Devils will face cricket all-stars

Gympie’s best players will be out to face off against the Gympie Devils.
Gympie’s best players will be out to face off against the Gympie Devils. Craig Warhurst

THE GYMPIE Cricket Association will raise money to help combat the breast cancer scourge on Pink Stumps Day with a 20Twenty night match at Albert Park.

The game will be between the Gympie Devils and a Gympie Cricket all-stars side with local celebrities in each team.

Gympie Cricket Association president Troy Rowlands said it would be on Saturday, February 18, (Pink Stumps Day) at Albert Park.

Rowlands said the final names for sides hadn't been decided, but he would let fans know when they were finalised.

Pink Stumps Day is an initiative of the McGrath Foundation and Cricket Cares, Cricket Australia's community action program.

The McGrath Foundation was bowled over by last year's response in 2011 for the inaugural Pink Stumps Day, as 665 clubs raised more than $550,000.

With the Pink Test in Sydney now in its fourth year, the McGrath Foundation and Cricket Australia want to spread the magic beyond Sydney and onto pitches Australia-wide.

McGrath Foundation chairman and co-founder Glenn McGrath was thrilled by the support and enthusiasm communities showed last year and hopes this year it will be even bigger.

"Pinks Stumps Day 2011 was started to help involve local communities in the spirit of the Sydney Pink Test and we were blown away by how big it was," McGrath said.

"This year, we're hoping to get more clubs involved with our community fundraising and raise funds and awareness for the McGrath foundation.

"It's through the support of the Australian Government, corporate friends, foundation friends and the Australian public that we've been able to support more than 10,000 families through their breast cancer experience in the past three years with our 65 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally."

Topics:  cancer cricket fundraiser mcgrath foundation twenty20 cricket

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