Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union

Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union

Fortior Ito – Go Forth With Strength – School est. 1820 Old Boys Union est. 1925

Cricketers

Harold “Mudgee” Cranney 

Born 23 October 1886 in Parramatta. He played First Grade cricket for Cumberland for the first time in 1901, while he was still at school. He was 15. This was the beginning of a long association with the club as a player and as an official. he played for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield. He scored 856 runs at an average of 31.7 in First Class cricket. He first played against Tasmania in 1913 but his best score was against South Australia in 1921, (144 and 95). He became s state selector and was one of the three selectors who witnessed Don Bradman’s first appearance in the Sydney nets. Harold died in 1971 aged 85.

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