Cricketers pitch in for charity

ORGANISERS are hopeful of raising more than $8000 in a charity day held for Launceston youngster Zach Dalco yesterday.

Five-year-old Zach has been diagnosed with a brain tumour and became the target of the annual charity day organised by the Tasmanian Cricket League.

Yesterday at the Uni-Mowbray ground, seven TCL teams and an Army side took part in a six player-six over game as part of the charity day.

TCL spokesman, Darrell Whyte said the day had been very well supported with more than 500 people in attendance and none of them were short in supporting the raffles and auctions which were conducted.

``We wont know the exact amount raised until the middle of the week,'' he said.

An auction of sporting memorabilia including items associated with the late Peter Brock and signed cricket bats were popular.

Whyte said it was the third year running a charity day had been held and each year an appropriate charity was chosen.

``Two years ago it was for the Queensland floods and last year the Dunally fires.

``Young Zach's cause was chosen this year,'' he said.

In the six aside final, Diggers from the TCL beat the Army team. 

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