Cricket in Kilmore – 1976

Kilmore Free Press
Thursday, 8 April 1976, page 8

Cricketer of the Year

Captain of Kilmore’s ‘A’ grade team, Lawrie Boyd, has been named cricketer of the year.

Laurie’s win was announced and this trophy presented to him at the club’s Presentation Dinner, held in the Safari Room of the Red Lion Hotel on Friday night.

He was also awarded a Life Membership, in recognition of his service to the Kilmore Cricket Club – both on and off the field – over a lengthy period.

Extending a welcome to guests and cricketers attending the annual function, KCC President, Rod Falcke, said the club had not done so well in competition this season, however, both teams did reach the finals.

He thanked players and members of the public for their support, adding that the Social Committee had done a great job of raising funds.

The President revealed that plans for a new pavilion at the Kilmore ground are well under way and this improved facility should be in use next season.

A special welcome was extended to a number of visitors from Broadford, including several players in the combined Kilmore-Broadford under 16 team.

Mr Ken Hammond expressed thanks on behalf of the Broadford residents for the invitation to be present.

He said their young members had enjoyed being part of the combined team, but it was hoped that Broadford would have sufficient players to enter a team of their own next season.

Following the presentation of trophies, a humorous segment was conducted, where awards for special feats were announced and trophies for these presented by the Captain and President.

Club awards this season were –

‘A’ Grade
Bowling: Greg Hanson.
Batting: Lawrie Boyd.
Fielding: Merv Hanson.
All-Rounder: Greg Hanson.

‘B’ Grade
Bowling: Chris Hanson.
Batting: Joe Zanelli.

Fielding: Duncan Chappell
All rounder: Norm Thompson.

Under 10’s
Bowling: David Bell.
Batting: Chris Hanson.
Best First Year Player: John Boulton.
Most Enthusiastic Player: Neil Wigney.
Red Lion Fielding Award: Gerry Hanson.

Cricket in Kilmore

Cricket in Kilmore has a long and interesting history. The following articles were taken from the local press. Some of our readers might remember some of the names listed.

From: Kilmore Free Press, Thursday, 16 March 1966, page 1


Great effort by L Boyd (93)

The second day’s play in the final of the Kilmore and District Cricket Association between Darraweit and Kilmore at Wallan on Saturday last, left Darraweit still in a strong position, as the match ends on Saturday next, March 18.

After the first day’s play Darraweit had scored 227 for the loss of 9 wickets and failed to add to the score when play was resumed on Saturday last.

Kilmore’s innings was high-lighted by the splendid batting of Laurence Boyd in making 93 of the team’s total of 153. He batted very soundly and unselfishly in the interest of his team and it was unfortunate that he did not receive more support. With the exception of the partnership by Boyd and Bardella, which added 36 runs, Kilmore’s batsmen did not shape well. The efforts of several of the tailenders, however, was full of merit, particularly that of R Clark, who – although only scoring 7 – was associated with Boyd in a partnership of 42.

For Darraweit G Taylor took 5 wickets for 52.

With a lead of 74 on the first innings Darraweit commenced their second innings and at stumps had lost one wicket for 9 runs.

Consistent batting

In his last three innings Laurence Boyd, Kilmore, has scored 102 not out (against Wallan) 125 (against Wallan East) and 93 (against Darraweit). For Darraweit Jim Coustley has scored 95 (against Wallan) and 98 (against Kilmore) in his last two innings.

Details :-
DARRAWEIT First Innings
Total – 227
Second Innings
Jim Coustley not out 6
John Coustley lbw Summers 0
Extras 3
One wicket for 9

KILMORE First Innings
L Boyd b Breen 93
P Summers c H Davies
b John Coustley 8
P Hanson lbw b Taylor 17
I Bardella lbw b Taylor 6
G Clark c John Coustley
b Taylor 0
R Jolly c Taylor b Moore 4
D Earl c John Coustley
b Taylor 3
H DeNiet b Taylor 5
R Clark c Breen
b John Coustley 7
R Jackson not out 2
T Summers c Taylor b Breen 1
Extras 4
Total 153

Bowling – G Taylor 5-52, P Breen 2-25,
John Coustley 2-23, J Moore 1-33,
B Stockdale 0-16

The Kilmore Free Press of 23 March 1966 reported that Darraweit Guim won the final.

Victorian Collections

As mentioned before, we are putting up our digital records at the “Victorian Collections” web site. This can be found at

There are about 400 Kilmore related items listed already.  Many other collections are also online.


The above photograph is from one of our listings, a copy of the Kilmore Hospital By Laws and Rules.


If you are interested in helping us digitise and make our collections available to the world, let us know and we can show you how it is done.

AGM September 1st

The Annual General Meeting of Kilmore Historical Society will be held on Tuesday 1st September at the Court House in Powlett Street at 7:30 p.m. If the lifting of restrictions continues then  the usual number of visitors will be feasible.

As well as the AGM itself we will have a guest speaker, provided by the Broadford Historical Society, with a presentation on the history of the Paper Mill, which is rumoured to include a DVD with video.

All members and non members are welcome. The evening will conclude with supper as per usual.