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.