Stanhope cricketers will be playing in pink

January 24, 2018

Stanhope Cricket Club players (L-R) Craig Emmett, Steven Hall and Ben Condell pose with their Pink Stumps Day accessories.

THE Stanhope Cricket Club is following on from the Sydney Test by throwing its own Pink Stumps Day on Saturday January 27 to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

Every year day three of the Sydney cricket Test match is labelled ‘Pink Day’, and all proceeds from the day are dedicated to the McGrath Foundation, which helps fund breast care nurses all around Australia.

Local teams have the chance to throw a similar day, providing the community with an opportunity to donate to the cause.

Craig Emmett from the Stanhope Cricket Club said his club is taking their chance to do exactly that.

“We ran one a few years back and thought it went really well so we have decided to get one going again,” Emmett said.

“It’s obviously a great cause, so it’s something we want to get behind at the club.”

Emmett is hoping that Stanhope Recreation Reserve will turn pink for the day, with all attendees encouraged to wear the colour to match the pink on the cricket field.

“We have pink hats and pink stumps and we are asking everyone who is coming down to wear some pink so we think it is going to be a really good day.”

“We have already organised some raffles and we plan on setting up some marquees.”

Head on down to Stanhope Recreation Reserve on January 27 to do your bit for the McGrath Foundation.

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