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First Grade Team Photos and Cap Presentations - Round One 17th September 2011

Gators in Mourning

All at Gators were shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Paul Pink (Pinky) in a tragic car accident on Friday (17th Dec).

Paul was a stalwart of Gators, joining the club in 1988 as a fifteen year old playing in Third Grade. He was still playing this season, filling in as required. During his 22 year playing career he won many accolades, picking up numerous batting and bowling trophies. He claimed a famous hat trick of LBW’s against Sunshine Coast, it was only last week at the National Under 19 Championships Jim Torpey (the standing Umpire) recalled those eventful balls. Paul was a vital member of the team capturing our breakthrough First Grade Premiership with the best 1st innings bowling figures of 4 for 13, he went on to play in all our follow up First Grade Premierships.

Paul was also a great Clubman off the field. He was on the Grounds Sub Committee (since 1995) and a Board Member (since 2002). He also previous held the role of Junior President and Coach of our women’s teams. Paul was granted life membership in 2007 (Link to Paul's Life Member Page). His commitment to the club never flagged with Paul helping prepare the wicket and set up the club’s facilities in readiness for the three days of the championships that were played at Deagon last week.

Paul also gave freely of his time in all spheres of cricket. Paul was involved at grass roots, helping organise the annual Salvation Army Carnival, and at State level, being a Queensland Fire women’s cricket selector and involved in developing new talent.

Queensland Cricket CEO and Gator Life Member Graham Dixon said Pinky would be sadly missed by all who knew him in the cricket community. “Paul epitomised what volunteers in grassroots cricket is all about. He was part of the culture and spirit of his club, and gave freely and generously of his time whenever it was needed, and was always ready to put his hand up to help someone else,” Graham said.

Paul will be sadly missed around the club, not only for the tireless effort he put into the club and his competitiveness on the field, but also for his friendship, his love of the game and his happy outlook on life.

The respect and admiration held for Paul was highlighted by the willingness of officials and opposition teams to hold a minutes silence at the start of games over the weekend, and the wearing of black arm bands by our states men’s and women’s teams. This showed Paul was not just a Gator but a much respected and loved member of the whole cricket family.

Our deepest condolences go to his son Jarrod, and to all his family.

New Sponsor Comes On Board

Aspley Village Flight Centre

Aspley Village Flight Centre has joined our team of sponsors and has put together a package for any Gator booking a flight through their centre.

Check out all the details on their flyer.

  

 We would like to thank our great sponsors, and urge all club members to support them when you can.  You can read all about our sponsors on our Sponsors page.