Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tribute to Ben Eyles

ON behalf of the cricket fraternity of the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands, I would like to send our condolences to the families of Ben Eyles and his partner Meagan Wilton.

Ben was a fantastic cricketer with the Ouse club for many seasons in the old Derwent Valley Cricket Association where he won seven straight DVCA B-Grade cricketer of the year awards (2001-02 to 2007-08). He played in four premierships with Ouse (1998-99, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08) and won many other association awards.

Ouse Cricket Club went into recess after the 2007-08 season. Last season Ben came back to cricket and played in the grand final with Molesworth I and again played with that club this season.

Ben was a fantastic all-round cricketer and I well remember his innings in the 2005-06 B-Grade grand final at Gretna, playing for Ouse against Molesworth II where he made 127 runs with 100 runs coming in boundaries (10 fours and 10 sixes). Ben always kept us entertained with both bat and ball. There was never a dull moment and he will be sadly missed by all. Rest in peace.
WADE GLEESON

1 comment:

  1. Dear Ben
    You were loved and always will be loved by thousands of people.
    You were kind, loving and friendly person.
    I always tell other people and myself that just because we cant see you doesn't mean your not hear with us.
    I will always remember the time when you Tyler and I would go to macca's and eat it all on the way home.
    You were always there with people up and downs and help them through it like you did with me and my troubles.
    When you first told me that you liked megan wilton I told you to go for it but you didn't want to leave us all because we could't do the things we had always done.A month later i heard you really did it.
    I just really want you to know that i will always love you and know one will ever change that

    Lots of love and care little pretend sis Abbey eyles

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