b. 10-Aug-1903 | d. 26-Jun-1981
In a Playing career at Richmond that lasted for 13 years Clive hit 8 centuries in a total of 3,448 runs with a highest score of 207not out compiled against Melbourne at Punt Road in March 1927.
In his early twenties his outstanding batting saw him win the first of 4 club Batting Awards, between 1923 and 1928. In 1924 his form caused the Victorian selectors to take notice and he was rewarded with selection for the first of the 8 First Class Games he played for the State.
Other honours followed when he was made Captain of the First X1 for the 1931-32 season and Life Membership of the Club in 1939. During the 1926-27 season Clive and the Club’s 2009 Hall of Fame Inductee Charlie Stuckey, set a record partnership of 233 for the 3rd wicket against Prahran which still stands today. In February 1933 Clive played his last Senior game for the Tigers and then moved into the next phase of a sporting life devoted to the Richmond Cricket Club that lasted until the middle 1960s.
The 1954- 1955 season saw the Victorian Cricket Association introduce an Under 16 Schoolboys Competition, later to be called the Dowling Shield. Clive Sindrey assisted by former Richmond and State cricketer Arthur Allsopp, took on the task of producing a formidable team to represent the club. Within the first 12 years of that competitions’ existince the Club’s under 16 group won 6 Titles and produced many exceptional young First X1 cricketers for the Tigers. The success of that programme at Richmond was a direct result of the energetic and conscientious work implemented by Clive Sindrey.
Clive gave the Tigers many years of effective guidance by serving on the Club’s Executive as Vice President, where his influence and hard work during the 1960s, helped Richmond secure an extremely strong position in Victorian Cricket during the 1970s and 80s