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VIDEO | Colts to honour late Dudley Cornell at 50th anniversary celebrations

COLTS HALF-CENTURY: Colts Cricket Club players from today and yesteryear, from left, Clarrie Taberner, Brad Millar, Dean Arnott and Phil Lienert prepare for the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

COLTS HALF-CENTURY: Colts Cricket Club players from today and yesteryear, from left, Clarrie Taberner, Brad Millar, Dean Arnott and Phil Lienert prepare for the club’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Colts Cricket Club members are dedicating their 50th anniversary celebrations in January next year to long-time club and Horsham association stalwart, the late Dudley Cornell.
The club, based at Cornell Park, formerly North Park in Horsham, has also issued an invitation to anyone with past involvement with the club to attend the event.
The anniversary event is on the weekend of January 27 to 29.
Club vice-president and life-member Dean ‘Digger’ Arnott, who has been part of the club for 43 years, said there was a strong push to encourage anyone who had been part of the club to get involved.
“It will be great to see everyone there for the registration and welcome on the Friday night,” he said.
“I urge anyone planning to come to pass on details to any former members with whom we no longer have any contact.”
Many players who were part of senior teams are household names among Horsham district’s cricket fraternity.
Few would forget the formidable opening bowling partnership of Paul Fulton and Shane McLean during the 1980s, who picked up the fast-bowling baton from the likes of Les Barnett.
All-rounders such as Kevin Pymer, Phil Lienert, Brad Millar, run-accumulating Ian Hair and Rick Schirmer, wicket-keeper and batsman Peter Korth and long-time Colts personality Clarrie Taberner are among notable people who came through the club.Dudley Cornell, who died in 2012, founded Colts from former Presbyterian Club in the 1966-67 season.

Colts became fiercely competitive as one of the association’s mainstay Horsham cricket institutions.
The club traditionally fielded an A Grade team and this year, with B and C Grade outfits, is working to win promotion back into the association’s flagship competition. “We’re on top of the ladder in B Grade and our aim is to get back into our rightful spot in A Grade,” Mr Arnott said.
“But we are not going back up unless we win a premiership this season.
“We want to rightfully win our spot in the A Grade competition.”
Mr Arnott added the death of club favourite Tim Koenig this season had been a driving force in knitting the club together. “We’re hoping people make the journey back to Horsham, back to their old stomping ground to reminisce,” he said.
“We want people to tell us their stories, listen to others and have a laugh together. We need everyone to have a wonderful weekend.
“We will be honouring some previous members in a special presentation, so please turn up, it might be you or someone you know.” The celebration format includes registration and welcome at Cornell Park from 6.30pm on January 27, B and C Grade cricket matches at the park followed by a two-course evening meal on January 28 and a farewell T20 game from 11.30am and a barbecue Sunday lunch on January 29.
People seeking information can call Dean Arnott on 0417 882 542.

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