Eric examines the pitch after his first day of commentary at Owen Earle Oval, Richmond

Eric’s nickname as a junior cricketer was Dead Bat. Who would have thought that in late 2017, Dead Bat would join a cricket commentary team? Commentating on selected games for Hawkesbury Radio during the 2017/2018 Sydney grade competition, a highlight was observing the action from the media centre at the Sydney Cricket Ground in March 2018 for the NSW Premier Cricket T20 Finals Series.


Part of Hawkesbury Radio’s expanded Sydney grade cricket coverage for the 2018/2019 season, Eric is looking forward to seeing more games from more venues as the coverage expands to cover Hawkesbury & Penrith cricket club games at home and away. An early season highlight was being a part of a dual coverage between play at Hawkesbury & Penrith’s home grounds.


After losing a couple of weekends due to rain, a rain affected 2 day game turned into a 1 day game and his debut as lead commentator & host for the game before storm conditions halted play for the day.


Brief timeline:

  • October 2017 – First cricket commentary role (Hawkesbury v Northern Districts, Sydney grade cricket, T20)
  • September 2018 – present: Commentator, Hawkesbury Radio 2018/2019 Summer Of Cricket