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SRDCC Life Member - R A Gannon

At the Annual General Meeting of the Club held on the 29th July, 1985, Life Membership of the Club was conferred on Mr. Robert Arthur Gannon in recognition of his special services to the Club.

 

Bob Gannon first played for the Club in the 1962/63 season as a member of the Schoolboy side. He progressed through the grades to reach "A" Grade in the 1967/68 season and played in the Reserve Grade side that won the premiership in the 1972/73 season. Since the 1974/75 season, Bob has played in the "B" and "C" Grades and captained the "B" Grade in the 1974/75 and 1980/81 seasons and the 4th Grade in the 1983/84 season.

He had numerous successful seasons as an allrounder (medium pacer but more recently an off-spinner) and won the batting average in "C" Grade in 1965/66, 1979/80 and 1982/83, and in "B" Grade in 1966/67 and 1975/76 and the bowling average in the Intermediate Grade in 1964/65, "C" Grade in 1982/83, 1983/84 and 1985/86 and Reserve Grade in 1967/68 and 1968/69. Bob still shares record wicket partnerships for the 4th wicket in 2nd grade (140), 6th wicket in 3rd Grade (116) and 5th wicket in 4th Grade (192).

During the 1966/67 and 1967/68 seasons, Bob managed the Club's Schoolboy side and assisted with the operations of the canteen in those times.

He became a member of the Executive Committee in the 1969/70 year, but due to transfer, resigned on 25/3/70. He returned to the committee in July 1974 and still serves in that capacity after being Honorary Assistant Secretary from 1977 to 1981. In 1969/70 Bob was a Club delegate to the Q.C.A. until his transfer. He returned to that position in July, 1981 and still holds same.

The Club is particularly grateful for his efforts as Club Recording Officer since 1977 and Bob has also been active in fund raising at the Brighton Hotel raffles since inception.

Details of Bob's playing career are as follows:-

BATTING:  
GRADE   INNS. N.O. H.S. RUNS AVE. 50's 100's CATCHES  
Schoolboy 62/63 11 1 15 56 5.60 - - -  
Intermediate 63/65 20 5 33* 158 10.53 - - 6  
Fourth 64/86 107 18 101* 1676 18.83 6 2 51  
Third 65/81 108 11 98 2034 20.97 10 - 27  
second 66/74 65 10 67* 961 17.47 2 - 26  
First 67/73 18 3 18 108 7.20 - - 4  
TOTAL 62/86 329 48 101* 4993 17.77 18 2 114  
   
BOWLING   
GRADE BALLS MDNS RUNS WKTS AVE BEST 5 in INNS    
Schoolboy 248 5 51 5 10.20 - -  
Intermediate 507 11 231 20 11.55 6/37 1  
Fourth 8711 293 3435 189 18.17 7/53 9  
Third 4460 70 2129 111 19.18 8/52 4  
Second 2752 43 1376 73 18.85 5/20 2  
First 232 3 110 6 18.33 - -  
TOTAL 16910 425 7332 404 18.15 8/52 16