On 14th September Hunter Taverners held an concussion awareness dinner at the Cricketers Arms hotel in Cooks Hill. The guest speaker was Dr Sue Reid, whose particular specialty is in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. For many years she has had an interest in all facets of concussion and has worked Newcastle neurologist professor Dr Chris Levi. Chris’ father is Taverner Life Member Vic Levi and Chris played a few games with the Tavs in his younger days.

Dr Reid has been conducting research with the CricketNSW high performance players, both male and female. In conjunction with her slide show she clearly explained aspects of concussion that were a revelation to her audience, both in treatment and player performance. Jon Cummins has a copy of the slides which accompanied Dr Reid’s presentation. Many thanks to Paul Smith who organised the evening.

Dr Sue Reid – drew the winning ticket in our Spirit of Cricket bat/wine and whisky guessing competition (donated by Advanced Physiotherapy, Warners Bay). Our very own, hard working Committeeman Gary Budden was the lucky winner. Thankfully for Buddo the bat came with a set of user instructions.

Second and third prizes went to members of the New England O/60s team – sold in Gloucester last weekend. (Delivery to be made in Dubbo at the State 60s Championships)

Thanks to all who supported our fundraising.