Umpires donate their fees to sick child

Last updated 10:39 11/12/2012
Good shot: David, left, and Angus Little with Cricket Wellington Umpires’ chairman Grant McAlister. Umpires and scorers donated their match fees for a day, raising $1240 for the Angus Little Brain Tumour Fund Raising Appeal.

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The cricket community joined forces to help out one of their own on December 1.

Cricket Wellington Umpires and Scorers donated $1240, their match fees that day, to help Angus Little, the son of former Taita Cricket Club bowler David Little.

The 5-year-old has a brain tumour that is not treatable by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

His parents, David and Wendy, and a group of supporters are raising funds in the hope the youngster will be accepted into a clinical trial at St Jude's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

Money also came from donations from non-active members of the group.

Retired umpire Jim Glynan said he had umpired David Little for several years.

". . . I'm sad to hear of his son's illness. I'll contribute $2 for every appeal of David's I turned down. Consequently I think I'm up for about $100."

The day even got national coverage, with longtime umpire Evan Watkin wearing an Angus Little sticker during the televised HRV Twenty20 match between the Northern Knights and Canterbury Wizards.

Watkin and his umpiring partner, Phil Jones, ensured the SKY Sport commentary team knew about the appeal, leading to a summary of the family's story from commentator Mark Richardson.

Grant McAlister, Cricket Wellington Umpires' Chairman, laid down a challenge to others.

"I'm proud to lead an association of members who can contribute in a small way to help out one of Wellington's respected club cricket stalwarts.

"I hope the umpires' actions today might be matched by other cricket stakeholders in Wellington".

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