Antony Cromwell
Antony Cromwell
Union Senior Debut: 13 February 1999 - Scorecard
Last Senior Game: 29 February 2020 - Scorecard
# of Senior Games: 170
Representative Teams: North Otago Senior Representative
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It is said that for a club to survive it needs stalwarts, players who will dedicate themselves to the club and play week in week out.

Antony ‘Ants’ Cromwell is an example of this. After moving to Oamaru during his childhood Antony has made Union his home. From playing in the Junior grades in the club he has gradually moved to higher grades, at times showing good leadership potential, and made his way into the Senior team during the 2001-02 season as a team regular.  It was this leadership potential that saw him elevated to Senior team captain in 2004 and it was as captain that the team won the Dick Hunt Memorial Trophy, the Senior holiday competition during the 2004-05 season. He continued in this role until near the end of the 2005-06 season.

Since his first senior game Ants role within the team has varied changing from an off-spin bowler, top order batsman then to a fast-medium pace bowler but it is in his role now as a wicketkeeper where he has excelled and has been continually rated as the best keeper in North Otago club cricket. In recent weeks , since the departure of James Cutt back to his native England, Ants has shown signs of a maturity that has developing in the past few seasons, when he decided to take the opportunity to make the vacant opening spot with Duncan Drew his and so far looks to have good potential in this role.

In a true testament to his loyalty to the club, Ants has only played half a season in North Otago Cricket for a team outside the Union Cricket Club, when he was selected to play for the Waitaki Boy’s High School 1st XI from the Union Senior Reserve side.  At the start of last season, showing how much pride he has playing for the club, he modified his cricket helmet, spray painting it blue and finished it off with the clubs logo from one of his playing caps glued onto the visor part of the helmet.

During this season Ants was rewarded with a Senior 100 games cap which was presented by his grandfather Bob Pile. It was a proud moment for the two as for the first time it saw a grandfather and his grandson reach 100 senior games for the Union Cricket Club. Ants became the 18th player to receive this honour while Bob Pile was the first.

In areas other than playing Ants has coached junior cricket and has been a committee member. For the past few seasons he has helped the senior side not only on cricket field but also in the organising of the team making sure there are 11 players on the field each week.(Feb 2009)

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All Grades Batting Statistics

Grade Span Inns NO Runs HS 100s Average Cts
Senior 1 Day 1998-2020 122 6 1504 61 12.97 129
Senior Two Day 2001-2005 27 3 394 70 16.42 15
Twenty/20 2005-2015 20 2 329 60* 18.28 10
Easter Tour 1998-2007 13 1 180 63 15.00 6
Senior Reserve 1995-2002 28 3 379 100* 1 15.16 11
Second Grade 1995-1999 22 1 210 38 10.00 2
Third Grade 1997-1998 9 4 105 37 21.00 1
Total 1995-2020 241 20 3101 100* 1 14.03 174

All Grades Bowling Statistics

SpanWktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
Senior 1 Day1998-202038566114.89
Senior Two Day2001-20051624315.19
Twenty/202005-20152741-1437.00
Easter Tour1998-20071734420.24
Senior Reserve1995-20022534213.68
Second Grade1995-199929387113.34
Third Grade1997-19987783-2611.14
Total1995-202013420346-29215.18

Senior One Day Batting Statistics

Season Mches Inns NO Runs HS 0s 100s 50s Average Cts
2019 - 20 2 2 0 14 10 0 0 07.00 1
2014 - 15 4 4 0 35 18 1 0 08.75 4
2013 - 14 9 3 0 11 5 0 0 03.67 17
2012 - 13 10 9 0 68 20 2 0 07.56 12
2011 - 12 9 9 2 190 61 2 0 227.14 11
2010 - 11 6 3 87 32 29.00 9
2009 - 10 17 16 1 274 60 3 118.27 10
2008 - 09 17 14 1 141 25 1 10.85 17
2007 - 08 16 11 1 129 32* 2 12.90 18
2006 - 07 13 12 0 108 26 2 9.00 8
2005 - 06 15 8 0 46 11 2 5.75 12
2004 - 05 8 8 1 188 57* 2 126.86 1
2003 - 04 10 9 0 111 33 3 12.33 3
2002 - 03 6 6 0 64 26 10.67 6
2001 - 02 7 7 0 38 15 2 5.43
2000 - 01 1 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
1998 - 99 1 0 -----
Career 151 122 6 1504 61 23 0 4 12.97 129

