Masters tour to roll into Gympie
GYMPIE cricket is preparing to bowl over the coming season with details being confirmed right now of an Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters Tour for November.
The ACA Masters Tour will see, among a host of activities, former elite Australian cricketers showcasing their skills in Gympie in a Twenty20 game against a local representative side.
ACA communications manager Eivion Bowen was in Gympie earlier this week to confirm details with Gympie Regional Council and the Gympie Cricket Association.
Tight-lipped on the exact line up of the former Australian stars for the game, Bowen did drop a few names, including Queensland heroes Jimmy Maher and Michael Kasprowicz.
“The Twenty20 match will be the cornerstone of the tour,” Bowen said.
“The tour is basically about promoting the game and giving back to the community, as well as giving cricket fans access to the players.”
The ACA Masters Tour was conceived in 2008 by the ACA - an association devised as a collective and representative voice of past and present first class cricketers in Australia.
Since its beginning, the tour has been to 12 regional areas nationally and before hitting Gympie, will be paying a visit to Bundaberg.
Bowen said helping to promote the future of the game was such an important focus, two lucky Gympie junior cricketers would receive a $1000 scholarship.