Gympie Milo in2 cricket kids play on the third day of the Ashes test at the Gabba last Saturday.
Gympie Milo in2 cricket kids play on the third day of the Ashes test at the Gabba last Saturday. Contributed

Gympie kids hit the Gabba

GYMPIE cricket kids had memories to last a lifetime after they played at the Gabba last Saturday, the third day of the first Ashes Test.

The Gympie juniors went to the Gabba as part of the Milo in2 Cricket group, and parent Joel Albion said the children had the time of their lives.

He said the kids got to play in front of the massive Ashes crowd.

“The best part of the day was when the kids left the field,” Albion said.

“When they ran off they got to do a lap of the oval and all the fans on the fence high-fived them,” he said.

While the Gympie players were there, Michael Hussey made his hundred and Brad Haddin scored his century.

“We were in the western stand under the scoreboard at square leg,” Albion said. “It was a real good spot.”

To top the day off, the young cricketers got up close and personal with test great Matthew Hayden, who signed a few autographs.

“The kids had a ball and the parents had a good time too,” Albion said.

Gympie Times


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