Loyalty, humility, competitor, determined, generous and just a great bloke, these are words that sum up Matt Quinn who this weekend plays his 200th senior game for the club.
Quinny is one of the longest serving players at the club having started in the Under 14s before some of our current players were born. He has missed only one season throughout this time and this is when he moved to Adelaide for a year.
Matt becomes only the 10th person at Mazenod Cricket Club to play his 200th match. 200 games in cricket is a lot different to other sports as you normally only play 10-12 games of cricket a season.
Matt’s commitment to the club has been extraordinary. He has served many years on the committee including stints as Vice President and has again returned to the committee this season. He has coached junior sides and always contributed and supported the club in all that he does.
Matt has played all grades at Mazenod as a leg spin bowler and in recent years a top order batsman. No one will ever forget the great moment in Round 10 in the 2015/2016 season when Matt made his first ever century, 110. From reports the opposition were a formidable attack with the ball cutting and swinging everywhere, or so Quinny tells the story.
Matt is also a multiple time Premiership player for the club.
Matt is a player who fronts up week in week out and does so without any fanfare. It is a fantastic achievement to play 200 games and we wish him all the best. He was duly rewarded for his commitment to the club by being awarded Life Membership of Mazenod Cricket Club at the end of last season. Life Members are rarely awarded at Mazenod and Quinny’s award was the second time Life Membership had been awarded in the last 12 years.
Congratulations on a sensational milestone Matt and thank you for all you have done, and continue to do for the cricket club.