Lachlan Stonehouse is still playing at Burwood Cricket Club in Melbourne, having played 28 years in the Eastern Suburban Cricket Association and Eastern Cricket Association. This equates to 362 games played either side of a 16-year district cricket commitment where he played another 252 games at St Kilda and Hawthorn East Melbourne. He played a few games for the Victorian second XI and represented the Victorian Institute of Sport. Eight seasons of mid-week cricket for Melbourne High and Vicwood CC (Burwood Teachers College), a stint in the UK, Willowfest and school cricket means Lachlan has played over 750 official games. Adding in social games this total may be closer to 900. Lachlan has played 70 games with his son William at Burwood, in two premierships including the 2017/18 Eastern Cricket Association A Grade flag. In addition, Lachlan has coached and contributed to the game at Tooronga and Burwood, plus given service to the Eastern Cricket Association, playing representative games and coaching underage teams, most notably premiers in the U18 Victorian Metropolitan Cricket Union representative team in the inaugural year of the competition. Lachlan enjoys writing, golf and adventurous walks. A second cricket book is already in the making, to highlight the wonders of the game to non-cricketers and those in love with this beautiful game. He has two children, Beth and Will, and a great cricket loving wife, Pauline.
This book is important, because it is about you, the reader, the community cricketer, volunteer and supporter.
I love the game. I hope you will enjoy my stories, analysis and coaching tips. You hold the ‘soul’ of cricket in your hands.