VALE TO OUR HEATH
The Moonee Valley Cricket Club has been left devastated by the passing of one of our most bubbly yet determined members, Heath Webb-Johnson.
Heath played 98 games in the black and white, and no-one was more fiercely proud to pull on the club colors and represent us without compromise.
We learned of his passing on March 5, and a large group of players, supporters and past players, including those who have moved on to other clubs, gathered at the Ormond Park clubrooms to honor his passing and reminisce about Heath's impact on our Club.
The service to celebrate the life of Heath Webb-Johnson will be he ld on Thursday March 12 at 2pm at Tobin Brothers Diamond Creek, 49-55 Main St, with refreshments to follow. It is a request of the family that there are to be no flowers and any gifts are to be in the form of a donation to the Black Dog Institute.
Moonee Valley players wore black armbands to honor Heath at the weekend - the Fifths for their Grand Final victory, and the Firsts for their semi final win.
Matt Thomas gave a short speech before the games, and the sentiments were backed up right across the weekend.
Heath's finest moment as a Moonee Valley player was his 150 not out v East Keilor in the Seconds in February 2013. He backed it up with a 50 retired in the Fourths, doubling up the next day.
His games had been sporadic in recent years but even this season Heath chimed in with a 54 in the Fourths and 64 in the Seconds, as well as playing a key role in our Barooga Over 35s tournament team in January.
Heath's bright red helmet was an indicator of how he was prepared to stand out and be counted, and he was passionately proud that it could be seen as a target for the opposition bowlers. The harder they came at him, the more he liked it while representing Moonee Valley.
Heath leaves behind two children, Reid and Bree with Lezanne.