Widely respected Sydney Cricket Association Committee member Andrew Falk was awarded SCA Life Membership on Monday night.
Mr Falk is a former chairman of the Association and immense contributor to NSW Premier Cricket, particularly at an administrative level.
His involvement with Grade cricket, or Premier Cricket as it's now known, dates back to 1964-65 as an Under 16 AW Green Shield player with his beloved Gordon District Cricket Club and has had a continuous involvement ever since.
He joined the Sydney University Administrative Committee whilst playing with the students in 1971 and since 2003, in one role or another, has become an influential figure in the management of the SCA.
Mr Falk was nominated for Life Membership by the SCA’s Committee of Management, at the Annual General Meeting, on Monday.
“If I’ve been able to give something back to the game of cricket as an administrator, it’s because I got a whole lot out of it as a player,” said Mr Falk.
“I certainly wasn’t a great First Grade player, but the enjoyment I got out of playing higher grade cricket with both Uni and Gordon was an outstanding experience playing against the likes of Doug Walters, Bob Simpson, Brian Booth, Len Pascoe and Jeff Thomson.
“My experiences as an administrator have always been fun and I have always tried to make decisions that were in the best interests of the game, sometimes to the detriment to the allegiances of my own club.
“I am truly grateful for being awarded Life Membership of this Association.”
This season will be Mr Falk's 18th as part of the SCA Committee of Management, during which he served six successive years as Deputy Chairman and seven seasons as Chairman.
He currently holds the position of Deputy Chairman once more.
Mr Falk was Gordon President for eight years between 2007 and 2015 and continues to represent the club as a delegate to Cricket NSW and the SCA.
SCA Life Member - Andrew Falk
Player – Gordon DCC
U16 Green Shield, U21 Poidevin-Gray Shield, Grade (1964-65 to 1969-70)
Grade (1974-75 to 1980-81)
Player – Sydney Uni CC
U21 Poidevin-Gray Shield, Grade (1970-71 to 1973-74)
Administration – Sydney Uni CC
Committee (1971-72 to 1973-74)
General Committee (1976-77 to 1980-81 & 1998-99 to present)
Selector, Chairman of Selectors (1996-97 to 1998-99)
Hon Secretary – 6 years (2000-01 to 2006-07)
President – 8 years (2007-08 to 2014-15)
Admin Director – 5 years (2015-16 to present)
Delegate to SCA (2000-01 to present)
Delegate to CNSW (2019-20 to present)
Sydney Cricket Association
Committee of Management – 17 years (2003-04 to present)
Deputy Chairman – 6 years (2007-08 to 2012-13)
Chairman (2012-13 to 2018-19)
Deputy Chairman – 1 year (2019-20 to present)