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Ayres, WG

Name: Ayres, Warren Geoffrey
Date of Birth: 25 October 1965
Career: 1983/84 - 2007/08 
Teams: Melbourne, Dandenong
Matches: 380
Batting Style: RHB 
Bowling Style: RAMP 

 

 Warren Ayres

The all-time leading runscorer in District/Premier Cricket, Ayres was destined for a distinguished career from early days, when he became the only Victorian to be selected in four successive Under 19 Championships.

After twenty seasons, four premierships and two Ryder Medals at Melbourne, Ayres moved to Dandenong as captain coach in 2002/03, taking the Panthers to an historic first flag in 2006/07. His most productive seasons were 1119 runs @ 65.82 in 1997/98 and 1166 runs @ 58.30 in 1999/2000. The latter is the season aggregate record for District/Premier Cricket.

The prolific Ayres played 46 first class matches for the Bushrangers between 1987/88 and 1996/97, scoring 2611 runs @ 33.91, with 7 centuries and 11 half-centuries.

Ayres' 41 centuries is also a District/Premier record, ahead of Jack Ryder (37), Peter McAlister (31), Warwick Armstrong (29) and John Scholes (26).

Warren Ayres' Centuries:

For Melbourne (30)

Score      Against  Season 
112 v St Kilda at St Kilda 1985/86
103 v Collingwood at the Albert Ground 1986/87 (SF)
101 v Ringwood at the Albert Ground 1988/89
105 v University at University 1989/90
108 v Prahran at Prahran 1989/90
141 v Richmond at Richmond 1990/91
173* v Fitzroy Doncaster at the Albert Ground 1991/92
201 v Prahran at the Albert Ground 1992/93
144 v Geelong at Geelong 1993/94
120 v Hawthorn Wav at the Albert Ground 1994/95
141* v Dandenong at the Albert Ground 1994/95
122* v Collingwood at the Albert Ground 1994/95
132 v Prahran at Prahran 1995/96
152 v Carlton at the Albert Ground 1997/98
131* v Ringwood at the Albert Ground 1997/98
150 v Northcote at the Albert Ground 1997/98 (QF)
126* v Camb Magpies at the Albert Ground 1997/98 (F)
149  v Richmond at Richmond 1998/99
171 v Frankston Peninsula at Frankston 1998/99
104 v Hawthorn Wav at the Albert Ground 1998/99
115 v Ringwood at Ringwood 1998/99
153*  v Essendon at Essendon 1999/00
163  v South Melbourne at South Melbourne 1999/00
131 v Ringwood at the Albert Ground 1999/00
109 v Northcote at Northcote 1999/00
111 v Richmond at the Albert Ground 1999/00 (F)
218  v North Melbourne at the Albert Ground 2001/02
109 v Footscray-Vic Uni at North Ballarat 2001/02
119 v Essendon at Essendon 2001/02
102 v Carlton at the Albert Ground 2001/02
     

For Dandenong (11)

Score      Against                                              Season 
110* v Ringwood at Ringwood 2002/03
115 v Haw-Monash Uni at Dandenong 2002/03
126* v North Melbourne at Dandenong 2003/04
106* v Footscray-Vic Uni at Footscray 2003/04
103 v South Melbourne at Dandenong 2003/04
102 v Northcote at Dandenong 2004/05
101  v Essendon at Essendon 2004/05
193  v Northcote at Dandenong 2005/06
110 v St Kilda at Central Reserve 2005/06
139 v Ringwood at Wonthaggi 2005/06
149 v Fitzroy Doncaster at Doncaster 2007/08


Batting
Innings N.O. Runs Batting Avg High Score 50s 100s
396  36 15277  42.43  218   73  41

Bowling
Runs Wickets Bowling Avg Best 5wi 10wm Ct/St
 286 7 40.85 2/17     177