They may be languishing in last place on the first grade ladder, but the Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club are determined to finish the year on a high.
It all starts tomorrow at Raby Sports Complex when as part of their annual McDonald’s fun day they host Mosman, another club struggling in the 2016-17 Sydney Premier Cricket competition.
The north side club is just four places higher than the Ghosts, courtesy of three victories in the first 10 rounds of the premiership.
Unfortunately the Ghosts, who are in their 31st year in the Sydney Cricket Association competition, having entered it in 1985-86, are not enjoying one of their best seasons.
Despite a promising start to the year boosted by the arrival of former England spinner Monty Panesar, the young Ghosts first graders have conceded nine first innings losses as well as one outright defeat.
Last week in round 10 they came up against Manly-Warringah’s Test spinner Steve O’Keefe, who demolished Campbelltown’s batting lineup almost single handed.
O’Keefe picked up 13 Ghosts wickets – nine of them in the first innings when he ended up with 9/54 as the visitors collapsed to be all out for 139. They were all out for 138 in the second dig.
But the caravan moves on and this week the Ghosts boys will try to redeem themselves at home against Mosman.
The McDonald’s family fun day is open to everyone and will be on between 11am and 2pm.
There will be lots of giveaways, games, food and much more – and it’s all for a good cause.
Also taking place off the field tomorrow will be the Ghosts academy launch, while on Raby 1 first grade will be trying to restore pride to the mighty Ghosts.
Play starts at 10.30am.