Kevin was a right-handed batsman and bowled left arm off-spin and was a member of the inaugural First Grade side for Tuggeranong Valley in 1984. He was named in the team of the decade, mentoring a young Michael Bevan. Kevin’s first 11 seasons with Tuggeranong were all played in First Grade. His greatest trait was his willingness to share his knowledge and skills with anyone willing to learn.
He also played a First Class match for Warwickshire against Cambridge University at Edgbaston in 1969. He did not record a batting innings however bowled 36 overs for the match recording four wickets at an average of 26.75.
Kevin was also a board member of Cricket ACT for a number of years where he chaired the High Performance Committee. During this time, Kevin was known to pay his own way to trek across the country to support ACT teams at national championsips. Kevin made a significant contribution to the cricketing landscape in the ACT and greater region. He is a life member of Cricket ACT.
Life member of TVCC, served on the committee in various roles for 11 years, including Senior Vice President, Chair of the Senior Committee and a continuing advisory role over the years, including to the current president John Evans over the past 4 years.
In 2015, Kevin was presented with a special award from Cricket Australia for 50 year’s contribution as a volunteer.
Always a gentleman, the smiling, kind face of Kevin Flaherty will be missed in the cricket community.
He is survived by his wife and two children who have extended an invitation to the funeral to be held on December 5th at the Holy Family Church in Gowrie at 11am.