‘Twas a fine morning on Tuesday with a brisk cross wind, air temperature 15 degrees – anything could happen! As the games began you would have thought we were bowling at the SCG with the ‘cricket scores’ each winning team was amassing!
On wicket number 3, Kim Evans (that silly mid-on), Hilda McPherson (delivers every bowl right in the block hole) and Lea Orr (caught bowling underarm – AGAIN) took the advantage over Carol Reed (scoring a hat trick of touchers), Maria Willcockson (playing some attacking shots late in the game) and Maureen Miller (captain and consistent all-rounder), winning by a fair margin! Kim received an official warning for possession of sand paper!
Six maidens in slips graced wicket number 4. Gwenda Carty (batting on despite the urge to retire hurt), Betsy Johnstone (timing her shots to perfection) and Di Howell (super-sub spinner of the red cherry) proved too strong for Chris Cox (wanting to bail out after turning a year older), Lynn Ryan (at short leg, her favourite spot) and Heather Harvey (usually plays in NZ kit).
Four players went into the attack on wicket 5. Julie Green and Fran Dixon (two multi-talented rookies) were in form and had their eye in from the first bowl. Valmai Westcott and Chris Curteis took their punishment on the scoreboard after bowling numerous dead bowls!
Play was briefly suspended as the No 3 Pennants team members returned triumphant from Dubbo. Congratulations to Maree Grant, Cherie Frame, Joan Simpson, Liz Byrne, Jan McPhee, Rhona Went, Brenda Davies, Merilyn Rodgers and Manager Kay Craft, on becoming Regional Pennants Champions! Next stop – State play-offs. That’s a SIX!