"Fortunate indeed this field,
Its destiny is not to yield,
A harvest made with wheat and corn,
From rutting plough or harrow born,
But cleared of lump & stump & thicket,
Is set aside for playing cricket."
On Thursday 12 February, King George Reserve was set aside for this wonderful pastime, playing cricket. The Senior Boys Cricket team gathered at the hallowed turf, where a history of McKinnon legends had strutted their stuff.
The scorebook, told a story of old McKinnon stalwarts, with names like McCooke, Halliday and Schwarz littered throughout.
This year it just wasn’t meant to be. After belting 82 off 8 overs in the first match against Parkdale, we went out in the field with our tails up but unfortunately some heavy hitting from the Parkdalians handed them the victory, and later in the day the championship as they edged past us overall on percentage.
Well done to all the boys who played on the day.
Last Thursday, fifteen of the finest Senior Girls Cricketers McKinnon has to offer played a unique 10/10 style game of cricket at McKinnon Reserve. Batting first, Michelle Pits started strong and after a full innings, the girls had reached 167 runs. Bowling highlight has to go to Cassie Semple's 3/0. Yes, a three wicket maiden over which catapulted the McKinnon girls to a comfortable 70 run victory.