Exies getting behind McGrath Foundation with Pink Stumps Day

Exies will be throwing their support behind a great cause when they host a pink stumps day during their game against Leagues at Exies No 1 on Saturday.

It will be a pink affair with Exies wearing pinks hats while a pink ball and pink stumps will also be used when the sides take to the field.

There will also be off-field activities to keep the crowd entertained throughout the night according to club veteran Duane Ashcroft.

“There will be raffles throughout the night for meat trays and Exies club vouchers,” he said.

HIT THE RIGHT AREAS: Andrew Arnold was the latest Exies bowler to take a bagful of wickets during their game against Hanwood last weekend. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

HIT THE RIGHT AREAS: Andrew Arnold was the latest Exies bowler to take a bagful of wickets during their game against Hanwood last weekend. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo

“There will also be live entertainment from Genevieve Chadwick from 7pm as well.

“All proceeds will be going towards the McGrath Foundation as well as any fines from the players on the night."

As for the game itself, Exies will face off against the only side who have defeated them so far this season way back in the first round of the season.

Since then the side has been on a 14-round unbeaten run but captain Phil Burge feels his side has had its fair share of luck so far this season.

“We have gotten ourselves out of some pretty tough positions this season, but it is great that we have gone on a run like this,” he said.

“Leagues are always pretty tough, and they have a pretty good side so it should be a great game this week.”

Exies bowling attack has struck fear into the batting order of their last three opponents after dismissing Diggers and Coro for under 50 before restricting Hanwood to 92 last week, and according to Burge, it is a case of using what is at their disposal.

“We have been bowling pretty well a season really,” he said.

“It is about using the conditions to our advantage and making sure we take our chances when they are presented.”

First grade returns to timed cricket for the last five rounds of the regular season before finals get underway on March 10.

Umpires draw: 1st Grade

1pm: Hanwood v Diggers  at Hanwood    Doug Cattanach  &  Garry Tucker

4.30 pm: Leagues v Exies  at Exies 1   Brenton Harrison &  Peter Davis

2nd Grade  1.00pm start

Yenda v Diggers at Yenda: Gordon Browne

Coro v Exies at Westend: Joe Catanzariti & Richie  Alvaro

Leagues v Hanwood at Exies 2: Don Coleman & Glen Bock

3rd Grade  Friday  T20

5.15pm: Leagues v Exies  at Exies 1   Richie Alvaro  & Liam Warren

6.25pm: Coly v Hanwood  at Exies 1  Doug Cattanach  &  Glen Bock

Sunday O’Farrell Cup at Exies 1

Griffith v Leeton: Brenton Harrison & Joe Catanzariti