Bob’s initial contact with Nunawading Cricket Club members was made at a car trial in 1960 which ended at the Rout residence. Ken Rout and Bob grew up together and played turf cricket at East Malvern where Bob is also a life member. When he moved to Balwyn, he persuaded Bob to join Nunawading which he did in January 1962.
His first game, at Blackburn (in the seconds) is remembered for several things - batting with Danny Pomeroy, watching John Davies run himself out and being given not out by Fred Watson after a catch by the wicketkeeper.
Bob was soon involved in the administration of club affairs and, as club delegate to the BHRDCA, I was appointed Assistant Secretary (of the Association) to Ray McIntosh.
When Bob Saker was unable to continue as club president because of his police responsibilities, he became President, a position he held for ten continuous years.
The Club winning the Centenary Premiership and Shield, celebrating the Centenary of Test Cricket in 1976-77 and end of season trips are Bob’s highlights with Terry Harris’s sad loss another well remembered significant Club event. . Bob was awared Life Membership in 1975.
A personal highlight was in 1965/66 when Bob made almost 300 runs as well as winning the bowling average with 33 wickets at 10.6.