David Mitchell, Nunawading CC Life Member as of March 2016
It was on the 1997 Australian Ashes tour of England that it was first discussed that Paddy would only take on running the bar as long Dave would do the books
Almost 20 years later Dave is still running the finances of the social rooms and with wife Dianne they have cleaned the rooms for many years.
Dave has spent countless hours working for Nunawading and his contribution to the cricket club is invaluable.
Over this time over $450,000 in revenue as been generated.
On most weekends he is at Nuna on a Saturday mornings checking the if the rooms need to cleaned after Friday night Juniors & back in the afternoon helping out behind the bar. Back up on a Sunday morning to check the takings from the day before & how much cleaning needs to be done. Then up on Mondays & Fridays to clean.
Also Dave is Cricket Club representative on the Committee of Management for the Mahoneys Reserve Complex.
Dave only played one game for Nunawading in 1997/98 season.
Dave has always been a cricket follower & over his adult life always had various roles on sporting club committees. Cricket during the Summer & football in the Winter.
His cricket involvement goes back to the early 1960s when he ran & Captained his work side Centax (The Taxation Central Office was in Melbourne before it moved to Canberra) in the Saturday Morning Industrial Cricket Comp played at Faulkner Park in South Yarra. He captained their Premiership side in 1963/64. Centax also use to run biannual interstate sport carnivals throughout the 60s where represented Victoria in cricket. He got to play cricket matches on the Junction Oval & when in Tasmania on the North Hobart oval.When Diana and David moved to Glen Waverley in 1970, Dave played at East Burwood from 1973 to 1983. He Captained the C1 1974/75 premiership side, had a highest score of 149 & best bowling figures of 9/48 from his slow/medium pacers.Also another feat was that he bowled 20 overs in a 40 over one day game. When asked why he bowled 20 overs, his reply was that he didn’t have any other bowlers he could trust.
In the 78/79 (year may not be correct) season he captained a game against Nunawading which a young Gary Saultry, Jeff Woolley & Glen Turner played in & was Club Champion in the 79/80 season.
Dave’s other passions are golf where he plays weekly in the Thursday comp at Riversdale golf club, following St.Kilda in the AFL, watching his youngest son who is still playing at Emmaus St.Leos & going to the races.
At present he has 2 grandchildren playing juniors & 4 grandchildren playing Milo cricket & with the great friendships he has made. Dave will be still involved up at Nunawading Cricket Club for while.