The Border Watch : November 29th 2013
46 T20 CRICKET VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au Former international stars on show in T20 JA T tr JACKSON TREVOR firstname.lastname@example.org THE stage is set for a huge day of cricket with an international fl avour at Naracoorte on Sunday. A team of ex-international cricketers, the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) Masters team, will converge on the city to do battle with a local invitational XI in an actionpacked Twenty20 match. The match will be preceded by a children’s coaching clinic running from 11.30am to 12.30pm with the main action to begin at 1pm. The family day out will also include a slip ‘n’ slide and a dunking machine operating through the afternoon. Tomorrow will see a sports- men’s night in a marquee on the oval where the Masters players will share stories and experiences and offer their opinions on the current Ashes Test series. Former Australian Test spinner Greg Matthews, who is part of the Masters contingent, is encouraging fans to get along. “The chance to hear guys like EXPERIENCE: Matthew Elliott will bring a world of experience from Australian, Victorian and South Australian cricket to Naracoorte for the Masters cricket match on the weekend. Terry Alderman, John Davison and Greg Blewett is one you just don’t want to miss,” he said. “We’ll dissect all the different aspects of the fi rst Test in Brisbane. “Terry can reveal secrets behind Mitchell Johnson’s resurgence and John Davison – who was assisting Darren Lehmann and the coaching staff at the Gabba – can talk about Nathan Lyon’s improvement and what it was like behind the scenes. HOUSEHOLD NAME: One of the legends of the game, Peter Sleep will be sharing stories at the Masters cricket match on the weekend in Naracoorte. “In addition to some interesting views on the current series, they will have plenty of entertaining stories.” The sportsmen’s night will also feature an auction of sporting memorabilia and other items. Tickets for the night are $50, including a meal, and are available at the door from 7pm. The night will help raise much-needed funds for the CT Scan appeal in the region. Local organising committee member Justin Redding said all was set for a huge weekend. “We’ve put a lot of work into getting these internationallyrenowned players here and the sportsmen’s night and the match itself will be great entertainment,” he said. “Wortley Oval is looking a picture, the weather is going to be brilliant and we’re looking forward to a brilliant weekend. “In the match itself, the local boys are going to give it their best shot and it will be a spectacular game with big hitting and quality bowling.” READY TO RUMBLE: Naracoorte and District representatives Brodie Foster (left), captain Anthony Munro and Matt Smith show off the new tops they will don when they take on the ACA Masters on Sunday. 46 - The Border Watch, Friday, November 29, 2013 Music between balls, an onground announcer and targets for batsmen to hit will help to generate a bubbling atmosphere. The match coincides with the ON SHOW: John Davison who has played cricket for Canada, Victoria and SA will be strutting his stuff on and off the fi eld at the Masters cricket match this weekend in Naracoorte. BIG HITTER: Tasmanian and Australian cricketer Brett Geeves will share his secrets at the Masters cricket match in Naracoorte on the weekend. offi cial season opening day of the swimming lake next door. Both teams have made late changes to their line-ups for the match. The local side has lost its captain George Kidman, who has been replaced by Kybybolite stalwart Lee Curnow, who is coming fresh off scoring an unbeaten century in local cricket a fortnight ago. Pacemen Ashley Noffke and Wayne Holdsworth have been added to the ACA squad. The tour is supported by the Naracoorte Lucindale Council and Naracoorte Cricket Club. The ACA Masters team is: Terry Alderman (Australia, Western Australia); Greg Blewett (Australia, SA); John Davison (Canada, Victoria, SA); Matthew Elliott (Australia, Victoria, SA); Brett Geeves (Australia, Tasmania); Murray Goodwin (Zimbabwe, Western Australia); Wayne Holdsworth (Australia, New South Wales); Jimmy Maher (Australia, Queensland); Graham Manou (Australia, SA); Greg Matthews (Australia, New South Wales); Ashley Noffke (Australia, Queensland, Western Australia); Peter Sleep (Australia, SA). The NDCA side is: Anthony Munro (Naracoorte); Michael McGurk (Penola); Lee Curnow (Kybybolite); George Verco (Willalooka); Nick Thring (Borders); Shane McGurk (Lucindale); Dale Bateman (Furner); Brodie Foster (Naracoorte); Matt Smith (Naracoorte); Stuart Shepherd (Kybybolite); Kieron Hicks (Padthaway).
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