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Life Members

Malcolm McGregor
Don Bienvenu
Julian Hughes
Alan Hillier
David Waters
Lindsay Alabaster
Mark Hughes
David Smith
Des McLachlan
David Thompson
Rohan Baumann
Shane MacGregor
Richard Davey
Jon McGough
Robert Huggan
Jason Barrie
Warren Page
Wayne Jewell
Andrew Wright
Clinton Semmel

Don Bienvenu

Don Bienvenu
Games: 298
Batting: 324 Innings
7626 Runs @ 27.73
Highest Score of 132
Bowling: 9 Wickets @ 18.56
Best Bowling of 2/4
Awards: First XI Batting (1967/68, 1971/72, 1975/76)
Second XI Batting (1978/79, 1981/82, 1987/88)
Third XI Batting (1984/85)
Fourth XI Batting (1992/93)
Life Membership (1983)
Leadership: Club President (1988/89-1996/97)
Club Secretary (1970/71-1981/82)
Club Treasurer (1984/85)
First XI Captain (1967/68-1970/71, 1985/86)
Second XI Captain (1974/75, 1983/84)
Third XI Captain (1984/85)

Don came to the Club in the season of 1967/68 after 15 seasons with East Malvern, and although finishing his playing career after the 1994/95 season, he continues to be actively involved.

Over this time Don has held the positions of President for 9 years, Secretary for 15 years, Captain of various teams for 8 seasons, and also roles as Junior Co-ordinator, Junior Coach, Delegate, Commitee Member and Material Overseer.

As a player Don scored 7626 runs (a Club record) from 298 games, winning 7 batting awards and Captaining 3 premiership teams (1967/68, 1968/69 and 1984/85), whilst coaching junior teams to 4 flags.

Don's outstanding contribution to the game of cricket was recognised in 2000 with the Australian Sports Medal award. He also achieved Life Membership of the S.D.C.C L. in 2002.

The character and the culture of the Club is largley due to Don's dedication and guidance, and the 2017/18 season marked Don's 50th continuous year of involvement at the Club, the first Club member to achieve this remarkable milestone.