Campbelltown cricketer knocks statistics out the park

Few grade cricketers can boast statistics as impressive as Jonathan Scott-Dobbie.

The 22-year-old, who also plays soccer in winter, has found himself moving up grades every year because his figures are so good.

The Campbelltown man recently earned the Wests Sports Council senior sportsperson of the month title for his hard work with the Magpies Cricket Club.

Club representative Michael Stewart said Scott-Dobbie was a stand-out in the past season.

“Jonathan started the season in the seventh grade but due to his outstanding season finished in fifth grade,” he said.

“In a strong year, he excelled in all facets of the game.”

Scott-Dobbie could be considered a true all-rounder.

In his seven games in seventh grade, he batted seven times and scored 532 runs – including a top score of 211.

He also took seven wickets, with a best of 3-16, two field catches and, as the wicket-keeper, two catches and a stumping.

Scott-Dobbie said his double century was a tiring effort.

“I was absolutely knackered from about 50 to 100,” he said.

His good form continued in the fifth grade, with a further 261 runs from six outings and a batting average of 43.

He took 17 wickets, with best figures of 4-20, and three more catches, two as wicketkeeper.

But Scott-Dobbie doesn’t mull too much on the achievements.

“I’m not really sure how I do it,” he said.

“I just take my time and choose the right balls.”

The all-rounder idolised Michael Clarke growing up and appreciated his patience at the crease.

He sees batting as his greatest strength.

The other monthly winners from Wests Sports Council were Thomas Hine, the Campbelltown Kangaroos JAFL under-9s, Andre Ferreira, Chris O’Dwyer and the Cobras Netball Division 1 Team 1.