Cricket Shepparton clubs have honoured their hard-working stalwarts with life memberships.HANNAH DRISCOLL April 2, 2014 4:10am
One of the doyennes of district sport has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to cricket.
Lucy Scott was awarded life membership at Central Park-St Brendan’s Cricket Club at its presentation night on Friday.
Several other members of Cricket Shepparton have also been honoured, with Euroa captain-coach Ben Milliken and treasurer Lynda Sandford, Kialla treasurer Michael Dwyer, Old Students’ Paul Wyatt and Stewart Mann and Tatura’s chairman of selectors Rod Kilmartin receiving life memberships at the weekend. Students also named Kerri Hammer an honorary member.
Scott and her husband Frank are life members of Shepparton United and Notre Dame Junior football clubs, Shepparton District Junior Football League and Kialla Central Tennis Club, while Frank is also a life member of Goulburn Valley Football League and Goulburn Valley and District Sports Trainers’ Association.
Scott said she was shocked when the announcement was made and said she ‘‘couldn’t take it in’’.
‘‘I’m chuffed, I really appreciate it, but as I said it’s because we had so many boys, and more so with cricket, we were definitely not cricket people,’’ Scott said.
‘‘It was Paul, who is number five, but our third son, he was never going to play tennis. He always wanted to play cricket, so it’s the kids who get you into the sport and then because they’re spaced so far apart, we’re still going with them.’’
Scott’s son, Brendan, captained the Tigers to their eighth Haisman Shield in 10 seasons last month with a seven-wicket win against Northerners.
‘‘It was fantastic, she has put in a power of work over many years and I think the whole club was thrilled to see her get it,’’ Brendan said.
Seeing Brendan captain the A-grade side to a premiership was the highlight of Scott’s time at the club.
‘‘It really drew on the heart strings. I was really pleased for him,’’ she said.
That highlight is closely followed by Brendan cleaning up the Tigers’ A-grade batting, bowling and the coveted Andrew Adem award last season.
Milliken coached the Magpies to 11 premierships in different formats in A-grade and B-grade in six years and was also recognised for his off-field contributions.
Sandford has been involved with the club for 14 years, even with no family members playing, and has been secretary and treasurer, looked after the bar and played a big role in fundraising.
Dwyer has been an office bearer with the Knights for 13 years, and during that time has held the posts of president, secretary and treasurer.
Wyatt played 181 senior games with Students, including an A-grade one-day premiership and B-grade and C-grade titles, and has served on the executive for all nine seasons he has been on the committee, three of those as president.
Mann has given 20 years’ continuous service to the club in a playing capacity, although his full player statistics are unavailable, and has served as bar manager and committeeman.
Kilmartin played 181 senior matches with Tatura, including four premierships, and was captain for seven seasons and after retiring he continued to serve on the committee and was president for six seasons.
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