Movem­ber T20 game ends in tie

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Perera

Pour­ing rain, thun­der and light­ning were no de­ter­rent for the sev­eral hun­dred Tom Price res­i­dents who turned out for the town’s third Movem­ber Char­ity Twenty20 cricket match on Satur­day.

The an­nual cricket show­down for char­ity, which is put on by the Tom Price Scorchers cricket club, at­tracted about 200 spec­ta­tors to Clem Thomp­son Oval de­spite thun­der­storms, as the play­ers per­se­vered while hav­ing dif­fi­culty even see­ing the ball.

The Be­yond Blues, cap­tained by Scorchers trea­surer Brad Mal­in­gre, bat­ted first be­fore ProState War­riors, led by cap­tain Si­mon Dee­gan, stepped up to give it their best shot.

For the third year in a row, the fi­nal score was a draw, with the teams tied on 97 — though not with­out some help from the um­pires.

A match com­men­ta­tor, can­teen and DJ rounded out the game-night ac­tion and helped get those on the side­lines in­volved.

Mal­in­gre said the game was de­signed to be an in­clu­sive com­mu­nity event, with any and all res­i­dents able to play along with the club’s own cricket play­ers and spon­sor rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

“It’s a Tom Price com­mu­nity event where ev­ery­one comes down and knows they can be in­volved,” he said.

Mal­in­gre said the Movem­ber cricket match orig­i­nated three years ago when he and res­i­dent Luke Tyson de­cided to cre­ate a ma­jor com­mu­nity ma­jor event for the men’s health cam­paign.

“I’ve been do­ing Movem­ber since 2008,” he said.

“I lost a loved one to sui­cide in 2008, so I started do­ing it that year.”

“So for Luke and I it’s very much a per­sonal thing.” The match raised about $3500 for Movem­ber, which Mal­in­gre said club mem­bers were pleased with, given the dif­fi­cult weather con­di­tions and a slightly scaled-back event this year.

Pic­tures: Brad Mal­in­gre

The Be­yond Blues and Pro-State War­riors cel­e­brate after their T20 game.

Be­yond Blues cap­tain Brad Mal­in­gre and Pro-State War­riors cap­tain Si­mon Dee­gan with the Movem­ber Char­ity T20 cricket match tro­phy.

Shire of Ash­bur­ton com­mu­nity of­fi­cer Joy Lewis in bat.

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