The cricket pitch stage was set — Morro’s Northern Stars against Kirste’s Southern Crosses in the final Brekky rivalry for 2015.
And after weeks of on-air planning to bring together players, umpires, trophy makers, national anthem singers, poem readers, coin tossers and potato mashers, the result almost made the 98five family speechless…which is always great for radio.
The final horn was blown down at (m)Ashfield Reserve in Bassendean just before the 6pm news on Friday as Drive host Christine announced a controversial 120-run draw.
It was suggested Brekky producer Corey was a little hasty on the horn.
Also roving reporter, Corey stated there were “mixed emotions” as each team came to grips with the scoreboard.
Southern Crosses player Brayden playfully stated: “This is ridiculous, we had it in the bag”.
While Northern Stars captain Morro suggested a winner could have been declared: “Listen, the South had only bowled 15 overs in the allotted time, right. We got them all out for 17 overs so the time stopped because we had to go to news and all that”.
But ultimately Morro congratulated his co-host-in-crime: “It was a good day, a great effort from everyone involved and well done Kirste!”
“Ah mate, what a way to end the year,” Kirste said with tears in her eyes.
No doubt, winning next year’s game is going to be a sweet potato victory!
But for now, the trophy has officially been etched by the 98five GM with ‘2015 ~ Draw: Northern Stars & Southern X’s’.
Check out the gallery (above) and video for all of the action at (m)Ashfield Reserve. Note: weather conditions were sunny and windy.
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