A cricket match between Australia and England where the result is secondary compared to the enjoyment of the game?
Essential Event Information
Game details: 30 overs per side
Coin Toss: 10.30am for 11am Start
Please bring your own chair!
Need Transport? Catch the train!
Departing Sydney Central Station at 7.23am
Arrive Bowral at 9.47am
Departing Sydney Central Station at 8.55am
Arrive Bowral at 11:14am
Departing Bowral for Sydney Central at 4.08pm
Arrives Central Station at 6.26pm
Departing Bowral for Sydney Central at 6.17pm
Arrives Central Station at 8.51pm
Hard to believe, but that’s what will happen on Sunday 9 January when the Mark Nicholas Chance to Shine XI take on the Bradman Foundation XI in a star-studded game at Bradman Oval in Bowral.
Those padding up for the English team (who are playing on behalf of the Cricket Foundation and its charitable campaign ‘Chance to Shine’ supported by Brit Insurance) include Mark Nicholas, Ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan, Gladstone Small, David Lloyd, Paul Nixon (wkt), Wasim Khan and Keith Bradshaw.
The Australian team features Ian Healy, Kerry O’Keefe, Stuart MacGill, Geoff Lawson, Wayne Holdsworth, Brad MacNamara, and Tom Healy (wkt).
Sir Michael Parkinson will also take part in the day. Slazenger, who is a strong supporter of both Chance to Shine and the Bradman Foundation, has donated all the equipment for both teams and is the event’s major sponsor.
Apart from a great day of cricket for the whole family, the aim of the match is to raise funds for both Chance to Shine and The Bradman Foundation. The funds will assist the charities to continue towards their shared goal of educating youth through cricket.
Entry to the game on 9 January is free of charge, however there will be plenty of opportunities to make donations throughout the day, and commemorative caps can be bought online before the match or at the ground.
The coin toss for the 30 over per side match is at 10.30am. Spectators are asked to bring their own chair, and food and refreshments will be available at the ground.
The adjacent International Cricket Hall of Fame will be open from 10am – 5pm to enable visitors to make the most of their visit to the Highlands. This new attraction incorporates innovative and interactive displays that engages and entertains players and fans alike, including recent footage from around the world, touch screen kiosks, and fascinating memorabilia.
Full team list:
Bradman Foundation XI
Ian Healy – Captain
Mark Nicholas Chance to Shine XI
Mark Nicholas – Captain
The Cricket Foundation launched Chance to Shine in May 2005 and set out to bring competitive cricket – and its educational benefits – back to at least a third of Britain’s state schools initially over a ten year period. The £50m campaign has so far benefited over one million children in more than 3,000 schools.
Similarly, The Bradman Foundation was established with the full support of Sir Donald Bradman AC to promote cricket as a valuable cultural and sporting force within the community. The most recent achievement of the Foundation was the opening in late November of the world’s first and only International Cricket Hall of Fame, next to Bradman Oval.