New skipper Nathan McNally in action against Carlton.
The Prahran Cricket Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Nathan McNally as it’s First Eleven Captain for the 2017/18 Premier Cricket season.
Nathan came to Prahran in 2013 following three seasons at Eildon Park and will play his fifth season with the True Blues in 2017/18.
The former Kiwi was a talented junior cricketer considered good enough to represent his country in under age competition. Selected to play in the junior World Cup in Bangladesh in 2003, Nathan was cruelly prevented from touring after suffering a fractured left arm when hit by a beamer in a warm-up game.
Following a stint in the UK as a player and coach Nathan was approached by Eildon Park to play and coach, leading it to a premiership and two other grand finals.
After deciding to play Premier Cricket in 2013 Nathan initially signed with Richmond but was enticed to Toorak Park through the combined efforts of Bryce McGain and Rhys Adams (also a former Eildon Park player).
And we’re very glad he joined us!
In his four seasons to-date the 31 year-old leg spinner and hard-hitting middle order batsman, has accumulated 1,451 runs at 29.61 and 86 wickets at 21.99 from his 64 matches.
He has a Premier Cricket ton to his name, achieved in a memorable Round 16 win in 2015 against St Kilda. On that day McNally (101 not out) featured in a 144 run partnership with current opener Arjun Dhull (95).
Nathan had his best season with the ball last year, finishing with 27 wickets including 5/59 against Dandenong and 5/65 against Casey-South Melbourne.
Nathan is a passionate True Blue, well respected by club mates, and with a wealth of experience that positions him well to lead the club to success in the coming season.
He is also a soon-to-be father with partner Hannah due to deliver their first child any day now.
The club has appointed Jacob Serry and Will Sutherland as joint First Eleven Vice Captains for 2017/18.
We are also delighted to welcome back Bryce McGain, Ajay Bhatt and Darren Warne as returning captains of the other men’s elevens, Emma Inglis and Kath Hempenstall as captain and vice captain of the women’s Firsts. Sarah Forsyth joins us from Box Hill and will captain the women's Seconds.
The club extends its heartfelt appreciation of the leadership and direction provided by former captains Stephen Seymour and Sam Coates who have been an inspiration to many over the last two seasons.
Congratulations to all and go well in season 2017/18.
Captains for 2017/18 are:
|Men’s First Eleven|
Men’s Second Eleven
Men’s Third Eleven
Men’s Fourth Eleven
Women’s First Eleven
Women’s Second Eleven
Jacob Serry (VC)
Will Sutherland (VC)
Kathleen Hempenstall (VC)