Currently still playing
Games 190 Finals 12
Runs 5703 Ave 31.86 Best 173no 100's 7 50's 26
Wkts 8 Ave 18.5 Best 2/4
Catches 190 Stumpings 26
Mark, or better known as "Robbo", is one of only two current day players to have been given "Club Legend" status. A powerful and hard hitting, middle order batsmen in his youth, he has managed to make the adjustment to opening batsmen, with fantastic results.
In recent years Robbo has developed an appetite for runs that can not be suppressed. He has made in excess of 500 runs in each of the past 5 seasons. Impressive enough, without having to shoulder the responsibility of Wicket Keeping also.
He has built a sound opening technique in recent times, but it wasn't always the case. There were a few problems early on. He did earn the nickname "Bang, Bang Out", because of his penchant for hitting two consecutive boundaries and then getting out.
This was always going to hamper his ability to make consistent big scores. However, he has shown his greatness, by developing into what our club, percieve as the premier batsmen in the competition and the most prized wicket for opposition bowlers.
As mentioned earlier, he is our wicket keeper, at times reluctantly, but also one of the best and perhaps the greatest this club has seen. It is not unusual for Robbo to take the most spectacular catches, when we really need a lift.
Mark was awarded the Association Champion player last year for his great efforts of 585 runs with the bat and 34 dismissals with the gloves. He has also been a member of both of the A Grade flags, that the club has achieved (1982/83 & 1993/94).
On his current performance he will run over the top of Ken Haining's Batting aggregrete, sometime in the next 3 or 4 years and leave no doubt as to his status as Club Legend.
A tough player who will not back down, and a role model for any young player wanting to see how to be successful. A great clubman who has served with distinction as a Club President and a Club Captain.
An outstanding Batsmen/Wicket-Keeper, and a Champion bloke.