UNSWCC welcomes players from all corners of the cricketing world, and at just 3km from famous Coogee Beach, is a wonderful place to spend a Sydney summer.
However, please be aware that, of the elite Sydney Grade competition, UNSWCC is restricted to just three overseas players each year, only one of whom may play First Grade at any time. (The same restriction applies to each of the 20 Sydney Grade clubs.) We therefore need to be selective about who we choose.
We generally favour players:
Who are genuinely excited about playing cricket in Australia, and about making a contribution to our club.
Who are independent and willing to get themselves set up in Sydney, hence not relying on the club to provide accommodation, job assistance or the like (although it is the norm in the UK, this type of package is rare in Sydney Grade). We can provide leads regarding where to look but you will need to do the work. (This is easy enough to do over the internet.)
Whose cricket skills suit the needs of the club at the time.
We will give preference to First and Second Grade-standard fast and fast-medium bowlers. (To help calibrate, First Grade in Sydney is somewhere around English County 1sts/County 2nds standard; UK Premier League 1st Grade is typically equivalent to Second Grade in Sydney.)
If you are interested in applying for an overseas slot, please send your CV and a short cover note to our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Brook batting with Matthew Gilkes in 2018/19, Village Green. Harry scored 1001 runs at an average of 50 in 2018/19.
Ben Geddes celebrates one of three centuries he scored during his season with UNSW. Ben scored 850 runs at an average of 44 with a top score of 154, earning him Player of the Year for 2019/20.