News – A NIGHT out with a former Collingwood AFL captain sparked Mark Eichler’s two-decade cricket career with East Torrens.

Summary

  • A NIGHT out with a former Collingwood AFL captain sparked Mark Eichler’s two-decade cricket career with East Torrens.
  • Eichler went to Birdwood High with Scott Burns, who was playing A grade with the Reds at the time and convinced the then 19 year old to have a hit at the club.
  • “I am really good school mates with Scott Burns and he was playing cricket there at the time,” Eichler, 43, says.
  • Eichler, of Colonel Light Gardens, called time on his A-grade career after the Reds’ final minor round match against Port Adelaide at Park 25 last month.
  • Eichler served a long apprenticeship in the lower grade with the Reds before making his top-tier debut at 24.


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