Selection Panel Members


The following people have been appointed to sit on the selection panel:

Selection Panel - Open Mens:

John MacWhirter

John MacWhirter (VIC)
Having been involved in Victorian cricket - as a player, administrator and selector - for over 40 years, John brings an enourmous level of experience to the Maccabiah Open team Selection Panel. Now retired and living in Torquay, John has been involved with several Premier cricket clubs - including South Melbourne, Essendon and Melbourne Uni - as well as the Gisborne Cricket Club in the Victorian Central Highlands region. He played over 15 years of 1st XI Premier cricket as well as captaining the Victorian 2nd XI, and in the early 1990's returned to the Melbourne Uni Premier Club as its batting coach which led him to becoming appointed as a Victorian selector in 2002. He occupied this post for 10 years - including six as Chairman of Selectors - during one of Victorian cricket's most successful eras. 

Steve Herzberg

Steven Herzberg (NSW)
Steve is a former state cricketer who represented both Western Australia and Tasmania, as well as playing first-class cricket for English County sides Kent, Worcestershire and Somerset. Steve also attended the Maccabiah Games for cricket in 1989 and then went again as captain in 1993 where he led the side to a gold medal. Steve currently works as the Managing Director of NRG Solutions, offering coaching, workshops and mentoring primarily to corporate clients.

Daniel Onas

Daniel Onas (VIC)
The youngest member of the Selection Panel, Daniel has recently retired from cricket after a stellar career playing for the Maccabi AJAX Cricket Club as well as the Camberwell Magpies Premier Cricket Club. A talented all-rounder, Daniel is a five-time Club Champion at Maccabi AJAX and also attended the Maccabiah Games for cricket in 2005, helping the side win the silver medal.


For more information about the selection process, view the Selection Charter.

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