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History-making moment in Broome cricket as fathers and sons unite on the pitch

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
The Pearlers father son team went up against the Dirty Dozen on November 8.
Camera IconThe Pearlers father son team went up against the Dirty Dozen on November 8. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

For potentially the first time in Broome history a team made up of fathers and sons took to the cricket pitch together on November 8 under the Nipper Roe Oval lights.

Joining for the last round of the season before the finals, sons and fathers from across the association donned the Pearlers Cricket Club colours to battle it out on the cricket pitch for one last time against the Dirty Dozen.

Broome Cricket Association President Duncan Thorne said it was the first time he had seen a full father and son team play in Broome.

“It was great,” he said.

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“A lot of us have played with our kids before in certain games but it was really nice to have the whole team composed of fathers and sons.

“Everyone has been playing all year but in different teams or maybe hasn’t been available the same week so this was the only week of the season where we all got to play together in a team.”

The Pearlers' Scott Hill goes into bat.
Camera IconThe Pearlers' Scott Hill goes into bat. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

Going up against the Dirty Dozen, the Pearlers father son team triumphed, winning the match by 23 runs, 126-0 to 103-0.

Association President Duncan Thorne helped push the Pearlers over the line, hitting 33 runs while fellow Pearler Scott Hill wasn’t far behind on 30 runs.

Naish Wallacs was best batter for the Dirty Dozen on 20 runs with Harrison Bayliss and Callum Blackstock not far behind on 19 and 18 runs respectively.

But the trio’s efforts wasn’t enough to get them over the line and beat back the Pearlers.

This weekend the first round of finals will take place down on Nipper Roe Oval before the grand final the following week.

The Broome Cricket Association awards will also be presented at the Broome Golf Club on November 19 following the first round of finals.

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