Shark's Family Christmas Party - Saturday December 21st @ Packer Park

Life Members

1931 Ern Simpson*

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 Committee man 1920’s and 1930’s 

1932 Percy Willison*

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  • Foundation President 1927 – 1942
  • Patriarch of the Club

1939 Frank Wells*

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  • 1st XI Captain 1936 – 1940
  • Secretary 1932 – 1933
  • 1st XI Premierships 1927/28, 1936/37,1937/38, 1938/39
  • Captain of these last 3 in a row

1946 G. Brown*

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Treasurer 1934 – 1940

1947 Bert Strachan*

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  • Captain 1st XI Premiership 1927/28 (Club’s first season in the competition – Caulfield District Cricket Association)

1949 Arthur Hart*

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  • Captain 1st XI 1947 – 1953 (including 3 Premierships)
  • 1st XI Premierships 1936/37, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1949/50
  • Secretary 1940 – 1951, 1958 – 1962
  • President 1965 – 1970
  • Life Member C.D.C.A. 1954
  • Pulverizing left-hand batsman (even at 50 years of age)
  • LEGEND

1949 Charlie Barnes*

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  • Captain 1st XI 1930 – 1933
  • 1st XI Premiership 1927/28 ( Vice-Captain)
  • Secretary 1931 – 1932
  • President 1944 – 1945

1950 Gid Halprin*

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Treasurer 1943 – 1950

1952 Frank Nolan*

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  • 1st XI Premierships 1947/48, 1948/49, 1949/50
  • Leg spin bowler
  • Took 77 wickets in a season (equal club record)
  • Club’s first under 16 Coach 1954/55
  • Secretary 1956 – 1957

1953 Harry Willison*

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  • 1st XI Premierships 1948/49, 1949/50
  • Wicket-keeper
  • Vice President
  • Secretary 1951 – 1953

1955 Des Wilkinson *

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  •  1st XI Premierships 1947/48, 1948/49, 1949/50, 1955/56, 1960/61, 1966/67
  • 2nd XI Premiership 1963/64 (Captain)
  • 2nds Captain 1962 – 1964, 1966 – 1969
  • Champion off-spinner
  • President 1972 – 1974
  • Social Secretary 1950’s and 1960’s
  • C.D.C.A. Treasurer 1960’s
  • Died in Nov 1997
  • A true gentleman
  • LEGEND

1957 Lloyd Watts *

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  •  1st XI Premierships 1948/49, 1949/50, 1955/56 (Captain)
  • 1st XI Captain 1953 – 1956
  • Treasurer 1950 – 1964
  • Died in 2001 

1964 Monty Simes *

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  • 1st XI Premierships 1947/48, 1948/49, 1949/50, 1955/56 (Vice Captain), 1960/61 (Captain)
  • 1st XI Captain 1957 – 1964
  • Committeeman 1950’s and 1960’s
  • Champion All-rounder; devastating right arm, fast bowler with steepling bounce. Died in Feb 2008
  • LEGEND.

1965 Jim Mills *

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  • President 1945 – 1965
  • Resurrected club (with Arthur Hart) after World War 2
  • Presided over massive changes
  • Change of ground from Lords Reserve to Packer Reserve in 1952
  • Advent of Under 16 Team in 1964
    Construction of new pavilion in 1958 better than District Cricket facilities)
  • Well respected older gent.
  • Still President at 82 

1966 Frank Seaton *

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  • 1st XI Premiership 1936/37
  • Vice-president in 1960’s
  • Read more about Frank Seaton HERE

1970 Julian Hughes

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  • 199 games
    1st XI Premierships 1960/61, 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70.
  • 1st XI Captain 1966 – 1972 (3 Premierships)
  • Made debut in club’s first U/16 team 1954/55.
  • Secretary 1962 – 1970
  • President 1970 – 1972
  • Also Life Member: Glen Waverley Church of Christ C.C 1985.
  • Southern District and Churches Cricket League 2005.
  • Eastern Cricket Umpires Association 2010.
  • Electrifying left-hand batsman
    The Adam Gilchrist of the 1960’s. Hit many balls into the bike track at Packer Park.
  • Handy right arm medium pacer.
  • LEGEND 

