August 21, 2003

Tragic Mark Parker to be remembered in style

St Cross Symondians will be remembering popular New Zealander Mark Parker at a special memorial cricket weekend in Winchester tomorrow (SUN) and Monday.

Parker lost his life in the Bali bomb atrocity last October on his way home to Wellington after spending a third and very successful promotion season with St Cross when he was so tragically caught up in the horrific events that saw nearly 200 people killed.

St Cross and their sister New Zealand club Onslow have initiated a Trust Fund in Mark's memory.

His father Murray and uncle John, both former New Zealand Test cricketers, will be at a Super 6's tournament at the Royal Green Jackets Ground tomorrow, from 10am to 7.45pm.

And at an all-day "England v New Zealand" match at Winchester College on Monday, 11am.

Twelve teams, drawn from the Winchester area, visiting New Zealanders and other local clubs, will participate in the six-a-side tournament, after which there will be a grand sports auction.

Several Wellington-based cricketers have flown across from New Zealand for Memorial weekend.

BAT Sports opener Neal Parlane, Ben Jansen (Alton) and Rhys Morgan (St Cross) are playing in Monday's `international' match, which is being played on the main College ground.