Senior One Day Bowling Statistics

WktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
2019 - 20000-00-----
2014 - 15000-00-----
2013 - 14000-00-----
2012 - 131111-11011.00
2011 - 12000-00-----
2010 - 110------
2009 - 10------
2008 - 09151-55.00
2007 - 080-0-----
2006 - 072522-5226.00
2005 - 060-0-----
2004 - 052701-2635.00
2003 - 0482003-4425.00
2002 - 03101055-38110.50
2001 - 02141183-118.43
2000 - 01050-5-----
1998 - 990-0-----
Career385665-38114.89

Senior Two Day Batting Statistics

Season Mches Inns NO Runs HS 0s 100s 50s Average Cts
2004 - 05 5 6 0 100 37 1 16.67 3
2003 - 04 5 5 1 53 18 1 13.25 2
2002 - 03 5 9 1 189 70 1 23.63 4
2001 - 02 4 7 1 52 17 8.67 6
Career 19 27 3 394 70 2 0 1 16.42 15

Senior Two Day Bowling Statistics

SeasonWktsRunsBest-InnBest-Mch5wkts10wktsAverage
2004 - 051211-131-1421.00
2003 - 048644-177-538.00
2002 - 034313-133-147.75
2001 - 0231272-452-4542.33
Career162434-177-530015.19

Twenty/20 Batting Statistics

Season Mches Inns NO Runs HS 0s 100s 50s Average Cts
2014 - 15 4 3 0 32 31 1 0 010.67 2
2011 - 12 4 4 0 77 53 1 0 119.25 2
2010 - 11 3 3 1 87 48 43.50 1
2009 - 10 5 4 1 101 60* 1 133.67 4
2008 - 09 5 3 0 3 3 2 1.00 1
2007 - 08 2 2 0 25 16 12.50
2005 - 06 2 1 0 4 4 4.00
Career 25 20 2 329 60* 5 0 2 18.28 10

Twenty/20 Bowling Statistics

WktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
2014 - 15000-00-----
2011 - 12000-00-----
2010 - 111601-3660.00
2009 - 10------
2008 - 090-0-----
2007 - 080-0-----
2005 - 061141-1414.00
Career2741-14037.00

Easter Tour Batting Statistics

Season Mches Inns NO Runs HS 0s 100s 50s Average Cts
2006 - 07 1 1 0 5 5 5.00 1
2005 - 06 2 1 0 40 40 40.00 1
2003 - 04 2 2 0 63 63 1 131.50 1
2002 - 03 2 2 0 28 25 14.00 1
2001 - 02 3 3 1 16 10* 1 8.00 1
2000 - 01 2 2 0 15 14 7.50 1
1999 - 00 2 0 -----
1998 - 99 2 2 0 13 8 6.50
Career 16 13 1 180 63 2 0 1 15.00 6

Easter Tour Bowling Statistics

WktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
2006 - 07090-9-----
2005 - 060-0-----
2003 - 044662-3016.50
2002 - 036593-279.83
2001 - 021371-1437.00
2000 - 010380-38-----
1999 - 003602-2320.00
1998 - 993752-4925.00
Career173443-27020.24

Senior Reserve Batting Statistics

Season Inns NO Runs HS 100s Average Cts
2001 - 02 2 0 41 22 20.50 1
2000 - 01 10 3 211 100* 130.14 5
1999 - 00 14 0 117 36 8.36 5
1997 - 98 1 0 0 0 0.00
1995 - 96 1 0 10 10 10.00
Career 28 3 379 100* 1 15.16 11

Senior Reserve Bowling Statistics

SeasonWktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
2001 - 02------
2000 - 01111283-1711.64
1999 - 00142143-1115.29
1997 - 98------
1995 - 96------
Career25342013.68

Second Grade Batting Statistics

Season Inns NO Runs HS 100s Average Cts
1998 - 99 13 1 137 38 11.42
1997 - 98 4 0 61 32 15.25 2
1995 - 96 5 0 12 6 2.40
Career 22 1 210 38 0 10.00 2

Second Grade Bowling Statistics

SeasonWktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
1998 - 99283416-29112.18
1997 - 981251-2525.00
1995 - 960210-21-----
Career29387113.34

Third Grade Batting Statistics

Season Inns NO Runs HS 100s Average Cts
1997 - 98 9 4 105 37 21.00 1
Career 9 4 105 37 0 21.00 1

Third Grade Bowling Statistics

SeasonWktsRunsBest-Inn5wktsAverage
1997 - 987783-2611.14
Career7783-26011.14

Player News

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7 March 2009Seniors Through to FinalLink
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6 December 2008Hill takes 3-6 as young Union team beat Oamaru by 7 wicketsLink
30 November 2008Cutt and Drew Combine for 149 run opening standLink
17 November 2008Members HonouredLink
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23 February 2008Union qualify for Borton Cup SemisLink
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2 February 2008UNION DICK HUNT 20/20 CHAMPIONS!Link
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