Past Player Profiles

Past Player Profile – Elliot Pryor

  Today it’s time for our first Past Player Profile of 2024 featuring wicketkeeper-batter, Elliot Pryor.  Elliot had a brief but memorable seniors career for the Echidnas, becoming a regular in 2009/10 as a 15 year old and playing his final season in 2013/14. Best mates with previous Past Player Profile recipient Liam Bentley, Elliot was […]

Past Player Profile – David “Murf” Murphy

Debuting in the mid 90’s, Murf immediately found a role in A Grade as a steady and reliable middle order contributor with the bat, scoring over 200 runs in A Grade in each of his first 3 seasons at the Club and averaging at least 20 with the bat in each of his first 4 […]

Past Player Profile – Isaac Mann

Debuting in the late 90’s during an era when the Club was stacked with bowling options in each grade, Isaac’s journey is one of steady perseverance, as he spent his first three seasons of senior cricket solely in C Grade, collecting 19, 22 and 33 wickets across the 1999/00 to 2001/02 seasons, as he would […]

Past Player Profile – Neil A. “Nugget” Hein

Big one today as we’re taking a look at the only player in WCC history to play in the AFL, Neil Hein.  An extremely tall, lanky and talented footballer and cricketer from a young age, Nugget initially played footy for Ramblers before going on to play SANFL for Norwood through the 1980’s whilst also playing […]

Past Player Profile – Brett “Bobby” Ferris

Today’s past player profile goes in a slightly different direction to other recent ones, as by popular request, we’re taking a look at the relatively brief career of Brett Ferris. Following his older brother, Matt Ferris “Bueller” into cricket for the Echidnas, “Bobby” commenced in Under 12’s in 1998/99 before making his senior debut during […]

Past Player Profile – Damien J. “Moose” Nettle

The original WCC “Moose”, Damien Nettle began playing senior cricket for the WCC in the 1986/87 season whilst still playing U16’s, tasting immediate success as he would win Premierships in both B Grade and U16’s that season to kick off a 21 season career as a regular player for the Echidnas. Within a few years […]

Past Player Profile – Liam T. Bentley

Liam began playing senior cricket for the WCC in the 2006/07 season as a 14 year old before breaking out at age 15, when he won the C Grade Batting trophy for the 2007/08 season, scoring 379 runs @ 25.27 featuring 2 50’s. Moving on to B Grade, he scored over 200 runs the following […]

Past Player Profile – Matthew L. “Hutchy” Hutchinson

Today we’re taking a look back at the career of long time Echidna, Matt Hutchinson a.k.a. “Hutchy”.   Hutchy debuted in senior cricket for the WCC as a 14 year old during the 1997/98 season, playing Under 16’s in the morning and then C Grade in the afternoon as the C’s would go on to […]

Past Player Profile – Robin S. “Pud” Crompton

With the 2022/23 season having drawn to a close for the Echidnas, we’ve got our first Past Player Profile of 2023 as we’re taking a look back at the wonderful career of long-time WCC player and Life Member Robin Crompton – a.k.a. “Pud”. Pud started his career in the 1960s for the Mt Barker Whites […]

1954 SACA Country Carnival Representatives

‘   Hi all, we’ve stumbled upon this photograph of the 1954 Mt Barker District Cricket Association side for that year’s SA Country Carnival, which appears to have been taken out the back of the old Members’ Pavilion at Adelaide Oval.   Three Wistow players featured in that year’s team – Lloyd Paech (top left), […]