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Annual Award Winners, New Life Members and Photos

2nd August 2017

Please find the list of award winners under History, Annual Award Winners and then select the award.

Life Members:

Greg Dyer

-         Debut for Western Suburbs, aged 12, in the AW Green Shield in 1972/73 & played Green Shield for 4 seasons

-         Played over 200 matches for the Club, scoring just on 4000 runs with a highest score of 107no

-         Made his 1st Grade debut as a 16 year old in the 1975/76 season & played 101 matches in the top Grade scoring 1835 runs @ 20.85 & as wicketkeeper took 152 catches & made 15 stumpings

-         Played 6 Tests & 23 ODI’s for Australia & was a member of the 1987 World Cup winning team

-         A former NSW Captain, he played 51 First Class matches, scoring 1671 runs @ 28.81 (HS 106) & effecting 141 dismissals. He was also a member of 2 NSW Sheffield Shield title-winning teams

-         In 2006, Greg was named in the Western Suburbs DCC ‘Team of the Millennium’ & also inducted into the Club’s ‘Hall of Fame’  

-         Current President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) having served in that role since 2011

 

 

Dirk Wellham

-         Debut for Western Suburbs, aged 11, in the AW Green Shield in 1971/72 & played 5 seasons of Green Shield

-         Played over 250 matches for the Club, scoring 8012 runs @ 37.27. He scored 14 centuries – the second highest number of centuries for the Club behind Bob Simpson’s extraordinary 31 centuries

-         Made his 1st Grade debut as a 15 year old in the 1974/75 season & played 151 matches in 1’s scoring 5315 runs @ 39.37 with a highest score of 172no

-         He is the only 3 time winner of the Club’s highest honour, the AK Davidson Award for the ‘Player of the Year’, winning the award in consecutive years – 1979, 1980 & 1981

-         Played 6 Tests & 17 ODI’s for Australia. He achieved the rare feat of scoring a century on his Test debut v England at The Oval in 1981. In fact, Dirk is one of only two players in the history of the game to score a century in both his First Class & Test match debut

-         A former NSW, Tasmania & Queensland Captain (the only player to captain three States), he played 148 First Matches, scoring 8662 runs @ 42.25 with a highest score of 167. He was a member of 3 NSW Sheffield Shield title-winning teams, captaining 2 of those teams.

-         In 2006, Dirk was named in the Western Suburbs DCC ‘Team of the Millennium’ & also inducted into the Club’s ‘Hall of Fame’

 

Find the presentation photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/145497243@N08/sets/72157686902039655