Four Hall of Famers to be inducted
Murray Valley Cricket Association will be holding its fourth Hall of Fame dinner where another four icons will be inducted into this prestigious club on Saturday evening.
In what will be a momentous event in the association’s history, each recipient will receive a powerpoint display and a collage of their career in cricket, and highlighting the impact their time had on the history of the competition.
The current committee under the guidance of Greg Morgan had the tough task of selecting these four new inductees from over 90 nominees submitted from current and past clubs, past players, local community, and by fossicking through old records.
The committee was charged with the task of evaluating the past cricketing history of each person nominated and identifying the credentials that had been brought to the table.
Through this selection process, the list was categorised and trimmed to a final list of four who will be inducted into Murray Valley’s Hall of Fame.
They will join the 12 current members in the Hall of Fame.
This honour rewards those who made a huge impact on cricket during their time in the association. To mark this prestigious event, a gala dinner will be held at the Barooga Sports Golf Club on Saturday at 6.30pm where the nominees will be inducted.
Also this year marks the installation the MVCA’s first legend, regarded as the highest award the MVCA can give, and will be a highlight amongst all the other honours given.
The MVCA has gone all out to make this its marquee event by replacing the season opener dinner and scheduling matches to enable clubs the opportunity to attend.
The association is proud of the fact they are the first country association to honour their champions in this way .
It’s expected that there will be a significant turn out of past and present players eager to pay tribute to the four inductees and legend, but also reliving stories of past glories and achievements.
The guest speaker for the evening will be Finley icon Jack Hawkins, who played cricket for the club and was an MVCA representative through the late 70’s and 80’s.
He is well known for his exploits at Geelong Football Club and a part of a great sporting family.
He is also the father of Tom, who currently plays for the Cats in the AFL.
Those wishing to be part of this great night can do so by contacting Lindon Mellier 0459 148 084 or email email@example.com