The annual Eddie Gilbert Cup is happening again. This is an annual competition between WPC Cricket and the QLD Police. The teams will go head to head in a T20 match at the Eddie Gilbert Memorial Field at Wolston Park on Sunday 11th November at 8:30am to 1.00pm with a BBQ lunch/cold drinks afterwards. If interested in playing, seniors and older junior players are welcome to call Greg White on 0423022230 as soon as possible. This is a free event for all who participate.
So who was Eddie Gilbert?
87 years ago Eddie Gilbert was etched into cricket folklore with a cracking spell against Sir Donald Bradman. Eddie Gilbert spent the final years of his life as a patient at the Wolston Park mental hospital. In 2014 the Wolston Park Turf Field was renamed Eddie Gilbert Memorial Field in his honour.
Learn more about this story and Eddie Gilbert here: http://www.cricket.com.au/news/eddie-gilbert-sir-donald-bradman-indigenous-cricketer-queensland/2014-11-06