TOUR TO KENYA, JUNE 2018

July 4, 2018 by  

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The Primary Club of Australia squad of 14 cricketers and 26 supporters recently visited Kenya, playing a total of 7 matches.  Highlights of the tour included visits to two major game parks – the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to the north of Nairobi and the Maasai Mara to the west.

While at Ol Pejeta, we played three games in the ‘Last Male Standing Rhino Cup’, a tournament with other teams from the UK, South Africa, Mauritius and locally.  Now in its fourth year, this tournament raises funds for the Conservancy and its Rhino campaign and for the East Africa Cricket Foundation.  The latter is a coaching program dedicated to cultural and character development in schools for underprivileged children across Kenya.  We visited two of these schools on the outskirts of Nairobi – Dr Aggrey Primary School and the Muslim Primary School – and witnessed the coaches in action.  The Primary Club donated $7k to this program two years ago from funds we generated at our Marathon Cricket event at the SCG.

During the final of the Rhino Cup, President Jim Maxwell added to the significance of the event by commentating on the game live and was assisted by international scorer Ian Wright, both parties touring with our squad.  Two local teams fought out the final – the Kanbis CC defeating the Kongonis CC in a high quality cricket match.

Following the tour, Jim discussed the tour, the Rhino Cup and the state of cricket in Kenya on the BBC World Service’s ‘Stumped’ program.  To hear the full interview, CLICK HERE.  Congratulations to two Primary Club of Australia Members who are the main organisers of the Cup – Rob Stevenson and Nathan Dale.  Well done to you and your support team!

MOORE PARK GOLF DAY, Friday 12th October 2018

July 4, 2018 by  

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A great day in the rain and drizzle, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 56 players who participated!

The Moore Park Golf Invitational occured at the Moore Park Golf Club, 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD, on Friday 12th October, with a 1pm shot-gun start (12 noon registration), and followed by drinks and canapes in the evening in the famous Park View Room upstairs.

Guests included former Test cricketer Ed Cowan and current NSW Breakers and Sydney Thunder player Lauren Smith, along with President Jim Maxwell.

Special thanks to our sponsors on the day – Seventh Street Venture, Nova 96.9 and Penguin Limousines – and to the providers of some great prizes – Golf to the Max, Property Buyer, Sura Group, Better Being and MJ Bale.