Considering just how fickle an art bowling can be, Paul Duckworth's 42-year career with North Alphington ranks him among the highest apex of legendary bowlers. Taking 1532 wickets in 320 games is only part of his brilliance: he won his club's A Grade Bowling Award 22 times and the Best & Fairest Award 19 times. He is a four-time Kevin Brady Medallist for the best player in the HDCA and won the competition's bowling award eight times.
Dean Turner's playing career at Heidelberg included 321 matches and six premierships (two of which he captained). He further enhanced his legend at Heidelberg as he coached six junior sides to premierships but his finest contribution to the HDCA was as an administrator. During his 15 years as a committee member, he presided over the initiation of the Pilkington Shield Award and the Greg Anderson Medal as well as the reintroduction of the HDCA Competition Presentation Night. He was awarded Life Membership of the HDCA in 2011.
The Duckworth-Turner Medal is awarded to the best player in Mash Shield each season.