Avendano 2017-18 First Grade Captain

AvendanoThe North Sydney Bears are proud to announce their first grade captain and vice-captain for the 2017-18 NSW Premier Cricket season. 

First grade captain – Justin Avendano

Justin returns as first grade captain. One of the most talented batsmen in Sydney, Justin had a stellar season in 2016-17 that has seen him announced as part of the Sydney Sixers academy squad for BBL07. He will be looking to further improve on that form. 

Justin and the leadership group led an improving side to six wins last year, up from two the year before. Justin will be striving to see that trend continue as he helms a skilled squad.

"We have an extremely talented side with a good mix of youth and experience which I believe is the key of playing finals cricket," Justin said. "I can't wait to get stuck in with this great group of guys for another big year. Finals cricket is just around the corner."

First grade vice-captain – Tom Jagot

Jagot2Tom steps up to the vice-captaincy having led the Poidevin-Gray side in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Tom is coming off a strong season with Burwell CC in the UK and an excellent grade season before that. Tom brings calm leadership and extensive captaincy experience in age-group cricket to the role of vice-captain