NICK Britt lets a spinner go for the Boofheads in the Shakey Shield.
NICK Britt lets a spinner go for the Boofheads in the Shakey Shield.

Shakey finish to charity shield

IT took a massive four off the final ball of the day to decide this year's “Shakey Shield” charity match, with Britts Meats' “The Boofheads” beating Seagulls' “Macca's Magic” at Dave Burns Field last Sunday.

With 185 runs, Macca's Magic began their bowling spell full of confidence, and bang on target.

The Boofheads started slowly with the first four batsmen going cheaply, before Marty Quinn and “Kiwi” cut loose, each notching up 30-plus scores before retiring with the game in the balance.

As the match approached the final overs, Macca's Magic's bowling attack lost their touch.

With rain threatening, the Seagulls crew were looking at the Duckworth Lewis for success, but slowly and surely the winning runs came.

“We may have lost, but the match and the occasion was a complete success,” Seagulls' John Bell said. “It is always a successful event, and let's hope the tradition lives on.”

The Shakey Shield, in its 17th year, is organised by the staff at Seagulls and is quickly becoming a popular fund-raising event.

Last weekend's match raised $1510, which will go directly to an unnamed Seagulls staff member, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.



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