George first played for Tunstall in 1936. George played in a game against Box Hill Footballers, where the Footballers needed to win outright to make the finals and Nunawading only had 8 players. We were dismissed for 60 and Footballers made over 200 on Day 1. Nuna had to bat out day two to avoid the outright. George batted all day for 22 n.o. denying the outright and a spot in the finals to the Footballers. Joe Kiker, who went on to play many games for Nunawading, was playing for the Footballers and, as an opening bowler, threatened to throw the ball at George in order to get him out.
George was awarded Life Membership in 1956 . George was presented his medallion in his home by President Ted Aumann and Junior Vice President Tom Reeves.
For the history of the entire Thatcher family, please refer to Fred Thatcher’s (senior) Life Membership page.