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Richard Gerdes
We chat to Richard Gerdes (1st-Grade cap #48) about his time with FLCC playing 282 games.
Written By: Alexander Gomez
August 21, 2020

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

Worked in indoor sports Centres for 30 years then moved to Mollymook in 2016 and now manage service station at Milton.

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

Played 282 games for Club in every grade from 1sts (cap no. 48) to 5ths and PG’s. Coached PG’s for 12 seasons for a premiership and runners up, Green Shield for 3 years, and served on Club’s committee and Executive with terms as President & Secretary

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

Seeing the Club going from almost being kicked out of comp in the late 1980s to becoming a powerhouse winning premierships and supplying countless players to representative sides

Do you remember your first game for the club?

Yep season 1985/86 R1 v Petersham at Jubilee Oval

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

Going to overindulge here but 4 – Bill York for holding the Club together in the early years and getting me over to play for the Lions. Steve Smith who brought standards to the Club and helped set the Club on a path to winning comps along with being a class above every other batsman who played for the Club. Anthony Clark and Grant Lambert who learned the game off the older guys and then turned this into match-winning performances for the Lions for the next 20 years, and then stayed on with the Club in coaching roles trying to help the next generation of Lions. Also a special mention to David Kelley, Sean Pope, Ron Harivel, Ben Rohrer and Steve Luc who also played massive roles in the Club’s successes.

Any standout performances you’ve seen someone put together?

Lambert & Rohrer 371 run partnership in 2005/06 Grand Final win, and the year Grant scored 1500+ runs and took 75 wickets to win O’Reilly medal in a season that will never be repeated.

Any teams you looked forward to playing the most?

Bankstown and Randy/Petes

Are there any individual performances from yourself that stand out?

Was lucky enough to score a few 100’s, get a few wickets and catches but just a battler doing his best!!

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

Playing grade cricket for the Lions is a privilege, not a right so treat it as such and make the most of every opportunity.

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We chat with Mitchell ‘Egga’ Tremain (1st-grade cap #129) 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

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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.

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.

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.

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