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Welcome Peter Simpson as our inaugural General Manager

On behalf of the ECA community I wish to extend a very warm welcome to Peter Simpson who has been appointed as our inaugural General Manager. 

Peter is an experienced sports administrator and highly respected in community sport here in Melbourne. Importantly Peter has a long and distinguished career with cricket as a player, umpire and administrator. He played with East Doncaster and Bulleen in the ECA and was General Manager of Northcote in the Victoria Premier Cricket Association for 10 years.

Peter also held General Manager roles with Victorian Amateur Football Association Club’s, Old Scotch, Old Xaverians and recently Marcellin Old Collegians. 

We are delighted to have secured the services of Peter in what is a significant time for the ECA. For our entire history, we have been exclusively dependent on the goodwill and generosity of volunteers to oversee our various competitions. This was not sustainable. The demand for more cricket, on more days, across more competitions had put an unfair burden on them. The General Manager appointment will provide a much overdue full time resource. 

In Peter, we have a cricket person in the role who gets the game, and knows just how cricket clubs operate, and is an excellent communicator.

Peter confided in me that he is humbled to be ‘coming home’ to where his cricket journey started as a junior.

Peter will commence in the role on 8 July. When you do get the chance to speak with him, please make him feel welcome.

Kind Regards

Neil Dalrymple
President, Eastern Cricket Association