West Tamworth turn pink

Cooling off: Kyle Nicholls provides some relief from the heat to Old Boys captain Brad Walters and Wests captain Ben Schubach during West's Pink Stumps Day on Saturday. Photo: Gareth Gardner 110217GGD02

Cooling off: Kyle Nicholls provides some relief from the heat to Old Boys captain Brad Walters and Wests captain Ben Schubach during West's Pink Stumps Day on Saturday. Photo: Gareth Gardner 110217GGD02

The scorching temperatures didn’t deter a hardy group of West Tamworth and Old Boys cricketers from pulling on the pads on Saturday to support Wests’ Pink Stumps Day.

There were no official games after the Tamworth District Cricket Association called off all grade fixtures, but the two clubs banded together to play a muck around Twenty20 and help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation.

“From what I heard the boys had a blast,” Wests president Kristian Grattan said.

Wests had special shirts made up for the day and held a “pink party” at Wests Diggers on the Saturday night.

“We had a (Glenn) McGrath hat we auctioned off,” Grattan said.

“And we asked for a gold coin donation entry.”

They also did some fundraising prior to the day, and overall raised close to $1000.

The two clubs are set to do battle again this Saturday, which will see Old Boys holding their own Pink Stumps Day. 

There will be a trivia night following the game at North Tamworth Bowling Club.

Great effort: The Wests and Old Boys players gather after their muck around game as part of West's Pink Stumps fundraising efforts. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Great effort: The Wests and Old Boys players gather after their muck around game as part of West's Pink Stumps fundraising efforts. Photo: Gareth Gardner

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