It is with great sadness to inform you that Life Member David Boxshall passed away, Wednesday 15 September after a long battle with illness.
David or 'Boxy' as he was known to his many friends is recognised as one of Heathmont Cricket Club's greatest cricketers in our proud history. He began his journey at HCC in the early 1960's as a talented junior, progressing through the ranks he went on to become a champion fast bowler in the RDCA competition during the late 1960's and 1970's. Following a brief absence from the club in the 1980's, he returned in the early 1990's to play in our first ever Veterans premiership team & 5th XI premiership team. David's other on-field achievements included a J1 1966-67 premiership, the RDCA's most promising player 1969-70, he was a two time club champion, winning the clubs most prestigious award - The Rita Pump Shield in 1972/73 & 1977/78. He also won association bowling averages and was a representative player. David was named in the HCC best ever team of the first 75 years (1922-97).
David served as secretary of the club during the 1990's and was also a junior coach, coaching a number of our modern day champion players in the u/16's, amongst other achievements. He was a proud historian and was often seen as the link between the past and present day players contributing his time, providing his advice and sharing his stories with many members. Later in life when his eye sight deteriorated, he was fondly remembered around the club with his guide dog. He was currently assisting the club with the preparations for our 100th year anniversary.
Our deepest condolences to his loving wife Ann Marie, family and friends who knew him well. David was a loyal club member and an all round wonderful person who will be sadly missed.
Funeral details to come.