The Scorchers will host a MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20Blast pop-up session on Saturday 19 August from 12-3pm at Leschenault Recreation Park Pavilion, with activities designed to engage the whole family in the excitement of the Big Bash League.
Scorchers all-rounder Ashton Turner and fan-favourite fast bowler Andrew Tye will be on-hand to meet and greet fans, bringing with them club mascots Blaze and Amber.
Members of the Scorchers’ Game and Market Development team will have set up the inflatable cricket net, before running a pop-up skills and games session for those players interested in in2CRICKET and T20 Blast – kids aged six to 12-years-old – with spot prizes also up for grabs.
A feature of the day will be an exhibition match from 1pm to 2pm with WA iSports athletes.
Minister for Sport and Recreation and Member for Collie-Preston Hon Mick Murray MLA will also be in attendance to officially launch the week’s celebrations around PlayCricket – the sport’s national participation and awareness drive.
WACA General Manager – Game & Market Development Jo Davies said the PlayCricket campaign created opportunities for those not necessarily involved or familiar with entry-level cricket to experience the game, with no commitment required.
“We’re excited to be hosting our first-ever regional launch for PlayCricket in the south west and can’t wait to showcase just how exciting and fun cricket is to the local community,” Ms Davies said.
“Cricket is a sport for all and there are formats and opportunities available to anyone who is interested in getting involved.
“We encourage everyone to come down to the Leschenault Recreation Park Pavilion and get involved in all the action on the field, or off it, as PlayCricket comes to town.”
For more information regarding junior cricket programs and PlayCricket, head to playcricket.com.au.