The brilliance of Ben McDermott went a long way to earning $9000 for Yackandandah Cricket Club on Wednesday night.
McDermott, who made history as the first player to score back-to-back hundreds in the Big Bash League, hit nine sixes for the Hobart Hurricanes against Melbourne Renegades at Marvel Stadium.
There were 18 maximums hit in total, each of them worth $500 for Yackandandah after they were drawn at random from the Toyota 'Good for Cricket' raffle.
It came just two days after Kiewa banked $10,000 from the Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars clash.
"We were fairly jealous of Kiewa," junior co-ordinator Geordie Graham, who applied on the club's behalf, admitted.
"Fundraising has been so difficult through COVID over the last two years.
"To see some of those massive sixes, knowing it was all helping the club, was awesome.
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"We do everything as volunteers. We have to buy mowers, a sprinkler system, a roller and we work really hard to raise funds. That'll be a real help for us, to continue with the great things our club is doing at the moment.
"Ben McDermott was phenomenal. It was scary how far he was hitting it.
"I think we could manage him a couple of Lights if he turned up at the club!
"People in my network are in his network so we'll get in contact and he will get something from Yack Cricket Club, absolutely."
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