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Vale Andrew (Andy) Goddard
Date of Event St Bernard's OC Cricket Club : Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:36AM

Sadly the Snowdogs Cricket Community lost a member of its first Premiership team (season 72/73) over the weekend with Andrew (Andy) Goddard passing away in Qld.

Andy joined the Club in 70/71 and played 32 matches in our 1st. XI  until the start of season 73/74 when transferred away with work. Andy formed a lethal opening bowling combination with Peter "Snake" Pearson especially in our Premiership year with Andy taking 56 wickets and Snake taking 53 wickets. Andy was predominantly an "into the wind" bowler with the ability to not only swing the ball but also move it off the wicket. Whilst his batting statistics weren't overwhelming, he was a very good later order bat capable of both defending and attacking when necessary, with 19 innings for an aggregate of 253 runs at an average of 16.8. He held the 1st XI 7th wicket batting partnership record with John Tobin in our Premiership year.

His career bowling statistics at the Home of Cricket were testimony to his status as one of the best bowlers in the early years of the Club with 441 overs taking 127 wickets at an average of 10.9. He capped off his Premiership year winning the Beau Redmond Club Champion Award in 72/73.

Andy is best summarised by the comments of some his Snowdogs teammates:

"great competitor with a heart as big as a lion" and "great bloke who always had a smile on his face".

The attached photo from L- R of John Harvey, Bob Perrett (CC first President) and Andy Goddard at the Presentation Night for our 1st Premiership in Season 72/73.

Sympathies from the St. Bernard's Cricket Community go to Judy and the Goddard Family.

Vale Andy Goddard.

 


Last updated: Thursday September 16, 2021 9:38AM
Author: Brendan Davey