Penrith Cricket Club players kept it in the family when teams of “dads and lads” faced off in an end-of-season T20 encounter.
The game was played on a pairs basis with the fathers being bowled at by their sons and vice versa.
Each team started on 200 and lost five runs for each wicket. The lads ended up on 263 and, amazingly, the dads ended up on the same score. After a super over decider finish, the lads were victorious although the dads are already plotting revenge for what is hoped will become an annual fixture.
“Whilst the game was a bit of fun at the end of a short season, organised by Nigel Fowles, it should be noted that all the lads played in the senior Penrith teams this season,” said joint third team captain Charlie Hansford. “In particular, the third XI, which has had a very successful season, has often consisted of four dads and lads in the same team.
“The aim of introducing the lads into senior cricket builds on the work carried out at the coaching at junior level and which has been taken to another level by (club coach) Asher Hart.
“Some of the lads have been playing in the first XI which demonstrates the strength in-depth at the club.”