Destination Coota for world cricket

LOADS OF FUN: This set-up in Dubbo as part of the Destination NSW Home Ground Cricket Tour will be coming to Cootamundra on Wednesday, January 21 as part of a roadshow travelling across regional NSW. MOMENTUM is building for the ICC Cricket World Cup this year and Cootamundra is part of the action.
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On January 21, the Destination NSW Home Ground Cricket Tour will arrive in town – Cootamundra being just one of 27 regional towns the tour will stop in.

It is our town’s connection to cricket through the great Sir Donald Bradman that sees the tour land here and the roadshow of free cricket-themed entertainment is not to be missed.

The Tour will feature junior cricket clinics led by Cricket NSW, a showcase of ICC Cricket World Cup memorabilia from the famous Bradman Museum, a giant inflatable replica of the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy and inflatable cricket nets for kids both big and small.

Live coverage of the Big Bash League (BBL) will also be on the big screen for locals to come down and watch in the evening.

During the junior clinic, everyone will have a chance to have a hit.

The Destination NSW Home Ground Cricket Tour is billed as “a summer celebration of cricket and community” that is already travelling through NSW.

In Lismore last month former Australian Test spinner Jason Krezja was part of the Home Ground Cricket Tour with school students having the opportunity to test their bowling skills against the man they used to call ‘Krazy’.

A to-be-confirmed ‘Legend of Cricket’ will appear in Cootamundra as part of the tour also. We will bring you details of who when released by Destination NSW.

The idea of the regional tour – as well as being loads of fun for local cricket fans – is to encourage people to secure their tickets for a trip to Australia’s home of cricket, the Sydney Cricket Ground, which will host five games including Australia versus Sri Lanka on Sunday March 8, followed by a quarter and a semi-final.

With so much cricket currently on our television screens and right here in town there is no better time to be a cricket fan!

Local cricketers have got behind the Destination NSW Home Ground Cricket Tour with a twilight Twenty/20 match to be played at Albert Park.

Former Cootamundra first X1 captain Scott Roberts and current Central Hotel captain Mick Cronin will captain the two sides.

Cricketers who are selected to play plus the umpires will be asked to contribute $20 towards fundraising efforts for the purchase of a specialised wheelchair for local youngster Joe Roberts.

The match will highlight the wonderful facility Albert Park is, while the game will also see the best cricketers in Cootamundra show their talents.

Fundraising will be complemented by raffles and a barbecue.

Home Ground Tour fast facts

The tour will come to Cootamundra’s home of cricket Albert Park on Wednesday, January 21.While it’s here, explore the Travelling Cricket Museum.Locals can watch the action at a unique video truck.People can carticipate in cricket activities and family fun.There will be appearances by former cricket greats.Also enjoy the activities hosted by the Cootamundra District Cricket Association including a T/20 fundraising match.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.