The year Fergo won three flags
Ryan Ferguson was one of the nicest cricketers you could meet. He’d been with the Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club for many years before Season 2016/2017 rolled around. But this year was going to be special for a whole lot of reasons. For starters, he grew a beard. He was Under 17’s, so that was OK. Before the season started, Ryan decided to put his hand up to play in the Patron’s Cup for the Senior Club. This is a pre-season knock-out comp and our Club had never got past the first round, but it turned out that Quinns went all the way to the final and won it in style. Premiership #1.
The junior cricket season started in mid-October and Fergo got into playing a series of T20 matches for his team. By now, he was flying, having had such a good warm up with the Seniors. Soon enough, Fergo’s 100th game for the Junior Club rolled around, along with that of a couple of his good mates from the QRJCC Under 17’s, Callum Morrell and Byron Reid – the first three players from the Club to achieve this milestone!
L to R: 100 Game Players Ryan Ferguson, Callum Morrell and Byron Reid.
This came on top of Fergo being made a Playing Life Member of the Junior Club in the previous season. Talk about having a good run!
By the middle of February, Ryan found himself playing in his second Grand Final for the year. This time he made the trek out to Altone Park, in Morley, as he was playing in the One Day Final for G Grade. Quinns were disappointed to be rolled for 146, but that didn’t stop the G Grade boys – Morley were bundled out for just 120, and Fergo was the proud recipient of another Grand Final Medal – chalk up Premiership #2.
G Grade One Day Premiership Team 2017-2018
Just when maybe he thought it couldn’t get any better, Fergo would find himself invited to the WACA with a stack of his Junior teammates, receiving an award that recognised the number of years that he had been committed to Junior Cricket. This was turning out to be some season, but he wasn’t done yet…
The last weekend in March saw Fergo back out at Altone Park, taking on Morley in the G Grade Two Day Final, with the home side out to exact sweet revenge. But Fergo’s luck was in, with Quinns running out convincing winners, compiling 6/237 and dismissing Morley for 168. Cue Premiership #3 and Fergo is undoubtedly all smiles.
Winning three premierships in one year is quite a feat. In fact, Fergo became the first player in the history of cricket at Quinns Rocks, either Junior or Senior, to achieve this remarkable milestone. So here’s to you Fergo and your three flags in Season 2016/2017! That’s going to take some beating!