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Diggers to celebrate its 50th

Diggers Ex-Services captain Stephen Meakins is looking forward to his club’s 50th anniversary celebrations in February.
Diggers Ex-Services captain Stephen Meakins is looking forward to his club’s 50th anniversary celebrations in February.

DIGGERS Cricket Club is planning to celebrate its 50 years in the Coffs Harbour cricket competition with a mega weekend of activities planned for mid-February.

The highlight of the weekend will be a formal dinner staged at the Coffs Ex-Services Club on Saturday, February 12.

Club president Steve Meakins encouraged all cricket fans both inside and outside of the club to attend the special evening.

“It promises to be a fun night to celebrate Diggers’ achievements in the local cricketing arena,” Meakins said. The club stalwart added that the night will involve more than just a stroll down memory lane.

“We have locked in ex-test paceman Rodney Hogg as the night’s keynote speaker,” he revealed.

“There will also be the announcement of the ‘Diggers Team of the Half Century’ as well as a release of the History of Diggers’ Cricket Club publication.”

The dinner isn’t the only gala event on the run sheet for the weekend.

Meakins said that a cricket match played the next day will be sure to see club loyalties tested.

A Diggers Old Boys side will do battle at Fitzroy Oval against a team assembled from the ranks of current players.



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