Shane Warne Oval
Shane Warne AO (Class of 1987) is a hero of the game and of the School he so fondly remembered. In Mentone Grammar’s Centenary year, it was our honour to name our main match oval in memory of this true legend on Saturday 4 February 2023.
It was a very special event as we welcomed Shane’s family, School cricket teammates and coaches, friends, and members of Mentone Grammar and Camberwell Grammar’s First XIs to share stories and morning tea before Brooke and Jackson Warne officially unveiled the new Shane Warne Oval sign.
We were treated to beautiful tributes from Shane’s father Keith, close friends and School teammates Wayne Fuller and Ravi Krishnan, School cricket coach Barrie Irons, and Principal Mal Cater whose speeches all shared a common theme: Shane was generous, well-mannered, had time for everybody, and he just wanted to win!
We extend a sincere thanks to the Warne family and all that attended for making this such a memorable day, and are proud to report that our First XI was triumphant in their tight battle against Camberwell (Mentone 6/220 defeated Camberwell 9/203) to cap off a wonderful tribute.