Max Grimmer Award
Inaugurated in 2000-01, the rationale for this trophy was that the ultimate recognition comes from one’s peers and it was agreed that players in the 1st XI would award votes on a 3-2-1 basis for their best player after each game. This award is highly regarded by the players. The naming of this award was seen as an excellent way in which to acknowledge and commemorate the contribution made to the club by Max Grimmer.
|2000-01||Sam Kenny||2001-02||Mat Pearson|
|2002-03||Darren Docksey||2003-04||Sam Kenny|
|2004-05||J Green, D Docksey, J Kenny||2005-06||Dale Towler|
|2006-07||Darren Docksey||2007-08||Joel Crouch|
|2008-09||Darren Docksey||2009-10||Peter Walters|
|2010-11||Ryan West||2011-12||James Hawley|
|2012-13||James Hawley||2013-14||Jon Carpenter|
|2014-15||Joel Crouch||2015-16||Liam Smith|
|2016-17||Kiran Carlson||2017-18||Jack Murphy|
|2018-19||Daniel Forbes||2019-20||Daniel Forbes|
|2020-21||Daniel Forbes||2021-22||Charlie Ross|
Max Grimmer started his career in 1958-59 and his on-field contribution can be explained only partly in his impressive statistics – Over 350 games, over 3000 runs and a sensational 750+ wickets. He has also been a highly regarded captain of both the 1st XI and 2nd XI, with a reputation for astute tactical judgement, an uncompromising attitude to success, but with an ability to get the best out of most players. His trophy cabinet contains many examples of the bowling averages he has won, plus many other visible reminders of his on-field skills, including the highly-prized Killara Medal.
Max’s off-field contribution has also extended to being Chairman of Selectors on many occasions and preparation of the David Street wicket. Above all, Max has always been an astute adviser on almost every aspect of cricket and his opinion has been as highly-valued as it has been sought. His contribution to the Club was recognised in the award of Life Membership some years ago, as well as the Harry Sutton Trophy in 2001-02.