Vale John Parker
Date of Event : Mon Oct 8, 2018 10:50AM

The Club is sad to advise of the passing of John Parker yesterday aged 82.

John had recently been suffering from some health complications from a lung infection and hernia.


John was a 3 times premiership player for South Perth in the club’s golden era, playing in 1955/56, 1956/57 and 1959/60. John won the A Grade batting for the club in the 1954/55 and 1963/64 seasons.


John debuted for Western Australia in 1960/61 and played 30 first class matches for the state. He was made a life member of South Perth in 1974 and served as Club President for four seasons from 1985/86 – 1988/89.


John was named as captain of the South Perth CC 75th Anniversary Champion team in 2004, with 5809 runs for the Club across his career.


John was also the father of South Perth players Rob & Michael and uncle to Ian.


The Club passes on its condolences to John's Family, he will be sadly missed


South Perth Cricket Club

 75th Anniversary Champion Teams

 Announced 2004/05 Season



“Home Grown”Champion Team



  • Based on Performances Solely for South Perth First Grade
  • Base Criteria of 50 games, 2000 Runs and 100 Wickets



John Parker (c)           – 5809 Runs

Bruce Laird                 – 5104 Runs      

David Bull                   – 4140 Runs

Murray Vernon            – 6924 Runs

Ian Dick                     – 8803 Runs

Wayne Andrews         – 5011 Runs & 205 Wickets

Alec Dick                    – 4660 Runs & 221 Wickets

Kevin O’Dea               – 4763 Runs & 357 Wickets

Barry Thornton           – 437 Wickets

Kim Hagdorn              – 260 Wickets

Craig Coulson              – 290 Wickets

Bruce Buggins (wk)      – 296 Dismissals



75th Anniversary “All Stars” Team



  • Played First Grade Cricket for South Perth


Barry Shepherd (c)

Chris Rogers

Robin Smith

Damien Martyn

Craig Serjeant

Paul Barton

Ian Brayshaw

Mohinder Armanath

Stuart MacGill

Wayne Daniel

Ron Gaunt

Tim Zoehrer (w/k)


Last updated: Tuesday October 16, 2018 1:57PM
Author: Mark Korol