Congratulations Ocean 12 winner of Last Man Stands (LMS) Australian Championship 2019. It still seems impossible to believe that all those years ago this group of traumatised men who played cricket appallingly have achieved so much. They still manage to shelve their worries and fears and show their amazing ability as a team which has rocked the world of 20/20 cricket. They will compete in the World Champs in Sydney in December.
Did you know the Tamils fought alongside the ANZAC’s at Gallipoli? I attended my first Tamil ANZAC service a few years ago and was very moved by the spirit of ANZAC being so richly acknowledged in the Tamil community. This year I once again had the privilege to attend this function. It embraced the Christian, Islamic and Hindu religion. The reading of Psalm 23 by a young Tamil man was breathtaking and the Australian Anthem was sung beautifully (including the second verse) . Siva, a member of Ocean 12 Cricket Team lay a wreath alongside various dignitaries. There were about 300 people at the service. This was followed by the cricket game between Ocean 12 and the Navy.
On Anzac Day 2017, Ocean12 Cricket Team and Australian Navy Cricket Team had a wonderful encounter at Darling Street Park Cricket Ground. On this memorable day, in their inaugural match, both teams played in a friendly environment. Before the cricket match Ocean 12 and members of the Tamil community attended an ANZAC ceremony at Wenty Leagues where Ocean12 skipper Suthakar respectfully placed a wreath.
Every young cricketer in Australia dreams of playing on the SCG. Every member of Ocean 12 ( our Australian champion 20/20 team ) has also dreamt of playing on the SCG. This week they played in the Sydney Charity Cup and won. Along with winning the cup comes the privilege of playing on the SCG at the Primary Club Charity day.
If you feel touched by the Ocean 12 success and are in a position to help, please consider the following:- The men have a raffle (brilliantly organised) with prizes such as a signed bat (donated by Cricket Australia), 2 tickets to New Zealand, IPad, and vouchers. (All prizes sourced by the men.) Tickets are $10.00 each or a book for $100.00. Noeline is very happy to sell these to you. Cricket is very expensive. It costs $130.00 per game