Victoria loses cricket legend
Former Victorian player, captain and coach John Scholes passed away today aged 53. The cause of death is unknown and will be subject to a coroner's report.
Cricket Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ken Jacobs, said that Scholes was a unique person and would be sadly missed. "I think today Victoria lost one of its greatest ever cricketing sons. John's contribution as a player, junior and senior coach, as well as mentor to many young Victorian cricketers, will quite simply never be matched. On behalf of the entire Victorian cricket community, I extend our sincere condolences to Diane, as well as John's children, Shannon and Adam".
JOHN "BARREL" SCHOLES
- Played 62 matches for Victoria (3201 runs @ 30.78, 3 centuries, HS 156)
- First captained Victoria aged 21 and again aged 30
- Coached the Victorian Bushrangers between 1996 - 2001. Led the side to the 98/99 Mercantile Mutual Cup and to two successive Pura Cup finals in 99/00 and 00/01
- All time Premier Cricket games record holder (396). Carlton (277), Fitzroy Doncaster (119)
- 12, 693 runs (Premier Cricket record at the time), 26 centuries, 60 half-centuries
- 5 Premierships (4 Carlton, 1 Fitzroy Doncaster) from 9 Grand Final appearances
- Coached Carlton CC in 2002/03
- Played Premier Cricket for 31 years