Sunday 25th January saw the annual Past vs Present match take place. Both teams were vying for the Fiona Lyon Cup, in its 2nd year of being given to the winning Captain.
The Room at the Top looked an absolute treat. We can’t actually remember a ladies event ever occurring at the Room at the Top, but Katie pulled it off with a mix of hard work and class. Well done Katie.
At the end of the game, all of the players shared beers, old stories, new stories and generally each other’s company. A day like this is a reminder of why we all love and play this great game….. for the people around it. It was a fitting day for Fiona Lyon and one that helped raise some great money for the McGrath Foundation. How much was raised is not confirmed yet but we will be sure to let everyone know when it is confirmed.
At the end of the day, it was also in memory of Fiona Lyon, our great club servant, who will always hold a special place for many of us at Manly Oval.
A big thankyou to Adam Gummer and especially David Gainsford for their fantastic organisation of the day.
David Gainsford presenting Present skipper Adam Gummer with the Fiona Lyon Cup – Photo: Ian Bird
Simon Couch and Shawn Bradstreet both sending balls to the boundary
Gina Gainsford enjoys some bubbles at the Ladies Lunch – Photo: Ian Bird
Past spinner Mark Taylor went head to head with Present spinner Luke Diserens
Current Chairman of Selectors Chris Hynes desperately tries to stop the ball in the field – Photo: Ian Bird
Simon Couch goes up while Nathan Dodd shows he has added a few shots to his game – Photo: Ian Bird
Josh Petersen and Jarrod Rawlings laugh at the bowling of some of the old fellas – Photo: Ian Bird
The 2 stars for the Past team were undoubtedly Simon Lyon and Shawn Bradstreet
Chris Hynes shows off the McGrath Foundation hats
Cast and crew at the Fiona Lyon Cup – Photo: Ian Bird