Sadly David 'Fuzz' Manson passed away the early hours of Wednesday morning.
David started his career with the North Hobart Cricket Club in the late 1960’s. As a young batsman, he was an absolute star opening the batting and scoring a number of 90s for the State Colts.
David was a member of the 1970/71 , 72/73 and 78/79 premierships sides and coached the Club in the 1980s. David became a Life Member of the North Hobart Cricket Club in it’s centenary year.
'Fuzz' was much more than a good player, he was the heart and soul of the Club and it’s standard setter. If anyone ever bled 'red & blue' it was Fuzz. Players in the 1990s & early 2000s would know Fuzz as strident observer with very strong views on how the game should be played and he didn’t mind letting people know those views. Regardless of the level of cricket a player had reached reputations mean’t nothing to Fuzz and you had to earn his respect.
Fuzz was also a star TFL footballer and premiership player for the North Hobart Football Club and was courted by North Melbourne. He coached successfully in several football clubs in Southern Tasmania.
Fuzz held the Club very dear to his heart to the very end and regardless of his health made sure he was there for every day of last years 1st Grade Grand Final. His premiership photos have a place of pride in his Lutana unit. The Club’s Demon Spirit Award is named in his honour.
We are all greatly saddened by losing David but much richer for having known him. The Club extends it’s deepest sympathy to David’s family and many friends. All players are asked to wear black arm bands this weekend as a sign of respect.
North Hobart Cricket Club