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Cricketers in the mist

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser

Cricket in the clouds greeted players for the annual match between Darlington Social Cricket Club and hosts Porongurup Social Cricket Club last Saturday.

The traditional encounter was once again hosted at the panoramic ground at Millinup Estate Wines and Thorn’s Mountain Retreats in Porongurup.

Owner Peter Thorn created the ground at the highest point of his property in 1990, 340m above sea level, and the scenic field has since hosted many social matches between visiting teams and the hosts. Combining social cricket and camping over the three-day family weekend, players were greeted with amazing atmospheric conditions.

A fluoro pink ball was used to counter the tricky visibility because of the low cloud cover.

What resulted was a batting bonanza. Darlington posted a formidable 293 before the Porongurup Woodburners responded with a respectable 244.

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The Woodburners are still looking for their first win after playing the Young Siding Swamp Rats and the Narrikup Cricket Club this season.

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