Big day out as fans cheer on Otago

Members of the May family (from left) Tarris (17), of Timaru, Harry (12), of Oamaru, Blue, of Timaru and Brendon of Timaru.  Photos by Craig Baxter.
Members of the May family (from left) Tarris (17), of Timaru, Harry (12), of Oamaru, Blue, of Timaru and Brendon of Timaru. Photos by Craig Baxter.

Three generations of the May family travelled to Dunedin from Timaru and Oamaru to watch Otago beat Wellington in the HRV Cup final yesterday.

Blue May, a former Dunedin resident, donned a blue flower lei alongside his son Brendon, whose rugby shirt was at least an Otago one.

A curly blonde wig completed Brendon's ensemble, although his son - 17-year-old Tarris - was more comfortable in plain clothes.

Tarris' cousin Harry May (12), meanwhile, looked the part by wearing a viking hat, blue wig and blue and yellow feather boa.

He said the only female member of the group had distanced herself from them.

''She's hiding in a tree!''The Mays were part of a capacity

crowd of 3230 spectators who provided plenty of cheer.

Couples lounged on grass banks, friends shared picnics and a few rowdy fans soothed their raw vocal cords with cool beverages.

As parents watched the professionals, children played their own cricket in front of a row of Portaloos, next to a sausage sizzle and hot-dog truck.

Their tiny wooden bats and plastic wickets were later autographed by victorious Volts players.

 

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