The South Australian Redbacks have had an appalling start to their season. They are now at the bottom of both the four day and one day competition league tables.
A glimmer of hope is at hand, though. Cricinfo reports today that the Redbacks, in the person of allrounder Mark Cleary, won the "Biggest Basher" competition.
What is this? A promotional stunt for the 20-20 competition which will be run next month.
How did SA win? By hitting a yellow plastic ball across the River Yarra.
And the trophy? A yellow plastic bat.
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I saw tucked away in a corner of the The Age (which I can't find online) that none of the contestants managed to hit the "ball" across the Yarra, which means that the winner must have been determined by another method.