The mo’s were not necessarily longer but the concept was undoubtedly stronger.
The second annual Movember charity Twenty20 game between Werribee and Hoppers Crossing again proved a hit among local cricket fans at Hogans Road Reserve on Sunday and raised much-needed awareness and funds for men’s health.
“It’s an annual event now and we had a big turn-out, so it was exciting,” Tigers captain-coach Mitch Johnstone told Star Weekly.
“Both clubs worked really closely together on the event. It was a really positive day and a bit of fun.”
Werribee was victorious for the second time running, the Tigers chasing down the home side’s 8-160 with two wickets to spare.
Those feted were not the ones who made the runs and took the wickets to contribute to the Tigers victory, rather it was those who donated the most money and cultivated the best moustaches.
“The result wasn’t the idea,” Johnstone said. “It was good to play a game … where we got together for a good cause. Everyone had a bit of a go at bowling and batting, it was a good day.”
The best mo at the Tigers was second XI captain Matthew Palmer, who sported a “handlebar arrangement”. “I’d say he rocked the best mo today,” Johnstone said. “But there were a couple of shockers too”
While it was a charity game, there were a few players getting the first word in ahead of the two sides much-anticipated meeting in the real Sub-District action on December 19.
“I even copped a bit of a barrage in a charity game, so I can only imagine what it will be like when we’re playing for points,” Johnstone said with a chuckle. “It’s a really good rivalry but when it comes to things that are a bit more important than cricket, both clubs really stood out today.”