Ken “blue” Warren

 

Games to 2003    163

Runs                  1223

Wickets              361

5 wkts                11 Times

Best     11 overs 8  for 22  

 

 

Born in Nambour in 1940, Ken started playing cricket for Yandina Primary School at around 11 years old. Enjoying the game and finding he had an aptitude for it, he started playing for Yandina Cricket Club in 1956 at 14. Progressing from B grade to A grade as a bowler at 17 he then remained as the opening bowler for Yandina for the next 12 years.

 

The concept of a club cricketer has changed much during Ken’s era. A Saturday would start with turning up to the club grounds with your Victa mower and along with 4 or 5 other blokes, they would go round the oval mowing for today’s game. No mean feat when you consider that Thorogood Oval is about 2 acres and you are using a mower that cuts about 16 inches each pass.

 

During this time, Ken married Shirley Thorogood and further extended the impressive Thorogood clan. Two boys and two girls ensured that the dynasty would continue with both boys current players with the club and both son-in-law’s having played at various times.  In 2001, Ken played with both sons and sons-in-law in 4th grade, a feat which would be fairly rare in any club.

 

During his time coaching the sides with his boys, Maroochy colt’s played Caboolture at Caboolture in rep cricket. Having finished the morning session and requiring lunch, he took all 11 players up to the shops for lunch in his Morris Minor ute! How times have changed.

 

Back playing again this year at 63 with his boys and 1 son-in-law in 5th grade, Ken is our oldest player and a likeable character who excels at developing junior players through the transition to senior cricket. We wish him all possible luck as he seeks to improve on his batting average.

 

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