Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Doing Their Bit

Today is Ash Wednesday and as well as marking the day at the College students are also holding a mufti day to raise money for Charitas and The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.

We note that old boy Conrad Smith is lending his support to the Canterbury v Wellington Legends cricket match in Wellington on Sunday. Conrad will be umpiring, having played for the Hurricanes earlier in the weekend. Some of his comments make interesting reading;

The big names continue to be unveiled by organiser Stephen Fleming. All Blacks Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith are the latest to lend their support, the pair confirmed as umpires for the match between the Canterbury Legends XI and Wellington Legends XI.

Fleming said the All Blacks pair would rotate umpiring stints with actors Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins) and Mark Hadlow (Harry in King Kong).

Smith said he was delighted to have an involvement in the fundraiser.

"I played a lot more cricket growing up than rugby when I was at school," Smith said.

"I was more of a bowler. I used to try and bowl fast. I played a game of club cricket earlier in the year and it was into the Wellington wind and I was more tired after that than a game of rugby."

If you are in the area why not get along and support a good cause.

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