Happy New Year Tigers!
This weeks “blast from the past” #3 is the legendary Mr Cannington himself, Frank MacGrotty.
From the records I have Frank played from 1964/65 to 1993/94 playing 211 matches, playing in 6 Grand Finals and winning 3, most of those as Captain, with a winning percentage of 64% as Captain. Frank was a leg spinner and a very handy bat in his day. His figures are amazing – 592 wickets at an average of 10.37 taking a 5 for 31 times and 10 wkts in a match 3 times, his best figures of 8/16 was in Feb 1976 vs Gosnells. He took an 8 for twice and a 7 for 3 times and took a hat trick in 1965 vs Kenwick. The highlight of his bowling came in 1976 vs Kenwick where he and his son Merv took all 20 wickets in the match with Frank having figures of 14/52 and Merv 6/14.
He made 2181 runs at an average of 10.92 with a highest score of 76 and making 50 six times.
Frank was made a life member in the 1970s and kept on playing well into his 70s. His wife Merle was made a life member in 1984, his son Merv in 1988 and his daughter in law Lyn in 1999.
Please share your stories of the amazing Mr Cannington below.

Frank MacG
Frank MacGrotty with fellow life member Peter Walker and 3rd grade Captain Mark Richards after the 2003 3rd grade Premiership win

Donelle Downing I can hear Boom Boom from near the change rooms

Mark Richards Frank in the centre with Peter Walker and Mark Richards after the 2002/03 3rd grade premiership. Australia would win the 2003 World Cup vs India later that day.

Paul Keep Frank was Cannington cricket club bled gold and black an absolute legend of our club will always remember his courage and sense of humour and of course the bloody metsol heat rub I certainly never limped on the training track when frank was about was very lucky to get to know him well still miss the boom boom
 Robyn Stanik
Robyn Stanik Eddy loved Frank always spoke of him even after cricket. One man who will never be forgotten.

Meryle was the first lady I meet when I was introduced to cricket amazing lady. Have the jumper and vest she knitted for Eddy and I in a frame on David Stanik wall. 💗💗
Lyn Mac Memories of him playing cricket after he wasnt allowed to. The whole club kept his secret. So mant trios to Slater Gartrells with him. Woke up one night after he bought home a whole country cricket team
Lyn Mac He bought home a wayward travelling Tasmanian who stayed for the cricket season. Never have l met anyone who had his love and commitment to a club. There was nothing he wouldnt do for Cannington. Was a very special way to grow up very much miss him.