It’s time for the official launch of our yearly marquee event, Sponsors & Past Players Day, which will be held up at the Hill in just under a month’s time when the A2s play host to Ashbourne Bulls Cricket Club
This season we’re celebrating the anniversary of not 1, not 2, not 3 but SIX premierships, including the 30th anniversary of the 1993/94 A Grade Premiership, which kicked off a dominant era for the Echidnas who would go on to win 5 A Grade premierships and play in 9 A Grade grand finals over a 14 season stretch.
Whilst we will be holding reunions for each of the anniversary premierships, as always, all past players are welcome and encouraged to attend and spin some tales for the current crop of players.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we dive in and take a look back at each of the six premierships on this page.
1963/64 A Grade Premiership Team Back (L-R): Gary Croft, Doug Blight, Brian “Sting” Nettle, Brian Blight (c), David Stokes, David Lores, Ken Nettle. Front: Stephen Paech, David Will, Ian Croft (12th), Ron Potts, Daryl Yates.
1973/74 A Grade Premiership Team Back (L-R): Tom Thring, Ian Blight, Brian “Sting” Nettle, Trevor Blight, Ron Lores, Jim Thring. Front: Lloyd “Bing” Bilney, Stephen Paech, William “Bill” Klaebsch (c), Lloyd Paech, Alan Paterson (12th), Ken Nettle.
1978/79 U/16s Premiership Team Back (L-R): Steven Slade, Brian “Sting” Nettle (coach), Richard Brooks, Merv Vick (Patron), Layne Abbott (c), Darryl Foyle (vc), Paul Paech, John Mahomet (coach), Andrew Crickmar. Front: A. “Sandy” Belford, John “Nobs” Brooks, Andrew Fiora, Brenton Fry, Nick Nettle, Ian Foyle, Peter Mahomet, Andrew Becford.
1983/84 B Grade Premiership Team Back (L-R): David Orr (12th), Tony Treloar, Peter Mahomet, Steve Brooks, Paul Marston, A. “Butch” Marston, Bruce Marston. Front: Eddie Agostinetto, Graeme Brentson, Billy Pizimolas (c), Paul Paech, P. Murfin.
1993/94 A Grade Premiership Team Back (L-R): David Wittowsky, Wayne “Willow” Willis, Neil “Nugget” Hein, Gary Duns, Darren Razmussen Front: Jim Elmslie, Craig “Busta” Paech, Damien “Moose” Nettle (vc) (injured), Andrew “Ned” Kleeman (c), Wayne “Myla” Miels, Peter Scott. Absent: Steve France