Multi-talented sports star Tim Luscombe starred as Brenton Campbell’s Captain’s XI took out the third biennial Kym Sugars Cup Twenty20 match at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve yesterday.DAMEN FRANCIS February 18, 2013 4:10am
Members of Mooroopna Cricket Club and the community joined together yesterday to raise funds for local charity Leading From Within.
Multi-talented sports star Tim Luscombe starred as Brenton Campbell’s Captain’s XI took out the third biennial Kym Sugars Cup Twenty20 match at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve yesterday.
Luscombe blazed 65 off about 38 deliveries to spearhead his team’s successful chase of 168, set by Darren Young’s President’s XI.
Held every two years, the cup is named and played in honour of former Mooroopna Cricket Club premiership captain Kym Sugars, who died in 2001.
It doubles as a fundraising event for local charity Leading From Within, which formed shortly after Sugars’ death, with more than $2000 set to be donated from the day.
Cats president Darren Young said he was proud to see so many people support an organisation that had given so much to the club in recent years.
‘‘Kym Sugars was a revered person around the club, he captained two A-grade premierships and was a real mentor to a lot of the younger guys that came through the club,’’ Young said.
‘‘They’re all in their mid-40s now, but they still like to come back to the club and remember Kym.
‘‘He was one of those guys that everyone looked up to and the group Leading From Within was kind of born out of a bit of tragedy with Kym and a few others taking their own lives around about the same time.
‘‘We’re approaching the anniversary of (former player) Luke O’Brien’s car accident last year and they’ve done a lot of work with a few of the younger guys around the club and a lot of the older guys as well, including myself.
‘‘We’re truly indebted to them and we’re really rapt we could raise a bit of money for them.’’
As of late yesterday, the total looked set to reach almost $2300, comfortably exceeding the original aim of $2000 and last year’s total of $1500.
As well as the match itself a raffle and auction were held, with the winner of a cricket bat signed by Australian batsman David Warner donating the prize back to the club to auction for a further $250.
Out on the pitch, it was a high quality game of cricket, with plenty of runs from both sides.
‘‘We were ecstatic, the crowd numbers were down a little bit on what we expected, but everyone that came had a great time,’’ Young said.
‘‘The game was played in pretty high spirits and it was just a great day.’’
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