Our First ‘Overseas’ Cricket Team Registers for the Masters
Avid cricketer Terrence Rattray has never been to the Alice Springs Masters Games before; in fact he had never heard of it until he did a quick search on the internet! Terrence was at home watching the Imparja Cup, a national Indigenous cricket competition held annually in Alice Springs. He was intrigued and did a search on “Alice Springs cricket” and as he says “good old Google” introduced him to the Alice Springs Masters Games.
“…once I knew we were eligible, nothing would keep me from a weeks cricket combined with my first experience of a unique area of the country during the perfect season climatically.”
Terrence’s team are called the Pirates and is made up of Tasmanians and some Tassie “ex pats”. They play in the East Coast Tassie 20/20 competition. One of his teammates, “Jezza” now calls Darwin home and they haven’t played together since 1999!
“…the last time I played with Jezza was on a 45 degree day (Yes we do get one per decade in Tassie) in 1999 Pyengana v/s Bridport on the North East Coast of Tassie, Jezza made 73no before having to retire to go and milk cows … so it will be great to catch up.”
The Masters are a great way to catch up with old friends and make new ones. We welcome the Pirates to the Alice Springs Masters Games and hope that they have a fantastic first Games.
Cricket is coordinated by Rob Borgas who has coordinated the last three Masters cricket competitions. His contact details are on our cricket page:
Rob is on the lookout for more women’s teams, so if you know anyone that may be interested please let them know to register or contact us for more info!