The weekend saw a total of 33 debutants in Victorian Premier Cricket across the Men's and Women's competitions.
22 Men and 11 Women played for the first time. Ex-Sri Lankan Test spinner Saraj Randiv was the oldest at 34, Melbourne's Fergus O'Neill and Prahran's Irish import Gaby Lewis are the equal youngest at 18.
It was an unforgettable debut by Melbourne Uni's Akon Mawien, who took 1/35 from his ten overs against Dandenong, then followed up by hitting the winning runs (3*) batting at number eleven amidst great tension at Shepley Oval.
Congratulations to all debutants! We also acknowledge the contribution of their original clubs with their coaching and development.
The debutants, with details of where they originated from (where known), are as follows:
Box Hill Nikita Bhor (India)
Camb Mag Alec Smith (Clarence Dist Tas)
Carlton Simon Branston (Royal Park-Brunswick VTCA)
Carl-Bruns Tayla Wilmot (South Africa), Stephanie Hutchins (Devon UK)
Dandenong Suraj Randiv (Sri Lanka)
Essendon Donovan Toohey (Holy Trinity NMCA)
Frank Pen Brodie Eccles (Boronia ECA), Ryan Hammel (Delacombe Park MPCA), Jai Elcock (Langwarrin MPCA)
Green Kang Michael Stretton (Bankstown NSW), Kyle Newnham (Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows VSDCA), Thomas Weston (Fremantle WA), Liam Fitzsimmons (New City CAW)
King Haw Ruwan Perera (Nunawading BHRDCA), Alex Deuchar (Mt Waverley VSDCA), Prateek Patil, Visura Fernando (Yarraleen BHRDCA)
Melbourne Renee Moffitt (NZ), Fergus O'Neill (Flemington Colts NWCA)
Melb Uni Akon Mawien (Sunshine Hts VTCA)
Northcote Ravindu Fernando (Craigieburn NWCA)
Prahran Robine Rijke (Netherlands), Sterre Kalis (Netherlands), Gaby Lewis (Ireland), Elliott Bradley (Sth Caulfield CSB), Tom Loten (Yorkshire UK)
Plenty Valley Beth Harvey (UK)
Ringwood Una Raymond-Hoey (Ireland), Sayali Abhyanker (India), Bhavisha Devchand (WA), Sam Beer (Lysterfield FTGDCA)
St Kilda Will Lovell (Sthn Tigers Tas)