NICHOLS Point Cricket Club’s off-season recruiting spree has netted one of the most decorated Sunraysia Cricket Association (SCA) players in the modern era.
Workers Gol Gol veteran David Hogarth, PICTURED ABOVE, has signed on with the Pointers for the 2018/19 season. He joins Jamaine Bullen, a Barbados native who is currently playing in England for Stirlands CC, and all-rounder Dean Fulco, who hails from Seymour and has played for Royal Park/Brunswick CC, the club’s newest players.
Hogarth teaches at Nichols Point Primary School where he has mentored many of his new club’s junior players through school cricket programs.
In a statement released via social media this week, Nichols Point said: “To have a player with the knowledge of the game that Dave brings to the club will set Nichols Point up for many years.”
“Dave will be a key player for the Point as we look to improve as a club,” the statement said.
“To have our up and coming players be able to play alongside such a Sunraysia cricket legend where they can learn from his on-field leadership, which will fast track their standing in the game.
“As a club we could not be more excited to welcome Dave, his wife Karen and children Chloe and Nate to our family club.”
Hogarth won the Innes Medal for the SCA First Division best and fairest in consecutive seasons in 2002/03 and 2003/04, and again in 2008/09. He has four premierships to his name including one as captain.
Hogarth has incredibly hit over 30 centuries, including 19 in the SCA First Division and three at representative level for Sunraysia.
Hogarth represented Country Victoria at Under 19s, 21s and Senior level, and has been coaching both senior and junior teams for well over a decade.
Bullen is an all-rounder who has represented his country at junior level. The Barbadian recently scored his first century for Stirlands, with an unbeaten knock of 114 from just 77 deliveries.
Fulco has relocated to Mildura from Melbourne and will bring an all-round ability to the club. He has a highest score of 90 not out and best bowling figures of 7/64.