ASSUMPTION’S First XI Cricketers were presented with true ‘Baggy Blue’ caps at the Pavilion last Thursday ahead of the AGSV opening.
Also in December the side will travel to Auckland (NZ) for the annual Marist Championships.
Coaches Alex Timms and Luke Hamilton and sports co-ordinator Rob Elliott are hopeful of a good summer ahead for the fairly young squad.
An interesting member is Ned Barry, a Kilmore local lad who is an impressive player. Ned’s grandfather Bryant Barry was one of ACK’s footy ‘greats’ and captain of the 1st XVIII way back in 1942. Not long deceased, he was a legend of the game across the Mallee region.
Other local boys in the squad are well-known in area cricket – Liam Monaghan, Oliver and Ben Bryant, Riley Mason, Declan Rex and Dylan Cook.
Captain is Robinvale boy Lachlan Mitchell who is wicket keeper and a classy bat.