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17 August, 2021

Schools take to the pitch for annual Mark Bestmann Shield

STUDENTS in Mareeba got to trade the classroom for the Borzi Park cricket field last Tuesday as the annual Mark Bestmann Shield was held between Mareeba State High School (MSHS) and St Stephen’s Catholic College (SSCC).

By Rhys Thomas

STUDENTS in Mareeba got to trade the classroom for the Borzi Park cricket field last Tuesday as the annual Mark Bestmann Shield was held between Mareeba State High School (MSHS) and St Stephen’s Catholic College (SSCC). 

The annual competition is held between the schools in remembrance of Dr Mark Bestmann, an avid cricketer and in support of the Black Dog Institute. 

Last week both schools fielded two well stacked teams with girls and boys all getting the chance to bat and bowl instead of studying. 

In the end it was MSHS who came out on top in both divisions with the boys winning 91 to 80 and the girls winning 134 to 124.

The Mareeba Cricket Club will be hosting its own game in support of the Black Dog Institute next month, September 18 at Borzi Park.

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