Regan said watching his Dad play when he was growing up inspired him to follow in his father’s footsteps.

“I used to come down and watch Dad play for Hilton Park with my brother,” he said.

“I was very nervous at first going down to play for CBC, but they made me feel very welcome.

“I took seven wickets in my first game for the club and all my teammates were very excited for me.”

It wasn’t long before people started noticing Regan’s abilities, who went on to represent Australia in the Deaf Ashes and the Deaf World Cup in India.

Regan recently returned home from Geelong after representing WA in the third instalment of the National Cricket Inclusion Championships (NCIC).

“The NCIC has been awesome for deaf cricketers, it allows us to form great bonds with our teammates and also with the players from the Eastern States,” he said.

“It’s a great platform for deaf cricketers to socialise and the team environment at the NCIC helps deaf people avoid the feeling of isolation.

“One of my career highlights was helping to establish WA’s first stand-alone deaf team and going on to captain the team to its first ever NCIC win in 2017.”

Since making his debut for CBC in 1989 there have been many career highlights for Regan, however playing in premierships for his club has always been the most special.

“I always seem to be able to play my best cricket in the biggest games,” he said.

“I’ve won 12 premiership medals for CBC and I was named cricketer of the year for the club in 2010.”

His 700th wicket is another memory he can now add to that list, saying there was only one person on his mind when he finally claimed his 700th scalp.

“All I could think about was my Dad and how proud he would’ve been,” he said.

Regan doesn’t seem finished yet, hinting that he’s keen to play on for another 500 games if his body lets him.