YOUNG AT HEART: Coffs Harbour and Hastings Valley golden oldie cricketers wait for the umpire’s call for play to begin.
YOUNG AT HEART: Coffs Harbour and Hastings Valley golden oldie cricketers wait for the umpire’s call for play to begin. Contributed

No such thing as too much cricket

CRICKET'S blue ribbon weekend on the Coffs Coast has more lustre with the interstate series between NSW and Queensland for Over-60s added to an already packed program.

Seven senior Coffs Harbour cricketers - Rob Lidbetter, John Leahy, Gary Deam, Russell Gill, Graham Doust, Kevin Walker and Terry Booth - will hold down places in a variety of teams.

After a welcome ceremony and briefing tomorrow, battle will rage for two days at C.ex Coffs International Stadium.

But the big ticket item is the annual showdown for local supremacy.

Next door at Coffs Coast Sports and Leisure Park, minor premiers Sawtell and Plantation Diggers will continue their long-standing rivalry by contesting the Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association first grade grand final.

It's the fifth time in five years the clubs have met in the decider with the premiership tally two wins each.

Meet the players and discover what the captains predict will happen on pages 66-67.



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