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  • January 21, 2016

    The Chappelli Library Auction

    Peerless Australian captain and critic Ian Chappell has generously donated his cricket library to the LBW Trust.

    The 180 odd books featuring his distinctive bookplate include works he has written, titles given him by the author or subject, review copies and books he has acquired while fossicking through new and second hand bookshops throughout the English-speaking world.

    As a bonus there are more than 300 magazines and journals many including articles by Ian. A listing of the books is available, on request.

    The entire collection will be sold in ONE lot.

    Though scheduled for “Live” auction on Saturday, Jan 30th at our 10th Annual Dinner, we nevertheless reserve the right to pre-sell it by private offer or negotiation.

    Please email cricketbooks@lbwtrust.com.au to make an offer or any queries. 

  • January 13, 2016

    Batting for Change Fundraising Campaign

    On December 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, our joint fund-raising initiative with LBW Trust Ambassador, Ryan Carters, ‘Batting for Change’ (BFC) was launched.

    After surpassing the target of $66,666 in BBL04 with an eventual total of $108,000, this summer BFC hope to raise $120,000. You are encouraged to visit the BFC web-site and pledge whatever amount you may wish, upwards of one dollar per six hit. Every dollar makes a difference and will be applied towards educating young women from disadvantaged backgrounds in Mumbai & in Sri Lanka.


    On December 17, the Sydney Thunder hosted the local derby against the Sydney Sixers in a game that included 9 test cricketers. 

    LBW Trust President & Co-founder Darshak Mehta presenting the ‘Batting for Change’ trophy to the captain of “Sydney Thunder”, Mike Hussey, on Thursday December 17 at the Sydney Showground (Spotless Stadium)

    The Thunder made history by beating their cross-town rivals for the first time.

    $9300 was pledged by players from both teams ($775 per six hit), greatly augmenting the  Batting for Change campaign coffers.