Cindie Deeker, Principal at Duffy Primary School, has been involved in Canberra’s cricket community for several years. Chairman of Cricket ACT, John Miller, expressed his excitement about her appointment to the Board.
“Cindie is an exceptional addition to the Board and brings cricket knowledge and passion to the table with a strong community focus. She played a big part in the rise of Ginninderra Cricket Club’s award-winning season in 2018-19.”
Mrs. Deeker is enthusiastic about her new role, especially given that it’s a particularly exciting time for cricket in Canberra.
“Cricket ACT is expanding locally through the success of its Junior and Senior Competitions, nationally through the High Performance squads and internationally with numerous fixtures hosted in the ACT this season. I am looking forward to being part of the strategic planning for the future success of Cricket in the ACT and the opportunities it can provide to our players.”
One of Cricket ACT’s key objectives is embracing women in sport and implementing measures that reduce the barriers for female participation in cricket. Chairman Miller is confident that Mrs. Deeker will complement the Board in further investing in this strategic priority.
“I have no doubt Cindie and our other female Directors will contribute strongly in Cricket Australia’s upcoming Female Leaders in Cricket program.”
John Miller also acknowledged the impact of departing Director, Gordon Elliot. “Gordon made an outstanding contribution to the Cricket ACT Board during his tenure as Treasurer. He ensured the financial records for the Association were meticulously maintained whilst providing thoughtful strategic insight into the direction of cricket in the region. Pleasingly, Gordon will remain involved with the Association in an operational capacity over the next 12 months.”
In regards to Cricket ACT’s two new Life Members, CEO James Allsopp stated, “Kris Britt and Michael Frost are the most worthy recipients of the Association’s life membership.
Michael has given over 43 years of continuous service to cricket in the ACT region and has excelled as a player, coach, administrator, committee member and proud leader of the Queanbeyan Cricket Club.”
Mr Frost is a former Comets player of 67 matches and he holds the record for most first grade matches played (352) which has included 3 premierships.
Kris has been the pioneer of women’s cricket in the ACT region. She has a decorated career as an Australian representative with outstanding batting and bowling records for the Meteors.
“Kris’ playing records deserve to be celebrated,” Allsopp said, “but it has been her ability to inspire women and girls to love the game of cricket that has translated into her greatest legacy in the region.”
The Cricket ACT Board and Management congratulate Michael and Kris for their fitting recognition and election as Life Members of the Association.