Frank Baglivi - the stats
Thu 02 Mar 2017 
Club news item

Frank played his first weekend game for Pacific on June 6th 1986 in a match against Comps and Musos. He kept and took a catch. This was the first of 348 'first-class'matches for Pacific in which Frank took 180 catches and 55 stumpings - a total of 235 which is the highest by any Pacific player. Frank also scored 2171 runs and took 224 wickets - one of only 6 Pacific players to do the double.


Frank's highest score was 47 against Roydon on the 28th August 1988 and his best bowling 6 wickets for 5 runs in 5 overs against Clarendon on the 3rd May 1997. Frank also took 50 wickets in a season (1994) and is the only Pacific player ever to take 4 stumpings in an innings - against Berkeley on 12th May 1996.


In all (including evening and indoor matches) Frank played 441 times for Pacific - the 5th highest in the club.


Frank was Pacific Most Improved player in 1994, Player of the Season 1996 and Fielder of the Season 1997.


Frank's final appearance for Pacific was against Locksbottom on the 19th April 2015. He stood up to all the bowlers, took a stumping and scored 19*. For Pacific he remains undefeated.


Frank was undoubtedly one of the two or three best keepers to play for Pacific - some would say the best. I'll miss the cheeky grin; the way that when fielding slip with Frank as keeper the ball would suddenly loop towards you after Frank had caught a missed delivery; the nudging and nurdling when batting; the sense of fair play; and (not least) the chat over a beer after the match.