HENRY Robert Harvey (always known as "Harry") who died this week aged 87 years, is remembered by the cricket fraternity as an association secretary, premiership-winning captain, and life member of the Bay and Basin club.
Harry joined Tomerong in 1977-78, and played as a batsman in the lower grades.
Notable individual efforts were carrying his bat through an innings against Bomaderry in 1981-82, providing nine of the 16 runs; and late in the following season, he hit a half-century against Ulladulla United fourths.
A highlight came in 1983-84 when Harry was captain of the fourth grade side that overwhelmed Rugby Union in the grand final, and that premiership proved to be the last for Tomerong which also reached the grand final a year later.
Harry served several terms as club president, and according to one former team-mate virtually held Tomerong Cricket Club together, while he also acted as a delegate to association meetings.
His contributions and energy were respected, and he was elected as association secretary for the 1985-86 season.
One memorable achievement was negotiating the attendance of former Australian batsman Norman O'Neill at the presentation night.
He was within months of his 60th birthday, when he played his final matches in 1993-94, before his club became part of the merger that saw the establishment of Shoalhaven Central Districts.
His Tomerong Cricket Club life membership was transferred to the new club (now Bay and Basin).
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