Lismore Golf Club member Neville Graham (left) tries to beat Victorian cricketers Bryce McGain and David Hussey to the tee on a day off from the Festival of Cricket at the Lismore Golf Course yesterday.
Lismore Golf Club member Neville Graham (left) tries to beat Victorian cricketers Bryce McGain and David Hussey to the tee on a day off from the Festival of Cricket at the Lismore Golf Course yesterday. JAY CRONAN

Cricketers play a round

AS a cricket fan who loves golf, Neville Graham was in his element challenging Victorian cricketers Bryce McGain and David Hussey to a round yesterday.

Mr Graham continued to build on his Masters Games effort of six cricket matches by pulling out his golfing sticks for the Masters Games Cricket Day, where fans could challenge their state representative cricketing idols to golf at the Lismore Golf Club.

“I still play cricket in town for Southern Districts, and I have been a member of the golf club for 16 years, so I usually play here once a week,” he said.

Mr Graham also watched the NSW side beat the Victorians on Sunday night.

“I saw three games, including the Trinity and Woodlawn game, and we have some excellent young cricketers coming through the ranks in Lismore,” he said.

Mr Graham said he was looking forward to playing golf with the cricketers, and would have a chat about how they developed from junior players into cricketing celebrities and also about the upcoming Championship League in India.

“I'll get some pointers for junior cricket and Southern Districts,” he said.

After seeing how hard the players from across the border had been training, Mr Graham said the golf day was a 'nice relaxing day' for the cricketers.

“They have to relax after all the cricket on the weekend,” he said.

Mr McGain agreed, saying the day would be 'good fun'.

“All the guys like golf, and we were fighting over spots,” he said.



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