HANDS UP: Umpire John Clune and Newcastle City batsman Dylan Hunter at Harker Oval on Saturday. Picture: Amanda HunterITWASa magic moment.
And fortunately for Newcastle City it has been caught on camera.
While it’s not unusual for batsman or umpires to raise their arms independently throughout a day’s play, thisimage shows both parties doing it simultaneously out in the middle just metres apart after a six was hit to complete a come-from-behind victory.
John Clune was the adjudicator and Dylan Hunter (165 not out) the willow wielder as the Sabres reached 8-298 against Wests at Harker Oval on Saturday after resuming at a precarious 5-46.
And the photographer –none other than avid City supporterAmanda Hunter, mother of Dylan.
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ROUND 10: University v Hamwicks; Charlestown v Wests; Toronto v Belmont; Cardiff-Boolaroo v Stockton; City v Wallsend; Waratah-Mayfield v Merewether.
* WALLSEND skipper Nathan Price should be clear to play for the Tigers when play resumes in the new year despite withdrawing fromthe Bush Blues side for family reasons ahead of next week’sAustralian Country Championships in Geraldton.
* CONGRATULATIONS to former Newcastle representative wicketkeeper Luke Stewart on the arrival of his first child Harriet after stumps on day one of the Boxing Day Test.
* TESTquartet AllanBorder, Peter Taylor, Andrew Hilditch and Murray Bennett as well asGraeme Hughes and Craig Evans were among the 1974 NSW Secondary Cricket Association XI coachedby the late, great Ken Clifford.
The team photo appears in a recently released hardcover book detailing thelife and times of Clifford, best known for hisworkrunning the Hunter Academy of Sport from 1989 to 2014.
*TORONTOplayers will attempt to keep their eye in over the competition break with a four-dayT20 tournament played acrosshome grounds Ron Hill Oval, Awaba Oval and Tulkaba Park.