He was also a Life Member of the Manly Warringah Junior Cricket Association.
But it was at the Wakehurst Redbacks that he is loved more than anywhere. He was a co-founder and Life Member of the club.
Bob held the position of President at the Wakehurst Redbacks for 14 straight years from 87/88 to 00/01. He coached teams for many years and helped a number of players achieve higher levels including Jackson Bird (played tests for Australia and current Melbourne Stars player in the Big Bash) and Shawn Bradstreet (former NSW player and current head coach at the Manly Grade club). In the case of Jackson Bird, Bob had a big influence on Bird from the age of six until he was 16 during his days at the Wakehurst Redbacks junior cricket club and playing for Manly junior representative teams including Green Shield.
Bob founded the Wakehurst Redbacks Special Achievement Award at the club in the 84/85 season after a young Shawn Bradstreet (who was in Bob’s U13 Div 1 team at the time) had bowled figures of 8/0. He wanted a way to recognise this significant achievement and Shawn was the inaugural recipient. A couple of seasons back we were lucky to have Bob there to present this award in his name.
Our sympathies go to Bob’s family and all who knew and loved him.