Vale Graham Halton

Vale Graham Halton Hunter Lord’s Taverners and the cricket community in general were saddened by the news that long-term member and team mate Graham Halton had died. Our condolences go out to his wonderful wife Jill. Graham had not been in the best of health, but still his passing was a shock. Graham and Jill…

Picnic Day 2021

Hunter Taverners held their first Picnic Day in May at Bill and Fe Shafer’s property. It proved to a great day in perfect weather. Over 40 people, comprising players, partners and children, celebrated the 20/21 season. Players who have played 100, 150 and 200 games for the Tavs were presented with caps embroidered with the…

Taverners Golf Day

With last year’s golf day cancelled Hunter Taverners were very keen to make this year’s event a success. Due principally to Kerry Freer and John McLaughlan close on 80 golfers took to the tees at Easts Maitland course. The course was in excellent condition and the club’s hospitality after play was greatly appreciated. Many thanks…

Hunter Taverners Junior Awards

Taverners members visited a number of junior cricket clubs to present awards to deserving players. The awards were in the form of $100 vouchers to spend at Kingsgrove Sports store in Newcastle. The players were nominated by their clubs. We hope to expand this program over future seasons.

Hunter Taverners Life Members

Life Membership is the highest accolade that can be awarded to members of most organisations. Three life memberships were presented at the AGM. Rick McCosker has had a long involvement with the Taverners. His wise counsel and background work has been invaluable and his status in the cricket world raises the profile of our organisation.…

Toronto First With Taverners Junior Awards

Pre COVID-19 Hunter Taverners conceived the idea of awarding cash vouchers to help junior cricketers who played with clubs in the Newcastle and Maitland Associations. Then the COVID restrictions caused clubs to abandon end-of-season awards presentations. However Australian Over 70s player John Fryer managed to catch up with Daniel Hutton and Meaghan Fealy at Ron…

It’s On Again!

Put this in your calendar! Sunday May 3rd is the date for one of Hunter Taverners’ major fund-raising events, the charity golf day at the scenic Maitland Golf Club. Get a group together to play in this Ambrose event. Great golf ability is not a requisite but having fun and supporting a good cause is.¬†…

New Leadership for Veterans Cricket Australia

Hunter Lord’s Taverners are proud to announce that David Head (President) and Cathie Black (Secretary) have been inducted into the leadership of Veterans Cricket Australia. This was revealed at the Over 60s National Championships dinner in Adelaide. David, a current Taverners player, was previously president of Veterans Cricket NSW and led that organisation with energy…

State Over 60s Cricket Championships in Maitland

Hunter Lord’s Taverners organised the recent Over 60s State Championships on behalf of Veterans Cricket NSW. This followed their great 2018 effort under difficult circumstances. The weather was mostly kind this time round and Cathie Black and her team were rewarded for their meticulous planning. The 16 teams enjoyed the facilities provided by Maitland Council…

High Schools’ All Abilities Gala Day

Students from Merewether, Glendale and Warners Bay high schools enjoyed an All Abilities cricket gala day at the newly renovated Feighan Park at Warners Bay. The day was organised by Toby Kable from All Abilities Sports Coaching. He was assisted by staff from the schools¬† and Cricket NSW. A good roll up of Taverners helped…