Ghosts players head to UK on indigenous tour

The Campbelltown-Camden Ghosts has produced five representatives who will jet across the globe to represent the Australian Indigenous cricket team in the UK in June.

The tour is an historic moment for our cricketers.

The visit commemorates the 150th anniversary of the original Aboriginal XI squad that toured England in 1868, before an Australian test team had ever done so.

Out of the combined 30 tourists headed to the motherland – covering both male and female teams – the Ghosts have supplied five.

Jeff Cook (of the Kamilaroi people), who represents the Ghosts as the head coach of the Australian Indigenous men’s team, said he was in no doubt the English players would be in for a shock when facing the touring side.

“These are serious teams and high performance players.”

The Ghosts four other representatives are in the women’s side.

Dharmini Chauhan (Wiradjuri), Hannah Darlington (Kamilaroi), Naomi Woods (Kamilaroi) and Haylee Hoffmeister are all in the women’s Aboriginal XI.

Chauhan, Darlington and Woods all played in the Ghosts First Grade Women’s squad this past season, while Hoffmeister was a local junior and former first grade player before relocating to Western Australia. She is expected to play with the Ghosts again in the coming season.