Running with the Rodgie’s

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The term “cricket runs in the family” is often over used these days when it comes to discussion about cricketing families.
One family that this does ring true for is the Rodgie family, that has three generations of cricketers that have all played grade cricket over the past 50 years.

Scott Rodgie from Mosman Cricket club is a third generation first-grade cricket, following on his father David and grand-father Keith. They are the only three-generation family to have played first-grade cricket for the one club, Scott having commenced his career with North Sydney in the 2005-2006 season.
All members were present at the recent Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup finals at the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch Scott in action for Mosman.
Grandfather Keith Rodgie will celebrate 60 years since his First Grade debut on January the 12th next year. Despite only playing nine first grade games, Keith had an illustrious cricketing career amassing 5785 runs in all grade cricket of which 2877 runs came in Second Grade. Keith’s career stretched 25 years (from the 1950-1951 season to 1974-75) which displayed his longevity in the game.
His son David (Scott Rodgie’s father) was the next to come along in the long line of Rodgie’s to have success in Grade cricket. David made his debut in the 1976-1977 season just two seasons removed from his father retiring.
He scored 1188 runs in First Grade cricket and much like his father Keith had a huge amount of success in second grade. In that grade he scored 4455 runs including six centuries.
Not to be forgotten is Scott’s brother Justin who made his First Grade debut earlier this season for Sydney Cricket Club. He has registered three games for Sydney including playing in its Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup Semi Final against Newcastle.
Scott Rodgie who is currently still playing First Grade Cricket made his debut for North Sydney in the 2005-2006 season and amassed an impressive 4877 runs for the club in his time there.
Last Sunday during the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup Finals, Scott took his career total to 6002 runs in his career in what is a wonderful achievement.
Having already scored over 500 runs in all competitions this season and returned with 13 wickets, Rodgie is continuing the good bloodline of his family.
Scott says that playing First Grade cricket was very high on his goals list growing up
“As I grew up 1st grade was certainly put on a very high pedestal as to something I wanted to achieve. I have been very fortunate to have a quite a long 1st grade career but more meaningful for me has been the support of the family throughout”. Scott goes on to say that his earliest cricketing memory was watching his dad play cricket at a young age and how blessed he feels to be involved with three generations of First grade cricket. “with the history and prestige with which Sydney grade cricket is held, to have 3 generations play 1st grade is something we are very lucky to experience. My earliest cricket memories were with grandad watching dad at north Sydney oval and wanting to achieve that goal as well”.
The ability to be able to perform at such a high level for a long period of time is testament to the dedication and hard work that players put in. To have four players in the family that have all played First Grade cricket at one time or another is an incredible achievement.
We congratulate the Rodgie’s on their achievement.

 

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