Hil­liers make Rhi­nos cricket his­tory

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS - Email zoe.mc­maugh@denipt.com.au or text 0429 815 455 ■ Brenda Eames is the proud new owner of the ‘Boo’ al­bum, af­ter win­ning a PAS­TORAL TIMES give­away.

It was a his­toric day for the Deni Rhi­nos Cricket Club, with the club’s first ever fa­ther-son com­bi­na­tion play­ing in the Pre­mier Di­vi­sion.

Harry Hil­lier made his de­but for Pre­mier grade in their 45-run win over Co­bramYar­roweyah United, play­ing along­side his dad, Tim.

Be­fore the game, the tal­ented young­ster was pre­sented with his Rhi­nos cap by his fa­ther.

‘‘It was an ex­cit­ing day for us,’’ Tim said.

‘‘You don’t ever ex­pect to be play­ing a Pre­mier Grade match with your son, es­pe­cially at my old age.

‘‘We ended up scor­ing the same amount of runs too, which is a nice piece of trivia.’’

An­other tal­ented young­ster, Dy­lan Rother­ham, also made his Pre­mier de­but on Satur­day, and he too was pre­sented with his Rhi­nos cap by his fa­ther, Phil, who plays in Di­vi­sion One.

Match re­ports in to­day’s sport.

Boston marathon for party guest

Peo­ple came from far and wide to at­tend De­niliquin man Graeme McKind­lay’s 60th birth­day party last week­end, but it was Rick Phipps who took the cake for hav­ing trav­elled the great­est dis­tance.

Rick — who lives in Bo­livia in north­ern NSW with his wife, Jan — had to be in Boston, United States for work com­mit­ments be­fore the cel­e­bra­tion.

‘‘I fin­ished the job in Boston on Wed­nes­day and left af­ter that so I ar­rived here in time,’’ Rick said on Satur­day.

‘‘The jet lag hasn’t been too bad, but I was keen on mak­ing it home and hav­ing a catch-up with Graeme.’’

Graeme and Rick met and be­came friends at uni­ver­sity more than 40 years ago.

Big fundraiser

Mathoura man Al­lan Wat­son’s fundrais­ing for Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease had a tremen­dous start on Fri­day night.

Mr Wat­son, who sets off on Thurs­day in the Dani­her’s Drive for MND, held a movie night and auc­tion at the Mathoura Bowl­ing Club with about 70 lo­cals sup­port­ing the event to raise $5500.

Guests sat back and en­joyed the movie Rat­bag Hero, a 1991 film that was par­tially filmed in Mathoura and Echuca.

‘‘About $3000 was raised from en­try to the night alone. We also had an auc­tion dur­ing the in­ter­mis­sion, with tools, chem­i­cals, fer­til­iz­ers, hay and all sorts of things sold,’’ Mr Wat­son said.

‘‘All the auc­tion items were kindly do­nated by lo­cal farm- ers, which was quite help­ful. It was a suc­cess­ful night and I can’t thank ev­ery­one enough for the sup­port.’’

Dani­her’s Drive is a four-day trip through re­gional Vic­to­ria and New South Wales or­gan­ised by for­mer Essendon foot­baller Neale Dani­her to raise aware­ness and much-needed funds to fight MND.

More on Al­lan’s in­volve­ment in Fri­day’s PT.

Golden op­por­tu­nity

Long-last­ing love is some­thing to be cel­e­brated, and that’s ex­actly what Chantelle Bar­nett did on be­half of her grand­par­ents Lyn and Ron Cartwright.

The Cartwrights marked 50 years of mar­riage on Satur­day, and 27 year-old Chantelle marked the mile­stone by craft­ing a hand-made poster and at­tach­ing it to the hand rails along the Cressy St pedes­trian cross­ing in De­niliquin’s CBD.

The poster caught the eye of many pedes­tri­ans and mo­torists and was fit­tingly dec­o­rated in gold glit­ter to rep­re­sent the golden anniversary.

Lyn said it was a lovely ges­ture.

‘‘We had a party or­gan­ised for Satur­day night but had to post­pone it be­cause Ron and I are both un­well,’’ she said.

‘‘Chantelle lives in Gee­long and she’s back there now, but I had no idea she was go­ing to do some­thing like that.’’

Break­fast post­poned

There was meant to be a sea of pink at the De­niliquin RSL Club on Satur­day morn­ing, but the 10th an­nual Pink Break­fast was un­for­tu­nately post­poned. It will now be held at the club on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28, hosted by Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional of De­niliquin.

Tick­ets, which are $25, are avail­able from the club.

‘Boo’ launch

Guests of Gomer & The Girl’s ‘Boo’ al­bum launch at the De­niliquin Club were given a real treat on Fri­day night, with the lo­cal band play­ing all eight of the al­bum’s tracks.

‘‘The Con Spir­ito Voice choir led by De­lena Gaffney joined us on the al­bum for ‘A Song for Girls’, and I in­vited them to join us at the launch as well on Fri­day night, which was great.’’

The band also held launches at The Ex­change Ho­tel in Deni on Satur­day, and in Bright on Sun­day.

Tim Hil­lier pre­sent­ing his son, Harry, with his Deni Rhi­nos Pre­mier grade cap.

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