The Annual General Meeting of the Glen Iris Cricket Club saw the proposal and ratification of two NEW life members of the Glen Iris Cricket Club in Adam Lane and Frank Morris.
Joining the club in the 1998/99 season, Adam Lane has played 270 games (19th most in Club History) and made 4577 runs, which currently makes Banger the 16th highest run scorer for the Glen Iris Cricket Club. In those 4577 runs, Banger has made 16 x 50s and hit 2 x 100s, with a highest score of 142x. He’s also taken 4 wickets along the way, with best bowling of 2/21.
1st XI Player Cap no. 31, Adam has played in 4 premierships for Glen Iris, being the 2005/06 1st XI premiership wicketkeeper, also playing in the 2008/09 3rd XI, 2011/12 3rd XI & 2015/16 4th XI flags. Along the way, Banger has always excelled with the gloves, winning the 2002/03 and 2003/04 2nd XI Fielding Awards, along with the Fielding Award in the 2014/15 4th XI and 2020/21 5th XI.
He has also won the 2020/21 5th XI Most Valuable Player Award and last season, took out the 2021/22 4th XI Batting Award.
Off field, Adam has served the Club as a Committee Member for four seasons, since 2018/19 and continues on the Committee to this day.
Frank Morris started with the club in the 2006/07 season as the U10 Training Co-ordinator but made his debut for the GICC in the 2008/09 season in which he played in the 3rd XI Premiership, along with Banger. Since then, Frank has played in 123 games for the GICC and made 1766 runs with 5 x 50s and a highest score of 83. A genuine all-rounder, Frank has also taken 170 wickets (57th of all time) with 7 x 5wi and best bowling of 5/11.
Frank has won the Most Valuable Player Award on no fewer than 4 times (2009/10 3rd XI, 2012/13 4th XI, 2013/14 4th XI and 2016/17 3rd XI) and bowling awards in three of those four year, only swapping the Bowling Award for the Batting Award in the 2016/17 season. His 2009/10 season also saw Frank selected in the Burt Shield Representative Team.
Frank’s on-field service included 3 years as captain in the 4th XI in 2012/13 and 2013/14 with a re-grading seeing him move up to 3rd XI Captain in 2014/15.
Off-field is where Frank has made his most significant mark on the club, serving on the Committee in 11 seasons from 2009/10 until present (with a 2 year hiatus in 2016/17 & 2017/18) but most notably, it is Frank’s service in Juniors where he has earnt his nomination. He was the 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09 Under 10 Training Co-ordinator, and in 2008/09 became the Under 10 Match Day Coach. From there, he served as Under 10 Head Coach in 2009/10, 2010/11 Under 12A Match Day Coach, Under 14 Head Coach in 2011/12 and 2012/13 and Under 14A Match Day Coach in 2012/13. Frank also had one year on the Junior Section Committee in the 2008/09 season.
It was for Frank’s tireless service that he was awarded the 2011/12 Bill Hutchinson / Phil O’Rourke Best Clubman Award and for this ongoing service, he was duly nominated and ratified as a Life Member of the Glen Iris Cricket Club.
Congratulations to two long standing servants of the club. A fitting accolade for two great Clubmen.