Forfarshire CC 125th Anniversary
Forfarshire CC celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2005, and a number of events took place to mark the ocassion. Many photographs and newspaper cuttings were collected during 2005, and the Club continues to be keen to hear from past players who may have photographs, newspaper cuttings or other memorabilia about the club.
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Former Club Pro's Get in Contact
Former Club professionals Steve Bernard and Gary Whitaker have both sent their best wishes to club after hearing of the 125th Anniversary Celebrations.
From Steve Bernard:
I was fortunate enough to spend two very enjoyable seasons playing for Forfarshire in 1982 and 1985. I had a wonderful time during these two stints, and happily made many lifelong friends during this time. I have been lucky enough to be able to return to Broughty Ferry on two subsequent occasions to rekindle these friendships and share a quiet beer with my friends. It says much about the Club that it is still going strongly after 125 years, and I sincerely hope that its future is as rich in enjoyment and success as it has been in the past. A cricket club is only as good and as strong as its members and administrators, and Forfarshire has been most fortunate that it has been blessed with an abundance of terrific people who have devoted so much time and energy towards the betterment of the club.
I return to Scotland this year with the Australian team, and I hope that our schedule will allow me the time to return to Forthill for a day or so to be part of your 125th year celebrations. Good luck to all members and players, and enjoy a great and successful 2005.
From Gary Whitaker:
As a former player at this great club I hold fond and sometimes colourful memories of my time at the club.
Forfarshire will always be one of the great adventures of my life and part of my cricketing life which I can and do share with my friends and family. I wish the club and all those involved from the past and indeed into the future the very best in all that they embark upon. The memories and friendships during my period at Forfar will always remain with me and has been a part of making me who I am and what I strive for today in my everyday life as husband and father and also in my capacity as cricket coach to nurture the future of this great game.
Enjoy your dinner and dance and we wish that we could be there to celebrate with you good folk.
With fond thoughts.
Gary, Robyn, Thomas and Liam Whitaker.