Press Release: AFRICAN WARRIORS TO PLAY ICONIC CRICKET MATCHES AT SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND
Deep in the heart of Africa a tribe of traditional Maasai Warriors are about to set out on another adventure of a lifetime – swapping their mud huts for skyscrapers, and their spears for cricket bats.
For the first time ever, members of this colourful nomadic tribe will be in Sydney for the Primary Club of Australia’s Marathon Cricket Event and will take on the Sydney Swans and a combined Rugby/Rugby League Legends team in cricket matches on the SCG on Thursday, 4th February commencing at 4pm.
The Maasai Warriors, who are world famous for their traditional jumping dance, will be dressed in their red tribal costumes for these historic matches against a multitude of AFL and Rugby legends, including Adam Goodes, Jude Bolton, Phil Waugh, George Gregan, Andrew Mehrtens and Wendell Sailor.
It’ll be a first for the Sydney Swans and the Rugby boys, a first for the tribal warriors, and a first for the Sydney Cricket Ground!
The remote Kenyan villagers, who have only been involved in cricket over the past five years but have already played at Lords, are appearing for the Primary Club of Australia, a registered charity. Since its inception some 40 years ago the Primary Club has raised $5 million for sporting and recreational facilities for the disabled.
The matches involving the Maasai are the centrepieces of the Club’s annual Marathon Cricket event, which runs over two days and gives 500 everyday Aussies the chance to play on the SCG.
It’ll be a dream come true for these Maasai tribesmen, who will call Australia home on a nine day whirlwind trip. Their busy schedule will commence on Tuesday, 2nd February with a kick around with the Swans at the SCG, followed by a visit to the Opera House and a trip on the Manly ferry. Then later that day it’s back to the SCG for some batting practice in the nets ahead of the big cricket clashes and a “warm up” game against Sydney University that evening.
See details below of their Sydney schedule before they head off to Bowral on the Saturday for a visit to the Bradman Museum and more cricket on Sunday.
For more information visit: www.primaryclub.com
CONTACT: Jim Winchester 0401 890 493 or Geoff Verco 0411 028 468
MAASAI WARRIORS SCHEDULE
Tuesday 2nd February
9:30am: Kick with Swans at SCG/Moore Park
12:00 Opera House visit
13:30 Manly Ferry ride
15:30 SCG practice nets
18:30 Game with Syd Uni CC
Wednesday 3rd February
7:00 : Marathon Cricket Day 1
16:30: NSW Blind XI game
19:20 Maasai Warriors vs Media
19:30 MC Cocktail Party
Thursday 4th February
7:00 Marathon Cricket Day 2
16:00 Maasai Warriors vs RU/RL Legends
17:40 Maasai Warriors vs AFL Swans
19:30 Marathon Cricket Dinner – (tickets available)