Annual Pink Stumps Fundraiser held in Port Augusta

WINNERS: The Port Augusta Prison Social Club took out the annual Pink Stumps Fundraiser shield with a 10-run win. PHOTO: West Augusta.
WINNERS: The Port Augusta Prison Social Club took out the annual Pink Stumps Fundraiser shield with a 10-run win. PHOTO: West Augusta.

The annual Pink Stumps Fundraiser was held at Chinnery Oval on Friday night, February 1 to support the McGrath Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Port Augusta Prison Social Club avenged last year’s narrow defeat to take home the twenty20 shield with a 10-run win over the East West Social Club.

The prison officers made their way out onto the field of play donned in all pink, working their way towards an impressive score of 155 runs.

The train drivers fell narrowly short of chasing down that target, as they were bowled out for 145 runs.

Held on the first Friday of February each year, the event is hosted by the West Augusta Cricket Club, but is open to the whole community.

The Pinks Stumps Fundraiser raises about $2000 annually, with all proceeds going towards the selected charities.

WACC President Mark Edwards said the two chosen charities support causes that have touched the lives of those involved.

“These charities hit a bit closer to home,” Mr Edwards said.

Mr Edwards is pleased with the support the event continues to receive.

“It’s a really, really good community event,” he said. “We want to make it bigger and better each year.”

PINK STUMPS: East West Social Club came close to chasing down the Port Augusta Prison Social Club's score, but fell short by 10 runs. PHOTO: West Augusta.

PINK STUMPS: East West Social Club came close to chasing down the Port Augusta Prison Social Club's score, but fell short by 10 runs. PHOTO: West Augusta.