One of the highest achievers in NSW Premier Cricket, Ian Moran, was elected the 31st Life Member of the Sydney Cricket Association on Monday night.
The former Scottish International and T20 player for the NSW Blues, Sydney Sixers and Thunder, received the honour at the SCA Annual General Meeting, held at Bankstown Oval Pavilion.
Moran, 40, played 393 First Grade matches with three clubs between 1997 and 2018, scoring what is currently the second most First Grade runs recorded with 13,153.
Former Blues opening batsman, former Sydney Uni team mate and very close friend, Greg Mail, has the most scoring 15,242.
Mail spoke in support of his nomination on Monday. Moran was presented with his Life Membership by SCA Chairman Andrew Falk.
Moran started his First Grade career at Petersham-Marrickville, now Randwick Petersham. After four seasons, he moved to Sydney University, spending 13 with the students, before finishing his career with five at Eastern Suburbs.
Moran scored 18 centuries and 77 half-centuries including a highest score of 202 not out for Sydney University against Manly-Warringah in 2011/12.
The right-arm fast-medium bowler also claimed 424 First Grade wickets at 22.7, including best figures of 7-20. He fell just short of 200 catches in the top grade finishing with 198.
Moran played 13 One-Day List A matches for Scotland between 2006 and 2007, as well as nine T20 matches for the Blues, Sixers and Thunder spanning 2006 to 2015.