Special guest star to attend fundraiser

Special guest star to attend fundraiser

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Former Australian test captain Kim Hughes is set to visit Byford next week as part of a fundraiser for the SJ Blues cricket club.

The Serpentine Jarrahdale Blues Cricket Club will welcome Australian cricket legend Kim Hughes next week.

On November 11 the former test captain will visit Byford and take part in a fundraiser for the club.

Mr Hughes captained Australia in 28 tests between 1979 and 1984.

The right-handed batsman was known for his orthodox batting style.

Aside from his cricket skills Mr Hughes was also known for an emotional and tearful speech given in the 1980s when he resigned from his captaincy and finished his career playing cricket in South Africa.

Club president Dean Fulford from Cardup said Mr Hughes had played the game at the highest level in the country.

“The old and the young generation in the cricketing community look up to him,” he said.

“We are very excited to have a former test captain come and visit us.”

Mr Fulford said past club player James Sullivan helped organise for Mr Hughes to visit Byford and participate in the fundraiser.

He said he was excited and looking forward to welcoming him to the shire.

To meet the former test captain table bookings for the fundraiser are available with tickets priced at $20 per person.

The night starts at 7pm and there will also be a sports memorabilia auction at the club.

It will be held Briggs Park Pavilion, Mead Street, Byford.

For more information call Dean Fulford on 0411 656 745.