Honouring our Diggers

The Barkers Creek Cricket Club plans to honour and celebrate the service and sacrifice of former cricketers and community members who served in World War I.
The historic local club, established in 1855, has successfully applied for funding to remember and commemorate the World War I servicemen from Barkers Creek, some of whom played in premiership cricket teams.
Barkers Creek Cricket Club’s Dr Geoff Courtis said they are delighted to receive the funding for a memorial display and are pleased to be able to honour the men more than 100 years on.
Dr Courtis has been working to compile the new display and liaising with the families of the cricketers and community members to be featured.
Two of these cricketers include Walter Peeler VC and Alec Grant. See the full story in the Mail. Out Now.

Beth and Brian Medbury and daughter Fiona Oliver are proudly pictured here with a portrait of Beth’s dad WWI veteran Alec Grant.
Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.