Neighbouring schools Wyndham College and Terra Sancta College fuelled their friendly rivalry with a Pink Stumps Day cricket match to raise funds for breast cancer research.
A patch of rain was not enough to deter the students who played at the event at Nirimba Education precinct sports fields in Quakers Hill on Thursday.
Terra Sancta’s team cricket captain, Varun Satish, 16, said his team won the match by four runs, the score 122-118.
‘‘There’s always been a bit of rivalry between Terra Sancta and Wyndham, you know bragging rights, but it was all in good spirits.
‘‘It was a good day, really good fun.’’
Wyndham College students held a free pre-match concert with a Pink Tribute Show performer to keep with the theme of the day.
The school’s sport co-ordinator Jeff Smith said the school raised about $750 through a mufti day and donations during the cricket match.
Students who donated more than $5 went into a draw to win a cricket jersey signed by Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.
A signed cricket ball was presented to the captain of the winning team.
‘‘It was down to the last ball,’’ Mr Smith said.
‘‘Our best player Matt Anderson scored 51 runs.’’
Mr Smith said the aim of the game was not only to raise funds but to get the students who come from Riverstone, Quakers Hill and Seven Hills High Schools for their senior years of study acquainted with each other and their teachers in an informal environment.
‘‘A lot of the kids don’t know each other at this stage of the year and some don’t know who Glenn McGrath is,’’ he said.
‘‘It was a bit of bonding, a bit of an awareness day to raise some money and we hope it does some good.’’