The McLeod Club is compiling a register of players from the Scotch College First XI cricket team. Our aim is to capture the names of all players, not just regular members of the team. You could have information that is vital to the success of this project.
The first team took to the field in 1858 with inaugural captain James Macpherson. Following in his footsteps each player will be proud to know where he enters the cricket honour roll at Scotch. It is the player’s first appearance that is important. Many players were selected in more than one season.
A list of players compiled from past archival efforts has been posted on the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association (OSCA) website (http://www.oscanet.com.au, in the Scotch Archives – Information Wanted section). We suspect this only lists regular players. Some names listed are incomplete (initials only or no given name) and many appear more than once. Perusal of the list may prompt memories and perhaps spark your interest to help us fill in the gaps, i.e. to complete, to add, or to correct player names for the register.
If you know of someone or something that may lead us to our goal, we would appreciate your help. Time is of the essence as verification can be a slow and arduous process. The McLeod Club proposes a special function late next year to announce the register. Teams from 2000 until 2005 have been identified and will be added at a later date.
Please forward information to: Jim Mitchell
c/- Scotch College Archives
Telephone: 03 9810 4293
Fax: 03 9810 4334
On another matter, the School is trying to collect the signatures of past captains of the 1st XI on a special bat made from trees on the campus. If you are a former captain of cricket and have not yet signed the bat, please contact Tim Shearer on 9810 4302.
Scotch College: ABN 86 852 826 445 ACN 005 650 395 CRICOS 00624A (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students)