This Saturday’s 1st XI game v Donvale at Eric Raven Reserve sees 1st XI skipper, Tom McDermott plays his 200th senior game for the Glen Iris Cricket Club.
Growing up at the club, as the son of Paul McDermott, Tom made his GICC senior debut in the 3rds in the 2001/02 season and in 199 games since then, has made 4751 runs (14th most in club history) with 24 x 50s and 4 x 100s. His highest score for the club of 149 came against Ashburton Willows in Dunstan Shield in the 2010/11 season, still memorable today to those that witnessed it. His batting exploits have seen him win the 2008/09 1st XI Batting Award.
Also a very handy bowler and outstanding fielder, Tom has 64 wickets to his name with best bowling of 3/4 and has won the 4th XI Fielding Award in 2003/04 and in the 1st XI, the Fielding Award in 2008/09, 2010/11 and 2012/13.
1st XI Player Cap No. 38, Tom was a 1st XI Premiership Player in the 2009/10 season to go along with his 2005/06 3rd XI Premiership and 2015/16 4th XI Premiership. Tom was also a member of the 2016/17 ECA T20 Premiership victory.
As a young player, Tom became the only player to win the Mike Bullock / Ivan Greaves Jnr. Rising Star Award on two occasions in 2004/05 and 2005/06 and was the 2014/15 and 2017/18 1st XI Most Valuable Player. His 2017/18 season also saw Tom fittingly Awarded the 2017/18 Geoff Ferguson / Ric Ford Club Championship.
Serving the Club as 1st XI Captain in the 2017/18 season, Tom took the reigns again this year and has the lads heading towards the Finals once more, leading from the front as usual.
Congratulations to Tom on his magnificent career for the Glen Iris Cricket Club so far and we wish him well on Saturday.