Vale Don Harkness
Date of Event St George Cricket Club: Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:41AM

We are sad to report the passing of Don Harkness - St George First Grade Player No.195


Details from The Leader


HARKNESS Donald Peter Late of Oyster Bay. Declared peacefully on 2nd September, 2021 at 90 years.

'Howzat' Former 1st Grader for Gordon, St George and Worcestershire County Cricket Clubs. Foundation Member of Sutherland District Cricket Club. Much Loved Husband of Eleanor (dec) Affectionately known as the 'Afternoon Tea Lady'.

Father of Joanne and Susan. Grandfather of Rachel, Nathaniel, Mitchell and Karla.

Privately Cremated.


We extend our condolences to the family.



As a quality left arm medium pace bowler and a very useful batsman Donald Peter Harkness made gis first grade debut for Gordon aged just 18. After a number of successful seasons with Gordon, Don then transferred to St George in 59-60 where he played mainly 2nd grade but was able to break into the successful first grade line up on a number of occasions scoring 139 runs and taking 14 wickets. In 2nd grade he scored 1092 runs a took 70 wickets.


In 64-65 Don transferred to the newly formed Sutherland DCC and became an inaugural member of their First Grade team under the captaincy of Norm O'Neill.


In 1954 Don also ventured to England where he eventually broke into the Worcestershire County team and played 13 First Class games scoring 488 runs with a top score of 163 against Cambridge University and also claiming 6 wickets.


In all he scored 1612 runs and claimed 168 wickets in First Grade with Gordon, St George and Sutherland.

Last updated: Saturday September 18, 2021 8:50AM