St Kilda Cricket Club is sad to announce the passing of former St Kilda player Paul Crocker, following a long and brave battle with Alzheimer's.
Paul played from 1978-79 to 1985-86, with a club total of 121 games (1st XI - 47, 2nd XI - 54, 3rd XI - 20), scoring 3115 runs @ 27.57, with highest score 123 runs.
Paul was a member of the 1979-80 Grand Final side. And he was 12th man in the 1984-85 premiership side, where he fielded as a substitute and took a vital catch at silly mid off to dismiss John Scholes off Gary Cosier to put the Saints on the road to victory.
Paul was also a member of the 3rd XI premiership side in 1983-84 under the captaincy of club legend Geoff Tamblyn. During that season he scored 505 runs @ 72.14 in the 3rd XI.
After leaving St Kilda, he played 39 games with Port Melbourne.
St Kilda Cricket Club extend condolences to Paul's family.
Paul will be sadly missed by his mates at St Kilda Cricket Club.