1973 Kevin Ryan

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  •  301 Games
  • 1st XI Premierships 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1978/79
  • Captain 2nd XI 1972 – 1975, 1976 – 1978. 
  • President 1974 – 1980
  • Debut in under 16.
  • Right arm inswing bowler.
  • Aggressive right hand bat.
  • Very competitive 

1974 Brian Quayle *

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  •  148 Games – All in 1st XI
  • Joined club from East Malvern Footballers CC 1959.
  • 1st XI Premierships 1960/61, 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70.
  • Vice-captain in all 4 premierships.
    1st XI Captain 1964 – 1966.
  • Treasurer 1964 – 1974.
  • One of the best and most consistent opening batsmen in the club’s history.
  • Died too young in Aug 2011.
  • Universally respected throughout the cricket world. A prince. 

1976 Ian Good

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  •  402 Games – Club record
  • 1st XI Premierships 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1978/79
  • 1st XI Captain 1972 – 1975, 1977/78.
  • 2nd XI Premiership 1963/64.
  • Took 77 wickets that season as a 16 year old (equal club record)
  • 4th XI Premiership 1993/94.
    Under 16 captain 1961/62.
  • Manager of inaugural under 14 team 1966/67.
  • Secretary 1970 – 1972.
  • Social Secretary in late 1970’s.
  • Led club in recruiting over decades.
  • Outstanding medium pace swing bowler. 
  • Massive contribution to club through his Bingo Centre.
  • Impish sense of humour. 

1977 Lyn ''Gus'' Anstey

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  •  Channon Park Player 1970’s
  • Captain of the 3rd XI.
  • Excellent Clubman and Junior Coach 

1977 Peter Hedrick

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  •  384 Games
  • Debut in under 16’s.
  • 1st XI Premierships 1960/61, 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70.
  • 1st XI Captain 1975/76, 1986/87.
  • 2nd XI Captain 1980 – 1984.
  • 4th XI Premiership Captain 1993/94.
  • President 1980 – 1983.
  • Secretary 1974 – 1976, 1988 – 1991.
  • Very accurate right-arm off-spinner. 
  • Completed overs in 2 minutes.
  • Handy right-hand bat. 

1978 John Pugsley

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  •  Channon Park Player 1960’s and 1970’s.
  • Classic right hand Batsman.
  • Committee man.
  • Generous Instructor of Junior Players

1979 Rex Jobling

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  • Channon Park Player 1970’s.
  • Tall, Gangly right arm quick bowler.
  • Short run-up; but effective.
  • Left hand lower order batsman.
  • Preferred to hit boundaries.
  • Held his pants up while galloping between wickets.
  • Committeeman
  • Arrived at ground in Moccasins 

1980 Alan Rolfe

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  • 313 games
  • 1st XI Premierships 1966/67, 1978/79 (Captain)
  • 1st XI Captain 1978 – 1981
  • 4th XI Premiership
  • 1993/94 Senior club champion
  • 1986 Under 16’s – took 65 wickets in 1962/63.
  • Crafty left arm orthodox spinner.
  • Handy lower-order bat (right hand).
  • Excellent Fielder.

1980 Barry Porter

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  •  Channon Park Player
  • Solid left hand opening batsman.
  • Left arm orthodox spinner.
  • Excellent knowledge of the game.
  • Secretary: 1985 to 1988 (First secretary of the merged club).
  • Involved with merger of Channon Park and Washington Park in 1985. 

