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TWO pink stumps showcase
matches were held at Scorpion
Park, Leongatha, on Saturday.
Town took on Inverloch in A1 and
OMK in C1, donning pink gear to show
support for breast cancer research.
An good crowd came along to watch
the matches and enjoy the afternoon.
There were plenty of activities for the
children to do as well, the demo matches
played out for both girls and boys, and a
Town Cricket Club raised $2000 dur-
ing the pink stumps event last year, and
was looking to have a greater total this
The excitement finished off with a
barbecue celebration after the cricket
Supportive: front from left, Nathan Johnston, Matt Borschman, Scott Browne,
Damien Burge, Amil Rataike, back from left, Madura Weerasinghe, Craig Mc-
Gannon, Steve Fixter and Luke Smith from the A1 Town cricket team helped
raise awareness for breast cancer by donning their pink gear during the match
Lots of fun: from left, Audrey McGannon, Willow McGannon, Sari Hickey, Stella McGannon, Zara Kreutz-
berder, Hugh Fixter, Josh Smith, Jacob Bolge, Callum Smith, Tannah Lovie, Georgia Goldsmith (back, left)
and Hannah Worthy loved the jumping castle at the pink stumps event at Scorpion Park on Saturday.
Right, Good game: a boys’ match was played out at Scorpion Park as part of the
pink stumps event on Saturday.
Pink clad Town raised awareness
OMK think pink
was cancelled, play-
ers and friends of the
OMK Cricket Club
donned their pink
gear in support of the
OMK and Phillip Island
decided to call off the pink
stumps showcase game due
to inclement weather, but
celebrations went on to raise
breast cancer awareness.
A lunch was held in the
clubhouse and included
speeches by special guests
Chris Gow, Marina Pater-
son and Katrina Cochrane,
who have all been affected
by the disease.
The aim was to raise
$1000 to go toward the
McGrath Foundation, but
the target was cracked well
before the event was under-
way with close to $3000
Right, Special guests:
from left, Chris Gow,
Katrina Cochrane and
Marina Paterson were
invited to speak at
OMK’s pink stumps
event by Amy White.
Right, Raising aware-
ness: from left, Chris
Kyle, Amy White, Jodie
Brown, Narelle Jones,
Meg Newton, Julie
Harris, Tina Stewart
and Jenni Denney came
together to support the
McGrath Foundation at
the OMK Cricket Club
NINE members of Meeniyan
Cricket Club’s back to back pre-
miership team returned for their
50 year reunion on Saturday.
The men took out the premierships
in 65/66 and 66/67 – both times against
rival, the Fish Creek Colts.
The 65/66 premiership was a nail
biter and took three days before there
was an outright winner.
The premiership team was originally
the Meeniyan Colts, but had amalgam-
ated with the Meeniyan Club when the
club had virtually disbanded. They went
on to win the year of the amalgama-
Captain Eddie Wright had led them
to victory on both occasions.
“It’s good to see most of the team
back, although many of us had realised
it had been 50 years,” former team
member Graeme Davies said.
Current MDU Cricket Club presi-
dent Craig Hoober was instrumental in
contacting the former members with Mr
A collection of articles, score sheets
and other memorabilia were collected to
help relive the victory.
Many of the players still lived in the
district, but some travelled to attend the
The men enjoyed the opportunity to
catch up and remember their premier-
ship days, and watch the current MDU
team take on Wonthaggi Miners in an
Premiership team: front from left, Eddie Wright, Graeme Davies, Laurie
Keyhoe, Glenn Thomas, back from left, Alan Herrald, Brendan Hullick, David
Webster, Dave Roberts and Ken Thomas were part of the Meeniyan Cricket
Club premiership teams in 65/66 and 66/67.
Pink ladies: from left,
Annelise and Em-
ily Van Rooye looked
stunning in their pink
outfits in support of the
McGrath Foundation at
OMK Cricket Club on
“We had a huge re-
sponse. I envisioned 20 to
30 people having a drink and
watching a game of cricket.
We’ve had 80 people come
along from both the cricket
club and the wider commu-
nity,” organiser Amy White
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