"A hard-hitting left-hand batsman and right-arm medium-pacer, Trevor Laughlin won the Ryder Medal in 1983/84 whilst captain/coach of Collingwood. Laughlin polled 36 votes to win from Saints' captain/coach Peter Cox on 34 and Essendon's Simon O'Donnell on 31. In the same season, Laughlin won the Qantas/Sunday Press and Charles Lux awards as well.
Laughlin played 51 first class matches for Victoria between 1974/75 and 1980/81, scoring 2526 runs @ 34.14 and taking 80 wickets @ 31.20. World Series Cricket provided with an unexpected Test opportunity and he toured the West Indies in 1977/78, where he played 2 Tests, and he was a member of Australia's 1979 World Cup squad in England.
Laughlin was a member of Collingwood's 1974/75 (when he scored a brilliant 131 against Carlton in the Final) and 1987/88 premiership teams."