The Wonthaggi Workmens Cricket Club inducted 10 players into the club’s newly formed Hall of Fame at its premiership reunion on Saturday night.
The inductees were Noel West, Ash Sartori, Thomas Hunter for father Blair Hunter, David Tessari, Brian Mitchell Jnr, Rod Bolding, Roy Tait, Geoff Isbister for Ian Harvey, David Brann and Darren Tiziani.
THE Wonthaggi Workmens Cricket Club celebrated its reunion of seven premierships as well as the introduction of the club’s Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the Wonthaggi Club.
Captains of the 1974/75 B Grade, 1984/85 A Grade and Under 16, 1994/95 A Grade and B Grade and the 2004/05 A Grade, Division 1 and B Grade premiership sides spoke to the crowd of over 140 guests at the Wonthaggi Club.
The highlight of the night was the introduction of the Hall of Fame, which recognises some of the great cricketers of the last 40 years that have played at the club.
The 10 players will be listed on an honour board at the club, recognising how, in their own unique way, they contributed to the cricket club.
Hall of Fame Inductees
Noel West, one of the great captains and coaches of the club who helped set the foundations of the cricket club. Ash Sartori, menacing left arm bowler and represented the LDCA in many representative matches as well. Has done a lot of work over the years for the Workmen. Blair Hunter, a very talented all-rounder who was represented by his son Thomas on the night. David Tessari, prolific opening batsmen who coached the club and represented the LDCA. Brian Mitchell Jnr, an all-rounder who is part of the Mitchell family dynasty which have been a huge part of the club. Rod Bolding, all-rounder and four-time A Grade premiership player. Roy Tait, a fiery fast bowler who was a very competitive and a hard-hitting batsman. David Brann, opening batsman who is arguably the greatest bat to play for the club. A prolific run scorer who has made many centuries in his time.
Darren Tiziani, quiet achiever who was extremely humbled to be honoured. A hard hitting all-rounder who hit many big scores. Ian Harvey, an extremely talented junior who went onto big things and played for Victoria and One Day Cricket for Australia. More photos from the reunion will feature in next week’s Sentinel-Times.