Media Release November 3, 2003

Denis Rogers AO honoured at Bellerive Oval

The Chairman of the Tasmanian Cricket Association, Denis Rogers AO was honoured in a private ceremony at Bellerive Oval on Saturday 1st November 2003.

The Chairman's Room, Board Room and Viewing Area at Bellerive has been re-named the "Denis Rogers Suite" in honour of Mr.Rogers' contribution to Tasmanian, Australian and International cricket.

Mr. Rogers' family, friends and close associates, attended the function. In unveiling the plaque to re-name the room, Brent Palfreyman, Deputy Chairman (TCA) spoke with enormous warmth and respect as he outlined the vast contribution made by Mr. Rogers.

Mr.Rogers said in response; "It is always one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon someone, being recognised in your own State and I feel very humble."

He paid tribute to his family, friends and acknowledged the hard work of all those involved throughout his long career as a cricket administrator.

Denis Rogers AO was appointed to the TCA Committee of Management/Board of Directors in June 1986 and elected Chairman in July 1986.

Denis has been instrumental in a number of landmark actions including:

  • The restructure of Tasmanian cricket in 1991.
  • International cricket coming to Tasmania.
  • Securing Tasmania's 1st Test match in December 1989.
  • Securing Commonwealth and State Government support to enable the re-development of Bellerive Oval.

Denis was elected as Tasmania's representative to the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) from 1989 to 2002. During that time he served with distinction as Chairman for two three-year terms from 1996 to 2002.

He is recognised as a national leader in sporting administration and has made significant contributions to the advancement of World cricket.