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A hundred in the backyard at Mum’s

Amongst photographs added to Canada Bay Connections from the collection of Richard Boothman is a remarkable one of his uncle, Eric William Lukeman aged 18 months, playing cricket in the backyard of his home in Drummoyne.

Eric Lukeman (1923-1993) went on to play cricket for New South Wales. He played 16 first class matches, including 14 Sheffield Shield matches, with a score of 1125 runs at an average of 40.17. Eric also played cricket with Balmain District Cricket Club between 1938 and 1949, scoring 2146 runs.

During World War II Eric Lukeman served in Darwin. He later worked for the Water Board for more than 40 years. In later years Eric successfully played bowls.