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Mitchell Tremain
We chat with Mitchell 'Egga' Tremain (1st-grade cap #129) about his time playing for the lions
Written By: Alexander Gomez
September 27, 2021

Can you tell us a little about yourself outside of cricket?

I am an Eels tragic, love a beer, travelling and playing golf. I have worked in sales for Asahi – Schweppes for ten years and I live in Balgownie, Wollongong with my beautiful partner Julie. We have a Miniature Dachshund puppy named Frankie.

Can you give us a quick rundown on your playing history for the lions?

I started playing green shield at age 15 in 1999/2000. Later that year I played 5th-grade season. I think I batted nine and got 20 not out. I was lucky enough to play 201 games for the club and scored over 4,000 runs for the club in all grades.

Any fond memories around the club that you can share with us?

Being part of the first grade T20 team squad was special. The scenes in the dressing room at North Sydney oval were something to remember and the party at The Doran’s house went until the next morning. Another special moment was Billy York presenting me with my first-grade cap on the field at Rosedale Oval in front of my teammates and some touching words from both Bill and Anthony Clark.

Do you remember your first game for the club?

Yes, it was at Don Dawson Oval in 5th-grade and my first captain was Robert (Snorter) Bellizia, I remember that he had picked twelve players for the day, Snort had to send someone home (can’t remember who that player was). I remember sitting in the tiny, old change rooms at Don Dawson at the end of play and it was so hot and sweaty, the air in the room was filled with cigarette smoke and everyone in the team had a beer in their hand.

Is there anyone who you’ve admired regarding the presence they had or the way they go about their business in a game?

I admired Lambos, how he could bowl twenty overs or more in a day and come out and open the batting and more than likely peel off a hundred… simply amazing. It was special for Anthony Clark to be my first-grade captain, many years before he was my coach at Bill Maddens. Players that I had a lot of respect for were the likes of Richard Gerdes, Jason Gynn, Steve Luc and Billy York all these legends of the club played hard on the field and was a pleasure to share a dressing room with and they always had time for us young blokes.

Any standout performances you’ve seen someone put together?

Scott Gaal ripping the wicket-keeping pads off in the 5th-grade grand final and taking 5 wickets for not many, to win the club’s first lower grade title was impressive. That was the loudest team song I have ever been a part of.

Any teams you looked forward to playing the most?

Not really, but I looked forward to playing away from Fairfield Oval, particularly anywhere the ball came onto the bat quicker than the Mecca. Coogee Oval, Jensen Oval, Glenn McGrath Oval, were always good nights out after playing at those grounds.

Are there any individual performances from yourself that stand out?

I scored my first hundred in 3rd-grade at Asquith oval, it took me many years to get my first one and it was great to get it in front of so many close mates (Anthony Percy, Mitch Lloyd, Pete Zybrands). Steve Luc captained the side that day and I remember him buying me rumbulls (rum and Red Bull) all night at the club.

Any advice for any young players trying to make their way up the grades, or find their feet in grade cricket?

Just be patient and don’t rush things. I have been fortunate enough to make some friends for life and have some great memories I will cherish.

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We chat to Club legend Anthony Clark (1st Grade cap #65) about his time playing for the lions

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We chat to Dean Attard (First Grade cap #122) about his time playing for the lions

Mitchell Lloyd

We chat with Mitchell Lloyd (First Grade cap #131 and current sponsor) about his time with the Lions

Mitchell Williams

We chat with Mitchell Williams (First Grade cap #106) about his time with the Lions

Wendel Delpechitra

We chat to Wendel Delpechitra (First Grade Cap #114) about his time playing for the Lions

Brett Lack

We chat to Brett Lack (1st Grade cap #38) about his experience with the Lions.

Richard Gerdes

We chat to Richard Gerdes (1st-Grade cap #48) about his time with FLCC playing 282 games.

Dean Attard

We chat to Dean Attard (First Grade cap #122) about his time playing for the lions

Mitchell Lloyd

We chat with Mitchell Lloyd (First Grade cap #131 and current sponsor) about his time with the Lions

Mitchell Williams

We chat with Mitchell Williams (First Grade cap #106) about his time with the Lions

Wendel Delpechitra

We chat to Wendel Delpechitra (First Grade Cap #114) about his time playing for the Lions

Brett Lack

We chat to Brett Lack (1st Grade cap #38) about his experience with the Lions.

Richard Gerdes

We chat to Richard Gerdes (1st-Grade cap #48) about his time with FLCC playing 282 games.

Mitchell Lloyd

We chat with Mitchell Lloyd (First Grade cap #131 and current sponsor) about his time with the Lions

Mitchell Williams

We chat with Mitchell Williams (First Grade cap #106) about his time with the Lions

Wendel Delpechitra

We chat to Wendel Delpechitra (First Grade Cap #114) about his time playing for the Lions

Brett Lack

We chat to Brett Lack (1st Grade cap #38) about his experience with the Lions.

Richard Gerdes

We chat to Richard Gerdes (1st-Grade cap #48) about his time with FLCC playing 282 games.

Mitchell Williams

We chat with Mitchell Williams (First Grade cap #106) about his time with the Lions

Wendel Delpechitra

We chat to Wendel Delpechitra (First Grade Cap #114) about his time playing for the Lions

Brett Lack

We chat to Brett Lack (1st Grade cap #38) about his experience with the Lions.

Richard Gerdes

We chat to Richard Gerdes (1st-Grade cap #48) about his time with FLCC playing 282 games.

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