Sam Trimble MBE 2004

Sam Trimble MBE(C)

South Brisbane Life member 2004
Queensland Cricket Life Member

Sam Trimble 1976

Sam played 123 Sheffield Shield matches for Queensland and hit 8647 runs. He equalled Peter Burge’s record of 22 centuries with an average of 39.85 as an opening batsman. He toured with Australia to the West Indies in 1970, after captaining an Australian XI to New Zealand but never played a test match. In 17 summers of first class cricket for Queensland from 1959 to 1976, Slammin Sam, the boy from Lismore because a crowd favourite as he cut and drove fast bowlers with confidence and assurance. He showed the same authority in his role as State Captain.

In 1975, Sam was awarded the MBE (Member of the the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) (Civil) for his services to cricket and in 2000, the Australian Sports Medal. He was state selector for many years and is also a Life Member of Queensland Cricket.

Sam commences playing for Souths in 1976/77 after his retirement from Queensland Sheffield Shield. He was Captain Coach of First grade in his first year at the club, winning the First Grade Premiership. He retired from Cricket in 1990 having played 61 matches, scoring 2094 runs at an average of 41.05, with a highest score 208 not out.

In 1991 Sam commenced as groundsman, a position he held for a number of years. Sam continued as an assistant groundsman for many years offering assistance and mentoring to the main groundsman. Sam continues as the grounds mower and can be often found on the mower around the grounds.