On Saturday, 11 March, Local sporting icon Adam ‘Gilly’ Gilchrist will team up with Ricky ‘Punter’ Ponting and some of Australia’s biggest names in cricket for a one-of-a-kind free 20/20 cricket picnic day in Lismore.
Players will include Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Chris Lynn, Jason Gillespie, Michael Kasprowicz, Andy Bichel, Dan Christian, Steve O’Keefe, Stuart MacGill, Stuart Clark and Jimmy Maher, with more to come.
Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg will lead the Mayor’s 11 into battle against Gilly’s 11.
‘This is an amazing sporting event for Lismore. The calibre of legendary cricket players who have donated their time to play for Lismore is incredible,’ said Cr Krieg.
‘It is sure to be a day to remember in Lismore’s sporting history.’
Both teams will consist of local junior and senior cricketers mixed with Australian legends. Cricket NSW has worked closely with Gilly to select some local cricketing legends and up-and-coming junior talent to play.
Those attending are encouraged to bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event. A range of local food vendors will be on-site serving meals. Grandstand seating will be first come first served. This will be an alcohol-free event.
The Legends of the Game 20/20 cricket picnic day will take place on Saturday, 11 March from 3pm to 6pm at Oakes Oval, Lismore. Gates will open at 1pm.
Although this is a free event, it will be ticketed due to venue capacity. Tickets will be released on Monday, 20 February at 4pm. For tickets go to www.visitlismore.com.au.