Smoke, smoke, smoke that cigarette, shuffle the cards like the Mississippi gambler, a beer or two and play cricket shots only The Don could emulate.
Meet Doug Walters, MBE, larger than life. An Aussie ocker head to toe.
The same Doug Walters born in Dungog, NSW, 74-years ago who will be A VIP guest at the upcoming Table of Ten gala cricket dinner sponsored by ACE Internet Services.
Doug will be there at the Mittagong RSL on Friday 6 March at 6.30pm alongside Ian Chappell, Keith Stackpole and Lauren Cheadle.
All for the good of cricket in the southern highlands. Walters was a crowd pleaser. The people's player.
A dashing right hand batsman who played in 74-Tests, highest score 250, 15x100's, and an average of 48.26
He was an economical change bowler and sure-fingered fieldsman, usually from the deep.
Like most of us, he experienced highs and lows. Highs aplenty on the field, a bitter low off it.
There was jubilation when the first grandstand built on the SCG hill was the Doug Walters Stand.
Came disappointment when the austere SCG Trust demolished the Doug Walters Stand and built a new stand-the Victor Trump Stand.
Doug took it in his stride but his young family, especially his children Brynley, Lynton, Hannah and Mitchell shed a few tears.
The SCG Trust explained: "The new stand had had to be named after a player from the NSW "team of the century."
Doug missed selection. Many magic moments. I share this one. On 94, Doug hits a six on the last ball of the day's play off English giant Bob Willis.
Doug will have a swag of good stories on 6 March at the Mittagong RSL.
Tickets, only a few left, are $150 include three-course dinner, all drinks, live auction, and silent auction.
Bookings by phoning Tahlia Wellington on 0421 524 654.