The National over 60/70s Cricket Championship hit into action from September 7 to 12 on the Sunshine Coast.
Macedon Ranges locals had some big roles to play while representing Victoria against the best in Australia and they definitely impressed in the 40 over format. Woodend duo, Wayne Warner and Eane Whitton, Gisborne duo, Barry Borlase and Tom Sankey, alongside Romsey’s Peter Clark, represented their respective Victorian teams with great pride and all players currently in the Sunbury and Districts Cricket Club.
Wayne Warner – Division One
Warner represented the Vic Bushies and played against former Australian and Queensland cricketers Colin Cooke and Geoff Dymock.
“Dymock was still a great bowler, bowling on a great length, swinging and cutting the ball beautifully,” Warner said, “Cooke was still pretty sharp.”
Warner’s team finished third as Queensland defeated New South Wales in the final.
Former tennis star, Mark Kratzman, witnessed his dad and two brothers playing in the winning final for Queensland. Former Australian left-handed batsmen, Graham Yallop, was a solid contributor for Vic 1.
Peter Clark and Barry Borlace
The Romsey and Gisborne stars played for Vic Lightning in Division Three. Both players played admirably in a team that finished third in a group of 10. This was an excellent performance from the lads and the team.
Tom Sankey and Eane Whitten
The two local legends played for the Victorian B team in the Over 70s Division. The competition comprised of six teams. Eane and Tom played off in the final against Victorian A, going down in a great contest. Tasmania finished third and Queensland finished fourth.
Over 60s cricket
This state competition is thriving with 26 teams competing in 40 over matches throughout Victoria on Sundays and a mid-week competition on Wednesdays. Matches start from 11am and finish at approximately 4.30pm.
The Sunbury and District team trains at Diggers Rest from 4.30pm to 6pm on Wednesday nights at the Diggers Rest Reserve. New players are welcome to go along and try out. If anyone is interesting in having a go, contact Barry Borlase on 0428 119 007.
Games are played in a friendly and social style with a 30-minute lunch and a barbecue at the end of each game. All players have the opportunity to represent Victoria and Australia.
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Local legends, Eane Whitton and three-time RDFL Bowen Medallist, Tom Sankey, were key performers in the Over 70s Division for Victoria B.
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