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The winning Qld team pose with the pharmacy cricket shield

A historic win for the ‘Bananabenders’ at the annual pharmacy cricket carnival

History was made at the recent 2017/18 Pharmacy Cricket Carnival with Queensland emerging as victors on their home soil.

The win marks the first time Queensland has won the ‘Chemists Interstate Challenge Cricket Shield’, which was first contested in 1908. They won each of their matches in the recent tournament.

In what was effectively the carnival final, Queensland defeated NSW in a 20/20 match held at Brisbane’s Graceville Oval on 12 January.

Batting first, NSW made 9/100, with pharmacy cricket scholarship winner Jacob Boutros top scoring with 31 not out (including 4 fours). Dom Hudson was the destroyer for Queensland, taking 4/15.

In reply Queensland passed the NSW total in their seventeenth over. The Queensland opening batsmen Dan O’Donnell (with 50 not out) and Tom Adams (23), got off to a great start.

The winning runs were hit by Dom Hudson, who was awarded the man of the match trophy by pharmacy cricket patron, and former Australian cricket international, Brian Booth.

Pharmacy cricket supremo Greg Hodgson said “Queensland’s pharmacy crickets dominated the carnival and were named deserved 2018 winners.”

The tournament was a “great Carnival with lots of good cricket and fellowship,” Mr Hodgson said.

Click here for more information about pharmacy cricket, including its annual scholarship offer.



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