We are sad to hear about the passing of one of our Club champions, the late John Shaw. John passed away at the age of 85 yesterday and was the nephew of the great Lindsay Hassett. John played 156 1st XI games for the South Melbourne CC, with a career total of 5,434 runs at an average just under 40 during those 18 seasons at SMCC. John also played 55 games for Victoria as a top order batsman where here scored a total of 3276 runs at an average of just over 40. A true champion and South Melbourne Cricket Club legend. Our condolences go out to John’s family and friends.