Club Records & Misc Facts

On this page are some interesting club records we have knowledge of.

There are plenty more and if you know of any we’d love to hear from you on cheltenhamrustlers@gmail.com

1000+ games

Peter Burdett

Colin Upfill

Laurie Hall

A Grade 1sts Strikeouts

1933 133Ks over 52 inns – Les Cheong (an amazing 2.5Ks per innings!)

1934 82Ks – Les Cheong

1934 129Ks over 154.2 inns – Jack Middleton

1948 109Ks Jimmy Scott

1sts Batting Average over .400

1935 .460  Gerry Harris

1939 .440 Gordon Tamblyn

1980 .456 Michael Trevorah

1980/81 .423 Kevin Williams

1982/83 .429 Kevin Williams

2013 (Winter) .500 Russell Ferguson

2013-14 .405 Brett Curnow

2014/2015 .400 Dylan Trevorah

Shortest time for an A Grade game

1938 49 minutes Prahran v Elsternwick, 1-0 win, only 4 hits

Australian Test Cricketers who have played for the Club

– W. Carleek (Wicketkeeper 1912 tour of England)

– D.J. Blackie (Bowler)

– Sam Loxton (All rounder)

– Dav Whatmore (Batsman)

– Julian Weiner (Batsman)

– Brad Hodge (Batsman)

– Ashton Agar (All rounder)

US International Players

1986/87 Brad Thomas & David Schaffrich

1987/88 Seamus Soltysik

1988/89 Greg Brown

1990/91 Tod Neuman

2001/02 Justin Leone

2011/12 Josh Rickards

2012/13 Robert Roth

2013/14 Ryan Bean > click here to read an interview with Ryan

2014/15 Brian Kloppe

Australian Sports Medal for services to Baseball 2000

– Graeme Ainscough

– Jack Wadsworth

– Alan Tanner

– John Ferguson

60 years service to baseball Recognition Award 2013

Graeme Ainscough 1953-2013

VBA Awards

1936 Jeff Phillips, Hartley Trophy Best Player Metropolitan Division

1948 Jimmy Scott, E.H. King Award for Best Player in Victoria

1976-77 John Ferguson  Div 1 Home Run Leader

1977-78 John Ferguson Div 1 Manager of the Year, Golden Glove Shortstop

1978/79 Paul Ferguson Div 1 Golden Glove Second Base

1981/82 Div 2 Pitching  Lawrie Hall

1990’s Div 2 Pitching  Greg Brown

2012-13 Hayden Dingle Home Run King

State Scorers

1960-70’s Harry Fowler

1970-80’s Liz  Landry

2000’s Michael Gourlay, Robyn Hogben

>State Umpires

– Dick Chapman

– Bob Jones

Night Baseball:

Six Team Series @ South Melbourne CG in the 1950s.

This was a very strong competition sponsored by local business and drawing  large crowds; 3000 some nights.

1957 Prahran players in the Heinz Hornets who made Allstar.

– Jack Ferguson (Manager)

– Bill Anderson (3B)

– Colin Wale (2B)

– Jack Wadsworth (Utility)