The Sydney Cricket Association tonight elected Sydney University's Chairman, Max Bonnell, as its 27th Life Member.

SCA Chairman, Andrew Falk, acknowledged Bonnell's contribution to Sydney Grade cricket, which began in 1979 with the Western Suburbs club, and includes twenty years as a player, and important administrative roles with both of his clubs.  His service to the SCA has included writing (with Richard Cashman and James Rodgers) the centenary history of the Grade competition and acting for 14 years as one of the Code of Conduct Commissioners.

Bonnell becomes the third Sydney University Chairman to be recognised with SCA Life Membership, after James Rodgers and Mick O'Sullivan.