Two generations with a twist pad up for Wendouree

RED LETTER DAY: Wendouree veteran John Penhall with daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Rian Potter had a memorable day on the park.
RED LETTER DAY: Wendouree veteran John Penhall with daughter and son-in-law Lauren and Rian Potter had a memorable day on the park.

Many cricket teams boast father and son combinations.

Here is a slightly different twist though.

Wendouree had club doyen John Penhall play alongside not only his daughter Lauren, but also his son-in-law Rian Potter in the Ballarat Cricket Association one-day B grade competition on Saturday

Red Caps president Max Drew said all three had played with the club for sometime – Lauren starting in juniors.

“It was a special moment to have the three in the one game.”

Drew posed the question as whether this might be a first – at least in the BCA.

Rian top scored for Wendouree with 67 runs – his highest score with the club – in a team total of 9-245.

Lauren made eight, with her innings including a partnership with husband Rian, and John reached 17 in a match which finished in a draw after being abandoned late in the Burrumbeet innings when a thunderstorm descended on Mt Pleasant.

Rian also picked up a wicket to round a memorable day for the family.