Pitcher Park, Alphington

Four for 201 for North Alphington veterans.

Four for 201 for the North Alphington veterans.

Scoreboard Pressure popped in to Pitcher Park to catch some Sunday afternoon veterans’ cricket, arriving just in time to see opening slow-medium bowler Andrew ‘Tangles’ Gigacz, of the visiting team Clifton Hill, take the second of his two wickets – a sharp one-handed catch at gully by a tall chap called Daisy. The visitors didn’t take too many more wickets, with several of the North Alphington batsmen retiring at 40 as the hosts went on to amass 4/201.

Clifton Hill were never in the hunt, bowled out for 122.

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The football scoreboard is pretty much a cubby-house, a teenagers’ cubby-house at that, with declarations of love and lust scraped and scratched and carved into the metal. Scoreboard Pressure being a family publication, we shied away from taking photos of the young hearts’ intentions and desires. And drawings.

We were more interested, of course, in a nearby house number.

And we liked this milk bar sign near the train station, not that it had anything to do with scoreboards.

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