The final piece of the off-field puzzle has now been resolved.
Chris Hynes has accepted the role of Chairman of Selectors for the 2013/14 season. Chris has a wealth of cricket experience over many years, being on the SCA judiciary panel for the last few seasons, a role that he will continue to do this season.
Chris is a local junior who played 8 season at Manly (a few at Gordon in-between), scoring 1,319 runs and taking 108 wickets. He played every grade and was primarily an off-spinner who was able to contribute with some handy lower order batting. He is also the 118th youngest person ever the play 1st grade, and the 7th youngest in Manly’s history, debuting at 16 years and 341 days. He has some great names infront of him on the Manly list, including Peter Philpott, Tim Cruickshank, Jim Burke, Barry Rothwell and Eddie Robinson. He took 1/19 and 1/26 in his debut, while scoring 6 after coming in as night watchman at number 4.
Hynsie is very happy to get back involved with the club, saying that the thing he is looking forward to the most is seeing our young players develop.
“Manly has always been my home, so it is great to be back involved with the club. I was actually close to playing last year”, said Chris.
“The fact that our players are part of this great club means they have talent and ability. What we will be looking for are young players who have the necessary desire, attitude and passion for the club and the game because they are the ones that will go places. As Chairman of Selectors these qualitative aspects will be a major focus for me in working with the younger players in ensuring appropriate opportunities are created – in the end it will all come down to commitment and hard work and the results will flow”.
Hynsie lives at Palm Beach and runs a shop at Avalon called The Chicken Shack, so go visit him to say hello next time you are nearby.