JEREMY Ford had a game to remember behind the stumps.
The Toronto wicketkeeper finished with seven dismissals, four catches and three stumpings, in their Newcastle District Cricket Association first-grade encounter against Belmont.
Six were gloved on day one of the two-day fixture at Ron Hill Oval while his last was Saturday’s match-winner.
It’s unclear whether this marks any sort of record, but regardless it’s a fair effort.
* MANY from the sporting community have tuned into watch the NCC Summer Bash during the last fortnight.
BarTV Sports have been live streaming the opening-round games at No.1 Sportsground and attracted some interest – both at home and abroad.
Outside those also playing the competition or fans from the wider Newcastle region, viewers have been picked up in over 20 countries.
They include more traditional cricket nations like the UK, India, New Zealand and South Africa as well as a few from left field – Sweden, USA, Japan, Indonesia, Poland, Vietnam and Israel.
* THIS week marked 21 years since Newcastle cricketer Anthony Stuart claimed a hat-trick in his third and last one-day international for Australia. His figures of 5-26 against Pakistan at the MCG earned the right-arm paceman man-of-the-match honours.
* GETTING hit in the “box”, that all-important cricketing piece of protective equipment, only seems to be funny when it’s not you.
But feel for one Wests batsman earlier this month who needed assistance to deal with an unfortunate and painful split of the plastic.
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