Lo­cal cricket’s lat­est in­no­va­tion is... Keeper cam!

Dubbo Photo News - - Front Page - By GE­OFF MANN

WHEN Shane Warne was al­legedly heard de­scrib­ing the tal­ents of a Test debu­tante with the words “can’t bowl, can’t throw” in 1999, it trig­gered a wave of crit­i­cism. In the end, a Chan­nel 9 staffer known as “Joe the cam­era­man” took the fall, claim­ing it was his voice, not War­ney’s, that was caught by a mi­cro­phone nearby.

Well there’s no dis­put­ing who was be­hind the cam­era at Fri­day’s T20 Drought re­lief match at Dubbo’s Vic­to­ria Park No.1 Oval. New­town all-rounder Mat Skin­ner may be re­ferred to lov­ingly by his mates as be­ing un­able to bat or bowl, but from now on he will be known as “Mat the cam­era­man”!

In a light-hearted match be­tween a Dubbo team and the Syd­ney Cricket Ground SCG XI fea­tur­ing Test leg­end Glenn Mcgrath and “the two Stu’s” – leg-spin­ner Mcgill and fast bowler Clark – Mat wan­dered out to cap­ture all the ac­tion for the lo­cal cricket club’s so­cial me­dia. He may have even cap­tured some on-field sledg­ing!

Bats­man Stu­art Naden was keen to im­press while the SCG keeper seems un­fazed by the pres­ence of the happy-snap­ping “Mat the cam­era­man”!

THEY say cricket is the statis­ti­cian’s dream. The game of ag­gre­gates and av­er­ages; of time spent in the mid­dle; of balls faced; of bound­aries plun­dered and wick­ets plied; of part­ner­ships and records.

Well none of that mat­tered last Fri­day night at No.1 Oval as Nar­romine’s favourite son, Glenn Mcgrath, in­tro­duced fel­low Test and One Day play­ers Stu­art Mcgill and Stu Clark to the lo­cals.

The three bowlers, who have claimed mul­ti­ple hun­dreds of wick­ets be­tween them, turned back time as part of an SCG XI who chal­lenged the best of Dubbo in an event pro­moted to Buy A Bale and ease the hor­rors of our worst drought in over a cen­tury.

An­drew “Bob­cat” Ryan showed he’s not just a one sport won­der in a re­turn to the ground he had played on many times in his rugby league for­ma­tive years.

Our cover photo and these ac­tion shots re­flect the re­laxed and con­vivial at­mos­phere in which the score­board didn’t mat­ter – but Dubbo won.

Just for the record! in the right place to cap­ture dear, the cam­era man is

Oh drive. Out stumped! Stu­art Naden’s ill-timed Mcdean loses his stumps! Western Zone skip­per Mitch Bower Field­ing close to the boundary, Stu­art Mcgill gladly ac­cepted a re­fresh­ing drink from a spec­ta­tor nearby. by Dubbo bats­man was saved All is not as it seems. This ball”! an um­pire’s be­lated “no

SCG all-rounder Nick Govers lets fly The play­ers lined up for a joint team por­trait The um­pire turned down this ap­peal Plenty of ex­cel­lent field­ing dur­ing the even­ing

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