The Brian ‘Chocko’ Sharp seven-a-side cricket knockout was meant to be held on Sunday, December 2 at the Tony Luchetti Showground.
With only 12 players turning up for the day, the competition was abandoned.
Lithgow Cricket Association president Danny Whitty said he was terribly disappointed in people’s efforts.
“I understand that people have commitments and there could have been some confusion with Council closing the grounds on Saturday, but it was advertised and I waited around for an hour and a half,” he said.
He also said it was meant to be a family fun day out with people having a great time.
“It was a kick in the guts, I was really good mates with Sharpy and I feel like I’ve let people down,” he said.
Whitty also said he was embarrassed for their chosen charity, White Ribbon.
“Every year we choose a charity to raise funds for, and the money stays right here in Lithgow, so it’s all for a good cause,” he said.
Whitty said the committee were looking at other ways to hold the competition and hoped to reschedule it for March next year.
“It’s a suggestion, but maybe we’ll make the knockout part of the competition and worth points so teams turn up.
“I love the concept of the day and I want to see it continue so maybe we have to change it up,” he said.
Whitty also thanked the boys who did turn up to play.
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