THE Western Australian District Cricket Council has paid tribute to one of the game’s stalwarts, naming its U15 shield trophy after John McGuire.
Originally from Northam, McGuire played 21 seasons with the Mount Lawley District Cricket Club and two seasons with the Willetton District Cricket Club, winning six first grade premierships during that time.
He also captained the Australian Aboriginal team which toured England in 1988.
McGuire compiled 10,004 first grade runs at 36.24 across his career to make him the second highest all-time leading run scorer, tallying 15 first grade centuries, 55 half-tons and a highest score of 199 not out.
He also played more than 100 games in the WAFL and was a member of the 1978 East Perth WAFL premiership team.
Western Australian District Cricket Council (WADCC) chairman Christian Bauer said the council was delighted to pay tribute to McGuire.
“John is one of the most significant players and people in the history of premier cricket and we’re proud to be able to recognise his contribution through this honour,” he said.
Western Australian Cricket Association president and chairman Dr Ken Michael said it was a wonderful tribute to a worthy stalwart who had made a significant contribution to premier cricket.
Nominations for candidates were sought from the state’s 16 premier clubs, with a final decision approved at a WADCC meeting on Tuesday, February 20.