D.H. Cherry All rounder

Age: 40
Right-hand batsman
Right-arm off spin bowler

Season 20-37

Statistics

  • FC: Season 23-37, 91 matches, 4,342 runs @ 35.3, 297 wickets @ 38.9, 38 catches
  • OD: Season 23-37, 137 matches, 2,305 runs @ 28.5, 150 wickets @ 39.7, 31 catches
  • 2nd XI: Season 20-37, 118 matches, 2,445 runs @ 36.5, 154 wickets @ 33.0, 37 catches

Championships

  • 1 x CC Oceania: Season 30
  • 4 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 27, 29, 35, 37

Club Honours

  • 2 x FC Best and Fairest: Season 33, 35
  • 1 x FC Most Wickets: Season 35
  • 1 x OD Best and Fairest: Season 35

A home grown talent who was a bargain at pick 152, Cherry had a long, stop-start career with the Eagles across 18 seasons, 15 of which included first-class representations. He finished just shy of 100 matches, 5,000 runs and 300 wickets, illustrating his status in the game as a perennial frustrater: despite glimpses of greatness, he never quite achieved his potential as an individual. However, as a five-time championship player (once in the first-class area and four in 50 over leagues), it can certainly be said that he didn't want for achievement.

Cherry was the truest of all-rounders, more or less equally skilled in all three disciplines. His wily offspin bowling, flairful batting and commitment in the field (he consistently racked up the top numbers in distance travelled on the turf) were all very capable of impacting matches from a very early age. However, his initial efforts to break into the side were hindered by the preferred spin duo of Linaker and Thomson: although he made his first-class debut as a raw 20-year old, his first 8 matches were spread across 7 seasons. He did score an unbeaten century against Satans Little Helpers in season 29 but was still more or less unknown when he succeeded Linaker as Thomson's spin bowling partner the following season. The maligned Linaker was hardly missed as Cherry, given a license to flight the ball and search for wickets. took 33 of them in eight games including three five-fors. This, in addition to two fifties with the willow, marked an invaluable contribution to the Eagles' charge to the CC Oceania championship.

In the seasons afterward, Cherry largely maintained his place in the side, but never quite delivered the kind of consistent performances that the Eagles have wanted from their spin bowlers since the Swann-Woodman days. Tellingly, his best season by far - 33, in which he averaged 45 with the bat and half that with the ball to romp to the the club best and fairest - came during a brief stint in tier 2. Like Linaker before him, he was noted for producing some outstanding performances with a frustrating lack of consistency in between. Some of his highlights included a match-winning 8/46 against Too Short for Chess in season 32, 7/47 against the Bowral Suns the following season, and a marathon spell of 8/157 against the powerful Bumphrey & Dinkus on a flat track in season 35.

Season 35 proved Cherry's best tier 1 bowling season: he played every game for the only time in his career, toiling away on unforgiving pitches for a team-high 51 wickets. His efforts were rewarded with his second best and fairest award. This also proved his last hurrah, though, as he was no longer an automatic selection thereafter, becoming the third-choice spinner behind K.A. Naz and N.M. Morey. Nine games in season 36 yielded just 23 wickets at 49, although he made five fifties and averaged 50 with the bat, and he then took just sixteen wickets at 43 in five games the following season. At the end of which he was cut from the squad with B.N. Key to be given opportunities in the first-class side next season. He was transferred to The Sarah Taylor Fan Club, where he will likely play out his career.

Statistics

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Debut
03 Feb 2015 Nolls XI vs Moth Eaten CC
Last match
14 Jan 2020 Adensty Destroyers vs The Sarah Taylor Fan Club

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 13423337760320438.7952.93361684057101

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 134268891562147646/873/1332.823.4956.4924233
Debut
07 Nov 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs 0 Circle Champs
Last match
07 Nov 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs 0 Circle Champs

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 1215550*55.0065.481090100

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 1258133457/3133/433.253.0964.50000
Debut
17 Feb 2014 North Eastern CC vs Southend Pirates
Last match
06 Jul 2020 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club vs The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 786416192715540.1597.6263205172404

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 78330727699823/628.265.0233.7442
Debut
01 Feb 2014 Lahore Champs vs North Eastern CC
Last match
12 Apr 2020 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club vs Pitch Smashers

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 239186384663123*31.5192.782935243060011

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 239129371135727223/741.755.2747.56131

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
28 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 06 Jul 2020
1c The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 29 Jun 2020
17 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 22 Jun 2020
12 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 20 Jun 2020
1 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 13 Jun 2020
22* The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 08 Jun 2020
16 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v The Tammy Beaumont Fan Club Friendly (50 over) 06 Jun 2020
79/0, 4 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v Pitch Smashers One day (50 over) 12 Apr 2020
1, 69/1, 1c The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v Indian Royal Challengers One day (50 over) 05 Apr 2020
92*, 39/0 The Sarah Taylor Fan Club v Melchester CC One day (50 over) 29 Mar 2020