THE Portland and District Cricket Association inducted its 18th life member on Monday night, welcoming Portland Colts’ Tony Hollis into the elite group.
Hollis, 55, has played senior cricket in the PDCA for the past 40 seasons and boasts arguably the most impressive playing resume of any current player.
Between his 30 seasons with Colts and the 10 years he spent at Drumborg-Heywood Hollis has scored in excess of 6000 runs and taken more than 850 wickets, currently being the all-time leading wicket taker at Colts with 674.
He played a part in three current club record partnerships, has captained the club at A and B grade level six times along with a further 10 times at Drumborg-Heywood across A and B grade.
This weekend Hollis will go into his 31st grand final in pursuit of his 19th premiership, a remarkable record that reflects not only his longevity but his strike rate, having only missed the grand final nine times in his senior career.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Portland Observer.