Moment to savour for mad Saints fan

AFL champions Nick Riewoldt and Bob Murphy celebrate with Birregurra cricketer Julian Callahan after he produced his maiden century.

“For Jules Callahan to make a hundred and walk halfway down the pitch and give Nick Riewoldt a hug after his maiden century was unbelievable.”

Birregurra cricketer Julian Callahan brought up his first triple-figure milestone in fairytale fashion on Saturday.

The St Kilda-mad football supporter embraced with none other than former Saints skipper and legend of the AFL club Nick Riewoldt, who was his batting partner, during Saturday’s Division Two contest against Warrion.

Riewoldt was a Birregurra Saint for the day alongside retired Western Bulldogs champion Bob Murphy, with the pair making a special visit to the small-town club to support Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.

Only Callahan, who blasted a ton to help his side to victory, outshone the former AFL stars at the batting crease when he blasted an unbeaten 122 from just 112 balls in front of a bumper crowd.

Murphy crafted an impressive knock of 60 from 42 balls, while Riewoldt rocketed to 51 from just 27 deliveries.

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