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Region's players ready for Grinsted Cup exhibition to mark centenary

HISTORIC: The Forbes side that won the 75th anniversary Grinsted Cup challenge.
HISTORIC: The Forbes side that won the 75th anniversary Grinsted Cup challenge.

Cricket enthusiasts who were disappointed by the cancellation of the Grinsted Cup's centenary match will be able to get their cricket fix after the match was rescheduled to this Sunday.

The exhibition is a 50 over match which is set to begin at 10am at Grinsted Oval.

Event organiser, Ross Williams, said they decided to reschedule the match for Sunday, March 15 as there were people from various towns who were still keen to play.

The exhibition match between eastern and western teams was originally planned for February 9. However, the match was cancelled due to the wet weather after rain oozed under the pitch covers.

Teams from Forbes, Parkes, Condobolin and Trundle will contribute players to compete within a combined Western Team.

The Eastern Team will consist of players from Grenfell and Molong.

A barbecue lunch is available for those who get hungry during the game.

While the exhibition match was rescheduled, the reunion dinner continued ahead on Saturday, February 8.

The reunion dinner had some 190 guests from almost all of the towns who had fielded a team to challenge for the Cup in its hundred years.

They were joined by former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg, Australian test umpire Simon Taufel and former Australian rugby league representative Chris Anderson, who also played Grinsted Cup cricket.

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