Reg Wenman

Reg Wenman with unidentified club members

Reg Wenman instructing a young player

Reg Wenman was the most prolific run-scorer in the history of Canadian cricket. A lanky, hard-hitting ace, his great career spanned more than 50 years and included thousands of runs and 37 centuries. Wenman played for Canada against some of the legends of the game, including Sir Donald Bradman of Australia. He also played on B.C. rep sides against the likes of the Melbourne Cricket Club and toured California. During World War II, Reg even made time from the grim realities of the war to score a century for the Kampong Cricket Club in Holland! When his career is put into perspective, it's hard to argue against Wenman being considered the greatest cricketer in Canadian history. He had such an elegant hitting style that he was among the most stylish and accomplished of batsmen, and a noted all-rounder. Wenmen played most sports, but his second love was rugby. He excelled in the sport, but at that time there was no Canadian rugby going on. He moved into coaching, which evolved over a 50-year period, helping enhance the sports he loved, on many levels as a coach and an administrator.

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Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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