The Crackers Cup
Last Thursday night was the Crackers Cup, where the Football club players play the Cricket team players in a day/night Big Bash style format. It is called the Crackers Cup and is played on Australia Day in memory of ‘Cracker’ (David Pole) who was the adopted son of the Pole family from Ironbank, and who played both football and cricket for our local clubs for many years, and died suddenly on Australia Day a number of years ago.
This year there were a number of rule changes dreamed up by the captain of the cricket team, who organised this year’s event. Every player on the fielding team has to bowl one over, every batsman faces 2 overs, and if you get out, you have 5 runs deducted. The cricketers batted first and in their 12 overs made a healthy 94. After the mid-game drinks break, the footballers went out and at the end of the first 2 overs had a healthy score of 28 but in the end, the footballers could not reach the score, and fell short by around 40 runs.
It was a great event and everyone who came along had a great time. Well done to all the players and congratulations to the cricketers this year. Thanks to Andy Adams for all his effort in organising the game, and everyone else who made the evening such a success. After the game, “Crackers” parents presented the trophy to the cricket team.