Sarah Berman Makes First Class Debut

UTS North Sydney’s remarkable first grade scorer, Sarah Berman, made her first class scoring debut Sunday, taking the book for the Australia A vs Indians match at Drummoyne Oval. This landmark comes after she scored a number of the WBBL matches in the season just completed.

Sarah came to the club two and a half years ago, her offer of scoring assistance gleefully accepted after the club’s long-serving scorer, Robyn Wilson, stepped down. Sarah’s diligence and skill was quickly evident – not a great surprise given it was an international posting at a big 4 consulting firm that had brought her to Australia.

Sarah joined onto the committee shortly thereafter and she now occupies the office of Assistant Honorary Secretary. On the committee, Sarah has overseen an explosion in the volunteer ranks at the club, has helped model the club’s financials during the challenging COVID 19 outbreak, and directed and produced the club’s first virtual presentation night.

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All those contributions overlook Sarah’s contribution to the club’s media. If you follow the Bears on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube, you have Sarah to thank for the peerless content that is produced without fail, week to week. To watch Sarah score a first grade game is a thing of wonder as she tweets, films, clips and communicates with all the other grades, all while performing her scoring duties flawlessly. Sarah provides terrific media support to our women’s teams, including facilitating the livestreaming of our Brewer Shield games.

Last season, Sarah took out the coveted Malcolm Gorham scorer’s award from the NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association – a monumental achievement in her second season scoring in Sydney. Just as importantly, she made her on-field debut for the club as well, skippering our women’s third grade side against Bankstown.

Sarah is a universally popular Bear, and all the club’s players, volunteers, committee, coaches and supporters wish Sarah well as she progresses her scoring career. We are fortunate to have her at the club.