BGOC Rivalries Commence
Two exciting Biggest Games of Cricket have opened this summer’s fundraising efforts – one in Melbourne and the other in Perth.
In Melbourne, long-time Ponting Foundation supporters, Altus took on the might of its client, Zinfra at the picturesque Elwood Cricket Ground.
After some early batting disasters Altus Traffic posted a healthy run return, but in the true spirit of the relationship between the two companies, Zinfra came away with a convincing win.
Fundraising on the day consisted of raffles, an auction and peer-to-peer and corporate donations.
Over in Perth, radio station 98five’s inaugural Family mAshes ended in a dramatic tie.
Captained by Brekky’s host Morro, 98five’s North of the River listeners ‘The Northern Stars’ were chasing 120 runs, set by their South of the River counterparts ‘The Southern Crosses’, led by Brekky co-host Kirste.
But with a single wicket in hand and one run from victory, the final siren was blown – some contested too early – by Brekky producer and roving reporter Corey to declare a result before Christine had to wrap up the Drive show.
98five listeners were out in force filling the roles of players, umpire, coin tosser, national anthem singers, while the cheeky Saturday morning Mixed Tape hosts Josh and Mel disrupted play with their ‘streamers’ antics.
For gold coin donations, the 200-strong spectator crowd tucked into a sausage sizzle thanks to Mondo Butchers, and a mash potato bar thanks to IGA and Benara Fresh Market.
All proceeds raised from the event were donated to the Ponting Foundation’s Biggest Game of Cricket.
Photos and video can be found at www.98five.com/mashesreport/