Remembered as a "fun-loving, unassuming" individual, Legana paused to pay tribute to one of their own in Kristina Partridge, who epitomised the club's ethos of family and connection.
As the Partridge clan of Steven, Isabel and Josh ran out on to the sun-soaked Legana Recreation Oval, they did so in memory of much loved club member, who died during the off-season.
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Often found behind a camera lens or helping ready a generous afternoon tea, Kristina became a fixture of Legana Cricket Club as she would cheer on Steve and later, Josh and Isabel as they turned out for the club.
Legana life member Zach Taylor remembered when he first met Kristina as she sat behind the boundary from the first ball of the day to the close of play as Steve played one of his 400-plus games for the club.
"My memories of Kristina were that she was a fun, unassuming, quiet type of person, who was there for the love of Steve and the love of cricket," he said.
"She wasn't just a cricket partner that dropped in and watched half an hour or an hour, she'd be there from the first ball to the last ball, out there watching Steve play.
"She always had the camera at the ready, particularly in the later days, particularly when the children were out and about."
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The Partridge and Woolley families are significant parts of the Legana family, with Kristina's two brothers Clint and Phillip also donning the club's colours on-field.
The club will also institute a photo of the month competition in honour of Kristina to remember her many weekends spent capturing both the Partridges' and Legana's on-field successes.
Legana's club president Kurt Wells echoed the sentiment as he described the impact of Kristina on the club.
"Not just KP but the whole Partridge family have been a massive part of the club, I remember when I first started Steven was one of the senior people around the place and KP was around, they were just great for the club with volunteering their time," he said.
"They're a fantastic family, they epitomise what it means to be Legana people, they're always friendly and always happy to help or lend an ear and just really positive people."
Despite Legana's fierce battles on the field against the likes of Trevallyn and ACL, Taylor said the love of Kristina transcended the on-field rivalries
"She was one of those characters that enjoyed a laugh and was well-loved and respected by players, players' wives and supporters in the opposition," Taylor said."
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The tribute to Kristina saw a mass turn-out in support of a woman who left a lasting legacy on Legana and the Northern Tasmania sporting community.
"Today epitomises what the club is about, the club attracts the right people and we're one big family, today I've seen people I haven't seen in 10 years which is nice," Wells said.
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