A positive story about a cricket gold miner
There are a lot of strange things going on in our Canadian cricket theatre, one of which I came across at the recent meeting of the Toronto Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association.
the webmaster for the Canadian Cricket Association web site, wears a lot
of different hats. Some are cricket related. Others involve his day job
away from cricket, and is conducted from the Newfoundland Geological Survey.
That day job is geological in nature, and leads to research without the
traditional hammer and few long treks in the wilderness. Research tends
to take the researcher in strange directions, and it has resulted in Dave
discovering information about dormant Canadian cricket money. I am not
sure what particular thread of gold took Dave through to the archival
information at the Bank of Canada, but it appears it was whilst he was
wearing another "hat", as volunteer President of Prince of Wales
skating club that he did strike gold for cricket
The particular pot of gold, most recently found in an abandoned bank account, was in the name of the Toronto Umpires Association. The necessary formalities are underway, and soon the TC&SA will be nearly $700 better off as a result. Previously Dave had discovered records of some other Canadian cricket club money. Unfortunately they were so obscure that the Bank of Canada gets to keep the money.
Dave has contributed to the well being of Canadian cricket in many ways. He worked as an electronic scorer and commentator at the ICC Trophy 2001, which provided me with ball by ball excitement for some of the games in the tournament I was unable to attend. He is one if those real friends of Canadian cricket who keep working away in a part of Canada where there is no cricket, for in addition to his work on the CCA website, he is a Director of Cricinfo, and has a website on Bradman. You can find out about his real jobs by visiting a couple of web-pages.
(the picture on the geosurv site was taken on the TCSCC ground during the ICC Trophy 2001)
In his spare time Dave is working on an article on John Shannon Munn who holds a somewhat obscure place in the history of both cricket, and of Newfoundland. The article can be read at: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/PLAYERS/ENG/M/MUNN_JS_01031984/JS Munn .
The draft of the article presently runs to 10 pages ...... so when yous goin to finish it boyo?
Thanks Dave for the pot of gold, and all the other work you do for Canadian cricket. When you next clean off that hammer send me a piece of the Rock, ..... but yous can keep the weather.
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