CRICKET ACTION: The St Mary's cricket team celebrate their win at Kendalls Flat. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
CRICKET ACTION: The St Mary's cricket team celebrate their win at Kendalls Flat. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

One-run win seals semi-final spot

GROWING up in Australia cricket is a way of life - but that way of life has been threatened.

With an ever-increasing list of sports available, and heaven forbid some indoor ones, cricket is fighting to keep its place at the top of the playground sporting tree.

But there looks to be hope of a comeback because in primary school sport at under a blazing sun Kendalls Flat a battle raged that might fuel 20 children's' love of the game.

In an inter-school battle of the ages St Mary's 1 made 52 runs against St Mary's 2 - an imposing target on a full-size field and a wicket that was doing a bit.

With a ball-by-ball commentary being shouted from the boundary to the fielding team, St Mary's 1 knew where the chase was and tension was building as the undefeated run looked like it was coming to an end.

As the final over was bowled St Mary's 2 closed in on victory but fell short with 51. The boys from St Mary's 1 cheered, shouted and raised their hands in victory.

St Mary's cricket coach David Boge said as good as winning a close game was just being able to get outside and play cricket on a Friday afternoon was a great way to spend a day at school.



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