Milestone for senior Red Cap

IN THE context of the game, Jeff Hussey says the second wicket he took was hardly pivotal.

Wendouree had already stacked on a massive target in Darley and the Lions had just begun the chase in the Ballarat Cricket Association club thirds.

Hussey modestly admits there was a bit of extra cheering and a few more high fives.

It was his 600th senior wicket for the Red Caps.

“It was my second one for the game and I just hoped to keep taking a couple more,” Hussey said.

“Hopefully I can get a few more this week and next week, and when I do finish playing it’ll be nice to look back on. The 53-year-old paceman might not be as fast as he was when he debuted for the Red Caps in the 1984-85 season but he remains dangerous, taking multiple wickets each round.

He nabbed two more after his milestone wicket last round.

Hussey says he also now enjoys the chance to play alongside his 16-year-old son Callum.

“I love playing cricket. Training’s good and a challenge,” Hussey said.

“I’ve been playing with my son for the first time and batting together is great fun.”

Hussey is not the only Red Cap achieving impressive milestone feats so far this season.

Red Caps firsts’ captain David Ellis took his 200th wicket in the firsts and chalked up his 3000th run in the firsts.

Thirds skipper Ash Creelman captured his 200th senior wicket and passed 5000 runs while fifths captain Max Drew made his 4000th senior run in round five.

All-rounder Gavin Webb reached 3500 A-grade runs and Peter LeLeivre passed 4000 senior runs for the Red Caps, adding to the 6525 runs he has made for the Golden Point firsts.

melanie.whelan@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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