After the opening of the Lyn Britt Scorers Shelter, Greg Morrissey, on behalf of the Duncan MacDonald Foundation, called upon Parkes senior cricketer Clinton Hawke to accept a very generous donation.
The donation was to assist the families of the boys and girls from Parkes Public school to defray considerable transport costs.
After winning the Western Schools Super 8’s tournament in Orange, the Parkes Public school sides traveled to Sydney for the NSW finals.
The teams placed second and fourth respectively.
Clinton Hawke, who coached the teams that were managed by his school teacher wife Michelle, remarked that all the families involved were very grateful to the Duncan Macdonald foundation for being so generous in providing opportunities for local junior cricketers.
Greg Morrissey, as one of the trustees of the Foundation, suggested that one of the main criteria for donations for cricketing development was the question – would Duncan approve?
In this case he most certainty would.
The late Duncan MacDonald was a legendary cricketing figure throughout Parkes and indeed all of western NSW.
He is the only person to be a life member of both Parkes Senior and Junior Cricket Associations.
In recent weeks, Parkes Public School boys cricket team have travelled to West Wyalong, Dubbo, Orange and Maitland to be crowned the Western PSSA Champions for 2012 and finished fourth in the state.
A great effort by the Parkes Public School team.
Clinton (back) and Hudson Hawke accept the Duncan McDonald Foundation donation from trustee Greg Morrissey. Photo: Dane Thorne 1112Cric1
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