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IF you’re a soft­baller and you’d never heard of Lor­raine Ed­wards, who be­gan her ca­reer with the Rebels in 1960, you’re for­given. But 58 years on, soft­ball peo­ple ev­ery­where know and love Lorry Brown.

Yes­ter­day Lorry was recog­nised by Soft­ball SA for her ser­vice to the sport, which earned her a Queen’s Birth­day OAM this year.

Lorry’s ser­vice to the sport in SA is peer­less. On top of more than 600 club games, she played for SA for 20 years, coached the state for four, played eight years with Aus­tralia, was the as­so­ci­a­tion player of the year three times, and has con­trib­uted as an ad­min­is­tra­tor and vol­un­teer.

Traitor. Well, good to see you, too. What’s the mat­ter?

How can you back In­dia — in our Test?

It’s not about who I’m bar­rack­ing for; it’s about who I think will win.

Well, I reckon it’s un­pa­tri­otic.

Get off your soap box. Punt­ing is not about be­ing loyal.

OK, then. You see Tiger Woods is back?

Yep, sport gives se­cond chances.

Who’s the big­gest name to have come back af­ter a scan­dal?

Scott Walsh, af­ter his scan­dalous golf round the last time he played?

Very funny. I don’t know. As in com­ing back in favour with the pub­lic, maybe Mike Tyson? Wayne Carey? Maybe even the great for­mer spin­ner who shares your ini­tials?

The re­demp­tion theme has al­ways been a good sto­ry­line.

So you en­joyed my punt­ing last week?

I’ll ig­nore that. And speak­ing of re­demp­tion, your favourite player, Nick Kyr­gios, is back in the head­lines, want­ing to play Davis Cup and in the Olympics.

Will take a while for him to re­deem him­self. Same as you.

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