All new season just for sons, dads
BREAK out the bats and balls, cricket is back with a four-team season.
Gayndah Wanderers captain Jack George said “all these young fellas” in Years 8–9 wanted to learn the game.
Swept off their feet with 18–20 nominations, the new team is a family affair for several fathers and sons, with the George family represented by three generations.
Jack said the young cricketers would learn everything – “how to set the field up, umpiring, scoring” and how to cater games.
They’ll learn umpiring during play by being paired with a senior cricketer at stumps or square leg.
One of their senior players is Jack’s father Kit George, 72, who has been playing cricket since he was 18 years old.
“I used to be a registered Queensland cricket coach and went to all the schools,” Kit said.
“It’s a sport with good fun, good mates (and) good for the younger generation.”
Jack’s son Jesse George, 14, is looking forward to the season playing with his cousins, dad and pop.
It’s his first season on the pitch, although he trained with Jack, who was a Gayndah Rebels member, last year.
But the keen athlete’s biggest passion is lowering his handicap in golf.
NEW TEAM: Jesse George bats during a Gayndah Wanderers practice session.