We regret to inform the passing of former St George First Grade Cricketer (No.156) Vic Michael late of Mortdale aged 86.
Vic was a very promising cricketer who attending the Crown Street School in Surry Hills. He came to St George from the Paddington Club in 1948 with an amazing record as a schoolboy cricketer and a very bright future predicted for him. In 1952 at Drummoyne Oval he broke the PG’s (U21's) record by scoring 210 which included a record breaking 297 run partnership with his lifelong friend Warren Saunders. Both records still stand to this day.
Unfortunately his work commitments with D. & W. Murray Limited did not allow him to train. He did still manage to knock out a very good career in 1st Grade which included a premiership victory in 1952-53.
In First Grade he had 164 innings scoring 3735 runs with a highest score of 144 not out. He also scored 898 runs in 2nd Grade to end up with 4633 runs for the club all up.
He is remembered by Warren Saunders as a gifted and natural sportsman who was also very handy at Tennis, Golf and Snooker and more importantly an all round good bloke to have at the club.
We pass our deepest sympathies to his wife, Margaret and Daughter, Diane and son, Greg.