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Hurstville Oval to host games for Matador BBQs Cup

26 Sep 2016

In association with Cricket Australia, Hurstville Oval will host five matches as part of this year’s Matador BBQs Cup in October 2016.

This year, the Cup is being held exclusively in Sydney and Hurstville Oval has been selected to host five of its matches, including one of the opening games, New South Wales v Australia XI.

Hurstville Oval has a long history of hosting international and professional level cricket including the RYOBI Cup, International Women’s Matches and Cricket Scotland.

The matches Hurstville Oval will host are:
Friday, 7 October 2016 – New South Wales v Australia XI
Sunday, 9 October 2016 – New South Wales v Tasmania
Saturday, 15 October 2016 – Cricket Australia XI v South Australia
Monday, 17 October 2016 – Cricket Australia XI v Western Australia
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 – South Australia v Tasmania

Local residents and the wider Sydney community are encouraged to come along to show their support. 

Given cricket’s popularity across the region, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the chance to come down and watch some world class talent.

Since its official opening in 1911, the Oval has seen some of Australia’s best cricketers play on its field.

It has been home to sporting legend Sir Donald Bradman from 1926 to 1933, as well as renowned opening batsman Arthur Morris, who made his 1930s debut for St George Cricket Club at the age of 14.

Other important figures linked to the Oval include household name Bill ‘Tiger’ O’Reilly, one of cricket’s greatest ever spin bowlers, and his protégé Ray Lindwall, another master fast bowler.

For more information, visit Council’s website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or phone 9330 6400.

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