Cricket Victoria has received the sad news that Casey-South Melbourne President Ross Hibbins has passed away.
Elected President of Casey-SM in 2011, Ross had been battling a very aggressive form of cancer over the past year, but passed away on April 27.
Ross led Casey-South Melbourne through a challenging period, the club having relocated to Casey Fields in Cranbourne East in 2006. Ross was instrumental in the club forging a presence in the region, experiencing three First XI finals appearances over the past decade and further developing a strong relationship with the City of Casey, local clubs and the local community.
Through Ross’ efforts, Casey-South Melbourne hosted several Melbourne Stars’ Community Days and practice matches, WNCL matches, WBBL matches and Youth Premier League matches in addition to the Club’s normal Premier competition commitments.
Ross served as Casey-South Melbourne Admin Manager (2009-2011), President (2011-2019) and CV Delegate (2011-2019). He was elected as a Casey-SM Life Member in 2018-19.
Cricket Victoria extends deepest condolences to the Hibbins family and Casey-South Melbourne Cricket Club.