Eden is back for more thirsty work
BROTHERS cricketer Eden Keliher is ready for some more thirsty work in the Southern Star Sports Shield A grade cricket today.
Despite play being washed out last weekend Keliher still hit the cricket field, this time in a social game for the Gibson XI in their annual clash against the Crow XI.
Social cricket was on the calendar last weekend after the second day's play of club fixtures were washed out.
It turned out to be both a fun, and painful, experience for Keliher ? one of the victorious Gibson team's leading run scorers on the day.
A mix of little water, some cold ales and hot, humid weather left Keliher in a world of pain at the end of the day.
"After lunch, Red Rooster being eaten under a hot tin shed, I knew I was in trouble at the end of the day,'' Keliher said.
A cold shower and sleep was needed after the game.
In Brothers play against Gracemere today Keliher is ready to drink "plenty'' of water.
This is Keliher's first season back for Brothers after a knee injury sidelined him for two seasons.
"I don't know what I did exactly, all I know is that my knee cap popped out,'' he said.
"I went to Brisbane, had MRI scans, but they didn't show up anything and I didn't have to get any surgery.''
The 30-year-old was restricted to spectator duties last season, still supporting the Brothers team.
Keliher said he was still wary of the injury early in the season, but now had more confidence.
Knee problems and heat will not keep Keliher off the cricket field ? despite many other people in the region thinking cricketers are mad for playing in this weather.
"You either like cricket or you don't,'' Keliher said.
"It doesn't really bother us ? we're not out there saying how hot it is.''
Round 6 ? Cap Coast v CQU Tigers (RCG, wicket 1), Gracemere v Brothers (RCG, wicket 2), Frenchville v Bluebirds (Jardine Park)