Alan was a Life Member of the Ringwood and District Cricket Association.
Alan first played at North Ringwood before having a lengthy playing involvement with East Ringwood Cricket Club prior to his joining the umpiring ranks. In recognition of his involvement at East Ringwood the club awards the “Alan Bonnett Shield” to the winner of the Club Champion Award for teams below the First Eleven. After retiring from the playing field, Alan served as the President of the RDCA Umpires Association for a number of years.
For a lengthy period, he was the Umpires Advisor in the Yarra Valley Cricket Association.
In his latter years, Alan returned to umpiring in the RDCA and, in his eighties, was still officiating up until 12 months prior to his passing.
NOTE: The above information was in part taken from a Testimonial included in the 2002/03 RDCA Annual Report.