Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tribute to Fine Cricket Leader; Top Volunteermade Massivecontribution

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Tribute to Fine Cricket Leader; Top Volunteermade Massivecontribution

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Centrals' third BAXTER title

THE T20 grand final on Monday night was a damp squib quite literally as the late afternoon thunderstorm washed away Fassifern's dream and delivered Centrals their third Baxter Big Bash title in their sixth straight final.

Centrals coach Scott Barrett and captain Matt Guest deserve a lot of praise for this achievement as their dedication, hard work and spirit in turning the Kookaburras fortunes around after the loss of 11 players from their top two teams from last season.

Fassifern can be proud of what they achieved in this competition as it was against other first grade teams.

A win in Second Grade over Northsiders today will give Fassifern a shot at defending their title in finals' cricket.

WAYNE'S WICKET

WAYNE JONES

THIS week has been a sombre one as most of the Ipswich cricket community has been in shock over the sudden passing of Troy Salton, the scorer and manager of Northsiders Cricket Club.

Troy was one of the true gentlemen of Ipswich cricket and was very much the heart and soul of the Northsiders dressing room.

He was one of the great volunteers that the Australian community produces and this will greatly affect the Tigers going into the future.

Northsiders vice president Scott Fryer penned a touching tribute.

"Troy's loss to the cricket family and Northsiders Cricket Club cannot be measured simply,'' Fryer said. "His impact on not only the Tigers but multiple generations of cricketers through his coaching of junior teams, management of representative teams and, more recently, his stewardship of both Northsiders Milo Program and 1st Division sides was so great.

"Troy's enthusiasm for the game was nothing short of infectious and his care for those around him was never from the surface. There are many of us whom cricket is unlikely to be same again without seeing 'Lofty' and his infectious smile at a game and I am one of them.''

There have been many Facebook posts and comments that this little column can not provide coverage for and does not do justice to Troy. …

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