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Master Jesters for Games

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

The Jesters (front, left) Ann Garrick, Julie Sandy, Christine Bartley, Jo Lenton, (back, left) Leonie Channing, Leonie Wilson, team assistant Mark Lenton, Vicki Olds and Cheryl Meuret. (Absent: Jan James, Janet Vines, Jenny Dannatt and Alison Couch) PICTURE: Emily McInerney The Jesters (front, left) Ann Garrick, Julie Sandy, Christine Bartley, Jo Lenton, (back, left) Leonie Channing, Leonie Wilson, team assistant Mark Lenton, Vicki Olds and Cheryl Meuret. (Absent: Jan James, Janet Vines, Jenny Dannatt and Alison Couch) PICTURE: Emily McInerney

This is the 15th year the Jesters Master’s Softball team will be travelling to compete after coming away with the bronze last time.

The Masters Games will be in Adelaide this year and in the last tournament, in 2017, the team won bronze in Tasmania.

The games are held every two years and this is the 15th year, the Jesters have travelled as a team to compete.

The team will play 10 games plus finals over the course of next week in the over 45’s division.

Teams from Adelaide, Western Australia, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane will make up the competition but the Jesters feel they will be in good stead as they have previously won four gold medals and two bronze medals at the Masters competition.

“We have 10 games to play over the week plus finals if we make it,” spokeswoman Cheryl Meuret said.

“We’re pretty much the same team we take away most years.

“We have to thank our sponsors John Wren, for hosting film fundraisers and The Musicians’ Club; for the donation of a new uniform.

“As well as all locals who have offered support.”

Cheryl said it was hard to train as there wasn’t a softball competition in the city.

“We’ve been training for a couple of months now, but without a competition it is very hard.

“The competition is always at a very high standard and there will be sides from SA, Victoria, NSW and WA.”

The team will leave on Friday, for a Saturday start.

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