Last Man Stands cricketers look after their own as coronavirus stops next competition

Off the field: Matt Turbill.

Off the field: Matt Turbill.

Jimboomba's Last Man Stands cricketers are banding together to make sure their mental health is not affected by coronavirus putting a stop the the competition.

A come and try day set down for April 5 has been cancelled, and the players are cooling their heels and waiting for the all clear to get back out onto the field for the next competition.

Cricket is a bit of a release. They can get out on the field once a week, talk BS and have a beer after.

Matt Turbill

In the meantime, they are keeping in close contact via messages and phone calls to make sure the players are still in good shape mentally.

"I'm getting messages from blokes who play in the comp daily, asking what it's like and when can they play again," Last Man Stands franchisee Matt Turbill said.

He called on players to continue to support each other during the pandemic.

"Cricket is a bit of a release for them," Turbill said.

"They can get out once a week, talk a bit of BS with mates, and then have a beer after.

"But we've really got to follow the government's advice. If the government says we can't play, we can't play."

"If the government says we're game on, we're back on."

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