Henry Shoemark has a very understanding fiancée, after he was given the all clear to play in Saturday’s Bathurst District Cricket Association first grade for City Colts.
This was in despite of his own engagement party that afternoon.
Shoemark’s Colts side came up against a Josh Toole-less Centennial Bulls at Morse Park 1.
Shoemark opened the batting alongside Dan Casey and Shoemark scored 79 runs, to respond to the Bulls’ innings of 136 off 38 overs.
Colts were fortunate to have Shoemark batting, as Patrick Hill was the only other batsmen to hit a double-figure score.
Colts captain Casey said there is plenty to work on in training this week, after the poor batting performance.
“It was good to get the bonus point win, but there’s plenty to work on,” Casey said.
“I was pleased with our bowling, but our batting was poor.
“We need to keep up the consistency from the start of the game.”
Henry Allen left his mark on the game, taking 4-12 off seven overs for the Colts.
Casey said the 17-year-old had an “awesome” performance.
“I needed him [Allen] to step up,” Casey said.
“He took an early wicket, which gave him some confidence to build on.
“It’s the best I’ve seen him bowl.”
Casey said the absence of Bulls players Toole and Aaron Seymour benefited his team, alongside Shoemark playing.
Colts are set to play inform Rugby Union at George Park 2, on December 3.