Updated: Mar 14
A keen cricketer from a young age, Trevor Barsby was born in 1964 and attended Humpybong State School.
He commenced his cricketing career joining the Sandgate-Redcliffe Cricket Club in the 1978/79 season at 14 years of age. The next season, 1979/80 was also spent in Under 18's winning the Premiership and scoring his first century for the club in the final.
At the age of 16 in the 1980/81 season, Trevor was selected in 1st. Grade after captaining the Under 18's for the majority of the season.
The 1982/83 season, Trevor scored his maiden 1st Grade century and represented Queensland in the Under 19 team.
1983/84 and 1984/85 saw selection in the Queensland Colts team.
In 1984/85 Trevor scored 218 not out and shared in a club record 4th wicket stand of 284 (unfinished)
He made his debut with the Queensland Bulls in the 1984/85 cricket season and subsequently played 13 consecutive years with them until his retirement in 1997.
He was a member of the Queensland team that won the Sheffield Shield in 1994/95 for the first time in the National competition started in 1926.
Barsby played a large part in their inaugural championship win two seasons prior with an innings of 151 in the final against South Australia.
He is one of a select group of players to have appeared in 100 Sheffield Shield games for Queensland. This milestone was reached in his last game, the 1996/97 Shield Final. Queensland won the game and their second Shield.
With more than 6000 runs and 15 centuries for Queensland, “Tank” as he is affectionately known was appointed the Queensland Bulls new talent development manager in 2004, and held the position of Head of Cricket Coaching at the Queensland Academy of Sport.
As well as being a willing worker at all club cricket activities, such as pub raffles, club functions and working bees throughout his association with the club, Trevor was Executive Committee Member of the Sandgate-Redcliffe Club from 1988 to 1992.
In 1991/92 he was President of the newly formed Sandgate-Redcliffe Junior Committee which saw 78 junior members join the Club
Trevor has been recognised for his contribution to Queensland cricket with the Trevor Barsby Oval located at Deagon, Brisbane named in his honour.
He was the Queensland Bulls coach from 2008 until 2010.
Trevor Barsby is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: