Moreton Triumphs

Two teams from Southside Muslim communities came together on Sunday for the second annual Moreton versus Rankin community cricket game. 

The teams are captained by Graham Perrett and Jim Chalmers, federal Labor MPs from the two electorates. 

The game is all about building understanding and a spirit of unity and cohesion in the local suburbs. 

Before the match started both teams took part in a moment's silence to recognise all those impacted by the terror attacks in Paris and Lebanon in the days before. 

What followed was a spirited contest marked by a terrific batting display from the Moreton team which saw them set a target of 110 runs off 18 overs. 

The Rankin team did their best but fell short of the target, which means the series is now tied at 1-1 after Rankin's one-run victory last year. 

Most importantly the game was played in the right spirit and a great day was had by all. 

Graham Perrett was gracious in victory, thanking both teams and all the supporters, organiser and helpers who made the game such a success. 

Jim Chalmers congratulated the Moreton team and said he looked forward to the unity game being a regular feature of the local sporting calendar. 

  

TUESDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: SASHA MARIN (PERRETT) 0432 402 714

                              MITCHELL WATT (CHALMERS) 0427 532 705                                    

 

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