Entertainment – Soudan Style

Host: Soudan Station
Written by Sarah Ferriday – Overseer, Soudan Station.

Living in a relatively isolated area, social occasions are few and far between, so when an opportunity arises to get together, that’s what we do!

Over the Anzac long weekend ‘Soudan’ entered a cricket team in the Camooweal Commemorative Cricket Weekend. Teams were entered from around the region including other local cattle propertys, a team from the township of Camooweal, and an indigenous team from Myema. It was a very enjoyable weekend; husbands were able to enjoy their favourite past times (cricket and beer), the kids were able to get in some much need ‘kids’ time, playing their own game of cricket when the pitch was free, and us ladies were able to sit back and relax (a very rare past time) with a glass of wine and a chat.

After a clean sweep of the three matches played over Friday evening and Saturday, Soudan was in the semi finals; unfortunately non of our players were at their best, due predominantly to sore heads (the morning after the night before!) but also a little more specifically, their bodies were failing them! The boys played well, but not well enough, going down to Herbertvale, who ended the weekend as the final victors.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWoody; competing at Brunette Campdraft.

Even though our crew is hard at it at the moment; they’re all very much looking forward to our social calendar in the coming months; during May we have Camooweal Campdraft and Rodeo, June is Brunette Races, Campdraft, and Rodeo, July is Mt Isa Campdraft, August is the Mt Isa Rodeo and September we have the NAP Co Station Challenge, Brunette Downs Campdraft and Challenge, Tennant Creek Campdraft and Challenge and Barkly Ladies Day. See, we have a very busy social calendar!

6.2 Brunette DraftBrunette Campdraft; riders heading to the arena to compete.

6.3Michelle competing at Brunette.