Foundation in the pink as the Grubbers pull out Stumps

Maddison Nicholl, Donna Nicholl and Tania Anticev at the Grubbers' Pink Stumps Ladies Day. (Rachel Barker)

By Mark Heenan

Ocean Grove Cricket Club raised more than $2500 for its McGrath Foundation Pink Stumps Ladies Day at the Shell Road sports pavilion on 17 February.
It was the third year the Grubbers had held their annual McGrath Foundation fundraiser day, which raises vital funds for breast cancer.
The popular cricket club ladies’ event fundraiser took place on the same day as Ocean Grove played an A Grade home match against Jan Juc at Ray Menzies Memorial Oval.
“It was a good turnout from the girls,” Ocean Grove Cricket Club president Peter Hart said.
“It goes to a good cause – we are part of it.
“We are part of the community – we don’t get any proceeds from the day but it is great for the community.”
Geelong-based McGrath Foundation Breast Cancer Nurse Sue Bowles was a guest speaker on the day.
Ocean Grove Cricket Club Committee Member Jeanette Roche said the club’s annual Pink Stumps day had proven to be a popular annual event for the Grubbers and also nearby cricket clubs in the region.
“There are so many Pink Stumps days happening at the local cricket clubs,” Roche said.
“They (breast cancer nurses) are spending their time as well going having a chat and letting women know about what they do and what we need to do as women to look after ourselves.”