1980 John "Wheels" Barrow

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  • 2nd XI Premiership 1963/64.
  • Under 16 Captain 1960/61
  • 3rd XI Captain Late 1970’s.
  • Treasurer 1975 – 1981.
  • Dogged left hand opening bat – put a high price on his wicket.
  • Once batted all morning for 6 runs

1981 Bob Taylor

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  •  Channon Park Player.
  • Off + Leg Spinner.
  • Aggressive batsman
  • Brilliant fielder – trained in the dark getting kids to hit him fly balls, caught everything.
  • Coached and managed the juniors.
  • Committeeman.
  • Took his dog Yarlie to every game.
  • Eccentric – massive record collection.
  • Ensured non-striker stayed in his crease 

1982 Allan "Flash" Logan

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  •  311 games
  • Debut in 1964 in under 16’s, aged 11.
  • Vice-captain of inaugural under 14’s in 1966/67.
  • 2nds XI Captain 1978/79
  • Senior Club Champion 1981/82, 1982/83
  • 4th XI Premiership 1986/87, 1993/94 President 1983/84
  • Respected CMCA Umpire .
  • On CMCA executive committee.
  • Leg Spinner; resolute right hand opening bat. 
  • Unorthodox technique facing mid-on 

1985 Peter Tyrrell

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  •  356 games
  • Debut in under 16’s, aged 12 (lived in St Kilda)
  • Under 16 Premiership 1966/67.
  • 1st XI Premierships 1968/69, 1969/70, 1978/79.
  • 4th XI Premiership  1993/94.
    Treasurer 1974 – 1975.
  • Wicketkeeper; then right arm seamer. (Partnership breaker).
  • Hard hitting right hand batsman.
  • A “Walker” – snick it, then off he walks. 
  • xcellent fielder, even in his late 40’s.
  • Now a top umpire in Northern NSW 

1987 Darryl Mackay

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  • 220 games
  • Debut in 1972.
  • Under 16 Premiership 1972/73.
  • 1st XI Premiership 1978/79
  • 2nd XI Captain 1984/85.
  • 4th XI Premiership 1993/94
  • President 1984/85.
  • Secretary (aged 18) 1976 – 1979.
  • Treasurer 1985 – 1989.
  • Under 16 manager/junior coordinator 1973 – 1980.
  • Served for 17 years straight on committee in various roles
  • Steady right hand bat and leg spinner. 
  • Involved with merger.
  • Went on first club trip away to Meeniyan (near Foster).
  • Took under 16’s on a trip away to Point Leo (with Derry Rafferty). 

1988 John Quiney *

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  • 180 games
  • Channon Park Player.
  • 2nd XI Captain Late 1980’s.
  • In 1988 , JQ made a century and took 5 wickets in a game at Hampton Central (as Captain of the 2nds)
  • Right arm medium-pacer; under-rated batsman (by himself).
  • President 1986 – 2001 (15 years).
  • Also Channon Park President in early 1980’s.
  • Life member CMCA.
  • Vice president CMCA.
  • Treasurer CMCA 1981 – 2004.
  • Umpires adviser CMCA.
  • Devoted his life to cricket.
  • Manager/scorer 1st XI in 1990’s.
  • Each year our Senior Club Champion wins the Quiney medal.
  • The CMCA 3rd grade plays for the Quiney Shield.
  • Great president, much loved. Revived our club.
  • Enjoyed a Bourbon and Coke.
  • Died December 2008.
  • Son Rob is Australian Test Cricketer no 429.
  • Daughter Nicole club Treasurer.
  • LEGEND

1996 Bob Van Dyke

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  • 124 games
  • Debuted in mid 1970’s – came from East Caulfield Cricket Club.
  • 4th XI Premiership 1980/81
  • 1st XI Team Manager 1990’s – 2013
  • Devoted to club: cleans clubrooms every Sunday; 37 years of service.
  • Dangerous fast bowler; wonderful fielder with a  rifle arm; aggressive batsman – batted without gloves, box or helmet.
  • Pure hitter – in 1980, hit 6 balls into Albert Park Lake against Gov. Aircraft Factory!!   
  • Known throughout the CMCA 

