Michelle Goszko and Dirk Wellham have joined an illustrious list of Cricket NSW royalty in becoming life members 227 and 228 at the association’s Annual General Meeting on Monday Night.
Wellham who has the distinction of making a century on both 1st Class and Test Match debuts, played 68 first-class matches for NSW, scoring 4297 runs at 44.29 with 9 centuries plus 25 half-centuries. An astute captain who had success in leading NSW to Sheffield Shield titles as well as a Domestic One Day crown.
Michelle Goszko is one of the most passionate cricket people you will meet having carved out a distinguished career on the field for NSW notching 100 appearances in the Women’s National Cricket League.
Her most noted innings was her double century for Australia on Test Match debut. With other highlights include winning a World Cup for Australia at Eden Gardens.
The cricket world was in shock last year when Michelle suffered a stroke and it is encouraging to see that she has been fighting her way back to health and remains involved in coaching and commentary roles.
Cricket NSW Chairman John Knox paid tribute to both Wellham and Goszko.
“Dirk and Michelle were both significant on-field contributors to cricket in New South Wales and thoroughly deserve their Life Memberships,” Knox said.
“While their on-field achievements have been well documented, they have also made generous contributions with their time and knowledge off the field to help inspire more people to play and love cricket.
“We congratulate them and more importantly thank them.”
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