Glynn Cameron celebrated becoming the most capped Union senior player by scoring his second century during his side’s defence of the Payne Tempero trophy against Albion at King George Park last Saturday.
Since debuting during the Dick Hunt Competition in the 1993 /94 campaign, Cameron has become a regular member of the senior side, playing more than 90 per cent of the senior fixtures since. It was this consistent form that enabled the club stalwart to become the fastest centurion in Union history, reaching 100 senior games in the 2000/01 season.
As an aggressive batsman who looks to notch runs at a quick rate, Cameron is ranked second in the highest run scorers in club history, with 4885.
The 36-year-old’s career has now progressed to a more senior role within the team, providing advice, tactics and coaching to other members of the club.
The former Waitaki Boys’ High School student said his fondest memories were achieving his first senior 100, in which he batted for all 50 overs in a one-day match that included 23 overs of bowling from Black Cap David Sewell, and more importantly, his first Borton cup triumph.
“That (first 100) would be one of my fondest memories, but winning the first Borton Cup meant more,” he said.
The seven-time Borton Cup winner has surpassed club legend Russell Payne, whose career spanned from 1958-89, amounting to 265 appearances. Cameron insisted he was honoured to reach the milestone, but looking ahead, said he would one day like to play senior cricket with his two sons Jack (10) and Liam (7).
“It’s a pretty high honour, passing someone (Russell Payne) with such great history,” he said.
“I have such respect for him and what he says, with advice on batting and things.
“My ambition would be to one day play senior cricket with my boys. They love their cricket. I’d also like to thank my wife. It takes a lot of dedication, so she deserves a bit of credit too.”
By JAMES FORD
PHOTO: JAMES FORD
Glynn Cameron on his way to a second senior century for Union Cricket Club last Saturday.