Wet weather disrupts cricket

MULLAN HITS IT OFF: Penola's Jack Mullan hit a century against South Gambier last weekend. File Photo.

Charlotte Varcoe

IT was a short game of cricket over the weekend with all matches in Mount Gambier abandoned due to wet weather conditions.

Almost all games throughout the weekend were affected except for an A-Grade game held in Penola.

The Penola team defeated South Gambier 7 for 147 to 133.

Jack Mullan of Penola was the top scorer for the match with his 50 coming off 78 balls.

Mullan’s knock included six fours and one six.

South Gambier player Stephen Easterbrook top scored for his side reaching 28 runs from 59 balls faced.

Mount Gambier and District Cricket Association president George Kidman said the match was a close call throughout the day with a very competitive match between South Gambier and Penola.

“Although Penola were the overall winners, South Gambier had a great chance to win and were competitive throughout the entire game,” Kidman said.

“Mullan and Jack Schultz did a fantastic job for Penola to get them across the line, and proved the difference on the day.”

Schulz scored 31 runs, from 41 ball faced, including three fours and one six.

For the coming weekend, Kidman said players and coaches were gearing up for the mental health awareness games with the association raising funds for Beyond Blue and the Case family in memory of their dear friend Heath Case who passed away suddenly in October.

“This is the first time we have held the mental health awareness round and we are looking at the possibility of hosting a round annually,” Kidman said.

“Mental health affects us all and we are really encouraging that our clubs are inclusive and we need to look out for each other.

“Our thoughts remain with the Case family and we continue to stand with them.

“Heath was a great contributor to cricket and we miss him dearly.”