Current 1st XI captain Michael Waugh and former Walmley player (and now Aussie resident) Tom Burton have been playing for Mazenod Cricket Club in Melbourne this winter. For the past three seasons Mazenod have reached the Grand Finals, what we would call the play-offs, only to see their hopes dashed at that last hurdle.
This year they dominated the league but that counts for nothing in the sudden death nature of the play-offs.
But this was their year – a 70 run victory in the semi-final was followed the next weekend by a 7 wicket win against their closest rivals.
Captain and coach Tom led the way with half centuries in both games but both Walmley lads have made a massive contribution as the league averages show.
Let’s hope Mikey brings his form home with him and Tom decides to pop back to the UK for another run of games.