It is not uncommon for siblings, or even fathers and their kids to enjoy playing sport together each Saturday.
But what about three generations of one family on a cricket field?
Oaks Flat Rats Cricket Club's Tom Heapy, 80, is playing alongside sons Terry and Brian and grandson Greg in the South Coast District's third grade division.
The Heapys are bound by a love of wood and willow. They have also been drawn together in unfortunate circumstances this season.
The four men are part of a "memorial side" in honour of the late Colin Heapy, who took his own life earlier this year. The team consists of Colin's family members and friends.
Club president Ryan Chatterton said the Heapys were a "special family" and Colin was fondly remembered around Oak Flats.
"We all thought Colin was really charming, charismatic and an easy guy to get along with. He was very well liked in the community," he said.
"Colin was just a natural sportsman. He was a freak at soccer, at cricket, pretty much anything else he tried.
"I would say the Heapys would be a first for our competition. I can't see three generations elsewhere playing together in one team.
"The Heapys are a cricket enthusiastic family and I think they are very passionate about giving back to the community."
Tom Heapy's relationship with Oak Flats cricket dates back more than four decades.
The talented wicketkeeper was one of the Rats' founding members and played in the inaugural side in 1975.
He continued to represent the club until about 15 years ago when he decided to hang up the bat and gloves.
"When Tom was playing, I was in my late teens so there was a bit of a generational gap. But he's obviously a legend of the club," Chatterton said.
"Everyone in the competition knows him and holds him in the highest regard. He was one of Oak Flats' longest serving players and is a life member.
"Tom's three sons all played junior and senior grade cricket for the club for about 20 years.
"His grandchildren all did play, or all currently play for Oak Flats."
The Colin Heapy memorial side began its 2019/20 campaign against The Rail last Saturday at Albion Oval.
The Rats batted first and compiled 128 runs from 28 overs. Opening batsman Paul Veitch top scored with 73 while Brian Heapy chimed in with an unbeaten 20.
Max Smoday and Imran Zafar picked up three wickets apiece for the visitors.
In reply, The Rail was in early trouble at 4/19 as Greg Heapy tore through the top order.
Jason Rickards and Karl Poulson steadied the ship with a 93-run partnership before Rickards was dismissed for 25. Poulson (60no) and Zafar (8no) were then able to guide The Rail to victory in the 22nd over.
Heapy finished with impressive figures of 3/31 off nine overs while Chloe Atkinson took 1/29 from six overs.
Oak Flats will next host Kiama Blue this Saturday at Shane Lee Field.
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