Gympie cricket in the spotlight
GYMPIE Regional Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee considers a proposal today submitted by Complete Sports Marketing, hoping to confirm Gympie as a stop on the Australian Cricket Association Masters Cricket Tour later this year.
If approved by council, the tour will take place between October 23 and 25 and will involve a minimum of six former Australian players.
The players, yet to be identified, will take part in an afternoon fixture on October 24 at Albert Park.
Meanwhile, at least two Milo In2Cricket Super Clinics will be conducted to maximise the involvement of the region’s youngest cricketers.
“The clinics will target primary school boys and girls to support the growth of local participation in cricket,” Complete Sports Marketing said in its submission to council.
An Australian Cricket Association scholarship of $1000 will also be presented during the tour to a talented young cricketer aged between 15 and 18 to help them develop into a first class cricketer.
The Gympie Cricket Association stands to benefit from the tour with opportunities to raise money from gate, good and beverage sales on game day.