There's no better way to start you're weekend than a game of cricket with your mates on Saturday morning.
And the modified rules of Kookaburra Cricket are the ideal way to get to know and love the game.
Everyone gets a bowl and a bat and when you go out, you just swap ends with your teammate and go on until it’s the next pair’s turn.
The Maitland Mercury caught up with action at the Mt Pleasant Street cricket fields on Saturday morning as Eastern Suburbs and Western Suburbs met in U9-10 Kookaburra Cricket and Northern Suburbs Red took on Thornton Park.
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