Veterans cricket: over-50 and over-60 sides to clash in Pink Stump Day match at No.1 Oval on Friday night

WORTHY ENDEAVOUR: Paul Lawrence, Emily Rixon, Terry Murphy, Stephen Keys, Stacey Mataki and Tom Kellett are set for Pink Stump Day. Photo: Peter Hardin
WORTHY ENDEAVOUR: Paul Lawrence, Emily Rixon, Terry Murphy, Stephen Keys, Stacey Mataki and Tom Kellett are set for Pink Stump Day. Photo: Peter Hardin

Tamworth veterans cricket is holding a Pink Stumps Day at No.1 Oval on Friday.

The match, which commences at  5pm, will pit an over-50 side against an over-60 side, and will include female players.

It will be the final hitout for the over-60 and over-70 State of Origin players, and the over-50 players set to travel to Orange for national championships.

Nerridah Prentice, a Tamworth breast-care nurse, will be in attendance for the McGrath Foundation.

The friends and relatives of the players and ex-cricketers are invited to attend to see some of the best veteran cricketers in NSW and Australia.

The over-60 side will be led by Australian representative Chriss Crowell. It will also include another Australian rep, Mike Cashman, as well as NSW reps Tom Kellett, Steve Beaton, Peter Boyd, Ben Van Aanholt, Grahame Davies, Barry Everingham, Terry Murphy, Col Barton, Doug truman, Arthur Yates and Greg Kellett. Doug Crowell and Mick Watkins.

Two female players will be selected at the toss).

The over-50 side will be led by New England visitor Grant Ryan, and will also feature Sydney based NSW rep player Jeremy Berenger.

The team will also include NSW reps Paul Lawrence, Andrew Stevenson and Bede Maher.

Kellett said: “This intends to be a fun night, with batsman retiring at 20 runs and bowlers only allowed three overs so everyone gets a go at some stage.

“A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors for the night in Psarakis Accounting, Pro Active Health, Athletes Foot, O'Halloran Solicitors, Steve Wilson and Leyden Legal, Hogs Breath Cafe and Sue Plank Cakes.”

Kellett said the match would feature pink stumps, caps and bandannas from the McGrath Foundation, and Zinger bails to “light up the night”.