Yaralla set for double wicket fundraiser
ABOUT the only thing that hasn't been seen at the annual Yaralla Cricket Club double wicket competition is a rain dance ? and that may change this year.
The competition, a major fundraising endeavour for the Yaralla club, was washed out last year and officials may be willing to intone a few chants next week to ensure the Australia Day event goes ahead.
Club spokeswoman Tracey Slatter said the double wicket competition packed in heaps of action and good fun with some players chasing a win and others more concerned with the off-field socialising.
'It's really open slather in the middle,' Slatter said. '"It's always a good day ? it's never boring.''
An added feature this year is the addition of juniors to the mix with under-16 players invited to compete for the $500 prizemoney provided by Yaralla Sports Club.
Slatter said nominations were open to players and non-players alike and could be lodged by phoning her on 4978 2145.
Otherwise, those interested in playing can nominate their teams of two, or as individuals, on the day.
The action gets under way next Thursday at 9am with the finishing time dependent upon the number of teams entered.
Play will continue under lights at night if necessary.