For the first time in the TOSCC’s history, a player earned life membership, and received a Baggy Yellow, in a T20 game – Dan Elvin.
Presented his cap by fellow Baggy Yellow Club member Brad Cameron, Dan became the 12th life member and the 11th player to 100 games, hot on the heels of club president and good mate Brad Schaper.
Elvs debuted as number 83 in 2012/13, playing six matches, then became a full-time player in 2013/14 and is now ninth on the all-time run charts and has four centuries, equal with Alex Cotter and behind only Tom Krieg (five) and Cammo (seven).
When he hits a century he generally goes big, with 144 being his highest score.
He also has an unbeaten 90 (2016/17 versus Brighton in B2), amongst nine half-centuries and he has 13 wickets with best bowling 2/5.
“Dan has been an important contributor during a very successful era for TOS,” Schaper said.
“He dominated the batting during the B Grade premiership season of 2013/14, notably a crucial 43 in the semi-final and then to bat for several hours with Ben Hall and co. to secure the flag in the decider against Unley the following week.
“His determination to get the best out of himself was inspiring and he was rewarded by becoming an A Grade premiership player in 2017/18, while also reinventing himself as a middle order batsman during the last few years.”
In the 2017/18 success, his opening partnership of 61 with Al Forwood set the standard for the day, giving the team a solid foundation on which to build a target.
Friendships are a critical part of our cricket club and an important aspect of our rapid rise through ATCA’s ranks.
Among Dan’s career highlights was a club record 210 run first-wicket partnership with his great mate, Moe Walker, versus Mawson Lakes in LO6 in 2014/15.
He also holds the record partnership for the second wicket with 230 (with Matt Hargreaves, against Port District in C3 in 2012/13) and the fourth wicket of 147 runs with Sam Peters (in C2 versus Ingle Farm in 2013/14).
Schaper said he’s exceptionally proud of Dan’s achievements and the role he has played in our cricket club.
“I hope there are still plenty of runs (and wickets if you were to ask him!) left in those legs, as he has so much talent and cricket knowledge to give the Trinity Old Scholars Cricket Club,” Schaper said.