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Cricket stars to play Twenty20 at Towradgi

SYDNEY Thunder will bring one of their Twenty20 games to Towradgi’s North Dalton Park this summer.

Sydney Thunder will play a Twenty20 warm-up match against a Wollongong Invitational Xl, comprised of  local Wollongong cricketers on Wednesday December 5 starting at 5.30pm.

The match will feature a star studded Sydney Thunder squad who boast the calibre of Australian stars such as Usman Khawaja, Dirk Nannes, Chris Rogers and Mark Cosgrove, in addition to Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi and New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill.

Sydney Thunder General Manager John Dyson said the match will provide an opportunity to bring exciting cricket to the people of Wollongong.

“The Sydney Thunder are all about providing a show and with the quality of players in our squad, it will be great to play our only full warm-up match before the KFC T20 Big Bash League, at an excellent venue such as North Dalton Park,” he said.

“I know that all our players are looking forward to it.”

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said with the growing popularity of Twenty20 cricket it is great news to have players International cricketers playing in the city.

The game is the Sydney Thunder’s final match before they take on the Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday December 8, in the first match of this year’s KFC T20 Big Bash League.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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One thought on “Cricket stars to play Twenty20 at Towradgi

  1. Awesome.. thanks for posting this.. I must get to it and watch.

    Like

    Posted by Warren Ackary | December 3, 2012, 10:06 am

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