Batsman's out of this world Batsman's out of this world

MARTIANS Cricket Club player Mitch Curran has been performing on "another planet" compared to his rivals this season.

Curran, now 24, grew up in Holsworthy and is a former Moorebank Cricket Club player.

The Martians club, which is sponsored by St Johns Park Bowling Club, was formed two years ago.

The club's home ground is St Johns Park.

Curran said the the fledging club was built on "mateship".

"It's about playing with your mates and enjoying your cricket," the trainee firefighter said.

The Canley Vale resident plays in the Martians' third grade team in the Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association.

Club president Phillip York said Curran's recent achievements established new club records against Smithfield RSL.

He was foisted into the open batting position and clouted a club record score, scorching the bowling with an 85 run effort.

The following week he "smoked" the batsmen, taking nine wickets.

His super bowling figures were 9-73 from 20 overs.

There were no hat-tricks in Curran's dominating right-arm fast spell.

York said in just a few short seasons the Martians have certainly proved consistent and competitive.

"In the 2010/11 season we had immediate success, winning the minor premiership and premiership in fourth grade," York said.

"I have been involved in the Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Association at junior and senior level for 36 years, and Mitch's is the best individual performance I have been involved with."

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