Cricket pretty in pink


Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

CBC Fre­man­tle might have won the game, but the real win­ner was breast can­cer re­search at a pink stumps match at Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege.

Se­nior crick­eters from both schools came to­gether for the 20-over fundraiser match, with Em­manuel stu­dents and staff us­ing the game to raise more than $1000 for the McGrath Foun­da­tion through a sausage siz­zle, com­plete with pink buns, and cup­cake stalls.

Fol­low­ing the toss, the Em­manuel team bat­ted first, mak­ing 87 runs.

The home team played hard to de­fend the low to­tal, but CBC Fre­man­tle man­aged to chase it down in the 16th over.

Em­manuel Catholic Col­lege phys­i­cal education teacher Ryan Hen­ley said play­ers from both teams en­joyed the game so much that they were look­ing at do­ing it again.

“We thought it would be a great op­por­tu­nity to raise aware­ness as we have two staff mem­bers that have had breast can­cer in the past 18 months,” he said.

“At some point there were over 150 spectators get­ting be­hind their school and to raise well over $1000 for a great cause is a fan­tas­tic re­sult.”

Do­nate at pinks­tumps­day2016.go­fundraise. com. au/page/em­manuelpink­s­tumps.

Em­manuel made 87 runs in the pink stumps game against CBC Fre­man­tle. Right: Em­manuel’s Liam MacDon­ald and Guy Barnes with CBC Fre­man­tle’s Zane Su­mich and Kennedy Sor­rell.

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