Marty – Heart and Soul of Emu Plains Cricket Club
Emu Plains Cricket Club recently commenced the 2018/19 season with the defending 1st Grade Premiers taking on Springwood at Dukes Oval.
The most successful Club in the history of the NDCA winning the 1st Grade Evans Shield 22 times, the current 1st Grade side has had one common denominator for the past 28 seasons; Captain Marty Romer.
Marty commenced with the Club in the 1990/91 season, which was the last season the Club did not have a 1st Grade side entered into the competition. The team won 2nd Grade that season and was promoted to 1st Grade in 1991/92. Since then, mostly under Marty’s leadership, the Club has won the Evans Shield 8 times highlighted by three successive wins between 2012/13 and 2014/15.
In his 29 seasons at Emu Plains Cricket Club, Marty has played in 355 matches, scored 6056 runs, and taken 542 wickets. He has also worked tirelessly for the Club in coaching and developing younger players and is currently coaching his 4th junior team after coaching three teams all the way from under 9s to under 16s. Marty has played alongside over 160 players in that 1st Grade team including his own sons, Tom and Ben.
Marty is a true legend of cricket in the Nepean District and Emu Plains Cricket Club is proud of his many achievements in the game. Good luck Marty for the new season, your 29th consecutive season for the Club. We know you’ll defend that title with the same attitude and spirit you’ve displayed for the previous 28.