Vic players' re-united in long room

Cricket Victoria

October 16, 2003

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Past and present Victorian First Class players will be re-united tonight for the last supper in the MCC Long Room. It will be a celebration of the spirit and tradition of Victorian cricket.

Of the 797 players who have pulled on the Victorian cap, approximately 250 will be in attendance including some of the biggest names in the history of the game, such as Neil Harvey, Sam Loxton, Keith Stackpole and Merv Hughes.

Dick Hassett, at 95 and brother of the legendary Lindsay, will be the oldest living Victorian player whilst recently appointed ING Cup Captain Cameron White will be the youngest.

To mark the historic occasion each player will be presented with a commemorative tie. The tie features a number, representing the order in which each player made their Victorian First Class debut.

Tonight's function is also significant as season 2003/04 marks Victoria's 1000th First Class match, the first state in Australia to reach this milestone.

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