Family favours will be put aside during the final round of Coffs Harbour?s first grade cricket competition as father and son co
Family favours will be put aside during the final round of Coffs Harbour?s first grade cricket competition as father and son co

The battle is on

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

IF you're looking for someone to blame for the rain that Coffs Harbour has received over the last three days then maybe you should look no further than Diggers Ex-Services bowler Terry Herbert.

Entering the final round of Coffs Harbour's first grade cricket season, the veteran 50 year-old is holding a slender two wicket lead over his son Troy for the summer and although he plays down the competition, there's a glint in his eye that shows that he'd love to finish this season as the leading wicket taker in the family.

Herbert senior currently has 27 scalps to his name with Herbert junior close behind with 25 wickets.

If rain intervenes play this weekend and turns the final match against Park Beach Colts into a one-day affair next week, then the amount of overs that 24 year-old Troy can bowl is diminished as are his chances of taking enough wickets to overhaul the old man's tally.

"I think he's doing a rain dance at the moment," Troy joked.

Most have been surprised by how many wickets the elder of the pair has taken this summer but as someone who's watched his father roll the arm over for many years, Troy says that nothing his Dad does surprises him anymore.

"Dad's been doing it for a long time, he's a crafty old thing," he explained.

"I don't think he gets the respect that he probably should from a few of the batsman around town."

Battling the aches and pains that bowling at his age creates, Terry is known to have a kit bag full of remedies to get him through the season including old favourites such as Deep Heat and the odd anti-inflammatory.

If beaten by the old man, it's this kit bag habit that will offer Troy one final hope of glory.

"If he beats me, I want WADA to come in to the rooms and test him."

Terry says that if he wins the father and son contest then he expects that the only sound he'll hear from his son is one of silence.

"I expect the subject wouldn't be raised too often," he added.

"It wasn't raised too often earlier in the season when I was leading by a few at Christmas but now he's a chance of beating me it's been raised a bit more."

The battle is on

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

IF you're looking for someone to blame for the rain that Coffs Harbour has received over the last three days then maybe you should look no further than Diggers Ex-Services bowler Terry Herbert.

Entering the final round of Coffs Harbour's first grade cricket season, the veteran 50 year-old is holding a slender two wicket lead over his son Troy for the summer and although he plays down the competition, there's a glint in his eye that shows that he'd love to finish this season as the leading wicket taker in the family.

Herbert senior currently has 27 scalps to his name with Herbert junior close behind with 25 wickets.

If rain intervenes play this weekend and turns the final match against Park Beach Colts into a one-day affair next week, then the amount of overs that 24 year-old Troy can bowl is diminished as are his chances of taking enough wickets to overhaul the old man's tally.

"I think he's doing a rain dance at the moment," Troy joked.

Most have been surprised by how many wickets the elder of the pair has taken this summer but as someone who's watched his father roll the arm over for many years, Troy says that nothing his Dad does surprises him anymore.

"Dad's been doing it for a long time, he's a crafty old thing," he explained.

"I don't think he gets the respect that he probably should from a few of the batsman around town."

Battling the aches and pains that bowling at his age creates, Terry is known to have a kit bag full of remedies to get him through the season including old favourites such as Deep Heat and the odd anti-inflammatory.

If beaten by the old man, it's this kit bag habit that will offer Troy one final hope of glory.

"If he beats me, I want WADA to come in to the rooms and test him."

Terry says that if he wins the father and son contest then he expects that the only sound he'll hear from his son is one of silence.

"I expect the subject wouldn't be raised too often," he added.

"It wasn't raised too often earlier in the season when I was leading by a few at Christmas but now he's a chance of beating me it's been raised a bit more."



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