Three visiting Melbourne-based cricket teams will play Twenty20 matches at Barooga Recreation Reserve later this month.RANDALL JOHNSTON November 19, 2012 5:00am
Three visiting Melbourne-based cricket teams will play Twenty20 matches at Barooga Recreation Reserve later this month.
Victorian Premier Cricket has organised the ‘‘Premier Bush Bash’’ which will give local cricket fans a chance to see some elite players strut their stuff.
The teams to play at Barooga are Northcote, North Melbourne and Prahran.
Murray Valley Cricket Association secretary Anthony Holmes said although some Melbourne teams had come out to Barooga for regular one-day games, this would be the first time the Twenty20 matches had gone on tour.
‘‘It is pretty exciting to have the Twenty20 matches coming here for the first time,’’ Holmes said.
‘‘Some big names will be playing on the day, including Prahran spin bowler Bryce McGain who has played for Victoria and Australia (in 2009 against South Africa at Cape Town).
‘‘This is the first time they have done it for the Twenty20 matches.
‘‘We had Richmond versus Northcote for a one-dayer a few years ago, but this is the first time the Bush Bash Twenty20s have come up.’’
Holmes said other Melbourne teams would be playing three games on the same day at Horsham, Bendigo, Wangaratta, Lavington and Morwell.
‘‘There are 18 different Melbourne teams in total that will be playing at (various) country cricket grounds,’’ he said.
‘‘I think Cricket Victoria just wanted to take some games out to the bush, which is great for us.’’
The Victorian Premier Cricket Bush Bash will be at Barooga Recreation Reserve on Saturday, November 24.
There is no entry fee.
Novelty events have been planned to keep the crowd entertained during the breaks.
Northcote will play against Prahran from 10
Thirty-five tonnes of tomatoes from Murchison's Vraca Produce was pelted at participants of Saturday's Tomato Battle in Melbourne.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Motorists are encouraged to attend a safe plates day on Saturday, after police statistics showed 23 numberplates stolen from Echuca in the past year.
The inaugural Rochester Mural Festival is in full swing with hundreds of cars stopping to check out the talent.
Elusive small man re-signs with club
Federal Government contributes $200 000 towards strengthening historic timber bridge.
The NSW Coalition government will not waver in its approach to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
Red balloons adorned fences, letterboxes and verandah posts across the district on Saturday as the community thanked its firefighters for keeping them safe.
Local sporting talent was celebrated at the Sports Star of the Year awards night last Thursday at Barooga Sports Club.
A court case site visit has lead to a brief closure of the Cobb Highway at Mathoura.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.