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BV Cricket Timeline

BV Cricket Story
Mullumbimby-Brunswick Cricket Club’s Memorable Moments
For further details please refer to booklet
“Mullumbimby Brunswick Cricket Club (30 not out)”

First season playing in Ballina Competition.
Mullumbimby Team Minor & Major Premiers.
Paul Alidenes 511 runs including 2 centuries.
Stan Thompson with figures 6/35 & 5/3.

Minor & Major Premiers in Ballina Competition.
Barry Lomath 650 runs. This aggregate remains the highest club aggregate recorded.
Partnership for 6th wicket: Ray Draper & Stan Thompson 168 remains the club record.

Alan Thompson took 8/73 from 24 overs with his leg spinners.
Alan Thompson scored 111 against Alstonville.
John Buttrum began his long association with the club and scored 85 runs in his first game. John also hit the first six on Fripp Oval.

With the completion of the turf wicket at Brunswick Heads, it was decided to incorporate Brunswick into the club name to better reflect the area represented.
Warren Watkins took 60 wickets including 9/27.
Stan Thompson scored 212 runs and took 32 wickets.

Minor and Major Premiers in A Grade
Runners-up in Reserve Grade
Major Premiers in B Grade
Paul Alidenes scored 102, first century on the Brunswick turf, against Tintenbar.
John Fitzgerald score 112 n.o. in Reserve Grade and was the leading run scorer for the Club with 503.
Grant O’Donnell made 100n.o. in B Grade

BDCA Club Championship
Minor Premiership B Grade
Barry Lomath scored 107 in his return to 1st Grade.
Danny Taylor had an outstanding season in B Grade scoring 474 runs at an average of 79 as well as taking 27 wickets at 10.1.
Grant O’Donnell scored 461 runs for the season in 4th Grade.
Special Award given to Umpire Ernie Stratford for services to BDCA.


Ross “Mullet” Graham scored 144 not out in second grade against Tintenbar. After Stan Thompson remarked that someone would need to get 150 runs in order to win the game, Ross claimed he would be the one to do it. In reply, Stan Thompson offered to buy him a keg if he did. Buoyed by this type of motivation, Ross smashed sixes “every which way” as darkness crept across the field. The game was won with Ross just six runs short of his target. He may not have received the keg but had a few most enjoyable beers after the game.

Dean Files began his first grade career and took six catches in the first innings of the season against Ballina RSL. Dean also moved quickly from the middle order to opening batsman position which he filled with distinction for 12 seasons.
Ross Ellis scored 316 runs with four innings over 50.
Ken Wadsworth’s best bowling score for the season was 7/9 against Ballina RSL.

1st Grade Premiers
Scott Thompson took 15 catches in 1st Grade.
Peter Buttrum 126 in final.
Matthew Bowne 110 in semi-final.

Centuries to Barry Lomath 113 and Matthew Hardy 103  both scored in 4th Grade.
Four 1st Grade batsmen scored more than 250 runs. Rob Parks 333, Peter Thompson 297, Scott Thompson 267 and Dean Files 263.

Dave Ryan scored 438 with a top score of 145 n.o.
Jason Abbott took 7/49 against Casino in the first game.
Young leg spinner, Bill Thompson, took 25 wickets and scored 180 runs in 4th Grade.
Rob Moffatt scored 405 runs.