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Finley Cricket Club to celebrate history

For the first time at at least 40 years, the Finley Cricket Club is holding a reunion for past and present players.

July 2, 2014 4:00am

Finley Cricket Club’s 1979/80 A grade premiership team (back, from left) C Alderdice, D Burton, R Boyd, M McDowell, A Koshcel; (middle) R Jardine, M O’Bryan, L Donkin, O Dunlop; (front) G Shaw, J Carr and N Pyle.

The Finley Cricket Club has a very long and proud tradition and that history will be celebrated when the club hosts its first reunion in a very long time later this year.

In fact, many of the elder statesmen of the club cannot recall the club hosting a reunion, certainly not in the last 40 years.

A small committee is in the process of organising the event.

‘‘There has been a lot of discussion over recent years about organising a reunion and we finally decided to get on with holding the event,’’ club secretary Daniel Hibberd said.

‘‘We have an incredible history and some incredibly talented players and teams have represented the club over the years. We want to celebrate our achievements, including our premierships.

‘‘At this stage we are trying to make contact with a number of former players across many years and it’s a big job.

‘‘We are working on a registration and contact database so we can keep in contact with everyone regarding the event. We now have a Facebook page set up as well.’’

The club is also looking for any memorabilia the public may have in their keepings.

Trophies, paper clippings and any other tid bits would be greatly accepted to use for the event, Hibberd said.

The event is set down for Saturday, November 22.

It will be the club’s first major function in the new Finley Apex Sport and Community Centre and a full day of premier grade cricket is planned.

Other events will be detailed closer to the reunion.

For further information, or to register your interested in attending, contact Daniel Hibberd at or 0419151126, or on the reunion Facebook page,

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