‘Casual’ catch snares builder sweet $50k
O’Connor – and Dunham have been close friends and Dunham appears to have deleted an Instagram photo posted around the June release Melodrama which said ‘‘Ella [Lorde] and Jack worked on most of this album together in our apartment and it was a privilege to watch her create and feed her little snacks.’’
As well as working with Lorde, 33-year-old Antonoff has also helped propduce music with Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Pink and has two Grammies as frontman for the band Fun.
Despite having been candid that her worldwide hit single Green Light was written about a recent relationship breakup, Lorde has let little slip about her love life singe breaking up with Kiwi boyfriend James Lowe at the end of 2015. THE Black Caps’ victory over a woeful Pakistan might have included 10 catches during the day’s play at Dunedin’s University Oval – but none was as cost-effective as that taken in the crowd by local builder Craig Dougherty.
While the contest wasn’t the closefought one-day international many had predicted – lucky punter Dougherty would have been happy that the Black Caps batted first and blasted out of the traps with bighitting Martin Guptill smashing a six off the fifth ball of the day.
The 34-year-old swooped on to the maximum and took the onehanded catch cleanly to score the summer’s first $50,000 windfall from Tui’s promotion.
‘‘My [Albion-Kilda club cricket] teammates were giving me s... because I dropped an absolute sitter on the boundary with two hands the other week before Christmas,’’ Dougherty said after holding the catch.
‘‘It hasn’t really sunk in yet, I still can’t believe I caught it, but it’s awesome that I did catch it.’’
Dougherty only qualified to take the money after leaving it until just before play started to buy the T-shirt that allows crowd members to take part in the competition – and he’d barely sat down when Guptill flicked Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir over mid-wicket in the first over.
‘‘I just got a hell of a shock when it was coming my way,’’ Dougherty said.
‘‘When I saw it coming, I thought ‘there’s no way that’s going to carry, that’s not going to carry, that’s not going to carry.’ That’s probably why I looked so casual, and then just stuck the hand out and it
That’s probably why I looked so casual, and then just stuck the hand out and it stuck.’
Dunedin’s University Oval was also the venue for a one-handed catch during the 2015 World Cup, when local physiotherapist Jamie Gough held on to a six during the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan – and, for those interested in a three-peat, both catches were taken on the west side of the ground.
Dougherty, a third grade club all-rounder, hasn’t got far with his plans for the winnings.
‘‘I’ll probably shout the boys a few beers today from the cricket team. They’ve all been hitting me up as I’ve been walking around the boundary.’’
Jack Antonoff and Lorde have been making music together for years but the rumour mill has gone into overdrive since Antonoff split from longterm girlfriend Lena Dunham, left, in December.
Craig Dougherty celebrates his $50,000 windfall after taking a onehanded crowd catch in Dunedin yesterday.