1997 Graeme "Tex" Dellora

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  •  264 games
  • Debut in 1964 in 2nd XI aged 16 – took hat-trick.
  • 1st XI Premiership 1968/69
    4th XI Premiership 1993/94
  • Manager of Under 16 team   1968/69.
  • Captain of 4ths and 5ths 1994 – 2000
  • CMCA delegate 1966 – 1969
  • President 2010 – 2016 (The Tex era included premierships in Longmuir, Woolnough, Quiney & H Grade)
  • Senior Co-ordinator 1995 – 1999
  • Outswing bowler; plodding right hand bat.
  • Club historian (with Julian Hughes), club paparazzi and past players’ organiser 

1998 Paul Dwyer

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  • 385 games
  • Debut in 1978, age 29 from St.Stephen’s, Caulfield.
  • 4th XI Premierships 1979/80, 1980/81, 2006/07 (all as Captain).
  • 5th XI Premiership 2010/11 (Captain).
  • Excellent knowledge of game.
  • Approx 300 games as Captain. Committeeman.
  • Junior Manager late 1980’s.
    Right hand bat, off spinner, wicketkeeper.
  • Wins toss – always bats first.
  • Likes to field at silly mid-off. 

1999 Peter Venn

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  • 264 games
  • Channon Park Player.
  • Debut 1978.
  • Juniors at Emmanuel Cricket Club (under 14 Captain)
  • 2nd XI Premiership for Channon Park (last Channon Park premiership side ).
  • 4th XI Premiership 1986/87 (first WPCC Premiership side).
  • 3rd XI Premiership 1992/93 (Vice-captain).
  • Captain of 3rd XI early 1980’s.Captain of 5th XI late 1990’s.
  • Treasurer 1995 – 2005.
  • Unpretentious right hand batter.
  • Unpredictable right hand bowler.
  • 7 years as Juniors coach early 2000’s.
  • On Social committee for many years (suggested club nickname “Sharks”).
  • Ran Sunday morning Milo program 

2001 Tony Verrall

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  • 300+ games
  • Debut at St Johns Cricket Club (became Channon Park) aged 9.
  • Senior Coach 2014/15 – 18/19 (Supercoach of the 2015/16 Longmuir Shield Premiership)
  • Development Coach 2019/20
  • Captain of 2nd XI for 3 years.
  • 5th XI Premiership 2007/08.
    JQ Medallist 2004/05.
  • Junior Co-ordinator 2001 – 2008.
  • Each year our club’s Junior Champion wins the Gorrie-Verrall medal.
  • Won 6 Junior flags as coach.
  • Developed many outstanding Juniors such as Ryan Heywood, Andrew Verrall, Adam Matthiesson, Jack Taylor, Lex Middag, Peter Cassidy etc.
  • Solid right hand bat, left arm orthodox tweaker, and wicketkeeper

2002 Phil "Willow" Williamson

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  •  149 games
  • Debut 1986/87 from Camberwell Uniting Cricket Club.
  • 1st XI Premiership 1989/90 (Longmuir Shield).
  • Junior Co-ordinator 1991/92 to 2002/03.
  • Captain of CMCA XI in 1990’s.
  • Secretary 1995 – 2000.
  • President 2001 – 2004.
  • Wicketkeeper, right hand bat.
  • President Prahran Cricket Club 2008 – 2012. 
  • Human Dynamo

2003 Chris Gorrie

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  •  359 games
  • Debut in Juniors 1985 aged 14.
  • 2nd XI Premiership 2011/12
  • Captain Quiney Shield.
  • 4th XI Premiership 1986/87 aged 15.
  • Captain 1st XI 1996 – 2002.
  • Captain 2nd XI 2011 – 2013.
  • Junior Club Champion 1986/87.
  • Senior Club Champion 1997, 2000, 2002.
  • Best player in Longmuir Shield (Knights Award) voted by umpires 1995/96.
  • Each year our club’s Junior Champion wins the Gorrie-Verrall medal.
  • Began managing Juniors (under 12’s) in 1987.
  • Junior Co-ordinator 2009 – 2013.
  • Club sponsorship, recruiting leader.
  • Classy right hand bat.
  • Very competitive.
  • Right arm seam bowler.
  • Heart and Soul of Club.
  • SECA Hall of Fame inductee 2019
  • President 2019-20
  • LEGEND

