On Friday 26th March 2021, a legend of Phoenix Cricket and Ireland, Jimmy Boucher, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame.
“The first of our posthumous inductees is probably the greatest spin bowler Ireland has produced. First capped as a schoolboy in 1929, he soon became a key member of the Irish side and enjoyed a 25-year international career interrupted only by the Second World War. He won sixty caps for Ireland, and took 307 wickets, averaging 15.26, including 31 five-fors and 10 wickets in a match on 7 occasions. His best bowling, 7-13, was against New Zealand at Rathmines. After retirement he became an Irish selector and served as Hon Secretary of the Irish Cricket Union for more than 20 years.”
Please see the links below for details of his induction and an interview with another club legend, Michael Halliday, talking about Jimmy.
Cricket Europe, and the great Ger Siggins wrote a fabulous piece on Jimmy in 2001: https://www.cricketeurope.com/DATABASE/ARTICLESHISTORY/articles/000003/000308.shtml
Our club has a fabulous and rich history. Some of the greatest cricketers to ever play the game in Ireland have called Phoenix their home.
And that history continues to flow through the club. Each generation adds to that. Every player, member, supporter, sponsor adds their bit to our wonderful story.
So for 2021, get involved. Add your chapter to the story.
(Pictures Below – thanks to www.cricketeurope.com for the photographs).