Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Innings Stopper Comes a Cropper

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Innings Stopper Comes a Cropper

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Byline: with murray fernley sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

I'VE been stuck indoors for the last two weeks. The rain has been bucketing down and the road out of my property has been under water.

But at last, some cricket.

Got to the ground at 11.30am to help take the covers off. And I can tell you dragging eight doonas, which we borrowed from the shearer's quarters, was hard work.

The pitch was an absolute green-top with the odd mushroom rearing its head on a good length.

We won the toss and sent the Burrumbuttock Boozers into bat and it was not long before we had them reeling at 7-58.

With a dangerous partnership brewing I was given the ball. After all I'm known around the traps as a partnership breaker a both on and off the field.

After some ball-tampering, I stepped out my run-up, using a can of VB for a marker, adjusted my belt and charged in with fingers across the seam. …

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