Four Hall of Famers to be in­ducted

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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 mel­liers@big­pond.com

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