As 2023 wrapped up Cricket Victoria recognised the special contributions from volunteers around community cricket, and while many ECA names were named (And we encourage clubs to reach out and share their volunteers stories), today we focus on Barbara Edgar from Burwood Cricket Club. Club President Kate Bellamy shared the following:
'On day 3 of the test Australia v Pakistan, Barb Edgar received an award from Cricket Victoria for 35 years plus volunteer services (39 years) to Burwood Cricket Club (BCC). Community clubs survive on the valuable contributions made by volunteers and Barb has quietly gone about her way by serving afternoon teas, scoring at junior matches, preparing Thursday night dinners after training, working the bar, running raffles and making the numerous missing premiership flags proudly hanging in the Clubrooms. Barb is also an active member of BCC's Social Sixes program. Cricket Victoria’s recognition of volunteers is an important way to thank those who contribute to running cricket clubs in our community. Congratulations Barb.'