He has been a member of the Club Executive since the 1961/62 year. He had been very useful in schoolboy cricket coaching in earlier years and rendered yeoman service in his present capacity as Chairman of the Grounds' Sub-Committee.
Des joined the Toombul-Sandgate District Cricket Club in the 1958/59 season and won the B Grade batting average. He played one A Grade match in the 1961/62 season for the Club but most of his cricket was played in B and C Grades in which he captained sides. In Reserve, B and C Grades, he scored 3544 runs and took 125 wickets at 18.7. His cricket prowess has not diminished as evidenced by his remarkable bowling average of 10.47 for B Grade this season and which earned him 6th place in the Q.C.A. averages.