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150 reasons to celebrate

Harwood Island Cricket Club President
Tim McMahon.
Image: Contributed.

What do the Australian artist Arthur Street, poet Henry Lawson and Harwood Island Cricket Club have in common?
Not a whole lot, however they all began their life in 1867 and Harwood Island Cricket Club has great plans to mark the occasion for their 150th year and celebrate in fine style.
Harwood Island Cricket ground is a private owned cricket club, which is managed by the community.
Club president Tim McMahon and his committee have already started planning for the celebration naming cricket legend Mark Taylor as one of their guests.
“The Harwood Cricket club has 111 players which makes up 10 teams ranging in adults, females, juniors, and Indigenous so we are a pretty good reflection of our community. The goal for our event in August is to upgrade the field to where we can host more rep games and more junior cricket,” Mr McMahon said.
We want to be able to host women’s cricket, and for touring teams to bring more people to our region to further enhance the development of our juniors.”
The club is now looking to raise funds for further infrastructure improvements.
“We need to raise money so we can build some dressing sheds for players and umpires, a canteen and a machinery shed. We are now looking for any old club memorabilia we can put on display during a planned dinner event too. We were pretty surprised we started back in 1867 so there has to be some great old photos and bits and pieces out there somewhere,” Mr McMahon said.
A dinner will be held at the Maclean Bowling Club on August 26 at 6pm. Tickets costs $50 per head and can be purchased at the Maclean Bowling Club, phone 6645 3711.
If you have any old Harwood Island cricket photos contact Debrah Novak on 0402 404 606.

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