A Prestigious New Award – The Selwyn Baggy

Published on Friday, 29 January 2016, 3:41 p.m. Print Article

At the final Principal’s Assembly for 2015, a new and very special award The Selwyn Baggy was presented to two of our top performing cricketers – Hamish Graham and Shane Goonasekera. The Baggy Cricket cap has for many years represented outstanding performance in cricket over a sustained period. At Selwyn College, players will meet the following criteria:

Batters will average above 30 across full academic year or season 
Bowlers will average below 28 across full academic year or season 
All will play at least 30 games for the school across junior and senior school 

Hamish has been a member of our 1st XI from Year 9 to 13 and has played more than 50 games for the school.  He is a hard-working opening batter and fast-medium opening bowler.  He has scored a number of 50’s.  He opens the bowling and has also taken a number of 2 and 3 wicket bags. A highlight of his Selwyn College cricketing career came in 2014 when against Mount Roskill Grammar 1st XI Hamish took a hat trick.  

Shane, received his Selwyn Baggy for his sustained performance over 5 seasons.  He represented the school in over 50 games playing for the 1st XI.  As a batsman, Shane could be devastating, as demonstrated in his final eason at Selwyn College where he scored over 300 runs at an average of over 30.  As a bowler, he was consistent and took a number of 3 wickets bags.  His Cricketing triumph was when he scored 144 against Mount Roskill Grammar in 2014.   

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