George Grewcock has become an institution at Whamfield. Think King Whamo, you will think George Grewcock. He played in the clubs first ever match scoring a typically attcking 22 of 19 deliveries. They were the first of 31,218 competetive runs for Whamo in a career spanning 20 years.
George amassed a staggering 117 centuries to add to a very impressive 119 fifties. In OD cricket, where he was most comfortable, he averaged 97.01 at a strike rate of 98.30. It was the FC arena where he produced his highest ever score of 265 not out.
George made his final appearance in this seasons Wham-Gip festival where he was afforded a guard of honour and a standing ovation on his final walk to the crease. The end of his career was a joyful ocassion. Despite being given wrongly out, George ended his career the same way he started it, with a smile on his face. His standing in the game was confirmed as his opponents carried him on their shoulders from the field. A clearly emotional Grewcock left the field and disappeared to the dressing room. Many thought he wouldnt reappear to take the field for Gipsies 2nd innings, but in true professional and competetive self, he was there trying to force a victory to the very end.
George will now take up a role as club ambassador. There is no better man to represent this great club than one of the men who was there at the formation of the club. He will regularly be seen at Whamfield cheering on his former team mates and will also have a coaching role to play, particularly with the young batsmen. The club also comfirmed he will take up a similar role with their franchise team King Havit and will look to help their young hopefuls become the next George Grewcock.
George retires a club legend. The leading run scorer in the clubs illustrious history. A key contributor to eleven Whamo promotions. He may be gone from the field of play but his legend will live on in the corridors of Whamfield.