Perry Jones(Strathalbyn)Awarded: 2005
Perry Jones is widely regarded as the most talented cricketer that the region has ever produced. A prodigiously talented left-arm bowler, Perry developed a reputation as a devastatingly accurate medium pace bowler who could generate significant pace, bounce, swing and seam. Over his long career he also proved to be a very handy batsman who registered a number of impressive centuries.
In addition to his long list of on-field achievements, Perry continues to be a dedicated volunteer and administrator. When the Strathalbyn Cricket Club reinstated the turf pitch at the Strathalbyn Oval in 1971, Perry volunteered to become the curator, a role he would hold for over 40 years. He has spent countless hours contributing to club and association committee meetings since 1967 where he has held a range of positions.
As a member of the Jones family who have long owned and operated the Southern Argus newspaper, Perry has taken lead responsibiltiy for ensuring the local sporting action is captured in print. All year round he can be seen at cricket ovals, tennis courts and football grounds snapping photos and compiling match reports.
Perry boasts a long list of achievements which are summarised below:- Over 2,000 wickets across matches played for the Strathalbyn Cricket Club, Alexandra in the South Australian Country Carnival and the Association.- Was awarded Strathalbyn ‘Cricketer of the Year’ six times.- Scored 6 x A Grade centuries for Strathalbyn Cricket Club (the first at age 16).- Took 77 wickets in the 1974/1975 season – including 13 in the Grand Final (which Strathalbyn lost by just one run!).- Won the Association A Grade bowling trophy 12 times. - Has taken 10 hat-tricks in senior cricket. - Was the Strathalbyn Cricket Club’s A Grade leading wicket taker for 20 successive years between 1968 and 1987. - Was the Association’s A Grade leading wicket taker on 13 occasions. - Took all 10 wickets in an innings in a match against Ashbourne in 1974 – all were clean bowled. This remarkable feat was noted in Wisden. - Played a key role in 9 premierships for Strathalbyn between 1968-1969 and 1990/1991. - Was selected in the South Australian Country Cricket Carnival 'Team of the Year' on 6 occasions. - Joined the committee of the Strathalbyn Cricket Club in 1967 and has been delegate / Executive Committee member of the Association during that time. - Awarded life membership of the Strathalbyn Cricket Club.
Trevor Calaby(Macclesfield)Awarded: 2005
Keith Ness (Finniss)Awarded: 2005
Clive Wundersitz(Bremer/Callington)Awarded: 2010
Geoff Warren(Langhorne Creek)Awarded: 2017
Roger Farley(Bremer/Callington)Awarded: 2018
Roger played all his cricket for Bremer/Callington Cricket Club and remains a keen supporter of the club.
While he has always been a keen cricketer, his most significant contribution to the A&EHCA has been as an administrator. He joined the A&EHCA Committee in 1982 when the two associations merged and held a number of positions over the preceding 25 years, including the role of President from 2001/02 to 2004/05.
The A&EHCA U/14 premiership winner is awarded the Roger Farley Shield which was named in recognition of Roger’s contribution to the association. Since the U/14 competition was established, Roger has volunteered his time to umpire the Grand Final almost every year.
Roger has been a great supporter of the Meyer Shield competition. For many years he volunteered his time to manage the Invitational XI team and whenever the Meyer Shield is hosted by A&EHCA, has volunteered to drive the team bus for the Kangaroo Island team.
Trevor Potts(Langhorne Creek)Awarded: 2019
Trevor began playing cricket for Langhorne Creek Cricket Club in 1983 and remained a regular player in the club’s lower grades when he received life membership of the A&EHCA in 2019.
During that time he has amassed nearly 450 games. As at the end of the 2018/2019 season, Trev had played:· 269 x A Grade· 9 x A2· 108 x B Grade· 25 x C Grade· 1 x D Grade· 5 x T20· 5 x Courier Cup· 13 x Rotary CupIn addition to his significant playing record for his home club, Trevor has also represented the A&EHCA in Meyer Shield cricket and has been a long-time supporter of the SA Country Carnival where he has represented the Alexandra team as a player and team coordinator for over 25 years. Trevor’s contribution to the SA Country Carnival was formally acknowledged in 2019 when he was awarded life membership.
The Langhorne Creek Oval is considered one of the best cricket grounds in country SA and Trevor has played a significant role in this reputation being maintained. He held the role of curator of the Langhorne Creek turf pitch between 1982 and 2012 where he regularly spent the morning tea and lunch breaks of his work week at the oval preparing pitches.
Trevor has been a committee member of the Langhorne Creek Cricket Club for over 30 years including 3 years as President.
Trevor has been an active member of the A&EHCA Executive Committee and was previously a club delegate to the A&EHCA. He has prepared pitches for countless A&EHCA inter-association matches and also the U/16 Country Carnival when the event was hosted by the Fleurieu South region.
He has also supported the A&EHCA as coach of the successful U/21 Figg Cup team in 2001/2002, as the A&EHCA delegate to the Fleurieu Districts Cricket Council, and as an assistant to Perry Jones in collecting and collating the match results and statistics.
In March 2018, Trevor was presented with a 25 year service award at the SACA Volunteer of the Year Award. This was a great reflection of the commitment he has shown over his many years of service to growing cricket in the local and wider community.
Cheryl Gillies was awarded life membership of the A&EHCA in 2020 in recognition of her significant contribution to the association and the Macclesfield Cricket Club.
Upon being awarded life membership, Cheryl has held the role of A&EHCA Treasurer for the past 11 years - the longest tenure of any Treasurer in our association's history.
She continues to do a fantastic job ensuring that the A&EHCA maintains a strong financial position.
In addition to the work she does as Treasurer, Cheryl has also been a key member of the A&EHCA Junior Sub-Committee and spent a number of years as the MyCricket Administrator for the junior competitions.
Cheryl is a highly valued volunteer and committee member of the Macclesfield Cricket Club and has a genuine passion for her local community.