Billy bowls ’em over at Pya­long

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

FOOT­BALL cult fig­ure Billy Brown­less was a spe­cial guest at the Pya­long Cricket Club last week as he en­ter­tained a crowd of club mem­bers and lo­cals.

Brown­less of­ten goes around the lo­cal com­mu­nity sporting clubs in the role of guest speaker — talk­ing all things sport and about his life.

“Bill was bril­liant, he started at about 8 o’clock and didn’t leave un­til about 11pm mate, so he was happy to stay around which was fan­tas­tic,” Mark Rud­dick from the Pya­long Cricket Club said.

Pya­long has hosted a few of th­ese nights with cricket stars David Boon and Jeff Thomp­son mak­ing vis­its to the club over the last two years, but Mr Rud­dick said Bill may have topped them all.

“I think Bill was the best of the lot — he re­ally put on a show he told some sto­ries and then did a bit of ques­tion and an­swer.”

Rud­dick said that the night didn’t draw as many peo­ple as he would have liked but was happy with the spec­ta­cle that those in at­ten­dance were treated to.

“We got 52 peo­ple there. I prob­a­bly would’ve liked to have got around 70-odd but that’s all right, it was a great night any­way. We put it on for the com­mu­nity and I know ev­ery­one who went re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated it.

“The best thing was he stayed around for pho­tos with the kids and just to have a chat with peo­ple so we were re­ally happy with him.”

Mr Rud­dick thanked Gaffney’s Bak­ery for sup­ply­ing hot pies on the night.

Billy Brown­less with the boys from Gaffney’s Bak­ery.

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