SPORTING rivalry was rife yesterday at Latrobe, all in the name of charity.
The Adye’s Angels Foundation charity cricket match was held at the Latrobe Cricket Ground and organiser and captain of the winning team, Matthew Nicolle, said the day had gone off without a hitch, despite the looming inclement weather.
“We didn’t even know if we’d be able to play today, but it’s not been too bad – a couple of showers,” Mr Nicolle said.
AFL legend Matthew Richardson looked a little out of place on the cricket field but said he had enjoyed the day and had been happy to come and support a good cause.
“Foo (Matthew) and I have been friends since back at our school days in Devonport so I was really happy to come and support this.”
Richardson said he had done better at his batting than his bowling.
“I didn’t bowl very well but I had a bit of fun with the bat,” he said with a laugh.
A former Devonport resident, Richardson said he had had a good time catching up with friends and family on his whirlwind two-day visit, but said he was Melbourne-bound almost straight after the match.
“I always try and come to Tassie around this time anyway. It’s been good catching up with lots of people.”
The Adye’s Angel Foundation hopes the celebrity match will become an annual event and Richardson said he hoped to be able to support the event into the future.
HAPPY TO HELP: Matthew Richardson takes a break from the action at yesterday’s Adye’s Angels Foundation cricket match as memorabilia is auctioned off outside.
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