Little cancer sufferer Angus Little will have the generous support of Cricket Wellington Umpires and Scorers’ Inc on what they have dubbed “Umpire for Angus Day”, Saturday, December 1.
On that day all the association’s umpires standing in matches will donate their standing fees to the Angus Little Brain Tumour Fund-Raising Appeal, and non-active members will also make a contribution.
The plight of five-year-old Angus, the youngest son of outstanding Taita Cricket Club medium-pace bowler David Little, and wife Wendy, has stunned the Wellington cricketing community. Angus has a very rare inoperable brainstem tumour, however, the family has explored the possibility of Angus being a part of clinical trials and treatment in the United States.
Money raised in the appeal, which had previously received the support of Cricket Wellington, would go toward paying for Angus’s treatment in the US.
The popular Little, 38, was one of the leading wicket-takers for many years in Hutt Valley and Wellington senior club cricket. In the 1999-2000 season he captured the most wickets in the inter-city competition, 60, at the remarkable average of 6.36 runs apiece, and received the Ron Murray Cup for the senior bowler of the summer.
He made one first-class appearance for Wellington in February 1999 against Canterbury at the Basin Reserve.
Further information on the Angus Little fund-raising can be found here: