THIS Sunday is a special day for the peninsula cricket community.
We will be participating in Pink Stumps Day with our annual Past v Present Twenty 20 game.
Given our recent experience with breast cancer with our much loved Fiona Lyon, who we tragically lost to the disease, we have named the game in her honour, the Fiona Lyon Memorial Cup.
It provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate her life and what better place to do it than her much loved Manly Oval.
Her brother Simon, who is also a big part of our club, agrees it is a great opportunity for everyone to get together for a great cause.
“I am hoping we can play an exciting brand of cricket in her memory and raise a glass or two to her and all her effort for this wonderful club.”
Come ready to donate a few dollars on the day.
You can also donate online via http://pinkstumpsday2014.gofundraise.com.au/page/manlycricket. With yet another washout last weekend, we will again be forced to play a shortened game today against Fairfield-Liverpool at Rosedale Oval.
There are a lot of people scratching their heads as to why this weekend was not turned into the official oneday format to give every side the best chance of getting a result.
Once again we will have to try create an outcome from 120 overs per side.
Fortunately we face a side skippered by the experienced and well respected Ben Rohrer who will do his best to make a good game of it.
The Lions will be strengthened by the return of Rohrer and last year’s Steve Waugh medallist Gurinder Sandhu.
Both are top quality players – on the books of NSW – that make our opposition look a lot stronger than their position on the competition ladder indicates.