Movember and cricket

The CH cricketers who grew a mo for Movember.
The CH cricketers who grew a mo for Movember. Contributed

CRICKET and mo's were the winner for the first Movember day held last Saturday at Rolleston. The day was for Movember but also to raise some funds to support Tania Jackson who is currently fighting cancer.

Movember is a cause to help raise the issues of men's health.  So as well as raising men's health issues it was hoped to raise some money and have some fun along the way. And that is what transpired on the day.

Initially the day had been organised to coincide with Round 7 of the CH Comp with Rolleston Rosters taking on Clermont. Impending rain saw this game being declared a washout, but the Rosters were determined not to let the threat of rain dampen their feathers. Quickly, a match between Old Roosters and Young Roosters was organised and the day of fun and fundraising could proceed as planned.

The game was entertaining from the outset and played in great spirit. The Old Roosters were able to draw on their experience and wiser pre-game choices to help them along the way. Old Roosters made 99, Jeff York 20no, Cameron Gibson 21no Holly Smith 13 no Ross Clarke 9 no. The young Roosters 94, Larry Farquhar 15, Ben Speed 14, Finn Smith 12, Clarry Eyles 11.

Some great and unexpected athleticism was shown in the field with some pearler catches and a few drops which brought some deafening cheers from the crowd.

Enthusiastic send-offs were the order of the day - although on any other day some may have found themselves fronting the judiciary panel. In the end though it was all a bit of light hearted fun for a great cause.

The total amount raised was $1355 which was split between Tania Jackson and Movember. Thanks to everyone who helped out and to the donated prizes.

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