Posted: 29 October, 2016 by Cricket Newsroom

Glenn Maxwell Makes A Classic Grade Cricket Cameo

Peak Maxwell.

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Victoria's recent Sheffield Shield side raised a few eyebrows for the omission of star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.

A Test gig in the upcoming series against South Africa wouldn't have been outrageous for Maxwell, who has made three appearances in the baggy green to date, yet there he was, missing selection for his state side.

So Maxwell, unable to play in the Shield, went and played the next level down: Premier Cricket.

Maxwell was named for his grade cricket side Fitzroy Doncaster in a two-day match against St Kilda at Schramms Reserve.

It's a long way removed from the Melbourne Cricket Ground - close to 20 kilometres, in fact.

With St Kilda batting first, Maxwell's off-spinners came to the fore.

He was tidy early, bowling at first change and taking the wicket of St Kilda opener Josh Manning, before finishing with bowling figures of 1/44 off 16.5 overs.

He also starred in the field, taking two catches and running out former Australian leg spinner James Muirhead.

With St Kilda cleaned up for 192, Maxwell's batting was next on the cards.

He was named to bat at three, and instantly found himself at the crease with Fitzroy Doncaster opener Matthew Bremner caught for a duck in the first over.

What came next was a classic Maxwell cameo.

The Victorian only made 43 in his short stay at the crease - all in a 45-run partnership - before being dismissed by another prolific duo: caught Rob Quiney, bowled Michael Beer.

Short but sweet.

Fitzroy Doncaster ended the day 2/61, and will return to action next Saturday, but perhaps without Maxwell, with Victoria's next Sheffield Shield match scheduled on Friday.

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