SUPERB: Wayne Garrard top-scored for the NSW Over-60s cricket team in Hobart.
SUPERB: Wayne Garrard top-scored for the NSW Over-60s cricket team in Hobart. Doug Eaton

Wayne leads way in over-60s cricket

ALSTONVILLE cricket player Wayne Garrard was the leading run-scorer for NSW in the over-60s National Seniors Cricket Championships in Hobart.

Garrard, 62, played in the team for the first time with NSW finishing third in division two.

NSW played four 40-over games with Garrard scoring 132 runs along the way.

He retired on 38 in a win against the Victorian Country side and top-scored with 48 not out in a loss against South Africa.

"It was a fantastic experience," Garrard said.

"Most of the team had played together before and only three of us were new.

"There was a couple of former Test players across the age the divisions so the standard was pretty high."

Garrard is already eyeing off next year with the championships to be held in Perth.

He hopes to take some players from his Lismore Emerging Greys side along with him.

The Emerging Greys are an over-60s affiliated with Lismore District Cricket Association and have represented the Far North Coast region for almost 20 years.

"Gary Clark was a Lismore junior and I came across him playing in Hobart," Garrard said.

"David Russell who played in the LJ Hooker League for Terranora Lakes was also there.

"It was just a really enjoyable week and we went down early and made a bit of a holiday out of it."



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