Pat Cummins to head cricket legends tours of Goulburn and Griffith

12 Feb 2016

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Pat Cummins and a host of former Australian cricket greats have been named to play in Goulburn and Griffith as part of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters Tour in March.

The players will take on a representative team of local cricketers in two action-packed Twenty20 games.

The Goulburn clash will take place at at Seiffert Oval on Friday 11 March from 4pm, with the Griffith match at Ex-Servicemen’s Oval on Sunday 13 March from 6:30pm.

The ACA Masters team

Pat Cummins
Terry Alderman
Sally Curry
Matthew Elliott
Brett Geeves
Rodney Hogg
Stuart Law
Jimmy Maher
Greg Matthews
Wayne Phillips

With over 500 International matches of experience between them, the Masters will be putting on a show.

The Masters program has been developed by the ACA, the official representative body of past and present players, with a focus on the promotion of cricket. The program helps local cricket associations to raise funds and identify local talent.

The tour program has been primarily funded by the current first-class and Australian players as part of their commitment to developing the game in regional Australia and engaging with local communities.

ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson spoke about the importance of the Masters program.

“It’s important that we continue to get out to all parts of country and give the locals access to the former legends of the game.

“The squad touring Goulburn and Griffith is one of the strongest we’ve seen after seven years of the program and the locals can look forward to a great show, on and off the field,” he said.

The tour, which runs from 10-14 March, will also include in2CRICKET coaching clinics for primary school children and sportsman’s functions.

Sportman's Functions

The Attic, upstairs at the Astor Hotel
Thursday 10 March, 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Snacks provided / bar open
Families welcome
Followed by a cricket-themed Trivia Night downstairs at 8pm with the Masters involved
Click here for more details

Exies Bagtown Motel and Function Centre
Saturday 12 March, 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start
Continuous nibbles, families welcome
$30 adults, $15 children (under 18 years), under 12's free
Tickets available from here - call 6964 2323 for more details

The tour is supported by the Goulburn Mulwaree and Griffith City Councils with assistance from the Goulburn District Cricket Association and Griffith District Cricket Association.