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Road works receive $1.4 million in government funding
Community events granted $42,000
Working bees weed and mulch Runway Park gardens
Phegans Bay rock climber rescued by helicopter
Funds committed to improve facilities for commuters
Certificate issued for rail tunnel phone tower
Investigation under way after human jawbone found
Council to look into installing soap in public toilets
Soap is the best hand cleaner, student experiment finds
Soap is the best hand cleaner, students show
Water and sewerage maintenance projects announced
Former Member for Gosford dies aged 90
Construction certificate for $2.3 million gymnasium
Application to build three townhouses
Construction certificate for Ettalong multi-dwellings
Council biodiversity strategy to be redrafted
Councillors decide to attend briefings remotely
Landscaping work in Woy Woy town centre
Dedicated team for Woy Woy
Libraries re-open on a limited basis
Progress association launches online fundraising effort
Cenotaph to be restored and featured on website
Planning Panel proves to be more costly, says Tesch
Rate notices to include hardship advice
New Rotary president at Woy Woy
No clear Covid roadmap for tourism, Tesch claims
Support line advertised in shopping centres
MP recognises a Woy Woy business in parliament
One quarter of average rainfall recorded for June
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Someone needed to stand up to buzzword-led invasion
Call to Council to publish a full response
Are public toilets cleaned regularly and well?
Commuter bus could not be booked by phone
Average bloke cannot afford extra tolls
Economic Strategy is same meaningless flummery
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Second edition of Stories from Patonga is planned
Award winner finds success as 'mature model'
Gallery re-opens in Ettalong
Television appearance for 79-year-old 'singing caddie'
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Archaeological dig to be conducted at school
Pick up and drop off rules enforced
Kindergarten information sessions to be held in July
Music bus returns after hiatus
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Bowling greens re-open for normal use this week
Peninsula loses 'all-time great sporting identity'
Woy Woy Lions resume training
Life Saving Club prepares for 100th birthday

Peninsula loses 'all-time great sporting identity'

The Peninsula has lost one of its all-time great sporting identities with the passing of David Frazer on June 6, according to Southern Spirit Cricket Club life member Mr Warwick Egan.

Mr Frazer's death followed a seven-year battle with cancer.

"Older residents of the area would remember David as the owner of Somersby Farm products at Ettalong where the produce was always as fresh as David's zest for life," Mr Egan said.

David's funeral was conducted at Greenway on Friday, June 12.

"Life-time friend Mr Kelly Glew ensured the event would be a true celebration of a great life lived.

"He set a humorous tone by pointing out that David was the only captain of Woy Woy High School ever to be expelled from the school, then added that David was an outstanding rugby league talent. "He declined a very healthy contract to play rugby league with the Manly club because football, according to David, had to be played with his mates here on the Central Coast.

"And it was that desire for mateship that helped the Umina Cricket Club win 'Lotto'.

"In the mid-1970s, David was captain of the district cricket representative under-19 side, when Umina cricket club was the weakest cricket team in the district first grade competition, yet David came to Umina simply to play out his cricket career with his mates.

"The records he set will never be equalled," said Mr Egan.

"He was longest serving president of Umina Cricket club, first grade captain, winner of seven first grade premierships with the club and seven Horse's Ars" awards along the way rounded out his list of achievements.

"Perhaps his greatest contribution to cricket came in 2014 when along with life-time friend, Kevin Dewar from Woy Woy Cricket Club, they brought cricket on the Peninsula back to a one-club identity.

"Southern Spirit Cricket Club thus was born and its first elected president was David Frazer, taking on the challenge although battling severe cancer.

"When the financial roof fell in on Central Coast cricket association, David moved in, took on the chairman's role and by year's end all outstanding debts were met and a substantial profit reinstated.

"He was also an outstanding swimmer and surfer, but his real love later in life became golf.

"He quickly became an A Grade player and it was in hospital the topic of golf became one of the few times David was ever bested in debate.

"He was visited in hospital by a minister of religion, and David, himself not being a man of faith. asked his visitor if there was a golf course in heaven.

"The minister replied that we would find out and true to his word he returned with his reply which had David laughing for years.

"Yes there is a golf course in Heaven, David, and I have booked you in for 10.30am next Wednesday".

The funeral service ended with a quote from Monty Python: "You are not the Messiah, just a naughty, naughty boy".

Mr Egan said: "Rarely has such a sporting talent been seen, nor the terminology 'will be sadly missed' more correctly applied."

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