Life Member - George Dickie

George Dickie

Thirteenth Life Member of the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen's Cricket Club, conferred in ____

After starting his junior career with St Michaels, George joined Ex-Servicemen in 1989/90 when he had a double of 84 and 5/40 on debut with the 16’s. He also played seconds that year and received the Rookie of the Year trophy.

George took some time to make his mark in first grade, but his 352 runs in 2012/13 allowed him to leapfrog five former players and his 2120 runs saw him at number eight on the Clubs all-time list.

His Club record second grade score of 177 against Central Districts was made in the first ever game at Sanctuary Point Oval in 1997/98. He hit another second grade hundred in 2006/07, while there were 25 half centuries including nine in firsts; although none more important than his 51 in 2012/13 grand final, after which he announced his retirement.

There were various century partnerships, and George won the association second grade batting average in 2007/08.

He was part of many winning combinations, including second grade premierships in 2005/06, 2007/08 (when he was captain) and 2011/12 and first grade in 2012/13. There were one-day championships with first grade in 2003/04 and 2012/13, and seconds in 1997/98, 2006/07, 2008/09 as skipper and 2011/12. He received two Evison medals for man of the match in these games.

He was also a member of the winning Twenty20 team in 2009/10, featuring in an opening stand of 114 in the grand final. George was a successful junior coach and completed a level two coaching accreditation. He also became involved in cricket administration with Ex-Servicemen’s, Shoalhaven District and Southern Zone. His expertise benefited the association as it made transition from paperbased records to the MYCRICKET website.