Life membership for Roo trio

LAST weekend's Kangaroo Flat Cricket Club premiership reunion celebrated team success, but it was also a chance to honour three outstanding individual contributions to the Roos.

As part of the Roos' 2003-04 premiership reunion night, Adam Burns, Travis Harling and Alan Durbridge were awarded Kangaroo Flat life membership.

All-rounder Burns has been one of the superstars of not just Kangaroo Flat, but the Bendigo District Cricket Association since making his first XI debut in the 1998-99 season.

Burns is a seven-time Kangaroo Flat club champion, 10-time first XI bowling and three-time batting award winner, and a dual premiership player, having played in the 2004 and 2005 triumphs.

He has captained the Roos since 2006-07 and also has a swag of BDCA accolades, which include Cricketer of the Year in 2013 and 2004, five-time bowling average and aggregate winner, league batting average winner in 2010 and skippered the Melbourne Country Week team between 2009 and 2013.

Burns has also been a valued member off the field at Kangaroo Flat, having served on the committee since 2006-07.

Harling joined Kangaroo Flat in 2003-04 and has been a tireless worker for the Roos, having spent six seasons as president and two as treasurer.

He now combines a role on the general committee with that as the treasurer of the BDCA.

On the field, the hard-hitting Harling is a premiership player with the Roos, having played in their 2005 grand final win over Eaglehawk.

Durbridge has never played a game for Kangaroo Flat, but has coached junior terms, volunteered on the committee and is now integral in tracking the history of the club.

Since 2000 Durbridge has produced an end-of-season handbook for all players detailing not only their season stats, but career stats.

Durbridge has recently taken on the mammoth task of researching the stats of every player who has played for the club, which dates back to the 1850's.

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