The Sydney Morning Herald – Eastlake product Nick Winter had to wait five seasons for his Sheffield Shield debut, so he was always going to make it one to remember.


  • It was somewhat fitting that Winter made his first class debut alongside debut centurion Harry Nielsen, the son of former Australian coach Tim Nielsen.
  • Winter became the 32nd player to play first class cricket after representing the ACT, and the fifth Eastlake player to do so, following Jamie Haynes, Darren McNees, Alex Ross and Aaron Ayre.
  • While Winter became Canberra’s latest first class revelation interstate, umpire Terry Keel was busy breaking new ground in the capital.
  • Keel broke the ACT umpiring record for most first grade matches last weekend when he officiated his 242nd game in Queanbeyan’s win over Tuggeranong.
  • He umpired his first ACT first grade game in the 1991-92 season and has since shuffled from the stumps to square leg in Prime Minister’s XI clashes, women’s one-day internationals, men’s domestic one-day games and a handful of domestic Twenty20 matches.

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