Month: February 2015


Paul Sheahan

PAUL SHEAHAN has agreed to visit the Newtown & Chilwell Cricket Club on Monday 16th February from 5pm and later a sit down meal

5pm to 6pm –           ALL junior cricketers have the opportunity to experience a batting master-class clinic with Paul (each player to bring a bat)  Paul will cover off all aspects of batting technique including stance , grip , forward and backward defence plus driving , pulling and cutting etc.
6pm to 7pm              All members plus parents invited to have a meal with Paul Sheahan at Queens Park (Catering by Pink Saffron Catering)
7pm to 8pm              Paul will talk on challenges and outcomes of “Combining Education with cricket” plus answer any questions from the audience.


Paul Sheahan was elected the 26th president of the Melbourne Cricket Club in February 2011.   A talented right-hand batsman and excellent fieldsman, he played 31 Tests between 1967 and 1974, scoring 1594 runs at 33.91, including two centuries.  For Victoria, he scored 3988 runs in first-class matches at the excellent average of 59.52.  Seemingly on the verge of becoming Australia’s regular Test opening batsman, Mr Sheahan retired at the relatively young age of 27 to concentrate on his teaching career. He rose to Principal of Geelong College and later Headmaster at Melbourne Grammar School, a position he held until retirement in 2009.

Mr Sheahan, now 68, is the latest in a long line of Test cricketers who have served as office bearers during the MCC’s 176-year history.   An MCC member since 1983, Mr Sheahan has strong ties to the cricket club.  A First XI premiership player, he is also an Honorary Cricket member, XXIX Club member and in 2000 was selected in the MCC Team of the Century. He is also a Life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.

He has been a member of the MCC Committee since 1987 and a vice president for the past eight years.  During his time on the committee, the club has overseen a complete redevelopment of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, along with growth in MCC membership numbers from 44,000 to more than 101,000

All parents and players are welcome – please confirm your attendance by contacting Phillip Morgan on or mobile 0409 863810