Craig Dodson’s cricketing journey

July 31, 2020
Category: Club Cricket, Community,
Craig Dodson’s cricketing journey

Brad Hodge, Dirk Nannes, Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi and Tillakaratne Dilshan are among a select group of international stars to have represented around 20 different teams throughout their careers.

But not even this distinguished group of cricketing might can match the accomplishment of Craig Dodson.

The 41-year-old father of two turned out for 11 teams in just one Australian season and it was all for a good cause.

Dodson experienced depression a decade ago and used his 11 game tour to raise funs for mental health.

Across his 10,000 kilometre journey, Dodson found himself trapped by a bushfire, travelled 1600 kilometres only to make a golden duck and immersed himself in the friendly and welcoming environments cricket clubs offer across five states.

His story is captured in ‘A view of Australia From Fine Leg’ and has already helped raise almost $10,000 for Gotcha4Life – a foundation that funds sustainable educational workshops, training programs and products to improve mental fitness in communities across Australia.

You can secure a copy of Craig’s book here.

Victorian Clubs on Craig’s journey

  • Pomborneit Cricket Club (19/10/19)
  • Rupertswood Cricket Club (30/11/19)
  • Macleod Cricket Club (18/1/20)
  • Port Fairy Cricket Club (25/1/20)
  • Royal Park Brunswick Cricket Club (8/2/20)
  • Essendon Maribyrnong Park Ladies Cricket Club (15/2/20)
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