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Cricket will stop for Remembrance Day commemoration

Raby Oval will host a Remembrance Day commemoration.

The picturesque Raby Oval will host a Remembrance Day commemoration during a cricket match.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget

Sometimes there are more important things in life and sport has to take a back seat.

Even if it’s only for a few minutes, as will be the case tomorrow at Raby Sports Complex, when Remembrance Day will be commemorated during the round five match between the Campbelltown Camden Ghosts and North Sydney.

So at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, play will pause so everyone present can pay respect to all those who lost their lives during war.

The Ode of Remembrance will be accompanied by a minute’s silence at Raby as part of the commemoration.

As well as members of first, third and fifth grade teams, the Ghosts have issued an invitation to all Camden District Cricket Association junior players and parents participating in matches on Raby fields five and six and Clark Reserve to attend this brief but important ceremony.

“We are also very proud of our female cricketers who are currently in the military and playing for the Governor General’s XI in a Remembrance Day fixture in Canberra. Best of luck ladies. We hope you enjoy your day,’’ the club said.

The NSW State Member for Camden Chris Patterson, who is also Ghosts vice president, will host proceedings during the Remembrance Day commemoration.

Tomorrow’s Remembrance Day is the 99th anniversary of what was first called Armistice Day.

At 11 am on November 11, 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare in World War I.

Remembrance Day.

Tulip is the symbol for Remembrance Day.

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