Significant Players

Merv Hosking

 

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

228 Matches

Batting

284 Innings

7835 Runs @ 31.72

100's: 17  , 50's: 35

Highest Score: 150*

Fielding

228 Dismissals, 191 Catches, 37 Stumpings

10 Premierships

Cranston Medallist 1969-70

Life Member EGCA

Life Member Lake View CC

Merv Hosking played 19 Seasons of A Grade for Lake View between the 1953-54 & 1971-72 seasons & is arguably the greatest player the club has seen across the journey. A Life Member of Lake View & the EGCA, Merv played in 10 A Grade premierships, 7 as Captain. He played in at least 3 Boan Cup winning Country Week teams for the EGCA (player in 1958, Captain in 1968 & 1972 wins). Merv also played in four W.A. Country XI matches against international sides, twice against the West Indies (1960 & 1968), MCC (1972), India (1967) & captained 2 of those sides. In the match against India he top scored for the W.A. Country XI with 52. Scored 36 Local & Country Week Centuries. Inducted into the Goldfields Sporting Hall of Fame for Cricket 2007.

Roy Mitchell

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

175 Matches

Bowling

636 Wickets (495 EGCA, 141 Sat Turf Ass) @ 9.96 (9.59 EGCA), 6 x 10 Wickets in a Match (5 EGCA), 52 x 5 Wickets In an innings (45 EGCA), 1 x Hat Trick (EGCA), Best Bowling 8/15 (8/26 EGCA).

Batting

2075 Runs (1557 EGCA) @ 11.52 (11.97 EGCA)

50's: 5

Highest Score: 70

Fielding

95 Catches

11 A Grade Premierships, 4 B Grade Premierships

Life Member EGCA

Life Member Lake View CC

Considered the Godfather of the Lake View Cricket Club, Roy Mitchell played 18 seasons of A Grade for Lake View between 1939-40 & 1961-62 & was a true legend of the club in many capacities including player, captain, coach, committee man & mentor. A Life Member of both Lake View & the EGCA, Roy played in a staggering 15 premierships, 11 A Grade & 4 in B Grade competitions. Captain of the 1958 EGCA Country Week A Grade Boan Cup winning team, he also took a 5 wicket haul against a SACA representative side in 1955 for the Goldfields. Roy was instrumental in selling the concept to the WACA to have the MCC (Oct 1962) & West Indies (Oct 1968) open their Australian tours in Kalgoorlie-Boulder with tour matches against the W.A. Country XI,

Bevan Kelly

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

167 Matches

Bowling

383 Wickets @ 13.02, 13 x 5 Wickets In an innings, Best Bowling 7/46

Batting

4426 Runs @ 25.7

100's: 2   50's: 22

Highest Score 109

Fielding

91 Catches

9 A Grade Premierships

Bevan Kelly played 16 seasons of A Grade cricket for Lake View between 1954-55 & 1970-71. A 9 time A Grade premiership player Bevan was an all rounder who predominantly opened the batting with Merv Hosking & was also a successful spin bowler. An integral member of the 4peat premierships between 1959-60 through to 1962-63, Bevan was also in the 1958 Country Week winning side & played in 3 Goldfields Vs WACA matches 1960, 1963 & 1966 (The 1963 side defeated the WACA).

Allan Spence

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

181 Matches

​Batting

2920 Runs @ 15.6, Highest Score 118*

100's: 1   50's: 9

Fielding

315 Dismissals, 136 Stumpings

7 A Grade Premierships, 2 B Grade Premierships

Life Member EGCA

Life Member Lake View CC

Allan Spence played at least 24 seasons of cricket for Lake View, 22 seasons of that A-Grade between 1953-54 & 1976-1977. A Life Member of Lake View & the EGCA, as well as a former A Grade Captain, Allan played in 9 Senior premierships, 7 A-Grade & 2 in B Grade. A W.A. Country XI representative twice against International sides (MCC In 1962 & India in 1967) he also represented Goldfields against the WACA & Goldfields at numerous Country Weeks, in 1 game against the WACA in 1960 he snared 7 dismissals, 5 being stumpings - including the wicket of Bob Simpson (who he stumped). The photo to the right is from October 1962 when Allan ran out MCC (England) Captain Ted Dexter (Kalgoorlie Miner 27 November 2019).

