Rick McCosker returns to New England

SHOT: Rick McCosker in his playing days as a first class cricketer.

SHOT: Rick McCosker in his playing days as a first class cricketer.

Growing up in the New England region, Rick McCosker played junior cricket against Tenterfield and other surrounding towns.

Now, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Centenary Test, McCosker is returning to his hometown of Inverell on Saturday night to speak about his career.

“I’m really looking forward to going back, and hopefully meeting up with a few of the old guys that I played with and against,” McCosker said.

“One of the things that I try to do wherever possible is just give back a little bit to the game that’s been so good to me.”

McCosker played in 25 Tests and 14 One Day Internationals in a career spanning from 1975 to 1982.

The event, An Evening With Rick McCosker has been organised by Inverell Cricket Association, and will be held at the Inverell RSM Club.

Tickets for the evening may be obtained from Inverell RSM and Inverell Tourist Information Centre at $20 per person.