A partnership between fellow Cleary Medalists has hit the Mt Clear record books. Matthew Goonan and Daniel Hopkinson came together at 3/37 on Saturday against Ballarat/Redan. Both have been rewarded as the BCA Club Competition best player (Goonan 08/09 & 09/10 and Hopkinson 02/03) so a top performance shouldn’t have surprised. However, a partnership of 195 runs might have been a bit too much to ask. Matthew and Daniel overtook current teammates Paull Jeffrey and Ash George who made 159 for the 4th wicket against Golden Point in 06/07. Matt Goonan also passed 3000 runs during his innings.
Daniel Hopkinson bowling against Wendouree in the T/20 Blast semi-final. He followed up his 106 on Saturday with 69* in this game.
Despite only being 7 weeks into the season this is the 3rd partnership record to fall. Jarrod Burns and Hayden Cartledge made 200 in Round 1 to claim the 1st XI 5th wicket record and Aaron Burfurd and Bryce Humphrey took the 3rd XI 2nd wicket partnership with 287* in Round 2.