Anthony Clark becomes Sydney Cricket Association life member

Recognised: Sydney Cricket Association chairman Andrew Falk presents Anthony Clark with his life membership. Picture: Cricket NSW

Recognised: Sydney Cricket Association chairman Andrew Falk presents Anthony Clark with his life membership. Picture: Cricket NSW

Former Fairfield Liverpool captain Anthony Clark became the 32nd life member of the Sydney Cricket Association last week.

The off-spinning all-rounder was the first player in NSW Premier Cricket history to score 10,000 runs and take 700 wickets and also to play 400 games for the one club.

Clark, who led the team to the 2005/2006 first grade title and the Twenty20 crown in 2012/2013, is the leading wicket taker for the Lions.

Across 24 seasons from 1994-2018, he claimed 715 first grade wickets at an average of 25.67 including 20 five-wicket hauls.

His former teammates registered their first win of the season with a five-wicket win against St George at Hurstville Oval on Saturday.

Arjun Nair (134 not out) was the star hitting 19 boundaries in a classy knock that saw the Lions reach the target of 325 in the 85th over.

Nair and Luke Ohrynowsky (64) combined for a vital 148-run partnership after the visitors lost three quick wickets including Yuvraj Sharma for a quick-fire 58.

In the lower grades, Awad Naqvi hit 117 in third grade's tense draw with St George at Harold Frasier Oval. Second, fourth and fifth grade all recorded loses

Meanwhile, Blacktown Mounties couldn't make it consecutive victories losing to Northern District by 125 runs. Mounties skipper Jordan Gauci top scored with 62 in their pursuit of 320 but regular wickets cost them any chance of victory.

  • This week they play Gordon at Chatswood Oval in a limited overs fixture. The Lions host Randwick Petershem at Rosedale.