Cricket Shepparton's S. J. Perry Shield is named after fruit company owner, but as to how it came to be no-one is really sure.OLIVER CAFFREY January 7, 2014 4:15am
As far as anyone presently involved with Cricket Shepparton knows, there is only a slight connection between S. J. Perry and the sport in the area.
Not much is known about how the S. J. Perry name came to grace Cricket Shepparton’s D-grade trophy.
S. J. Perry operated a fruit company, mainly dealing with pears and apples, in Shepparton during the early to middle stages of the 20th century.
A story in Melbourne’s now-defunct Argus newspaper ran a story about the company 81 years ago on January 9, 1933.
‘‘Fresh Fruits Limited has received the contract for handling, grading, packing and consigning S. J. Perry and Company’s export of pears and apples,’’ The Argus stated.
The great granddaughter of S. J. Perry, Sarah Ross-Edwards, said he had the business for many years before it was sold, but retained the Perry name.
Arthur Gramaldi took over the business after S. J. Perry stepped down, with the company then being called A. G. Perry and Sons.
Cricket Shepparton president David D’Elia said with the name not carrying much relevance to modern day cricket in Shepparton, the association would consider renaming the trophy if a compelling case was put forward.
‘‘He (Perry) would’ve been a mate of Bert Lightfoot and that crew of people around that time,’’ D’Elia said.
‘‘It was named a while ago, it’s a possibility if the links aren’t really there.
‘‘If a club, or a few clubs came to us (Cricket Shepparton), and said this person deserves the recognition, we would definitely consider it.
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