All-stars ready to launch
Friday, 9th March, 2018
By Tyler Hannigan
After last year’s success, the All Star T20 game is back and is set to be bigger and better in 2018.
The game, which showcases some of the best cricketing talent in Broken Hill, will be played under lights at the Jubilee Oval on Thursday, March 15 in the lead up to the St Pat’s race meeting on the Saturday.
The Demo Club and Century 21 are on board this year as sponsors of the teams which will be evenly made up of the town’s best cricketers. North’s Jordan Vella will captain the Demo eleven while West’s Max Everuss will lead the Century 21 side.
“We came up with the concept late last season to help pump up local cricket,” said one of the organisers, Tobias Hack.
“We did all the planning in the space of three weeks but it came off pretty well and so we were keen to build on that again this year with a bit more time on our side.”
Last year’s game saw a high-scoring and exciting contest that went to a super over in front a large crowd at the Alma Oval, and Hack said the aim of this year’s event was to make it even more of a spectacle.
“Both teams will be in fully coloured kits, under lights and using a white ball,” he said.
“We’ll have the electronic scoreboard up and running as well as music to be played in between overs. That’s on top of a barbeque being cooked by the Outback Emus.”
Admission will be by gold coin donation with the proceeds going towards a worthy local cause.
The event won’t have bar facilities available but will be BYO for those attending. Gates will open at 6pm with play to start at 6:30pm-7pm.