Russell Sincock

b. 28-Dec-1947

Russell Sincock made his senior debut at Richmond as a talented 18 year old right hand batsman in round one 1965. Other than the period from 1966 to 1969 when his studies took him to the University Cricket Club where he played 32 games, he gave the Tigers great service until his retirement at the end of the 1982-83 season.

Russell’s 177 senior games for Richmond over 14 years places him in the clubs top 10 of all time games played, he is also a proud member of the V.C.A. 200 Club. He was a most consistent batsman and his total of 4,896 runs places him in the number 5 position of our greatest run getters of all time. Like most of the good players, Russell had the ability to change the course of the game in a short period of time with a fine array of attacking strokes, he was also an excellent performer in big games and finals.

During his time at University he was selected twice to play Sheffield Shield cricket for Victoria and many people in state cricket circles felt he may have been unlucky not to have played further games at that level. He more than paid his dues to Richmond and Victorian Cricket by acting as club delegate to the V.C.A from 1978 to 1992, a period of 14 years. Russell spent 10 of those years on the V.C.A. Pennant Committee including his retirement year of 1992 when he acted as Chairman of the group.

Like many other Tiger stalwarts down through the years, Russell followed a path to the Richmond Cricket Club Board Room by acting as player representative. He then moved on to the executive working on the match committee and as an administrator for the Social Club. After retiring as a senior player he spent the period 1983 to 1985 as captain of the club’s second eleven and help groom several young players who were prominent later in the Richmond senior premiership team of 1989-90.

Russell was Club Champion in 1977-78, he won Batting Awards in 1969-1970, 1972-73, 1977-78 and 1981-82. For wonderful service to the Richmond Cricket Club he received a Best Clubman award in 1974-75, Life Membership in 1978 and in 2011 was inducted into the Hall of Fame.