Legends of shires – John (Poppa) Hollander
John (Poppa) Hollander
Few men’s contributions to Shire’s Cricket have been so immense that they have been honoured with a trophy in their name. John Hollander was one of these. Every year the Third Grade premiers are awarded the J B Hollander Trophey. Lane Cove have won the trophy 3 times in their history, and continue to strive for another one each year.
John Hollander was the Lane Cove secretary from 1940 to 1942, then 1946 to 1961 and the club president from 1961 to 1968. John scored 9,050 runs for the Club, 8,723 runs in first grade @ 27.76, a Club record.