Backyard cricket rules
The Governor working on his own special set of rules for the ultimate backyard cricket match at Government House

Finalising the rules for ‘backyard cricket’, talking dolphins on ‘Derbarl Yerrigan’ and a trip down memory lane.

Meeting to set the rules for the ultimate backyard cricket match

The Governor met with organisers of the ultimate backyard cricket match today to come up with his own special set of rules for the event.

Aimed at raising money to support research into childhood brain cancer, the match promises to be a fun-filled afternoon with cricket stars – including Cameron Green and Justin Langer – joining WACA legends, rising stars, football greats and media celebrities to pad up for the Governor’s XI v Pirates in the Government House Gardens this Saturday.

Tickets are still available through the Pirate Ship Foundation here

A briefing on the ‘Derbarl Yerrigan’ dolphins

The Governor today received a briefing on a new initiative aimed at better understanding the Swan River’s (Derbarl Yerrigan’s) Dolphin Community.

Meeting with (l-r) Marine Ecosystem Expert Associate Professor Chandra Salgado-Kent, former WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley AO and Filmmaker Simon Holland, the Governor was updated on a science-focused project that will explore the behaviour of our river dolphins.

The project will look into the way the dolphins have been able to adapt to the Swan River environment and the growth and well-being of their community.

Catch-up with a former mentor

The Governor today enjoyed a catch-up with a former mentor and old friend Geoff Bergl who called into Government House with his son David, daughter Jenny and Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Pastor and well-known Perth broadcaster Graham Mabury.

“Terrific to catch up with an old friend Geoff who years ago when I was in the Christian Endeavour and Boys Brigade at the Baptist Church in Claremont was a leader. He had a profound influence on my life at the time and it was very kind of Graham to bring him in and allow us to relive a few good moments.”

Photo – The Governor with (l-r) Graham Mabury, Jenny Abrahams, David Bergl, and Geoff Bergl during today’s visit to Government House
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