Pink Stumps Day 2011 July 03 2011
Cromer Cricket Club held our Pink Stumps Day on Saturday 19 February 2011 to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.
Cromer had our Kanga Sharks, Kanga Toos and U11 Div 1 team playing in the morning and our Senior 4th Grade team playing in the afternoon at Beverley Job Park all using pink stumps.
Pink was the order of the day and the opposition teams and local communities got behind Cromer for this great cause.
Our Kanga teams had a sea of pink balloons along Victor Road, raffle tickets were sold at our games and many of the kids wore pink zinc and pink hair spray. At Beverley Job our U11/1 team and senior teams played with pink boundary markers, pink wicket keeping pads, pink zinc and pink caps.
With money still coming in from sponsorship, donations, raffles (See attached list of winners) and team fines we are hoping to raise more than $2,000.
One of the highlights of the day was the attendance of Kara Sutherland from the NSW Breakers which recently won the WNCL final last Saturday at the SCG. Kara was terrific with the kids and was on hand to see Sally Ferguson, Cromer’s U11/1’s only female player take a wicket. Not only is Sally one of the few females playing cricket in the local area, she is one of the team’s leading wicket takers and is the only female playing in the U11/1 competition. It would be great to see more girls take up the sport.
To show how Breast Cancer affects so many, one raffle ticket winner has a sister that is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It was great to know that the sisters are sharing the prize of a lunch at a local restaurant.
Cromer Cricket Club would like to thank all the local businesses that supported us in this event.