DOING IT FOR THE KIDS: Ball Tampers are all smiles after winning the Coalstoun Lakes P&Cs seven-a-side cricket carnival.
DOING IT FOR THE KIDS: Ball Tampers are all smiles after winning the Coalstoun Lakes P&Cs seven-a-side cricket carnival. Erica Murree

Cricketers hit a six for school

BALL Tampers not only won Saturday's seven-a-side carnival organised by the Coalstoun Lakes State School P&C Association, but donated the prizemoney back to the school.

The team featured Tim Farrell, Robbie Radel, Glen Proctor, Lex Webster, Chey Tucker, Britney Spry and Matt Worsley.

Captain Tim Farrell, who has two sons at the school, said the team had made the finals in previous years but this was their first win.

"It's great to have a day where we can get together, have a good time and at the same time raise some money for a good cause,” he said.

"We did it for the kids.”

There was some big hitting in the final as Ball Tampers won 121 to 65 against the Harriet Valley Hooters D Cups.

Other teams participating included Coalstoun Lakes Development, Harriet Valley Hooters A Cups, Hot Shots and Glen Grove Groupers.

Coalstoun Lakes P&C president Peter McNaughton said everyone had a good day on the pitch.

"We all had fun which was the mandatory requirement of all matches,” he said.

"It was unfortunate we had two less teams than previous years.”

The seven-a-side carnival is the group's main fundraiser for the year.

Mr McNaughton said there was no specific project for the money to go towards at this stage.

"But it is still our aim to construct a roof over the tennis courts,” he said.

"This would be co-funded with the Education Department.”

Mr McNaughton was excited school numbers of 11 would be boosted by six new enrolments next term.

"Next year with Preps there could be 22 on the roll,” he said.

"With this in mind, we may look at funding a school camp in 2019.”

In other news, after being previously unsuccessful in its application for flashing lights to be installed outside the school, it has been advised they will be put in place next year.

Mr McNaughton said as the school was so close to the Isis Highway, the excessive speed of road users had been a concern.

"Biggenden Police has been monitoring the situation,” Mr McNaughton said.


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