Men’s and Women’s Premier Cricket and the Sydney District Cricket Association will all recognise the 100th anniversary of Remembrance Day this weekend, when the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918.
NSW Premier Cricket has named the Poidevin-Gray Shield Round on Sunday, Remembrance Day Round while clubs involved in the first round of the Women’s Premier Combined First and Second Grade T20 have been encouraged to also conduct ceremonial activity at 11.00am to mark the occasion.
Play will stop at 11am across both competitions and the SDCA for the ode be recited, with a minute’s silence to follow.
Cricket NSW Chief executive Andrew Jones said the 100th anniversary of Remembrance Day is a special time to honour all the men and women who have served their country in war.
“Cricket is a game enjoyed by millions of players, umpires, volunteers and fans which allows us to celebrate the freedom they fought and, in many cases died for,” Mr Jones said.
"We particularly recognise Albert "Tibby" Cotter, the NSW and Australian Test player killed at Beersheba, and Norman Callaway, who made 207 in his only innings for NSW before being killed in France"