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Cricket scorer for 58 years gets OAM

It’s a labour of love that he’s carried out every summer for 58 years, also scoring for the Victorian, Australian and Big Bash League teams.

“I’d be probably lost on Saturdays in summer without having to go to the cricket, to be honest,” he said.

He said the OAM, “for service to cricket”, was a “quite an honour”.

Other scorers to be appointed OAMs include Janet Howard, a scorer with Ringwood Cricket Club since 1975, and Kevin O’Neill, a Carlton Cricket Club scorer since 1971.

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