John Gallop played for the Kingston Cricket Club from 1962 to 1973. He represented the ACT from 1962 to 1966, captaining the team on each occasion. John played for the Prime Minister’s XI against South Africa in 1964 and was named ACT Cricketer of the Year in 1964/65 for his achievements as a captain, wicket keeper and batsman.
John contributed to the administration of the ACT Cricket Association in a number of ways beginning in 1965. He was first appointed as a member of the Association’s Selection Committee in 1965 and also held the position of Honorary Legal Officer.
In May 1984, John was elected as president of the ACT Cricket Association and continues to hold that position, making him the longest serving president in the 80-year history of the Association.
As a key figure in the ACT cricket community, John worked intensely in an effort to see the Canberra Comets remain in the Mercantile Mutual Cup. John’s time and efforts have ensured that he has made a commendable contribution to the development of cricket in the ACT region and beyond.
A strong advocate of the sport, John provided a recognisable face for ACT cricket on the national stage.
Born: 31 July 1930
Deceased: 24 September 2017