Guidelines for Life Membership

  1. Life Membership may be awarded for significant contributions to the Monash University Cricket Club (MUCC).
  2. This distinction shall be conferred only at the discretion of the MUCC Committee and current Life Members.
  3. Nominations for Life Membership must be forwarded in writing to the MUCC Secretary by the completion of each cricket season fixture.
    1. Any current financial Member of the MUCC may nominate a candidate for Life Membership.
    2. Nominations should include the Member's reasons for putting forward the candidate for Life Membership.
  4. No person shall be elected a Life Member of the MUCC unless they have at least 80 percent of the votes from the current MUCC Committee and Life Members.
  5. The candidate must have been a financial Member of the Club for at least ten years.
    1. In addition to the above, the candidate must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
      • A minimum of five years' service on the MUCC committee;
      • A minimum of ten years' service as a MUCC captain;
      • A combination of the above, at the discretion of the MUCC Committee and current Life Members;
      • A significant ongoing contribution to the benefit of the MUCC.
    2. Satisfaction of the criteria described above does not infer automatic granting of Life Membership. These criteria are for the guidance of the MUCC Committee and current Life Members when assessing nominated candidates.
    3. The criteria for candidature, as described herein, may be adjusted in extreme circumstances, including but not limited to posthumous Life Membership, at the discretion of the MUCC Committee and current Life Members.
  6. A Life Member of the MUCC is a fully financial Member of the Club for life.
  7. A Life Member of the MUCC will be presented with a plaque at the Club Presentation Night to recognise and commemorate his or her significant contribution to the Club.

Life Members

Belinda Pearson (nee Browne)
Inducted: 2022 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades:  50 career matches, debut in 2002. 8 Seasons on Club Committee.  20 years of service to the club in numerous roles, from Equipment Manager, Bar Manager, Team Scorer, currently scoring for the Men's 1st XI.

Katrina 'Rowdy' Cook
Inducted: 2022 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades:   200 career matches, debut in 1994.  3,000 career runs, 80 dismissals, 3 time premiership player, 1995/96, 2018/19 (Twice), MUWCC Secretary for 3 seasons (1995-98)

Catherine Jones
Inducted: 2019 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 3 Seasons as Captain, 2 Seasons on Committee, 2016/17 Club Champion, 2016/17 Gwen Rowe Medal, 146 matches, 1,496 runs, 86 wickets, Three Time Premiership Player

David 'Harro' Harrison
Inducted: 2019 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 6 Seasons on Committee (3 as President), 2 Seasons as Captain, 2004/05 Club Champion, over 200 matches, over 400 wickets, Two Time Premiership Player.

Rohan 'Roey' Tennakoon
Inducted: 2016 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 6 seasons on committee, 7 times club champion, 4 time premiership player, 1 season as women's coach.

Stephen 'Hulk' Pearson
Inducted: 2011 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 10 seasons on committee, 4 seasons as President, 15 seasons as Captain, 3 seasons as men's coach, 6 seasons as women's coach, over 300 career games and two time premiership player.

Aaron Thornely +
Inducted: 2008 (Monash Gryphons Cricket Club)
Accolades: A Founding member of the men's team, 2 seasons as Club Treasurer, 2 seasons as 2nd XI Captain, A member of 3 club premierships, 2,505 runs at 36.30 (inc. 5 centuries), 80 wickets at 19.10, Our men's club championship is named in honour of him.

Don Baulch
Inducted: 2005 (Monash Gryphons Cricket Club)
Accolades: Founding Member of Monash Gryphons Cricket Club, over 100 games, 3 seasons as captain, over 2,000 runs, 3 seasons on committee.

Tracy 'Plugger' Walker (nee Widdows)
Inducted: 2006 (Monash Gryphons Cricket Club)
Accolades: Founding Member of the Monash Gryphons women's team, over 100 games, 3 seasons as captain, over 2,000 runs, first female president, 4 seasons on committee, our women's club championship is named in honour of her contributions to the club.

Glenn Florence
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 113 career matches, 1967 career runs, 5 seasons as President, 2 seasons as Secretary, 4 seasons as Captain.
 
Dr. John Hill
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 195 career games (1978-1994), 404 career wickets, 1994/95 Premiership Captain, Two Time Premiership player, Five Seasons as Captain, Three Seasons as Secretary, Two Seasons as Coach.

