August 12, 2003

Hohns awarded Queensland Cricket life membership

Queensland Cricket Media Release

Trevor Hohns, the chairman of the National Selection Panel, has been awarded life membership of Queensland Cricket at the 2003 Annual General Meeting.

The delegate council appointed Hohns as the latest Life Member in honour of his exemplary service to the sport as a player, coach and administrator.

A star schoolboy performer for Sandgate-Redcliffe, he made his first grade debut as a teenager in 1969-70 and his first class debut for Queensland in 1972-73.

He became a regular member of the Queensland team and made his State captaincy debut in 1982.

Hohns toured South Africa as part of two "unofficial" Australian tours, in 1985-86 and 1986-87, taking 9-125 in the third international in Durban on the 1986-87 tour.

After serving a two-year ban from first class cricket, he made his national debut against the West Indies in Sydney in 1988-89 and played five Tests on the 1989 tour of England that saw Australia regain the Ashes. He took 17 wickets at 34.11 on that tour.

Hohns returned to lead Queensland in the 1990-91 season, his final in first class cricket. He is one of the members of the Queensland 100 Club, playing 120 first class games for his State.

In all, he scored 5210 career first class runs and took 288 wickets in his 152 matches.

He became a national selector in 1993 and became Chairman of the National Selection Panel in 1995.

Hohns served as a Queensland Cricket Vice-President from 1992 until 2002. He was a also a member of the Queensland Cricket Executive Committee in 1987 and 1988.

Queensland Cricket President Damien Mullins SC praised Hohns' professionalism and dedication, singling out his willingness to stay active in coaching juniors at a grass-roots level while dealing with the expectations of serving as a National selector.

Tonight's meeting was told that Queensland Cricket had recorded a profit of $338,204 in the wake of last season's lucrative Ashes Test and One Day International Series in Australia.