Reg Pawley

Reginald Pawley was born on 13th December 1926 at Northcote, Melbourne. Educated at Westgarth Central School, Reg worked at the Melbourne Tramways for many years. He married Merle and they went on to have 3 children Gary (who also played at Dennis Cricket Club), Brenda and Pamela.

Reg was also a VFL goal umpire between the years of 1950-1976. He umpired in 172 games, including the 1970 Grand Final between Collingwood and Carlton.

Reg joined the club in the immediate postwar period and played 224 games, scoring 3494 runs and taking 121 wickets, including a century and a hatrick. He was also captain of the first eleven for 3 years and the second eleven for 2 years.

Reg served on the committee for more than twenty years, including 13 years as secretary, 4 years as treasurer and 3 years as president. He was awarded life membership of the club in 1969, with his wife Merle receiving the same honour in 1978.

In 1953, Reg started collecting club statistics, and the fact that this tradition continues today, is in large part, due to the legacy of his great work for the club.

Reg Pawley a Great, a Dennis Legend.