Michael Stephenson

Player, icon, scribe

Mick Stephenson is an icon of the Bankstown District Cricket Club (BDCC). Starting as a young kid operating the scoreboard, he went on to play 23 seasons, scoring 6642 runs and taking 23 wickets, penning the Club’s 50th Anniversary Book ‘Blue Blood in Their Veins’ and being recognised with Life Membership. He holds 1st Grade Cap Number 81. Mick is by far BDCC’s longest serving Publicity Officer; his ‘superlatives’ gracing the pages of the Canterbury-Bankstown TORCH newspaper for over 25 years. Mick speaks with great pride about the fact he has seen every ball of Bankstown’s six Belvidere Cup victories and that he’s played grade cricket with each of the six Bankstown’s Test cricketers. He is also well known for his stentorian voice that has echoed around Memorial Oval with his trademark “Go the Doggies”.

 

These interviews of around 5 to 8 minutes each, provide a fascinating insight into growing up in the Bankstown region, the development of cricket as a sport as well as Bankstown Oval and also Mick's myriad jobs and grade cricket experiences as the Bankstown Cricket Club developed into a club with an enviable record of success.

Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 1

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 1
Duration: 5:30
Topics covered: Cricket starts in Sydney in 1800s, Sydney's early cricket clubs, the first cricket match in Sydney, how clubs developed in the Bankstown region, Bankstown's first cricket match,  Bankstown Oval and Sir Donald Bradman 'helping' Bankstown enter the Sydney grade competition

Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 2

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 2
Duration: 4:51
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Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 3

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 3
Duration: 5:43
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Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 4

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 4
Duration: 6:49
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Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 5

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 5
Duration: 6:23
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Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 6

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 6
Duration: 8:21
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Mick Stephenson
Mick Stephenson - part 7

MICK STEPHENSON INTERVIEWS
Part 7
Duration: 6:23
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