The Peter & Joan Burge Boardroom was officially unveiled today at Albion by Chairman Judge Sal Vasta and CEO Max Walters to celebrate the lifetime commitment of the family to cricket in Queensland.
Peter is widely acknowledged as one of Queensland's finest home-grown batsmen, with a distinguished Test career for Australia that saw him play 42 Tests between 1955 and 1966 and feature prominently in the 1964 Ashes winning side in England.
His Queensland cricketing career spanned 15 years and included 91 domestic matches in the Baggy Maroon. He scored 7,627 runs at an average of 56.08, including 24 centuries and captained Queensland in 29 matches until he retired in 1968. His highest score of 283 was versus New South Wales at Brisbane in 1963-64.
He went on to have a distinguished career as an International Match Referee and was a long-serving Queensland Cricket Director, a role he filled up until his death in 2001.
The best and fairest male player in the Premier Cricket competition receives the Peter Burge Medal.
Joan Burge, who has presented the Burge medal each year since 2002, has filled a volunteer role with Queensland Cricket researching and preserving memorabilia and archival material for several years.
She was greeted at today's opening by Peter Burge XI founder John Pearce and fellow Burge XI member Graham Oldham. The Burge XI raises funds through the Australian Sports Foundation to contribute to the development of facilities at Queensland Cricket headquarters at Allan Border Field.