David Applegarth

David ‘Dave’ Applegarth

Life member Souths 1964

From Dave Applegarths Memories of Souths


Played cricket and worked with administration activities for Souths 1945-1967. In “A” grade scored 3958 runs – Average 25.7. Took 308 wickets – Average 15.10. Queensland Colts Rep 1955-1957; Souths Executive 1959-1967; Q.C.A. Executive 1966-1967; Life Member 1964; Club Captain 1965/1966; Captain – Coach Metropolitan Colts 1966/67.

Foundation Member (1959); Past President and Life Member of Queensland Cricketers Club.

Trustee Brisbane Cricket Ground 1988/1995; Executive Member Golden Oldies Cricket 1985-1990, Brisbane hosted the World Carnival in 1988. Ron Archer (Chairman) David Applegarth (Deputy).

Business and Personal

Insurance Broker and Risk Management Consultant which spanned over 50 years working in Brisbane, Townsville, Sydney and Internationally. Several Board appointments with major corporations in Queensland 1990’s and beyond. Now retired living at Coorparoo with his wife Valerie in the home purchased in 1973 on returning from Sydney. David credits his wife, Valerie’s continuing support as helping him achieve what he did for South’s, the Queensland Cricketers Club and in business through the years. David finds time to play golf at a reasonable standard a couple of times a week. The Applegarth’s have two children Larelle and Peter who have both forged successful business careers. They also have a number of grandchildren.