Marquee set to keep players sun safe

SEEK SHADE: Orange City under-14s (back) Blake Randahl, Jack Cole, Darcy Climpson, (front) Blake Weymouth and Dylan Ryan. Photo: DANIELLE CETINSKI 1126dccricket1

SEEK SHADE: Orange City under-14s (back) Blake Randahl, Jack Cole, Darcy Climpson, (front) Blake Weymouth and Dylan Ryan. Photo: DANIELLE CETINSKI 1126dccricket1

ORANGE City Cricket Club players will be much cooler this summer after the Cancer Council presented them with a marquee on Saturday.

The marquee, and three others for cricket clubs at Young, Bathurst and Leeton, came courtesy of an $8000 grant from the Commonwealth Bank.

Orange City junior co-ordinator Greg Seib said the club encouraged players to wear hats and had recently invested in broadbrim hats, but being in the sun for five or six hours could still present problems.

“Some of the grounds have no shade at all so we’re happy we’ve got something of this size, it’s going to be very important,” he said.

The grant was part of the Healthy Sport Initiative, which works with sporting clubs on being sunsmart, eating healthy and avoiding smoking.

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