Our loyal supporters inspire us. Their generosity, affection, enthusiasm and passion for our Club spreads wide. Such a man was Gary Saint whose passing has just been announced by his family. When Gary's son John played 1st Grade for us, Gary was 1st Grade scorer. John was an exhilarating, dominant player who twice won the O'Reilly Medal for the most outstanding 1st Grader from all Clubs and who went on to play Shield cricket for Tasmania. He returned to the Club 4 seasons ago to help coach our fast bowlers. Gary was exceptionally proud when John did well (which was often)and he was even more proud when the 1st Graders played at their best. When John scored 173 against Petersham in 1993, Gary's scoring reached exultant heights. John hit 11sixes and 21fours and each boundary got larger in the scorebook as Gary got more excited. John hit the first 5 balls of one over for six and Gary upset the scoring table 5 times as he stood to applaud each one! He was a friend to all. It didn't matter what Grade you played but as long as Gary thought you were a 'good bloke' you could do no wrong.
Even when John went to Tasmania, Gary stayed on and scored for 1sts for some seasons after.
Gary Saint was part of the backbone of the Club.
We offer our deepest sympathies to John and all his family