Mick bats on at 80!

Mick Conway with family and friends
Mick Conway with family and friends

Mick Conway returned to the crease for his early 80th birthday bash.

The sports-mad former cricketer turns 80 in November and his family wanted him to display his talents one last time.

Mick Conway

Mick Conway

So, they organised a Conways v Legends match at Booth Cricket Club.

The match itself was drawn with Mick opening the batting with 11-year-old grandson Joe.

“I felt reasonably comfortable hitting a four and two singles,” said Mick.

“I then misjudged a ball from Tim Helliwell which clean bowled me, but I was saved when friendly umpire John Wilson who called no ball - I then retired gracefully.”

The Conways reached 104 for three, while the Legends made up of local cricketers reached 75 for three before rain stopped play.

More than 140 old and new friends who turned out for the match then socialised afterwards at a cricket tea.