Liverpool Plain Shire (LPS) residents will have the opportunity to meet one of Australia’s greatest cricket legends, when A Night with Doug Walters is held at the Royal Theatre Quirindi on Friday 15 December commencing at 6.30pm.
Tickets are $30 which includes the night with Doug, dinner by Firey Cook with beef, pork and chicken with salads and bread roll plus acoustic music provided by Ryan Sampson. Tickets are available at www.quirindiroyaltheatre.com/dougwalters or at Council’s Administration Centre.
“The night will kick off with drinks and the bar will be open throughout the evening. Doug Walters will tell stories from his incredible career before dinner, with more tales and a Q & A section to follow. Doug has also donated a bat and ball which will be raffled and several items will also be auctioned. All proceeds over the reserve prices will go to the Quirindi Cricket Club,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“Doug Walters MBE, the legendary larrikin of Aussie sport, is the man that made the game of test cricket look easy, with graceful and quick footwork he made it look effortless as he dispatched fast and slow bowlers to all parts of the ground. Doug is admired not only for his great batting and bowling, but for the sense of humour he brought to a very serious sport. Doug Walters typifies what it is to be an Aussie. He has even been described by Dennis Lillee as the coolest man in cricket!” he said.
Doug made his First Class debut for New South Wales against Queensland in the 1962-63 season. His highest score was 253 and his best bowling was 7/63, both against South Australia in the 1964-65 season. In the domestic Sheffield Shield competition he played 91 matches, scoring 5,602 runs at 39.73 and taking 110 wickets at 32.81. He retired from all forms of cricket in October 1981,” he continued.
Doug is full of stories and keeps his audiences giggling about everything from stories of cricketing folklore to the trip to the function! This will be a popular evening so I advise interested persons to get their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment,” Councillor Hope concluded.