Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Ma' Still Making Mark

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

a[euro][approximately]Ma' Still Making Mark

Article excerpt

Stuart Turner

Sport editor

SHE'S gone from being the sprightly chick to the mother hen but you won't hear Sharon Foster complaining.

The 51-year-old pitcher was among the stars of the FNC Softball action at the weekend, helping Goonellabah Gunnas side prevail over the Blues Sistas Devas in a high-scoring contest (see results).

Foster is among the most experienced players in the competition and has been playing softball for several years.

The Lismore player is a legend in her team's dressing sheds, even if she may no longer be quite as quick around the diamond as she once was.

"They used to call me a[approximately]Chicken Legs' because I would run from base to base so quickly," Foster said.

"Then they started calling me a[approximately]Ma' because I was one of the oldest in the team.

"I don't mind being called that; they won't get me mixed up with anyone else at least.

"It's just about having fun and enjoying yourself."

The Gunnas downed the Devas 21-12 at Lismore's Albert Park, with Foster contributing her usual array of canny pitches. …

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