Carl and Sando
Almost three overs to spare…
Tom and Carl
Imparja bowling action
Imparja batting action
Another successful initiative was the return of matches being played by the SA Taverners.
With the help of former Redbacks coach Mark Sorrel, former Redbacks captain Nathan Adcock and the great Carl Hooper the Taverners defeated St Peter’s College 1st XI fairly convincingly
Hooper and Adcock made 79 n.o. and 51 n.o. respectively giving the crowd some high quality entertainment.
This was the beginning of what we hope will become a tradition of SA Taverners cricket matches.
On December 12th we saw Port Augusta defeat Riverland in a hard fought final of the Imparja Cup
The Taverners are one of the main sponsors of the tournament and it was satisfying to see that funds raised are going to such passionate cricketers.
The SA Lord’s Taverners have had a successful 12 months with the highlights including:
A fundraising lunch at Adelaide Oval with Tom Harley as guest speaker that raised $22,000
Michael Slater talking to our members at our Sundowners event last December.
More recently, Crow’s coach Brenton Sanderson and Wayne Phillips entertaining the crowd at the National Wine Centre, raising $12,000.
We’ve attracted some new and enthusiastic members along the way and expect this to continue as we spread the message of the Taverners.
After having a match against the P.A.C. 1st XI rained out on Valentine’s Day, our members took on the St Peter's 1st XI at the Saints Main Oval.
It was a good opportunity for our members to dust off some cobwebs and play once again – albeit in a fast-paced T20 match.
Despite going down narrowly to the 1st XI, there were several notable performances including:
Brenton Sanderson's bowling and fielding; Carl Hooper's sublime batting at the top of the order and Tom Hastwell's opening spell of off-spin wearing 2 x 'left' shoes.
A special thanks to former Geelong Premiership skipper Tom Harley who flew himself back to play in this match for the Lord’s Taverners.
Thanks also to Springfield Direct for donating the meat for our BBQ and to St Peter's College for their support.
Our most recent event was the Sportsman’s Lunch held in July.
Through the generosity of Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann and Ben Hook as speakers, plus sponsors and members, we raised $18,305 for our ‘4 pillars’ of charity.
The 2014/15 summer ahead is already looking eventful. Due to the demand from members for matches, we plan to play at least 4 or 5 games and will of course be having the Pre-Test Indian Sundowner in December.
Look forward to seeing members and guests alike at the Sundowner.