chris mudd memorial trophy

Following a workplace accident that left him permanently injured, Chris Mudd dedicated his life to the game of cricket - with his local club Western Suburbs being his ultimate passion. Chris began his involvement in a coaching capacity in the early 1990s with Western Suburbs and over time his efforts had spread into both the senior and junior ranks at the club.

But Chris was more than just a coach at Western Suburbs - he filled a variety of off-field roles including selector, committee member and chief organisor of junior cricketing programs. His long-standing involvement in the sporting careers of many Plovers spanned from the very early ages of junior cricket right up to adulthood - with Chris playing a large part in the development of the players not just on the field, but as a mentor away from the game.

His dedication to the game saw him apply his coaching and administrative skills to not just Western Suburbs, but also to the Maitland, Hunter Valley districts and beyond.

Chris lost his battle with cancer in December 2012 - with Western Suburbs dedicating the Clubperson of the Year Trophy in Chris's honour. There is also a charity Twenty20 match, tradionally played to close out the season, with Chris's two sons Nathan and Lincoln captaining the respective teams. The match aims to raise money for the Chris's nominated charity, the Maitland-Dungog Community Palliative Care Service.

YouTube - The Chris Mudd Trophy & Twenty20 Challenge

Season 
Award Winner 
1976-77 
Warren Howard 
1977-78 
Ken Shine 
1978-79 
Geoff Mitchell 
1979-80 
Kerry Brennan 
1980-81 
Lindsay Gibb 
1981-82 
Kerry Brennan 
1982-83 
Kevin Ellenor 
1983-84 
David Merchant 
1984-85 
Peter Edmonds 
1985-86 
Kerry Brennan 
1986-87 
Adrian McIlveen 
1987-88 
Ron Roy 
1988-89 
Brad Shone 
1989-90 
Sandra Roy 
1990-91 
Warren Jarrett 
1991-92 
Warren Jarrett 
1992-93 
Alan Hale 
1993-94 
Sue Jarrett 
1994-95 
Anthony Ellicott 
1995-96 
Wendy Parker 
1996-97 
Chris Mudd 
1997-98 
Chris Mudd 
1998-99 
Reg Wood 
1999-00 
Warren Jarrett 
2000-01 
Sue Jarrett 
2001-02 
Brad Brooker 
2002-03 
Brad Brooker 
2003-04 
Natalie Vassallo 
2004-05 
Paul Donnelly 
2005-06 
Dot Seamer 
2006-07 
The Donnelly Family 
2007-08 
Timothy Clarke 
2008-09 
Janelle McKee 
2009-10 
Karen Smith 
2010-11 
Gary Fisher / James Kealy 
2011-12 
Andrew Trappel 
2012-13 
Gary Fisher 
2013-14 
Noel Lawler / Glenn Lupton 
2014-15 
Glenn Lupton 
2015-16 
Justin Partridge 
2016-17 Scott Holtz 
 2017-18  Tony Williams
2018-19  
2019-20  

Chris Mudd - coach & mentor to a generation of cricketers

The Chris Mudd Twenty20 Challenge - honouring his legacy