C.A. Hochkins

Life Membership Awarded - 1927/1928

Clement Hochkins was an orchardist and married Bertha in Fitzroy in 1910. He was elected to represent the West Riding of the Shire of Lillydale from 1929 to 1933 and again from 1942 to 1946. It is believed that Clement Crescent in Croydon is named after him.

He was a Foundation Member and inaugural President of Croydon North Cricket Club when it was established in 1925. The RDCA C Grade bowling average in the 1937-38 season was won by C. Hochkins.

Clem Hochkins was RDCA President in 1925-26 and 1926-27 and served as a Vice President in the 1930-31, 1931-32 and 1932-33 seasons. He was awarded Life Membership of the Association in 1927-28, being one of the two inaugural recipients of this important award.

The Hochkins Ridge Flora Reserve in North Croydon is named after the Hochkins family who sold the land to the local Council at a considerable discount on the condition that the land be retained as a Reserve.

Acknowledgement: We thank Croydon North Cricket Club for provision of the above photograph.

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