Bradman Foundation to host International U16 Tri-Nations Cricket Series
Australia – India – West Indies
16 – 29 November 2013
NOTE: 27 NOVEMBER 2013 MATCH
WILL BE PLAYED AT BRADMAN OVAL
The Bradman Foundation is proud to be host of the third International U16 Schoolboys Tri-Nation Series at Bradman Oval and Chevalier College, Bowral, in the beautiful Southern Highlands.
The tournament consists of both standard rounds of 20/20 and 50-over matches with finals scheduled for both series. Governing body School Sport Australia and the Bradman Foundation are very proud to showcase the Museum and historic Oval as a cultural and cricket centre of international standard.
Bradman Foundation’s education partner, the University of Wollongong played host to the final of the 20/20 series under lights on Wednesday, 20 November at the Wollongong campus. West Indies v School sport Australia.
The 50-over final will be on Bradman Oval on Friday, 29 November.
The U16 Tri-Nation Cricket Series has proved extremely beneficial in providing highly talented school cricketers with a lasting educational and sporting experience through meeting and playing against players from different cultural backgrounds. These boys will progress through the ranks to attain State and National representation at the 17yrs, 19rs and senior level in all the three forms of the game.
Three current Australian Test players who have previously represented at this level are Phillip Hughes (NSW) 2004, Mitchell Marsh (WA) 2006 and Ashton Agar (Vic) 2010.
The principal aim of the tournament is to provide international exposure for young talented cricketers, to further nurture and develop their sporting skills. The event will enable national teams to compete at the highest possible level available, all within an educational framework.
Rina Hore, Bradman Foundation Executive Director commented:
Bradman Oval is at its best and ready for the international teams and we invite everyone to come and watch. The Bradman Foundation encourages competition between nations and always promotes the spirit of the game. The U16 Tri-Nations Cricket Series will assist in strengthening friendships and help to bridge the gap between young cricketers from differing cultures.
As well as watching the games, an opportunity exists for the residents of the Southern Highlands to farewell the teams at the Moss Vale RSL Auditorium from 7.30pm on Friday 29 November. Entry is free, a great opportunity to get to know the players of the future.