‘Records are there to be broken’ – Russell Payne

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Following Glynn Cameron becoming Union’s most capped player last weekend, Russell Payne, the player whose record was surpassed, congratulated the 36-year-old on his achievement.

“Well done, Glynn, for playing all those 265 senior games for Union,” he said.

“It takes a big commitment over a long period to get that many games under your belt for one team.”

Payne’s exceptional appearance record came in an era of two day cricket, where as the majority of Cameron’s have been one day fixtures, but the club life member comended the achievement and dedication of his younger counterpart.

“I felt a bit strange about it. It was something I was quite proud of really, even though I didn’t know when I finished playing that I had played the most games,” he said.

“I naturally thought it would have been one of the earlier players, like Jack Maddigan, who would have that record.

“He played for something like 40 years. Maybe record-keeping was not so good back then.

“It took me 31 years to play all those games. Some were spread over two Saturdays so I feel very lucky to have been able to spend all those Saturday afternoons and a few nights playing for Union.

“Records are there to be broken, so good on you, Glynn Cameron.”

By JAMES FORD

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