QLD Veterans Cricket pay tribute to Peter Daniel Sherman RIP
Qld Veterans Cricket and Valley District Cricket Club lost a very much loved and admired player, Administrator and friend on Monday 23rd March in Peter Sherman who passed away at Wesley Private Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Peter was blessed with a lovely wife in Amanda of 25 years and two beautiful daughters Soph and Izzy.
Peter over the years has been heavily involved with Valleys, the Golden Oldies and more recently QLD Veterans Cricket.
Peter attended Nudgee College from 1978 – 1982 and then went on to QLD University of Technology to study Electrical Engineering and later Economics and Physical Education.
Peter’s first foray in to Cricket Administration was in late 1980’s and early 1990’s when with another Valleys stalwart in Peter Easton they set up the Valley District Cricket Club Junior Competition which was as big as if not bigger than any Junior Zone in Brisbane.
Peter played 217 Senior Games for Valleys, he held numerous positions on the Executive.
- Conducts Commissioner
- Over 40’s Coordinator
- Golden Oldies Festival Coordinator
- VDCC delegate to QLD Cricket for 10 years
- Set up the Member Protection Policy
Recently, he was bestowed with Life Membership of Valley District Cricket Club for the many years of service and dedication.
Peter was also a keen member of the QLD Cricketers Club and played many games with them, which included representing QLD against NSW and Victoria on the hallowed turf of the SCG and MCG
When Rob (Crawfo) Crawford gave away the coordinating of the Valleys Golden Oldies Tours, Shermo took it over after 2010 with trips to Adelaide, Capetown, Barbados and Christchurch. In Christchurch Shermo bid for the opportunity to play a game on Richard Hadlee Oval and won the bid
Peter represented QVC in the Over 50’s Division 1 in Orange NSW in 2018 and became player #48 with a QLD victory. He managed the Division 1 side at the National Championships in Brisbane in 2018 and played Cooper Finlay against NSW in 2019 at Redlands.
Peter played Division 1 for Brisbane in the Gill Chapman Shield Competition, who is another Valleys stalwart.
Peter also assisted Stirling Hamman (NSW) in a coordination role with the Over 50’s World Cup that was held in Sydney in 2018.
On the global scene, Peter was the Host City Volunteer Coordinator for the 2015 World Cup which was held in Australia and was also supposed to hold the same position for the Women’s T20 World Cup games in 2020 Brisbane games until he fell ill. He also ran the QLD Volunteer program for the Under 19 World Cup in 2018.
Peter has held many roles in the Electrical Industry since 1995 and for the past six years Peter has been the Trading Manager for InterGen Australia, where he was responsible for the financial market activities of the Company and for developing and implementing trading strategies to meet the objectives of business risk and revenue maximisation. The portfolio consisted of the 840 Mega Watt Milmerran Power Station and a 50% share of the Callide C Power Station.
Crawfo’s perspective on the MAN.
Peter was one of the most universally respected and loved guys that I have ever met in my cricketing years. He had so much talent and yet was so humble with nothing ever being too much trouble for Sherms. He played the game nonchantly and I don’t ever recall him sledging an opposition player, but whenever Pete was involved, there was heaps of humorous banter.
He not only played our great game, but he was a tireless worker for the club on so many fronts. He was also a great contributor to charities and every November; he became passionately involved in the Movember movement to raise funds for the awareness of men’s health. As you can see below, Pete grew some interesting looking moes over the years.
Amanda enrolled their two daughters into dance classes when they were quite young and my daughter became their dance instructor, so in the morning I would be dropping my daughter off and Peter or Amanda would be dropping the girls off and in the afternoon we would be chasing leather together on a cricket field somewhere
After the game we would enjoy a few beers and reminisce on what should have, could have happened on the paddock and enjoyed a lot of laughs.
Peter Daniel Sherman was so respected and loved by so many, that the outpouring of condolences from a myriad of people, acquaintances, teammates, opposition players and others that just knew him was a tribute in itself. There has been many a tear shed already and I am sure there will be many more and quite a few beers when we can all get together again to reminisce about the family man, the player, the administrator, the volunteer and a bloody good all-round bloke.
I have also played against and partied with Peter at a few Golden Oldies Carnivals and always had a ball and enjoyed his company.
To Amanda, Soph and Izzy and on behalf of QLD Veterans Cricket and the rest of the Cricketing fraternity, I would like to pass on my sincere condolences, love and best wishes for the sad loss of the MAN.
(Thank you very much to Andrew Knight and Rob Crawford for their assistance with this tribute)