Cricket icons will be named
Murray Valley Cricket Association will hold its fourth Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday night, where another four icons will be inducted into the prestigious club.
Each recipient will receive a PowerPoint display and a collage of their career in cricket, 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 more than 90 nominees submitted from current and past clubs, past players, the 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 their credentials.
The four new inductees will join current members Denis Stokes, Shane Maddox, Harold Evans, Mark Baldwin, Terry Colston, Graham Gemmill, Dennis Burton, Stan Brown, Ray Nye, Frank Brew, Greg Thompson and Arthur Owen.
With a Deniliquin side entering the competition in recent years, the committee views its history as important and as such any of its previous icons should be nominated and be eligible to enter the MVCA Hall of Fame.
This honour rewards those who made a huge impact on cricket in their time in the association.
The committee aims to reward those who made an impact whether it was achieved in a few years or over a long period of time.
A gala dinner will be held at the Barooga Sports Club on Saturday, October 7 at 6.30 pm where the nominees will be inducted.
This year also marks the installation of the association’s first legend.
It is regarded as the highest award the MVCA can give, and will be a highlight among all the other honours given.
The MVCA is proud to be the first country association to honour its champions in this way.
It is expected there will be a significant turnout of past and present players eager to pay tribute to the four inductees, 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 represented the MVCA through the late 1970s and 1980s.
He is well known for his exploits at Geelong Football Club and is part of a great sporting family. He is also the father of Tom, who is an important part of the current Geelong team. firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wishing to be part of this great night can phone Lindon Mellier on 0459 148 084 or email: Joining the ranks: Four new inductees will join Mark Baldwin in the Murray Valley Cricket Association Hall of Fame.