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Former Northern player moves nearer to the record
Monday 13th February 2012

Sydney University's former New South Wales batsman Greg Mail, who scored 1,027 runs for Northern in the Liverpool Competition in 1998, has become the second highest run scorer in the history of Sydney First Grade cricket.

Scores of 84 not out v Northern District on Saturday and 62 against Eastern Suburbs on Sunday took him to 12,163 runs, moving him ahead of Warren Bardsley (12,116) with just Greg Hayne (12,354) to catch.

Mail also took one wicket over the weekend to take him to 684 runs and 30 wickets for the season, making him the second player this season, along with Grant Lambert (592 runs and 34 wickets), to achieve the all rounders double of 500 runs and 30 wickets in the season.

Lambert, who plays at Fairfield-Liverpool, played fourteen matches for Huyton in 2004, scoring 936 runs at an average of 85.09. He also took 30 wickets at an average of 22.23.