BURNIE’S David Hudson has a cricket resume that would make you tired just reading it.
Hudson has been involved in all facets of the game including playing, coaching, umpiring and administration and was rewarded for his efforts with the prestigious Lance Cox Merit Award at the Cricket North West season launch last night.
The quietly spoken Hudson started his cricket journey as a 14-year-old at the Yeoman Cricket Club in 1973 as a wicketkeeper-batsman and played in three premierships.
He represented Tasmania at under 16 and under 19 level, and played alongside David Boon in the Australia under 19 schoolboys team.
Hudson returned to Burnie Yeoman in 1996-97 as both a player and junior coach, where he won three lower grade flags.
After retiring from playing, Hudson took on the role of senior coach for two seasons, with the Emus winning the first grade premiership in 2002-03.
In 2004 Hudson took up umpiring, where he quickly gained respect among the players in the competition.
He has been awarded Umpire of the Year on four occasions and has stood in the last six CNW first grade grand finals.
Hudson’s passion for junior cricket has seen him coach the CNW under 16 team on four occasions during the annual series with Wagga Wagga.
On top of all this he has served on the board of the CNW junior committee for seven years and is entering his ninth year on the CNW board, where he is currently junior vice-president.
David Hudson, from Burnie, was presented with the Lance Cox Merit Award at the Cricket North West season launch last night. Pictures: Stuart Wilson.
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