Ann was born in Nottingham in the United Kingdom and migrated to Australia in June 1960. Her Australian education was at Eastwood and East Ringwood Primary Schools and at Norwood High School.
At some stage in her late teens Ann came across a young man by the name of Steve Pascoe and hence her cricket life began. Ann became involved with the Norwood High School Cricket Club (now Norwood C.C.) as scorer for its First Eleven from 1966/67 to 1973/74 and was also Treasurer of the club in 1971/72. When Steve moved to Warrandyte as Captain Coach in 1977/78, Ann moved to and has been the scorer for the Warrandyte First Eleven ever since – over 30 years and around 400 games to date – a remarkable achievement. Ann was also Secretary of Warrandyte from 1993 to 1995 and Treasurer from 2001 to 2004 and in 1993 was awarded Life Membership of the club. Ann has scored for 3 Warrandyte First Eleven and 3 Second Eleven premierships. All this whilst raising daughter Rachelle (who for many years was the efficient RDCA 'score's person' on a Saturday Night) and lately enjoying 3 grandsons!
Ann was elected to the RDCA Executive in 1988/89 and acted as Social Secretary for a number of years, as well as having input into all other Executive matters.
Below is an extract from a testimonial included in the RDCA Annual Report for 2001/02
In 1988 Anne became the first female elected to the RDCA Executive and was immediately appointed as Social Convener. The successful medals presentations and the presentation dinners have provided proof of her expertise in that area. In 1992, the Executive recommended to delegates that Ann be honoured with Life Membership. This was enthusiastically endorsed at the AGM, again the only lady to obtain that recognition.
Ann has been an important part of the Executive and is not backward in presenting her views. Outside of the Executive Ann would certainly hold the record for the longest period anyone has scored in the history of the RDCA. She initially scored for Norwood and then for Warrandyte in a career lasting 35 years. Ann has also scored for Veterans and Association teams. It is unlikely there would be many scorers throughout the cricket world with greater longevity.
However all good things must end and Ann has decided her time on the Executive will cease at the AGM. She will be missed both for her input to the decision making body of the Association and for the friendship given to her colleagues. I understand she has also decided to retire from scoring duties.
At the time of writing (June 2010) Ann is still scoring for the Warrandyte First XI – so much for retirement!