Sir Donald Bradman first visited the SCG to watch a Test as a 12-year old with his father and became inspired to play the game seriously. “I shall never be satisfied,” he told his father, “until I play on this ground”.
Now everybody can live the Don’s dream, while raising money to provide sports facilities for people with disabilities, by getting a team together for Marathon Cricket 2013.
Organised by the Primary Club of Australia, with the passionate support of Trust Chairman Rodney Cavalier and Cricket NSW, the charity event offers every cricket enthusiast the opportunity to play the game they love on the hallowed SCG.
More than 40 teams are expected to compete in the modified Twelve/12 format. Teams are divided into two overall groups, the Twelfth Man’s XI and the President’s XI, for which they accumulate scores while playing games scheduled over two days from 7am to 10pm.
In recent years, the entertainment has been boosted by a feature match. In 2011, the Indigenous NRL All-Stars (pictured} battled Cricket Australia’s under-23 indigenous team for the Jack Marsh Cup. This summer there will be a ‘Battle of the Codes’ with the Legends of Rugby Union led by John Eales taking on Brett Kim morley and his Legends of Rugby League.
Dates for the 2013 event are Thursday 24th and Friday 25th January. For more details visit the Primary Club website: www.primaryclub.com or call (02} 9980 2525 for further details or to enter your team.
Cricketers of all ages (male or female) are welcome, and there are corporate team packages, which include sponsorship opportunities and premium tickets to the ‘Legends of Sport’ Marathon Cricket Dinner in the SCG’s Steve Waugh Room. Priority bookings are given to financial members of the Primary Club ($50 per annum).
During Marathon Cricket 2011 over 2500 photos were taken over the two days. These photos included team photos, individual player photos, action photos that players will want to remember forever, action photos that players will want to instantly forget(!), photos from the Twenty20 match on Thursday evening, photos of the umpires and photos from the days.
These photos are now uploaded … (visit the www.marathoncricket.com website)
The Marathon cricket website has small photos for you to download and send to friends via email.
Larger photos are available for purchase for a nominal amount.
If you have photos of the day and would be willing to donate them to the Primary Club for Sale – please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Official photographer (and Primary Club of Australia committee member).
Indigenous All Stars to take part in cricket clash
Preston Campbell, Wendell Sailor, Jamal Idris, Scott Prince, Nathan Merritt, Jamie Soward, Greg Bird, Ben Barba and Jharal Yow Yeh are among the ‘Learn. Earn. Legend!’ Indigenous All Stars set to tackle cricket’s next generation of Indigenous stars in a landmark charity match at the SCG on Thursday night. …
SBS News video about the Jack Marsh Cup
Cup named after Jack Marsh
History will be created at the SCG tomorrow night, when the first all-Indigenous match at an international cricket ground gets underway, SBS’ Nick Vindin reports.
Read the article at: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1464837/Cup-named-after-Jack-Marsh
Is NRL star Greg Bird our cricket saviour?
GIVE that man a baggy green. Australia’s latest slow bowling hope was uncovered at the SCG last night…Gold Coast NRL star Greg Bird.
Bird wowed the crowd with his bowling skills at a charity Twenty20 match to raise money for children with disabilities.
And see photos from the event at: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/gallery/gallery-e6freye9-1225987466115
The Club has a limited quantity of Marathon Cricket shirts signed by Twelfth Man and Patron, Richie Benaud OBE, during the Marathon Cricket Event at the SCG on 19th January 2010. The shirts are white KoolDri weave shirts with Club logo and Richie’s signature, and come in all sizes. Cost is $50, incl GST. Call Anja on (02) 9980 2525 or email her at email@example.com to place an order.
Sorry, no stock of XL size remains. However we do have all other sizes, XXL, L, M or S.
Photos are now available from The Primary Club of Australia’s Marathon Cricket website http://marathoncricket.wordpress.com or by following the link in the top right hand corner of the page.