Cricket NSW has paid tribute to Penrith cricket stalwart Trevor Wholohan OAM following his recent passing.

Cricket NSW CEO Andrew Jones said: “Trevor made a very significant contribution at every level of Australian Cricket.

“He served junior and senior club cricket in the Penrith district through the Sydney Cricket Association and as a Director of Cricket NSW and the Australian Cricket Board, as it was then known.

“He was a passionate and forthright advocate for cricket and his decades-long contribution was formally recognised with Life Membership of Cricket NSW in 1995. 

“NSW and Australian Cricket is built on the efforts of passionate volunteers and cricket people, and Trevor Wholohan was a titan among them.

“On behalf of the Cricket NSW Board, players and staff I pass on our sincere condolences to his family. Trevor’s contribution will live on through them.”

Mr Wholohan was also a Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trustee who served on the board between 1978 and 1984.

Off the field, Mr Wholohan was a butcher by trade and operated his own shop with his wife Patricia.

In 2000, he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for 27 years voluntary service to club and junior cricket administration in the Penrith area.