Brendan Kenna and Mooroopna will be out to roll Central Park-St Brendan's tomorrow at Deakin Reserve when the Tigers will host a Pink Stumps Day for the women.DAMEN FRANCIS January 10, 2014 4:10am
Central Park-St Brendan’s social committee members Fiona Berry and Erin McCarroll and A-grade players Nathan Berry, Callum Whitehead and Tim Kelly show off promotional gear that will be used when the club hosts a Pink Stumps Day event at Deakin Reserve tomorrow.
An old friend becomes an enemy and a place in the one-day final is up for grabs when cricket returns to Deakin Reserve tomorrow.
The round nine Haisman Shield clash between Central Park-St Brendan’s and Mooroopna is riddled with subplots, but all for a good cause, as the home club hosts a Ladies’ Day in support of the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Stumps Day.
Former Tigers stalwart Brendan Kenna will walk out of the away rooms for the first time, as he leads his Cats into battle.
‘‘I’m looking forward to it, it should be a good contest,’’ Kenna said.
‘‘It will be good to catch up with old teammates and see where we’re at in terms of the competition.’’
A win would assure Central Park-St Brendan’s an 11th consecutive one-day final appearance.
The Tigers lost last season’s decider to Karramomus, after winning the past four straight titles.
Victory would lift Mooroopna above the Tigers, but their bye in the last round of one-day matches means the Cats will have to defeat Euroa to stay ahead of them, while second-placed Karramomus also remains in the equation.
Kenna was unsure what sort of side he would have at his disposal following the Christmas-New Year break, but expected to be competitive regardless.
Tigers skipper Brendan Scott said young all-rounder Brayden McGregor had done enough to earn an A-grade recall, but his inclusion would be the only change from the side that beat Numurkah last time out.
‘‘Brayden’s gone back to B-grade and made a hundred, a 50 and been in the wickets, so he took it on the chin and has earned his spot back,’’ Scott said.
All-rounders Brenton Campbell and Rob Burgess and returning veteran Shane Hughan were the Mooroopna men Scott was wary of and he expected Kenna to have his side well-organised.
Scott said it was good to be back playing on their home deck in time for Pink Stumps Day — a cause close to his heart.
Scott lost his sister Jacque to breast cancer in 2012.
‘‘It will be good to be running out of our own rooms again,’’ he said.
‘‘The square is immaculate and there’s plenty of grass on it, so it should be a good wicket. The outfield is still a long way off being Deakin’s best, but it will get better as the season goes on.
‘‘(Pink Stumps Day) is something close to my family and hopefully it’s still in people’s minds from the Pink Test in Sydney last week.’’
The official Pink Stumps Day is Saturday, February 22, but Central Park-St Brendan’s has opted to hold its function during a one-day game.
An afternoon tea will be held from 3
Donations will be taken until 6
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