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Jack Peart         22-Oct-1910 - 17-Mar-2001

Jack Peart was a legendary Goldfields cricketer, have played on turf in the region between 1929-1930 through to 1956-1957. He won 5 A Grade premierships in the Goldfields Cricket Associations A Grade competition, 1 in the current EGCA (Lake View 1954-1955), 1 B Grade Premiership in the GCA as well as a premiership for Power Corporation in the Saturday Turf Association. A member of the 1930 & 1938 Goldfields sides who won the A Grade Boan Cup, he also represented Goldfields against the WACA in 1937 & 1948 & the SACA in 1940 (captained by Don Bradman) & 1955. Well regarded as an opening batsman & wicketkeeper, an incomplete tally to date shows that in the GCA, Saturday Turf & EGCA competitions he played 293 matches, scored 9247 runs (5 x 100's & 56 x 50's) took 113 catches & 71 stumpings. Jack was also very handy with the ball having captured 214 wickets, 1 x 10 WM, 13 x 5 WI's & 2 hat tricks. He was an ex teammate (at Centrals CC), lifelong friend & early mentor of Wally Langdon (Captained W.A. in Sheffield Shield). Life member of Lake View Cricket Club.

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Jack Reece        26-Mar-1917 - 23-Jul-1995

Lake View & Star CC were lucky enough to have Jack Reece play 9 matches for them across the 1938-1939 (2 matches before he was operated on for appendicitis) & 1940-1941 seasons when he played 7 matches & was a member of the side that lost the Grand Final against High School CC in the Saturday Turf Association. Having been born & raised in Adelaide he made his 1st grade pennant debut for Glenelg & was attending a night bowling school under the tutelage of the great test leg spinner Clarrie Grimmett & former test batsman & South Australian Coach C.E. (Nip) Pellew. By 1935 he was playing for the Colts side where Pellew was now his club captain & coach. In his first match against the Kensington side in a 1 day game he took 5/33 including the wicket of Don Bradman, a feat he was to replicate again in Feb 1940 when he played for Goldfields against a SACA side captained by Bradman at the Kalgoorlie Oval (now Sir Richard Moore). A member of the Qld Sheffield Shield squad in the 1937-38 season he was a Claxton Shield winning baseballer for South Australia & also represented Victoria in a Claxton Shield campaign. During WW2 he enlisted in the R.A.A.F & was stationed in Yorkshire at R.A.F. station Lissett flying Handley-Page Halifax Bombers with 158 Squadron.

Harry Carrington        30-Oct-1911 - 22-May-1944   

Born in 1911 in Fremantle, Harry Carrington first seems to have appeared in the Goldfields in 1932 when he became a premiership player for Boulder City Football Club. In 1936 he was playing WAFL football for Perth Football Club (as a ruckman for 2 seasons) & by 1938 was back in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. In the 1938-39 season he played the first of his 2 seasons for Lake View & Star Cricket Club in the Saturday Turf Association.

A premiership player in 1938-39, Harry played both of his seasons alongside the legendary Jack Reece. Stats wise he was pretty successful with the ball in 38-39 taking 20 wickets @ 12.3 with 1 x 5 wicket haul.

In the winter of 1940 he won another local football premiership, this time with Mines Rovers. In the summer of 1940-41 he played his second season for Lake View having more success in this year with the bat scoring 232 runs @ 16.5 with 1 x 50. This powerful Lake View side finished runners up in this season & Harry also played in the Saturday Turf Association side that finished runners up in the A Grade Boan cup (An Eastern Goldfields side that had future W.A. captain Wally Langdon in it).

Harry represented the Goldfields in Baseball, playing locally for the Lake View team & worked as an Electrician for Great Boulder Gold Mines on the Golden Mile.

Having enlisted in the R.A.A.F. in 1941, by 1944 he was in the U.K. with 49 Squadron (Bomber Command) & on the 22nd May whilst on a mission to attack Duisburg Germany, the Lancaster Bomber he was piloting was shot down over Roosendaal en Nispen (occupied Holland at the time).

Pilot Officer Henry Joseph Carrington is buried in Roosendaal en Nispen cemetery in Holland alongside 5 of his crew members.

                                                                                                Lest we forget.

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