PITCH IN: Stumps will turn pink for the McGrath Foundation.
PITCH IN: Stumps will turn pink for the McGrath Foundation. Contributed

Central Highlands cricket clubs pitch in for good cause

CENTRAL Highlands cricket clubs will be part of a nation-wide pink-wash to support the McGrath Foundation.

Emerald Brothers, Clermont, Springsure and Rolleston Cricket Clubs will all host their own Pink Stumps Days from February 15 and 22 to raise money for breast cancer research.

Clermont Junior Cricket Association president Carolyn Moriarty said the day was highly important to clubs everywhere.

"Cricket clubs around Australia are run by women, so we have to look after them," Moriarty said.

"It makes everyone more aware of the McGrath Foundation and what they do."

Rolleston Cricket Club's Rick Jones said apart from making a positive difference in the fight against breast cancer, some of his club's members enjoyed getting dressed up in pink more than they cared to admit.

"It was just something we thought we could get involved in," Jones said.

"It gets the community down (to watch) as well."

But although Pink Stumps Day will be fun for everyone involved, its main purpose is to tackle a deadly disease.

"It's just a good cause, breast cancer touches everyone at some stage or another," Jones said.

"Everybody was keen to support the McGrath Foundation."

Emerald Brothers secretary Lyn Brown said her club was keenly anticipating the day.

"It is going to be a big day," Brown said.

Brown said Brothers cricketers were only too happy to get behind the McGrath Foundation.

"They all feel very strongly that it's a good cause," she said.

"They all really get into the theme and support it."

The money will be raised through auctions, raffles and donations.


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