LMS Royalty, Spider Monkeys, have 3 LMS Legends to celebrate!! The 3 great mates hit Legend status around the same time which was a fitting way to bring it up! We're looking forward to Huss joining "The Big 4" in due course.
Mohammad "Skip" Hammoud, Habib Hamade and Ziad "Big Z" Abbas have certainly all made an impact on LMS over the years. Their beloved Spider Monkeys have made it through to an LMS Champions Day and have always competed well towards the business end of the season. An elusive Sydney/Aus Champs crown seems like a matter of time! The trio experienced a year to remember when they all played together for the East Coast Whales (Owned by Ziad) in the inaugural LMS Sydney Super Series. In one of the most exciting games in LMS history, the ECW won in an eliminator over. Later that year the ECW played at the LMS World Champs, making it all the way to the final at Bradman Oval.
Mo, a veteran of almost 380 matches, has been a dominant force in LMS since debuting back in 2009 with Bankstown National Sports. Mo created the Spider Monkeys in 2011.
Mo has 360 LMS wickets at an average of 24.9 and economy of 7.3. With the bat, Mo is approaching 9,000 LMS runs at an average of 41 and SR of 170.
Mo's prolific wicket taking sees him currently sitting 31st on the Global wicket takers list, 14th in Australia and 2nd in Sydney.
Habib started his 400+ LMS games, alongside Mo, for Bankstown National Sports in 2009.
Habib has just shy of 350 wickets at an average of 28 and economy of 7.1
Due to the teams Habib has played in, he hasn't always got the opportunities with the bat he may have in other sides. Given that, it's hugely impressive to have compiled over 5,500 runs at a SR of 158 including twenty-five 50's.
Habib sits 34th on the Global wicket takers list, 15th is Australia and 3rd in Sydney.
Big Z made his LMS debut in 2013 for Spider Monkeys and has one of the most decorated LMS records in Sydney. He represented Australia in the World Series in the UK, making it all the way to the final. He'll also be part of the next Australian side and is hoping to go one
Ziad has just shy of 8,000 runs at an average of 48 and SR of 203. His bowling record boasts almost 280 wickets at an average of 23.8 and economy of 6.22
Ziad sits 76th on the Global wicket takers list, 33rd in Australia and 8th in Sydney.
Huge congratulations to the Mo, Habib and Ziad on becoming LMS Legends! Their player profiles can be seen here: