Owaka (Blue) & Clutha Valley (Red). South Otago Cricket Final - Georgina's Bash for Cash at Balclutha's Showgrounds in Balclutha, Southland. © Copyright image:  Clare Toia-Bailey /  <a href="http://www.image-central.co.nz">http://www.image-central.co.nz</a>

Owaka (Blue) & Clutha Valley (Red). South Otago Cricket Final - Georgina's Bash for Cash at Balclutha's Showgrounds in Balclutha, Southland. © Copyright image: Clare Toia-Bailey / http://www.image-central.co.nz

Sometimes sport can really bring communities together in remarkable ways.

On Saturday the South Otago cricket competition held their T20 final at the Balclutha Showgrounds. But the cricket was only a sideline to the main event  which was a community fundraiser for Che and Sarah Latta whose daughter Georgina has Cerebral Palsy.

Some local cricketers and community members put together a fundraiser called “Georgina’s Bash for Cash”. The ‘’Bash for Cash” committee has run auctions for donated goods and put on a community event with music, a ground announcer, BBQ, bouncy castle, coffee, ice cream, kids games and prizes. They will raise more than $20,000 which is an outstanding achievement for a small community.

… oh and Owaka won the cricket.

South Otago Cricket Final - Georgina's Bash for Cash at Balclutha's Showgrounds in Balclutha, Southland. © Copyright image:  Clare Toia-Bailey /  <a href="http://www.image-central.co.nz">http://www.image-central.co.nz</a>

South Otago Cricket Final - Georgina's Bash for Cash at Balclutha's Showgrounds in Balclutha, Southland. © Copyright image: Clare Toia-Bailey / http://www.image-central.co.nz

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