IT’S a fair knock, in anyone’s language.
More than a year’s worth of Saturday afternoons dedicated to not only the one sport, but the one club.
And this weekend NTO Googlies president Graham Hill will notch up his 400th game for the longest-running single team entity in the Newcastle City and Suburban ranks.
The 54-year-old father-of-three from Lambton was there when the squad first emerged in 1987-1988 and also for their most recent premiership two summers ago, marking the Googlies’ 30th anniversary.
Records reveal that all-rounder Hill is the club’s all-time leading run scorer (7335) and wicket taker (693) while the exact number of catches and cricket-related beverages over three decades remains unconfirmed.
The life member’s milestone match will be in C2-grade with the Googlies meeting traditional rivals Elliotts-Lambton at Lewis Oval on Saturday.
* BELMONT’S Toby Gray has taken 5-60 and scored 46 runs across his opening two games at the Under-17 National Championships in Queensland.
ACT-NSW Country meet Western Australia on Thursday and Northern Territory on Friday after mixed results at the start of the week, going down to Victoria Country but bouncing back against South Australia.
* FORMER Australian skipper Steve Waugh will be in Newcastle next Friday night (October 12). The Captains Tale dinner at NEX will be raising funds for Waugh’s own charity foundation, which supports children with rare diseases. Ticket sales close this Saturday.
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