Lindsay 'Chester' Moore
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 189 career matches (1978-2002), 3,547 runs, without a century.  Twice Premiership Player, 1986/87 ESCA C Grade Premiership Captain, 3 seasons as Captain.

Dr. Chris 'Gull' Fildes
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 240 career matches (1977-2002), 1,704 career runs, 496 career wickets (13 x 5 fors).

Marcus Spencer
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 167 career matches, 4678 career runs, 2 times Club Champion.

Anthony Blackshaw
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 194 career matches (1986-2002), 3,655 career runs (4 x 100, 14 x 50), Club President 1996-2001, 3 Time Premiership Player.

Gwen Rowe
Inducted: 2001 (Monash University Women's Cricket Club)
Accolades: 197 career matches (1980-2004), 3,629 career runs, 2 Time Premiership Player.

Craig 'Robbo' Robinson
Inducted: 2000 (Monash Gryphons Cricket Club)
Accolades: Founding Member of the Monash Gryphons Cricket Club, Inaugural Captain, over 100 games, over 2,000 runs, 6 seasons on committee, 2 seasons as captain, 3 seasons as women's coach.

Phillip Holt
Inducted: 1996  (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 128 career matches, 184 career wickets.

Ashley Adsett
Inducted: 1996 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 176 career games (1977-1996), 309 career wickets, with 10 Times 5 wickets in a game.  3 seasons as Captain.  6 seasons as club Secretary.

Doug Ellis +
Inducted: 1992 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 81 career matches (1962-1981), 229 career wickets, 3 Seasons as Captain. Doug had a significant influence on the development of the MUCC both as a player and as an administrator, initially in his role as Deputy Warden of the Students Union and Sports Administrator and then as foundation Director of the Sports Association (later the Sports & Recreation Association now Monash Sport)
Doug started at Monash in July 1960, eight months before the University opened. His first job was as laboratory manager in chemistry. In 1965 he became general secretary of the Monash Sports and Recreation Association.
In that role he was closely and sympathetically involved in a wide range of student activities. He admitted to an admiration (not always wholeheartedly shared by others in positions of authority) for some of the more imaginative pranks of the early days - before the student body 'got serious.'  Doug's favorite student prank was the report published in a daily paper in 1967 of a $2.7 million, 15·story car park to be built at Monash for students.
Unfortunately Doug passed away in 1994, but he did see his beloved MUCC enter Sub-District Cricket before then, after many years of lobbying from himself personally.

Adrain 'Francis' Jackson
Inducted: 1990 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 212 career matches, 2000 career runs, 211 career wickets, 6 seasons as Captain, 3 seasons as President.

Dr. Trevor Finlayson
Inducted: 1987 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: Trevor Finlayson was first associated with Monash University Men’s Cricket Club during his timeas a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics in 1965.  He retired as a player at the end of season 2001/02, having played 304 games, with a run aggregate of 5,231 at an average of 22 per dismissal including 4 hundreds, a best of 124 versus North Balwyn and a wicket keeping statistics of 333 dismissals (290 catches and 43 stumpings). He also served as the Staff Vice-President and then the President of the Executive of the Monash University Sports and Recreation Association for a period of 15 years.  In 2021 Trevor was recognised by Cricket Victoria for 50 years of services, at Monash University and as a Victorian Premier Umpire.
 
Ray Smith
Inducted: 1978 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: Over 400 Career Matches. 16 seasons as club Treasurer, 7 seasons as Captain.
 
Ken Ward +
Inducted: 1978 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: Ken joined Monash in 1969 when Clayton was the only Monash campus, and there were just three residential Halls - Deakin, Howitt and Farrer - housing a total of 550 students. As the Monash student numbers grew to 10,000 and beyond, Ken Ward championed and helped manage the design and construction of two new Halls – Roberts and Richardson – which opened in the early 1970s to meet growing demand for student accommodation on campus. With his characteristic enthusiasm Ken joined the Monash University Cricket Club, playing a total of 89 matches between 1971-72 and 1985-86, and in occasional matches thereafter until 1992-93.  He was soon elected to the Committee, and served with distinction as President of the Club for eight of the 10 seasons between 1974-75 and 1983-84.

Dr. Peter Jeffrey +
Inducted: 1977 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 116 career matches, 1593 career runs, 1 season as Secretary, 1 season as Captain.

John Harvey
Inducted: 1975 (Monash University Cricket Club)
Accolades: 59 career games, 111 career wickets, Premiership Captain 1971-72. 4 seasons as President, 3 seasons as Secretary.
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