CLASS PLAYER: Greymare batsman Tom Doherty racks up the runs in Warwick cricket.
CLASS PLAYER: Greymare batsman Tom Doherty racks up the runs in Warwick cricket. Gerard Walsh

Rackemann lines up in Greymare for a cricket reunion

CRICKET: Retired Australian fast bowler Carl Rackemann will take part in the Back to Greymare celebrations next month.

Rackemann began his cricket career at the small rural community of Wooroolin in the South Burnett.

He went on to play 12 Tests for Australia and took 39 Test wickets, including 11-118 on debut against Pakistan. In one-day internationals, Rackemann took 82 wickets in 52 games, including a best of 5-16.

Greymare Hall Committee president Matt Cleary said the great thing about Rackemann was how he bowled his heart out in every game.

"He was the bowler every captain needed and took the last catch when Queensland won the Sheffield Shield for the first time in 1994-95,” Cleary said.

The Back to Greymare Celebrations will be staged on October 6 from 10am and will double as the 50th anniversary of the Greymare Cricket Club win in the Warwick Cricket Association grand final in 1968.

Greymare played cricket in Warwick until 1971 and later fielded a team in the Australia Day Carnival. Cricketers from Greymare still play in the Warwick competition, predominately for the Wheatvale club

The clebrations will include limited-over cricket matches, markets, live music and a charity auction with proceeds to go to RACQ LifeFlight. More information contact Cleary on 0428987340.



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