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Pink Stumps Day: In memory of cancer sufferers

FIRST WICKET: Taylah Brackin hits out, with Gavin Beckhouse as wicketkeeper, at the Pink Stumps Day event at Queens Park.
FIRST WICKET: Taylah Brackin hits out, with Gavin Beckhouse as wicketkeeper, at the Pink Stumps Day event at Queens Park. Gerard Walsh

INDOOR cricket returned to Warwick at the weekend as an excuse to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. Organiser Geordie Beckhouse said most players knew someone who had battled cancer.

"We had players from all sports but especially from the boxing clubs of Warwick for the Pink Stumps Day," Beckhouse said. "There was $870 raised on the day and we are aiming for $1000."

Three teams played a round robin - Jackie's XII, Nowboys and Annie's XI.

While there were no side nets - unlike in indoor cricket - the indoor cricket rules were followed at Queens Park, with each pair of batters facing four eight-ball overs and each bowler delivering two overs.

Beckhouse said Jacki's XII played in memory of his mother, who died of cancer 17 years ago.

"Mum's christian name was Carolyn but she was known as Jacki," Beckhouse said. "It was a bunch of friends having a good time."

Taylah Brackin might be best known as a swimmer but yesterday, she took the first wicket of her cricket career.

"My batting was average but I did take a wicket," Taylah said. "I bowled Gavin Beckhouse which was a bit of a thrill. The biggest thrill was the atmosphere of the whole day, it was really good overall."

Taylah, her sisters Codie and Dimity, and parents Ross and Andrea all played for the Nowboys.

"My grandmother Joan Brackin used to sing out 'Now boys' when Warwick Boxing Club members were in the ring," Taylah said. "Our team was dedicated to Grandma - it is now going to be an annual event."

Annie's XI was organised by Damien Lawler in memory of his grandmother Annie Morgan. This team is a regular in the Australia Day Cricket Carnival.

While the result didn't matter, Nowboys were victorious and Jackson McMahon took one of the best catches of the day.

Topics:  cancer, mcgrath foundation, pink stumps day




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