THE rebranded California Gully Cricket Club will go into bat for mental health awareness in its annual Heritage-Tierney Memorial match against Nyah District on Saturday.
The game is played in memory of former Cobras’ players Josh Heritage and Mick Tierney, who both passed away from suicide.
California Gully is the new name for the former Golden Gully Cricket Club.
“During the Golden Gully Cricket Club era the club unfortunately experienced the tragic consequences that can result from depression and anxiety in young men,” Cobras president Simon Ryan said on Friday.
“Rather than mourn the loss of Josh and Mick, the club wants their legacy to continue by raising the public awareness of depression and anxiety that is sometimes encountered with young men at sporting clubs, in which fellow club members may not be aware of.”
The 40-over-a-side game will be played at California Gully Oval from 12.30pm.
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