St George District Cricket Club is running its annual Charity Walk this Saturday to kick of the start of the Cricket Season with NSW Playing a trial match at Hurstville, Official St George Grade trials in the outer nets and a clinic for Juniors at the lunch break.
Funds raised will go towards St George Sutherland Medical Research Foundation (SSMRF).
“This is the fourth year we’ve partnered with SSMRF, a local organisation that has won international acclaim for its ground breaking research,’ Mr Greene said.
“Although our primary focus is cricket we also recognise our community responsibility and this is a practical demonstration to the young players in our care.”
Mr Greene will be joined on the walk by club treasurer, Mary Cheney, and local St George DCA president, Danny Williams.
“For the last section of the walk we’ll be accompanied by junior players from our local clubs,” Mr Williams said. “The work of SSMRF is important to everyone and we want our members to set a good example.”
Starting at Harold Fraser Oval, the walk of approximately 20 kilometres will take in a number of local cricket venues. It will conclude at Hurstville Oval at the lunch break of the NSW selection trial.
The match at Hurstville Oval will feature some of the state’s best cricketers, including St George stars, Moises Henriques, Trent Copeland and Kurtis Patterson. In the last three years the local cricket community has raised more than $40,000.