AT different levels, the Jeffrey brothers are synonymous with the Mount Clear Cricket Club.
Paull will play his 300th game in the club firsts clash against Napoleons-Sebastopol while younger brother Shaun “George” will captain the Mounties’ fourths in his 250th appearance.
The pair said their loyalty to the club was part of a family legacy – their parents hold life memberships and their grandfather played out his cricket career at Mount Clear.
“We were brought up here and got to love the club. It’s just part of the family now,” Paull said. “The best part of cricket is the social side and having a beer after the game.”
“That’s the only reason I play,” Shaun said.
Despite playing at the club for more than 20 years, the brothers have never played a game together. However, it is on the to-do list.
“It’s definitely something we aspired to do before we finish up,” Paull said.
Shaun has captained the fourths to four premierships over 10 years and Paull has captained the firsts to three flags.
“We have come through the club during a successful period and it’s good to have played a small part in that,” Paull said.
Mount Clear recruited five players at the beginning of the season, and Paull believes the club has a strong grip on a victorious season.
“There’s every chance we’ll win the flag this year,” he said.
Youngest brother Luke has also held up the family legacy, batting out his entire cricket career at Mount Clear.
Source: The Courier 18/10/2013