Nunawading CC are saddened to announce the passing of Trevor Hutchins. Trevor passed away on Wednesday November11 in the USA after a battle with cancer.
Trevor began playing at Nunawading Cricket Club in the 1969-70 season. Having played his junior cricket at Blackburn, Trevor then played five seasons at Richmond. He was appointed captain/coach, a position he held for 7 of his 20 seasons at the club. For two other seasons he captained the Shield team. During this period the club won four shield grand finals and missed playing in the finals only once. As coach, Trevor was not eligible for the T.
Reeves Trophy, Club Champion, but when he was not coaching he won this trophy six times. He won the batting average seven times and the bowling five. His shield batting average was 38.39, and his bowling average was 15.59. He is the only Nunawading Shield player to take 300 wickets and make 6000 runs in the history of the club.
His best batting performance was 238no in a Shield Grand Final and 7/28 was his best return with the ball. Trev was part of the 391 run record Nunawading partnership for any wicket.
In 1987 Freddy Watson named him as one of the best 11 players he had seen in the competition. In 1986 the Player of the Year Trophy was named for Trevor and in 1990 he was awarded Life Membership of the club for his contribution both as a player and committeeman.
Trevor’s father Ernie, played cricket for Blackburn and was made a life member of that club. Ernie also served on the Association Executive in a number of capacities including President and was awarded life membership in 1988.
Trevor also served on the Association Executive as President, following a number of years as the Nunawading Delegate. He was awarded life membership of the Association in 1999. Trevor’s son David, has also played at
Nunawading winning the Player of the Year trophy named in Trevor’s honour.
Trevor was appointed Captain of the Nunawading CC Team of the Century in 2000
Trevor, Top Row, 3rd from right in the 77-78 First XI Premiership Team where he scored 228 no in the Grand Final
Trev was seen by many as the best batsman to ever play at Nunawading. His being appointed as Captain of our Team of the Century certainly supports that theory.
The Club sends its condolences to his wife Sandy in the USA and children Belinda and David. We hope to remember him more personally at the Club once COVID restrictions ease.
Nunawading CC Committee
A true legend of the club and comp. Our best ever in my view. Had the privilege of playing with Trev in the later part of his career when he played down the grades and imparted much wisdom to young and not so young players. Made a terrific off field contribution as well. Genuinely loved the club and the great game. A sad loss. Regards to the family. Peter Jenkin
Thank you so much for this tribute. Trevor took great delight and pride in his time at Nunawading. And I had the great pleasure, while I lived there, of actually seeing him play in game for former players. I’m vastly proud of him, as are his children, who also include his daughter Kim and my daughter Christie and his grandchildren. Thank you too, Peter, for your kind words. They mean so much.