Korumburra’s Allan ‘Cobra’ Summerfield had a night to remember at the Allan Border Medal in Sydney last Tuesday night, as part of his Commbank Cricket Club Hero Award. Allan rubbed shoulders with past and present cricketing greats, including Allan Border Medallist Steve Smith.
TUESDAY night’s Allan Border Medal will be remembered forever by Korumburra’s Allan ‘Cobra’ Summerfield, with the Commbank’s Cricket Club Hero joining the celebrations in Sydney.
Allan had the chance to meet current players including Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle as well as past players such as Allan Border and Adam Gilchrist.
Smith claimed the Allan Border Medal as well as the One Day International Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year Awards on the night.
Allan said he enjoyed meeting the cricketers.
“Talking to Steve Smith after he won the Border Medal was great and talking to Gilchrist after he got inducted into the Hall of Fame was good,” he said.
“I had a good chat to Darren Lehman; he was one of the first ones I ran in to.
“We had the after party where you got to meet everyone and have a few Crown Lagers.
“It will probably be the first and last time I get to do something like that.”
Allan had no issues flying with Qantas providing an excellent service for the quadriplegic.
His attention will now turn back to the local cricket, with Korumburra’s A2 side sitting on top of the ladder and marching towards finals.
“I’m hoping they win it, but they don’t come easy and the hard work is still to come,” he said.
“It’s not only A Grade, I’d love to see a couple of sides get in there and have an opportunity. Once you get to finals you start again. If you don’t play your best cricket on the day it might be the end of your season.”