Owen Frederick Earle born Clyde, Victoria May 1933, died 15 September 2004. Had a long and distinguished career as a surveyor with Ryde Municipal Council, Colo Shire Council and Hawkesbury City Council. Member of many community organisations including the SES and Rural Fire Service. Active in local sport including tennis and cricket. Member and player of Freemans Reach Cricket Club, Hawkesbury District Cricket Association and member of NSW Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association for seven years. Awarded the 1989 Australia Day Citizen of the Year for Hawkesbury. See also Owen Earle Oval.
Official dedication held on Monday 4 October 1999 to rename the oval in Bensons Lane, Richmond formerly known as Bensons 1 in honour of local sporting identity Owen Frederick Earle. Members of the Earle family as well as members of the Hawkesbury first grade cricket team gathered together for the ceremony which honoured Mr Earle for his work for sport and the local community.
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