Mark Parker

The Mark Parker Memorial game against an Otago Club Selection will be played at TBHS Rectory ground onSunday Feb 13th.

Players involved from South Canterbury will include TBHS students who have been recipients of the Winchester Scholarship (Jeremy Lane, Bill Walsh, Tom Walsh, Alexander Mckenzie and Blair Brown).

At present Charlie Bowden from Winchester College is the gap student at TBHS and will also be playing.

The South Canterbury selection XI will be made-up of past and present South Canterbury representatives, and past recipients of the Mark Parker Scholarship.

The scholarship allows an emerging Timaru Boys’ High School cricketer the opportunity to spend six months in England playing for Winchester College in England.

The scholarship was set-up after the 27-year-old Parker died in the Bali bombings in 2002.

Last year’s recipient, Blair Brown will play for South Canterbury, as will Winchester College’s exchange student Charlie Bowden.

Former winners Tom and Bill Walsh will come back from Christchurch, while former South Canterbury captain Todd Elliotte heads a host of current players who will take-part. South Canterbury cricket co-ordinator Richard Davidson said the match meant a lot to players who played with Mark, and those who have benefited from the scholarship.

South Canterbury squad to face Dunedin in the Mark Parker Memorial match: Alex McKenzie, Todd Elliotte, Simon Ward, Blair Brown, Bill Walsh, Tom Walsh, Jeremy Lane, Charlie Bowden, Grant Brookland, Craig Hinton, Kevin Teahen, Richie Preston.

Come along to watch and support the players involved in this Memorial match. Match begins at 11.00am

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