Graham Miers

Life Member 1983

Graham Meirs

Graham was elected a Life Member of the Club in recognition of his contribution to the club over 25 years.

Graham played in the Club’s ‘A’ Grade team beginning at the age of 16 years, and in 180 innings in First Grade, he scored 3117 runs at an average of 19.72 with a highest score of 142. A highlight of his career was the Club record for the 3rd wicket which he shared with R Parker for their stand of 278 against University during the 1971/1972 season. This record was only bettered in the 1986/87 season in Under 19’s which now stands at 386* by Messrs Healy and Evett vs Wynnum (See Annual Reports passim).

After a period in Melbourne on a job transfer, Graham returned to the club in the mid 1970’s and captained the 2nd and 3rd grade teams for several seasons and was unlucky not to take out the 2nd grade Premiership. Bob Young aptly described Graham as “a durable all round cricketer’.

Since becoming a life member, Graham continued his involvement with the club as a guiding influence in the 4th (2) development side and as a most successful Chairman of Selectors. Graham was also a member of the Executive committee.