Test legends in town for Jimboomba Pink Stumps day for McGrath Foundation at Glenlogan Park | PHOTOS

DIG DEEP: A charity cricket night raised plenty of funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation. Jimboomba's team played an all-stars outfit at Glenlogan Park. Photo: MATT McLENNAN
DIG DEEP: A charity cricket night raised plenty of funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation. Jimboomba's team played an all-stars outfit at Glenlogan Park. Photo: MATT McLENNAN

FORMER Test and T20 stars lent their names to the cause when Jimboomba put on another huge Pink Stumps Day for the McGrath Foundation to aid breast cancer patients across Australia.

Michael Kasprowicz, Ryan Harris, Jimmy Maher and Nathan Reardon were in town for the big night at Glenlogan Park.

Joining them was Australian Last Man Stands cricket captain Sam Lang and former local boy Daniel Payne, who played for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield.

Former NRL and AFL player Karmichael Hunt also took to the field.

The night will get the attention of McGrath himself, after Kasprowicz texted him a photo with organiser Scott Bannan in the distinctive pink playing shirts.

There was plenty of action off the field, with a chili honey eating contest testing the palates of Logan City councillors Jon Raven and Natalie Willcocks, and local entrants.

One competitor had to be helped from the ground after the contest.

Bartholomew and Co's Garth Weatherall auctioned some great items which added to the tally.

A cricket match where Bannan and fellow organiser, Bushrangers cricket president Rodney Teese, went head to head was the centrepiece of the night.

Kasprowicz, who took 113 Test wickets for Australia, walked out to bat in boat shoes, before being handed a pair of size 13 spikes to bowl on the dewy surface.

After his first ball was dispatched over the fence by local batsman Craig Tatters, Kasprowicz increased the run-up and bent his back.

Harris also swung the ball in favourable conditions.

Bannan made up for his brilliant catch last year with a couple of shockers in the field, letting one ball go straight past him for a boundary.

Organisers aimed to blow last year's $10,000 target out of the water by raising $15,000 in 2021.

The total will be tallied in the coming weeks.

Reardon, a former Australian international, ran a coaching clinic for kids which was well attended on Friday afternoon.

Almost 50 kids brushed off inclement weather concerns to take part at Glenlogan Park.

"The nets were a bit wet, but we just did some activities on the bottom oval," Teese said.

"There would have been at least 45 junior players doing the event, plus the 12 kids doing the junior blast program."

Teese and Bannan were adamant that the cricket was secondary to the fundraising cause, but they both claimed victory for their teams on the night.

"The real winner on the night was the community and the McGrath Foundation," Teese said.

Read more local news here