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Gates honouring Arthur Morris unveiled at Hurstville Oval

Posted 30 January 2012 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon unveiled new gates at Hurstville Oval in honour of one of Australia’s most famous cricketers, Arthur Morris, in celebration of his 90th birthday.

Mayor McMahon said Council was pleased to be paying tribute to one of the St George region’s greatest sportsmen.

“Arthur started his stellar career at Hurstville Oval as a member of the St George District Cricket Club,” he said

“He represented Australia on 46 occasions as well as captained his country.

“In 2000, Arthur was also selected as an opening batsman in the Australian Team of the Century.”

Mayor McMahon said Hurstville boasts a long and illustrious sporting history

“With our many recreational facilities and nature reserves, Hurstville has a reputation for embracing sports of all kinds,” he said.

“Our City has a proud history of sporting excellence and our local cricketers’ contributions to community life cannot be under estimated.

“Arthur has brought great prestige to our community and it is fitting that his career is commemorated here at Hurstville Oval, the scene of so many of his marvellous batting exploits.”

Arthur joined the Mayor at the unveiling in front of friends and St George cricket representatives

He thanked Council for the recognition, noting that Hurstville Oval was one of his favourite grounds and the St George club was very close to his heart.

Arthur celebrated his 90 th birthday on 19 January 2012. He is retired and living on the Central Coast with his wife Judith.

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