Alistair is called to Brookfield to check on a heifer that has a nasty cut. David is worried it may be another attack, but Alistair assures him it’s just a routine farm casualty; the heifer has probably been caught in barbed wire. Their discussion is cut short by the arrival of Elizabeth. She has come to inspect the damage caused by the fire and offers to look after Ben and Josh if David should ever need help.
Jamie is so confident his team will win the match against St. Mags, he bets money on it! Rosa gives Jamie lots of compliments about his game, doing nothing to change Natalie’s opinion of her. Natalie is more critical of her boyfriend’s lack of sportsmanship and his use of intimidation tactics. Alistair agrees that such play is not appropriate today. Jamie is disappointed when his team loses. While Rosa and Jamie head off to the pavilion to get some burgers, Natalie takes the opportunity to ask Alistair why girls can’t be considered for the regular team. Alistair promises to raise it at the next AGM, and Natalie is hopeful the Ambridge cricket team will soon reflect a twenty first century ethos.
WRITER: Graham Harvey