Shane Singe - 2002 Professional
The Club's overseas player in 2002 and 2003. Left handed opening batsman and wicketkeeper from Auckland, New Zealand. Captained his club, Papatoetoe to the Auckland Premier Grade championship in 2002/03, only a year after leading them to the 1st Grade title. In the 2001/02 season Shane received the Auckland Umpires Association Award as Most Positive Captain in all Auckland competitions. Scored over 600 runs (av. 44) and received the Auckland Cricket Association Tankard for the player scoring most 1st Grade runs during the season 2001/02. Effected 41 dismissals (35 ct. 6 st.), which also earned him the Auckland Cricket Association Tankard for the highest number of dismissals in 1st Grade competition during that same season . He captained Auckland Under 19's in 1998/99, and Auckland Under 17's two years earlier. Shane made his debut for Auckland "A" in February 2003 in their final match of the 2002/03 season. He made his first class debut for Auckland v Wellington in December 2003. He is a qualified physical education teacher, and has coached Auckland under 15 and under 17 representative teams.
Batted at number 3 for Carrick in 2002, scoring 391 runs @ 39.10, HS 88* v Laurelvale on debut. 13 dismissals (8 ct. 5 st.) In 2003 he scored 593 runs @ 39.53, HS 83 v Derriaghy, and had 26 dismissals (17 ct. 9 st.). Helped Carrick win Section 2 league title. Shane returned to play in a few Section 1 matches in 2004, when he had two spells deputising for AB de Villiers. Scored 99* in the vital final match of the season, the victory over Belfast Harlequins which ensured Section 1 survival for Carrick.
After the injury to Davy Jacobs, Shane returned as the club's overseas player in July 2005 and scored his maiden hundred for the club, 107* v Downpatrick. Returned for the last few matches in 2006 following an injury to pro Abbas Ali, and scored 87 in vital win v Bangor.
Shane is a full time PE teacher and is still playing club cricket for Papatoetoe CC in Auckland.