When the Casino Junior Cricket Association found out that cricketing legend Doug Walters (pictured) would attend their fundraising Fathers Day lunch this Sunday, September 3, they were understandably ecstatic. But unfortunately ticket sales have been sluggish and if they dont get the required number of bookings by midday Friday (September 1) the whole thing will be called off.
Its a big coup for us to have the legend himself coming to Casino and wed hate to have to cancel the event, said Casino Junior Cricket Association secretary, Robyn McDowell. In small country towns we rarely get players of Dougs calibre visiting and what better present for dad on Fathers Day. We urge people to book ASAP to ensure the luncheon goes ahead.
At the tender age of 19, Doug Walters became the third youngest person to score a Test century. Highlights of Dougs career include his double century (242) and single century (103) in the same match against the West Indies at the SCG during the 1968-69 season.
Off the field, Doug is renowned for his humour and his talks are always peppered with hilarious cricketing anecdotes. The luncheon provides a unique opportunity for locals to meet Doug in an informal and relaxed setting while enjoying a hot roast lunch with family and friends.
The function is at the Casino RSM Club and costs $25 for adults and $15 for juniors under 13. To book phone the club on 6662 1666.
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