Vale Geoff Lang
Vale Geoff Lang
The Funeral for Geoff will be held at Tobin Brothers Chapel, 232 Cranbourne Rd Frankston @ 10am this Friday 29th April. All are welcome for refreshments & nibbles afterwards at Delacombe Park Cricket Club, Towerhill Rd Frankston Afterwards
Its with a deepest regret we announce that Delacombe Park Cricket Club Life member Geoff Lang lost his battle with Cancer On Thursday 21 April. Delacombe Park would like to pass on its deepest condolences to Sharon, Jacqueline, Jarryd and Tahlia.
Geoff was one of the great clubman to Delacombe Park Cricket Club having held multiple roles and responsibilities stretching over 30 years of service to help shape and make Delacombe Park the great cricket club it is today.
As a 4 time premiership player, we heard many stories about Geoff having been a 1stXI player for many years as a Wicket Keeper turned batsman. Having faced up against some of the great Quicks to have played the Mornington Peninsula including the Rodney Hogg to whom apparently kept bowling quicker and shorter at Langy whilst Langy kept hooking him to the boundary.
In his later years he dropped keeping and took up bowling, making his name around the club as one of the great crafty swing bowlers the club has ever seen. His record since “myCricket” was introduced speaks for itself.
Matches Played: 113 Wickets: 279 Average: 15.50
5 wicket innings: 12 10 wicket Match: 3
Best Bowling Innings : 7/10 v Pines 2008/09
Best Bowling Match: 13/25 v Pines 2008/09 (Club Record)
Geoff was also selected in
Team of 2nd Decade (1979-80 to 1988-89) Batting at No 7
Team of the Year 2012/13
Team of the Year 2013/14
1982/83 1st XI
Off the field he held the positions of
Treasurer: 1982-85 , 2008-2016
Vice President: 1993-95
Rest in Peace Geoff Lang, you will be truly missed