Advertiser (Abstracts) (Australia) – DAVID Warner’s mother shed tears as he walked out to bat at Sydney’s Coogee Oval yesterday, laying bare the human side of cricket stars in exile.

Summary

  • DAVID Warner’s mother shed tears as he walked out to bat at Sydney’s Coogee Oval yesterday, laying bare the human side of cricket stars in exile.
  • The suburban surrounds were a million miles from the Australian dressing room, but with his tight-knit family out in full force, Warner made a rousing unbeaten hundred for Randwick-Petersham as meaningful as perhaps any in his entire career.
  • Yesterday, the Warners, wife Candice and his two young daughters rallied around the boy from the ’burbs and he repaid their loyalty with an emotion-charged celebration of his first century since South Africa.
  • A family member had to put a supportive arm around Mrs Warner as she broke down watching her son take his first steps towards redemption.
  • Randwick-Petersham won off the very last ball, with Warner carrying his bat against a quality attack also featuring former Test bowler Trent Copeland.

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