Brian "Bulla" MacGregor

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

89 Matches

Bowling

283 Wickets @ 10.95, 3 x 10 Wickets in a Match, 23 x 5 Wickets In an innings, Best Bowling (Match) 16/77, Best Bowling (Innings) 8/30.

Batting

1437 Runs @ 12.95

50's: 4

Highest Score: 75

Fielding

56 Catches

2 A Grade Premierships

Life Member EGCA

Life Member Lake View CC

Brian "Bulla" MacGregor played 10 Seasons of A Grade for Lake View in a few stints, firstly between 1955/56 through to 1959/60 (he moved to the city to play 150 games of football for East Perth in 1960), then again between 1970/71 - 1973/74 & lastly a few games in 1976/77 & 1977/78 whilst chiefly being in B Grade in those seasons. A Life Member of Lake View & the EGCA (& a string of other Life Memberships), Brian regularly opened the batting & bowling in his younger years, was a country week Boan Cup winning member in 1958, represented the WA Country XI (Including a game against the Goldfields) as well as Goldfields against the WACA on at least a couple of occasions. His exploits in the 1959/60 Grand Final are a club record, 16/77 & with the current format of single innings only per match will in all likelihood never be bettered.

Grenville Kelly

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

139 Matches

Bowling

255 Wickets @ 12.37, 14 x 5 Wickets In an innings, 1 X Hat Trick, Best Bowling (Innings) 7/32.

Batting

1977 Runs @ 13.7

50's: 6

Highest Score: 73*

Fielding

57 Catches

8 A Grade Premierships

The elder brother of Bevan Kelly, Grenville Kelly was an 8 time EGCA A Grade premiership player for Lake View. Grenville also represented the W.A. Country XI against the MCC (England) side that played a tour match in Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 1962, he opened the bowling in both MCC Innings & took the wicket of John Murray (Wicket Keeper), a catch to dismiss Ken Barrington in the first innings & another to dismiss Fred Trueman in the second innings, scored 10 from 2 scoring shots, a 4 & a big 6 over long on. In a game against Merredin in November 1960 he took 5/1 from 8 deliveries. Played in the 1963 EGCA side that defeated the WACA. Member of the LVCC 4peat premierships between 1959-60 through to 1962-63.

Darren Gaby

(Incomplete Record)

A Grade Statistics

260 Matches

Batting

7419 Runs @ 30.53

100's: 8  50's: 47

Highest Score: 147

Bowling

330 Wickets @ 20.53, 5 x 5 Wickets In an innings, Best Bowling (Innings) 6/19.

 

Fielding

 

113 Catches

3 A Grade Premierships

Darren Gaby played in 24 seasons of A-Grade cricket for Lake View between 1989-90 & 2017-18 (Mainly between 89-90 & 2011-12 & 1 in 17-18) & is one of the all time greats of the club. A life member of Lake View, as well as a former President, Coach & A Grade Captain of the club, Darren played in 3 A Grade Premierships & was a multiple W.A. Country XI & Eastern Goldfields representative, as well as a member of the 1991 EGCA Boan Cup Country week winning side.
Statistically he is at present (with what has been compiled so far) the clubs A Grade record holder for Matches played, current record holder for most 50's scored, Highest Run Aggregate in a season (2003-04) 2nd in the All Time A Grade Batting Aggregate, 2nd in Most Centuries scored as well as having snared over 300 wickets. In just his 5th A Grade innings for the club in Feb 1990 as a teenager he scored his first 50 (63).