GRAHAM England, Myron Novelly and Peter Jenkins were just three of the disappointed cricketers left washed out by yesterday’s rain in Tamworth.
The trio was part of a Quirindi side which was punching above its weight at this week’s NSW Over-60s Veterans’ Cricket Championships in the Country Music Capital.
Overnight and morning rain forced the final day of the competition to be abandoned yesterday, with Quirindi to have played Sydney for third spot on the ladder.
Central Coast and Hunter Valley were drawn in the championship final at Dick Edwards Oval but were declared co-winners, with Quirindi sharing third with Sydney.
Graham England has been playing vets’ cricket in some form for some 15 seasons with both Wallabadah and Quirindi.
He said Quirindi had played in the NSW championships for the past three seasons.
His teammates, Myron Novelly and Peter Jenkins, who have had long stints with the Wallabadah Jockey Club, said England had been one of the major reasons why the Quirindi side had done well against its bigger adversaries.
“He’s been our mainstay,” Jenkins said.
“Yep, done so much for us, getting us all organised,” added Novelly of a man they jokingly refer to as Graham Welsh.