Tim Eade prepares for 100th game
@SearleJamie: Tim Eade doesn't want any fuss about his 100th senior game for the Appleby Cricket Club on Saturday.
He is more interested in captaining the Appleby Rams to a win over Southland Boys' High School at the school's ground in Invercargill.
Eade, who is a wicket keeper and batsman, will join 22 others on the Appleby Cricket Club's centurions' list.
He was a 15-year-old attending Mt Anglem College when he had his first game for the club in the 2003-04 season.
''Richard Wilson, a teacher at the college, dragged me along . . . they were short of players,'' Eade said.
''I got two runs and I can't remember whether I got out or it [game] was rained out.''
Wilson has played more than 200 senior games for the Appleby club.
''Everyone is good and genuine [at the club], they get on with each other,'' Eade said.
The Appleby Rams are having a frustrating season, with inclement weather, byes and a team defaulting.
Eade and his family are involved in greyhound racing.
He owns a greyhound in the Woodend kennels operated by his mother Bronwyn.He also had a 10-year stint as the Southland Greyhound Racing Club's lure driver.
- The Southland Times