by Sam Flanagan
IT MAY have been a day for charity, but that doesn't mean friendly banter and cheeky sledges weren't thrown around at Dalby State High School on Friday for the annual Pink Stumps day.
Pink Stumps was the brainchild of the McGrath Foundation as a way to raise much-needed awareness and funds for breast cancer, a disease that impacts families nationwide.
Community groups, schools and cricket clubs organise games of cricket to be played while wearing the official colour of the McGrath Foundation.
At DSHS, the game is a grudge match between teachers and students.
Health and physical education teacher Cameron Miers may have been the man who brought the idea to the school four years ago, but that didn't save him when he got to the crease.
Opening the batting, Mr Miers holed out second ball of the game for a duck. But scores didn't matter on a day with a deeper meaning.
Fielding rules were thrown out the window in the name of fun, with the student team having upward of 30 players on the ground at once.
The school was aiming to raise as much money as they could this year, and eclipse last years total which was over $1000.