300 Not Out: Mark Maddox

By Terry Rowley, reproduced from the Robins' Review

Above: The montage presented to Mark Maddox to mark his 300th game. Courtesy of Bill Coop.

On Tuesday night (1 February 2005), at Vauxhall, Mark Maddox joined an elite group of players when he played his 300th first team game for the Robins, thus becoming only the 13th post-war player to pass the 300 games mark. He joins a list containing some famous Robins' names.

John Davison 672
Stan Allan 564
Graham Heathcote 528
John Owens 506
Jeff Johnson 504
Neil Dewer 376
Cyril Barclay 359
Paul Cuddy 342
Jack Swindells 322
Micky Brooke 320
Paul France 309
Ronnie Ellis 304
Mark Maddox 300
Derek Halliwell 298

Mark made his debut for Altrincham at right back on 17th August 1996 at Moss Lane against Rushden & Diamonds in a 4-3 win and played many of his early games in that position. Apart from a few months at today's opponents, Barrow, in 1898/99 (playing 3+1 first team games, all at right back!) Mark has spent his entire senior playing career at Altrincham.

His career hasn't always run smoothly, with injuries and previous management selections but he's always stuck with it and given never less than 100% every time he pulled on an Altrincham shirt. He is the ultimate 'Club Man' and a player that never gives in and the sort of player every team needs.

Hopefully you'll all put yours hands together and applaud a player who understands the word, loyalty.

Mark's Altrincham Career Stats up to and including Tuesday 1st February 2005:

  Mark Maddox   30/01/05          
    GAMES            
  SEASON LEAGUE FA CUP LC CSC FAT PC TOTAL
Conf 1996/97 23 3 1 2 2 0  
ULP 1997/98 34+2 1 3 1 4 1  
ULP 1998/99 3 0 0 0 1 1+1  
Conf 1999/00 17+2 2 2 1 2 0  
ULP 2000/01 27+3 1 3 1 1 0  
ULP 2001/02 39 6 5 2 5 1  
ULP 2002/03 31+2 1 0 1 4 0  
ULP 2003/04 25+3 1 1 0 2 0  
Conf N 2004/05 15+2 3 0 3 2+1 0  
TOTAL   214+14 18 14+1 11 21+3 3+1 281+19
                 
    GOALS            
  SEASON LEAGUE FA CUP LC CSC FAT PC TOTAL
Conf 1996/97 0 0 0 1 0 0  
ULP 1997/98 2 0 0 0 0 0  
ULP 1998/99 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Conf 1999/00 0 0 0 0 0 0  
ULP 2000/01 0 0 0 0 1 0  
ULP 2001/02 0 1 0 0 0 0  
ULP 2002/03 1 0 0 0 0 0  
ULP 2003/04 3 0 0 0 0 0  
Conf N 2004/05 1 0 0 0 1 0  
TOTAL   7 1 0 1 2 0 11

A worthy 'Legend' and here's to the next 100 appearances, Mark!

Grahame and Terry Rowley.

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