SHOT: Hockey player Annie Collins watching the ball go down the leg side on Sunday.
SHOT: Hockey player Annie Collins watching the ball go down the leg side on Sunday. JAMES LOOSE

Heat turns up on this year's Pink Stumps Day

WHAT do pink tutus, cricket bats, women's hockey and footballers have in common?

Well, not much unless you are talking about Gympie's Pink Stumps Day.

The annual event had teams from across Gympie's sporting community compete for bragging rights while raising much-needed money for charity.

In the first clash of the day, the Cooloola Heat women's hockey team was too strong for Gympie's women cricketers.

Football Gympie got up against the men's Heat side and in the main game, the Gympie All Stars out-classed the Devils in an entertaining match.

Event organiser and Gympie Cricket Association vice-president Scott McIntosh told The Gympie Times the day was an overwhelming success.

"It was a great day, we are very happy with how it all went," McIntosh said.

"We do not have an exact figure as yet, but we are hoping to have reached about $2500 for the McGrath Foundation."

Plans are now being made for next year's event with officials hinting that a change in format may be on the cards.

"We may have a look at the format for next year, but nothing definite yet," McIntosh said.

"We may try and involve some night cricket."

However, the day was not all beer and skittles as the competitive juices started to flow.

Cooloola Heat women's team member Annie Collins hit the only six in the first game as the Heat backed up last year's winning performance.

Gold XI spin bowler and football referee Vasili Exarhos claimed man of the match in the second game, with all-stars captain Peter Kross smashing a quick fire 60 against the Devils.

All money raised from the day will go directly to the McGrath Foundation breast cancer charity.