FUNDS FOR FAN: Kevin Bourke, Phil Bowles, former Australian keeper Ian Healy, Australian Cricket Society member Robin Farrell, Nick Szkutko and (front) Angus Bowles, after the society presented a $500 cheque to the Maryvale Cricket Club fundraising effort to help Angus.
FUNDS FOR FAN: Kevin Bourke, Phil Bowles, former Australian keeper Ian Healy, Australian Cricket Society member Robin Farrell, Nick Szkutko and (front) Angus Bowles, after the society presented a $500 cheque to the Maryvale Cricket Club fundraising effort to help Angus. Gerard Walsh

Fans raise funds for the Australian Cricket Society

CRICKET: If you love cricket, there is the chance to play, watch, umpire, volunteer or be part of the Australian Cricket Society.

Some cricket fans first heard of the society when member Robin Farrell was at a fundraising day at Maryvale for eight-year-old, Angus Bowles who needs surgery in America.

The Australian Cricket Society is a national organisation formed by fans of cricket.

It has branches in each state and Farrell is involved with the Queensland branch, which organises a dinner every second month at the Queensland Cricketers Club.

Retired Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy is the patron and was guest speaker at the last dinner.

Farrell was an outstanding cover fieldsman and batsman during his days in Warwick club cricket and said he approached the secretary of the society Bevyn Smith when the fundraising day was organised at Maryvale.

"Bevyn had read about it in the media and said the society would make a donation of $500," Farrell said.

This week, fundraising day joint organiser Lew Cooper was expected to travel to Warwick to meet with Kevin Bourke to finalise the amount raised on the day.

The Maryvale Cricket Club has set up a fund at the Warwick Suncorp branch where donations can be made to help Angus.

See the Daily News later this week for updates.



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