Cricket Victoria wish to advise of the passing of former Hawthorn-East Melbourne player Lewis 'Lew' Green.
CV has received confirmation late yesterday that Green passed away on the 4th June 2021, aged 96.
Lew Green was a left-handed batsman with Hawthorn-East Melbourne from the 1947/48 season until the 1965/66 season. Lew played 189 1st XI matches, scoring 4,396 runs @ 22.13 with three centuries (top score of 107) and 22 half centuries and took 7 wickets @ 35.85 (best of 2/2) and 54 catches.
Lew represented the Victorian Second XI in three matches from 1955 to 1957 and made his First XI debut with Hawthorn-East Melbourne in the Semi Final against Melbourne, on the M.C.G. in March 1948, top scoring with 39 not out in a losing cause.
Lew played in seven finals series from 1955 to 1963 and was a member of two Hawthorn-East Melbourne premiership teams in 1955-56 and 1962-63 and played in the losing final of 1954-55. He was the club's leading run-scorer in 1955-56 success and won the First XI batting in 1963-64.
In November 1955, at Glenferrie Oval, Lew played a major role in one of the Clubs more unusual matches. Against Northcote, Jim Cosgrave (94*) and Lew Green (100*) enjoyed an unbroken opening partnership of 200 runs , when the Hawthorn-East Melbourne innings was declared [0 for 200]. Northcote, who had made 70 in their first innings, was then bowled out in their second innings for 49 runs. It was believed to be the first instance in District/Premier cricket of a team winning outright without losing a wicket. Two of Lou’s three centuries were scored against Northcote.
Lew Green was a brother-in-law to the brilliant Hawthorn cricketer and footballer, Ian Law.
Cricket Victoria pass on their condolences to the Green family.
Thank you to Kingston Hawthorn scorer Craig Reece for confirming these details.