybody’s expectations. Armed with the "original 13" as well as another 12 or 13 members referred to Shires by Peter Hughes at the NSWCU&SA, season one was a runaway success with all 1st Grade games getting umpires every match and about 40-50% of 2nd Grade matches also getting umpires, with the number of members available each weekend averaging around twenty to twenty-two.


Association History

The Sydney Shires Cricket Competition (formerly known as Municipal and Shires) was founded in 1923 and its main function has always been as an alternative competition to the Sydney Grade Competition, both of which are conducted in the metropolitan suburbs of Sydney.



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