Coffs Harbour Golden Oldies Cricket Club close out the year with wins

Coffs Harbor and Mid North Coast teams in the Over 65 tournament.

The COFFS Harbor Golden Oldies cricketers have won two of their three matches in the 65+ tournament in Lismore.

A confident victory over Quirindi in the opening game was followed by a loss to eventual winners of the tournament, Lismore.

In the final game at Lennox Head, Coffs Harbor again bowled well and batted solidly to win another match.

The Coffs Harbor side will play two games this month against both the Hunter and Mid North Coast teams at Philip Hughes Oval in Maxville.

A number of Coffs Harbor teams were selected for representation duty.

Eric Higgins has been named captain of the Over 60’s Touring Team in Barbados in late January.

Bruce Lamb, Graham Doust and John Leahy (vice-captain) were selected to play for the NSW country side in February against the visiting English Over 70s side at Tamworth.

Graham Doust has been selected for the Over 70s Australian squad to play in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in three one-day international matches to determine the winner of the ‘Grey Ashes’.

Three Coffs players – Bruce McKee, Terry Herbert and Joe Nolan – will represent NSW in the first interstate tournament for over-65s in Port Macquarie in February.

Coffs Harbor Golden Oldies Cricket Club player Graham Doust says there have been big changes at the end of the year.

“At the end of the year, we saw some changes at the club with the retirement of Brett Gorham.
Terry Booth is moving to Queensland,” he said.

“I’m also parting ways with my hard-working secretary, Noel Chapman, who is moving to Melbourne.

“Despite these changes, the club remains strong but, as always, we are looking to add new players to our squad.”

He said the club is gearing up for another important year in 2023.

“2022 has been a great year for the club and 2023 looks to offer a lot again.
An opportunity to participate in veterans’ cricket,” he said.

“Training resumed Wednesday at 1pm at Richardson Park Nets in Sawtell. All ‘experts’ are welcome to attend. ”

Aiden Burgess

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