The Little River Cricket Club is celebrating its 150th season, much to the joy of the Fairchild family.
Three generations of the family have played for the club, including Doug Fairchild who has participated in more than 400 cricket games and is now club president.
His eldest son Dylan is a past president of the club and youngest son Nic returned as a coach this season.
Mr Fairchild’s daughter Jordyn also played juniors at Little River and his father Ivan played for the club during the 1960s.
“As a family, we’ve played over 500 games in total,” Mr Fairchild said.
“Little River is in our blood.
“I’m 51 now – I’ve played here since I was 13.”
Mr Fairchild’s uncle, John Green, also played in the club’s team which won the Solomon Shield two years in a row in 1960 and 1961.
A commemorative jacket and baggy cap, worn by Mr Green, hangs in the club’s rooms.
The club will host a past players’ day in February as part of is 150th celebrations
On the day it will announce a Legends Team, selected from the 843 players who have represented the club during the past 150 years.
Mr Fairchild said the club was looking for new senior players and girls and boys to play in its juniors’ team, the under-11s.
Contact Mr Fairchild on 0418 503 040.