‘It’s too hot’, they said. ‘Let’s play a friendly’, they said. ‘Can we play mixed teams?’, they said. And so it was the the Yellow Creek/Dairy Creek Landcare Group (hereafter known as YCDC) avoided getting a complete shellacking at the hands of the Strath Creek Landcare Group (hereafter referred to as the Str-eekers) in the annual cricket match held at the Village Green last Sunday.
The Streekers had recruited well during the off-season. Chris Rogers (former opening bat for the Australian cricket team) had to be moved down the order to number six, such was the embarrassing wealth of batting riches in the Streekers’ team.
The after-match celebratory lunch was held around the BBQ followed by an extraordinary array of deserts provided by YCDC. The traditional reading of poems by Terry and Marj didn’t prove to ode-ious and the day finished with Chris relating some tall tales and true about life with the Aussie Test team.
The official result of the match was a draw (which really makes you wonder which cricket match the scorer was actually watching!). Still, having never won one of these matches, and with a draw under our belt, we can now lose the tag of the ‘losing-Streekers’.
Many thanks must go to the Village Green for a superb venue and great hospitality and to Chris for sharing his time and running a cricket clinic for the young and the young at heart.