St Anthony’s Cricket club honours Nick

St Anthony’s Cricket Club member Lucas Alaimo. Picture: Shawn Smits

Nick Proffitt was only 27 when he was killed in a car accident on Anzac Day this year.

The Melton man loved playing cricket, watching rugby and doing his bit for his community.

So to welcome the cricket season, St Anthony’s Cricket Club, where Nick played, will host a fundraising event in honour of the young man.

All money raised on the day will go to the Leukaemia Foundation.

“Nick was always heavily involved with the [foundation’s] World’s Greatest Shave,” says club member Scott Agnew. “So we thought we’d do something for him at the start of the cricket season.”

Members of the cricket club, Melton Country Fire Authority and Melton Rugby Club will play a cricket match next Friday.

Entry to watch it will be free, but there will be plenty of chances for people to donate throughout the day.

The match is on Friday, October 2, from 10am-4pm at the Melton Recreation Reserve, 40 Reserve Road.