Singhs united under one flag
By TANIA PHILLIPS
MOST cricket fans have a dream - to meet their favourite player or travel to a famous ground - but Ray Singh of Murwillumbah's dearest cricketing wish was a lot closer to home.
He has always wanted to see all three of his sons play in the one side, so you can imagine how thrilled he and wife Chris were last weekend when it finally happened.
Allrounders Josh, 29 and Justin 28 and fast bowler Brett 25 were all on the field for Pottsville in their Gabba Sports Cup match against Cudgen at Les Cave Oval, Murwillumbah.
The trio have been playing cricket since they were pre-teens but other than back-yard games they have never played in the same side.
"We have played together in different combinations but never all three in the same side," Josh Singh, the Pottsville first grade captain said.
"Brett and Justin played together in the first grade at South Arm Burringbar. Justin and I played together there too for a season and we also had a season together at Surfers."
The last time the trio were all on the field together was almost five years ago in the Tweed District Cricket grand final when Josh's Murwillumbah-Tyalgum took on a SAB side containing both his brothers.
After leaving South Arm Burringbar the younger Singh brothers went to Far North Queensland for two years to live and work. Josh stayed in the area but and moved from Tyalgum to Pottsville.
Ray's dream was a step closer at the start of the season when Brett returned and the last piece fell into place last weekend when Justin returned to the Valley and signed on too.