2004 Brian Heath

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  • 188 games
  • 1st XI Premiership 1989/90 (Longmuir Shield).
  • Took 6/30 and made 79 in a semi-final vs Cluden.
  • Under 16 Premiership 1983/84.
    Junior Coaching role in late 1980’s.
  • Long term committeeman.
  • Social Secretary (with wife Debra) in late 1990’s.
  • Right arm fast bowler.
  • Powerful right hand hitter. 

2007 Daryl Meaklim

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  • 286 games
  • Debut 1978/79 age 17 from St Johns, Elsternwick Cricket Club.
  • 4th XI Champion 1978/79 with 362 runs.
  • In 1982/83 ,scored 501 runs in season, age 20, including 116 n.o. in 2nd XI semi final to beat Mackie.
  • Played 173 games for Mackie in 1983 – 1999.
  • Named in Mackie’s team of Century.
  • Captain WPCC 2nd XI through 2000’s.
  • Played in 3 consecutive Quiney Shield grand finals.
  • 2nd XI Premiership 2011/12 (Quiney Shield).
  • Senior Co-ordinator 2012/13 – 18/19
  • Best Clubman 18/19
  • 400 CMCA/SECA games in Jan 2014 
  • Assistant Coach 2019/20

Marco Bertazzon

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  • 200+ games
  • 4th XI Premiership 2006/07.
  • 5th XI Premiership 2010/11.
  • John Quiney Medallist 2005/06.
  • Treasurer 1993 – 1995.
  • Left hand opening bat, left arm orthodox spinner (Ray Bright).
  • Brings Santa on his motor-bike 

2011 Andrew Kindred

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  • 94 games
  • Debut 1996/97.
  • From Yea RSL Cricket Club and Strahan Cricket Club (Tas).
  • Recruited by Peter Venn.
  • Played 2nds to 5ths.
  • Versatile. Opening bat, wicketkeeper, opening bowler and spinner.
  • Won batting and grade champion awards.
  • Played many finals – with distinction, but without team success.
  • Understated.   Knows club back to front.
  • Secretary 2000 – current (AK20).
  • Best Clubman award 2015/16
  • Involved with Pavilion Redevelopment 2001/02, electronic scoreboard 2016, pitch/ground/nets redevelopment.
  • Numerous dealings with council and SECA over two decades.
  • Tireless worker in canteen.
  • Droll sense of humour.

2016 Ramon "Stinga" Dobb

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  • 271 Senior Games incl Longmuir Shield Premiership 89/90
  • H Grade Premiership 2013/14 & SECA H Grade Batting 159.5
  • Started as 11 yo in 1974/75, 50 junior games, captained U14 & both years U16.
  • Junior Champion 1976/77 and U14 Moorabbin Hatch & CMCA rep side.
  • Junior Coach for 8 years in 70s & 80s
  • 10 years on Committee including VP 2013-2016, President 16/17-
  • President 2017+
  • Chief Editor and creative writer of Shark Report in 1990s and Shark Bites 2013/14 to current

2018 Travis Smith

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  • 226 Senior Games*
  • 54 Junior Games
  • Junior Captain
  • Senior Captain & Vice Captain
  • Premiership Quiney Shield 11/12
  • Premiership  H Grade 17/18
  • Highly Skilled Wicket-keeper, and aggressive middle order bat
  • Countless Fielding Awards and junior batting awards
  • Junior Premiership Coach 16/17
  • great leader on and off the field and much much more

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