Hall of Fame and Premiership Reunion – 24 February 2019
At the Hall of Fame Induction on the 24 February 2019 the Footscray Cricket club celebrated a reunion of players during a very strong and successful period in the club’s history.
The 2nd X1 went back to back premiers in 1977/78 & 1978/79 and the following year they made the grand final being defeated by Richmond thwarting a hat trick of flags. The 1977/78 team was captained by the late Jimmy Roger and the 1978/79 & 1979/80 teams was captained by Ken Eastwood.
The club went on to win its first ever 1st X1 premiership in 1979/80 captained and coached by Lindsay James.
It has been 41 (1977/78), 40 (1978/79) and 39 (1979/1980) years now passed since these very successful premiership years.
As part of the Hall of Fame celebrations these premiership years were honoured with a reunion of players.
We will again be honouring the 1979/80 1st X1 premiership at the Chairman’s Lunch in 2020.