Masters tour arrives in Gympie
THE biggest cricket event in Gympie’s history begins today when the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters Tour arrives in town.
A team of Australian cricket legends is spearheading the tour, wrapping up next Monday.
Calling Gympie home for the three days are Andy Bichel, Greg Blewett, Greg Campbell, Ryan Campbell, Michael Kasprowicz, Darren Lehmann, Jimmy Maher, Greg Matthews, Tom Moody, Greg Ritchie, Terry Alderman and Ben Johnson.
The Masters Tour is part of the ACA’s ongoing efforts to promote the game and hits Gympie after a visit to the Bundaberg.
Upon arriving in Gympie this afternoon, Greg Matthews, Greg Ritchie, Andy Bichel and Michael Kasprowicz visit Centro Gympie for an autograph session between 1.30 and 2.30pm.
Later, the entire Masters team will converge on the Gympie Civic Centre for the Sportsman’s Night. The dinner with cricket royalty will go from 6.30pm to 10pm, incorporating guest speaking and a memorabilia auction.
Meanwhile, tomorrow at Albert Park is the pinnacle of the Masters Tour. After an exhibition match, a Gympie All Stars team will play the Masters in a Twenty20 blockbuster.
An after-match function at the Gympie RSL follows later in the evening ahead of coaching with local schools on Monday.