Tonight Rob and I were very proud to attend a function at the WACA to receive an award for Elwyn on her behalf. When her ex-fellow players asked why she couldn’t accept it herself, I cheekily told them that they should have sent her a UK to Perth airfare and she would have!
When Rob went up to accept the award, this is what they read out about our Elly:
Elwyn P. Campbell
Western Australia 1995/96 – 2004/05
Debuting in 1995/96 Elwyn Campbell was a patient and skilful top order batter. Scoring 1440 runs at an average of 21.5 and a highest score of 93, she is one of the leading run scorers for Western Australia.
Elwyn was a member of the team who contested the WNCL final in 1999 against NSW at the SCG.
Elwyn was vice captain of the Western Fury in season 1998/99.
Elwyn toured with the Australian U23 side in 1998 and 2000 and was an Australian Youth Squad member during this period.
Elwyn was the dominant bat of her time in club cricket scoring numerous centuries for Subiaco-Marist and High Wycombe cricket clubs. She particularly enjoyed destroying pace attacks with effortless and elegant cover drives.
Currently living, working and playing in England & in her absence her mother Wendy has joined us today.
I took the photos, and the one above (Rob and I with the framed photo she was awarded plus the locker in the men’s locker room that they named after her) was Elwyn’s favourite when we told her all about it over the internet after we got back from the WACA:-)
My sister Fiona, who was staying with us for almost a week, also took the opportunity to chat with Elwyn, including an in-depth inquisition about Elwyn’s boyfriend as only our darling Fi can!