East Maitland Bowling Club Grant to the Taverners

Hunter Lord’s Taverners, in association with Maitland & District Cricket Association, will be hosting the Veterans Cricket NSW Regional Over 60s championships. 16 teams will contest the championships in two divisions, from the 13th to the 18th of October. East Maitland Bowling Club has come to the party with a very welcome grant of $1,000…

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Hunter Tavs Golf Day

Preliminary notice! The Hunter Lord’s Taverners Golf Day will be held on Sunday 20th May. Put it in your diary. Start time is 11am and teams of four will play an Ambrose. The venue is Maitland Golf Club (Easts Leisure and Golf Club). Round up your friends, relatives and team mates for a good day…

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Hunter Prizewinner in Big Raffle

There was jubilation in the ranks of the Hunter Taverners when the news came in that 2nd prize in the Lord’s Taverners Australia raffle had come to the Hunter. Congratulations to Antony Gorman who won $10,000 worth of electrical products from Harvey Norman in Darwin. Antony is pictured here with Hunter branch chairman John McLaughlin…

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Inaugural Taverners v Taverners Match

There were anxious checks on the weather apps during the week but glorious sunshine allowed the inaugural Tavs v Tavs match to proceed at Lorn Oval. This fixture was disappointingly washed out last year but the Robert ‘Dutchy’ Holland Memorial Match was on for young and old, mostly old. The Trunkies won the toss and…

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Successful All Abilities Day and Over 50s T20

Hunter Lord’s Taverners conducted an enjoyable All Abilities day at Maitland on November 12 to demonstrate that cricket is for everyone. Activities were provided on the Easts Oval and included a demonstration of Blind Cricket, which featured current Australian player, and Hunter local, Matt Cameron. This was followed by the inaugural Newcastle v Maitland Over…

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All Abilities Come-and-try Cricket Day

Two of the pillars that underpin Lord’s Taverners Australia are Blind Cricket and Cricket for the Intellectually Impaired. The Hunter branch, in conjunction with organisations servicing the blind and intellectually impaired is holding a come-and-try day at East Maitland on 12th November. The venue is the oval behind Easts Bowling Club. A range of activities…

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Life Membership for Vic Levi

Veteran retired journalist Vic Levi has been awarded Life Membership of Lord’s Taverners Hunter. Vic edited the magazine ‘The Taverner’ until it finished publication. A foundation member of the former Newcastle Taverners, Vic was an accomplished cricketer and was instrumental in establishing the playing group. Congratulations Vic, your enthusiasm for the cause is inspirational.

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Lord’s Taverners Australia Major Raffle

To obtain tickets contact info@lordstavernershun.org.au First Prize Fly Etihad Economy Class to Amsterdam to join your 15 day Magnificent Europe cruise Prize includes 2 return Economy Class airfares supplied by Etihad Airways to Amsterdam from your nearest Australian Capital City (Australian internal flights Economy class), 15 day Magnificent Europe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest in…

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Dutchy Holland Benefit Night

A benefit night for Robert “Dutchy” Holland will be held at Toronto Workers Club On Friday 15th September, starting at 6.00pm.  For further details and to book tickets copy this link and paste into you web browser https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-night-with-dutchy-crickets-gentleman-tickets-37029416983

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Fund Raising Dinner at Hamilton TAFE

Hunter Lord’s Taverners held a very successful fund-raising dinner at Hamilton TAFE. The cooking and hospitality students served up an excellent experience – delicious food delivered professionally to the tables. it was a great opportunity for the Taverners to mix socially and enjoy being Taverners. The room was at capacity with 56 guests and organisers…

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Adam Gilchrist Induction as Ambassador

Members of Hunter Lord’s Taverners made the trip to the SCG to attend the induction of Adam Gilchrist as Ambassador for Lord’s Taverners Australia. The evening took the form of a gala dinner, with speeches Paul Sheahan and James Sutherland confirming LTA’s status as Cricket Australia’s official charity. A highlight of the night was Kerry…

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West Group ClubGrant for Hunter Taverners

West Group CEO Phil Gardner presented Patron Rick McCosker a cheque for $5,000 at a ClubGrants presentation on 7th August. This very welcome grant will enable Hunter Taverners to assist local athletes with a disability in their sport, especially cricket. Also pictured are other organisations who benefited from the Newcastle Local Governmenst Area ClubGrants scheme,…

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Veterans’ Cricket Book Launch

John Fryer today launched his light-hearted look at Veterans’ cricket to an appreciative Lord’s Taverners Hunter audience. The book draws a plausible link between the statues on Easter Island and Over 70s cricket, supported by scientific papers, graphs and previously unreleased photographs. The book is available for sale at the bargain price of $10 ($15…

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Life Membership for Robert Holland

Robert Holland OAM became the Lord’s Taverners Australia Hunter Branch’s 3rd Life Member when he was presented with his award at a function today. Known throughout the cricketing world as “Dutchy”, the former Test legspinner was pivotal in the formation of the Travelling Taverners playing group back in 2002. His gentlemanly leadership made the Taverners…

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Hunter Taverners’ Dinner

Hunter Lord’s Taverners’ Fund Raising Dinner   This should be a great night night out. A fund raiser but just as importantly an opportunity for the membership to get together and mix socially. Booking information is at the bottom of the poster. Get to it! Bring a friend or two!

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Abbey Taylor Wins Scholarship

Hunter Branch patron Rick McCosker presented Abbey Taylor with the Keith Lewis Memorial Award on 22nd April. Abbey is a Newcastle City Cricket Club junior and represented at the Country U/15 Women’s Championships. An all-rounder, Abbey averaged 27 runs in 4 innings and took 4 wickets at an average of 14.7, with her best bowling…

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Easts Grant to Hunter Lord’s Taverners

(L-R) Gary Hogbin (Director, Easts), John McLaughlin (HLT Chairman) and Matt Cameron, (Australian Blind Cricket rep), Allen Small (Jnr Vice President, Easts) At a presentation evening on 30th May, East Maitland Bowling Club awarded Hunter Lord’s Taverners $1,000 to help grow membership and community engagement in Maitland. The Lord’s Taverners Australia exists to give the…

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2016/17 All Ability Sport Coaching Awards

Taverners Rick McCosker, Heather Turner and Les McCarthy attended the All Ability Sport Coaching 2016-2017 end of season cricket presentation.. It was a great afternoon full of smiles from all the players. Major award winners were: Rookie Player of the Year – Sarina Heffernan (pictured) Coaches Player of the Year – Mitchell Jennings (pictured) Most…

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