MARATHON CRICKET, 16/17 FEBRUARY 2017

September 8, 2016 by  

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The dates for our next Marathon Cricket event at the Sydney Cricket Ground have been announced - Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February 2017.  If you are interested in entering a team, either a corporate team or a club or social team, then please call the office on (02) 9980 2525 and request a registration form.  We expect bookings will close my mid-September. Marathon Cricket is one of our major fund-raising events, with 40 teams having a chance to live their dream of playing on the famous arena in a Twelve/12 match ensuring equal opportunity for all players to bat, bowl, keep and field. Corporate packages include sponsorship recognition, game DVD, dinner with the AFL and Rugby Legends following their Twenty/20 "Battle of the Codes" fixture on Thursday evening. We hope to raise over $100k for our disabled sports charities.

Primary Club of Australia May 2016 Newsletter

June 2, 2016 by  

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2016.newsletterThe May 2016 Primary Club of Australia Newsletter has been published.

It's available in a number of formats. Download the smaller 3Mb version here    Alternatively a larger 13 Mb version is available here (13 Mbs - higher quality) We hope you enjoy reading the newsletter.  

Scores and Games on Day One Marathon Cricket 2016 – 3rd Feb

February 3, 2016 by  

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Scores & times: @ end of play day one.

Full results can be seen here: http://www.lastmanstands.com/league-standings-and-results&leagueid=1187&seasonid=76&divisionid=0 Net scores - (Total runs - (Wickets x 4 runs)) 7:00 AM: # 1 ND Grey Gums (6 for 65) v 8:20 AM: St Ives Dads (7 for 50) 7:40 AM # 2 Apaches (7 for 48)  v 9:00 AM Mulgoa (12 for 16) 9:40 AM # 3 Pillar Dads (6 for 77) v 11:00 AM Pillar Mates  (3 for 62) 10:20 AM # 4 LMS Old Arrack  (7 for 97)     v 11:40 AM  LMS Slashes (8 for 92) 12:30 PM # 5 Pfizer (7 for 73) v 2:30 PM Scorchers (6 for 24) 1:10 PM # 6 Fire & Rescue  (6 for 66) v 3:10 PM SES (8 for 27) 1:50 PM # 7 Mundipharma (5 for 28)  v 3:50 PM Bradman Foundation (3 for 102) 4:30 PM # 8 NSW Blind XII  (3 for 68) v 5:10 PM ANZ Bank (9 for 21) 6:00 PM # 9 Last Man Stands Sydney (4 for 135)  v 6:40 PM Last man stands - One Mob (7 for 91) 7:20 PM # 10 PCA Selection ( 6 for 93) v 8:00 PM # 11 Maasai Warriors (7 for 50) 8:40 PM The Richies  (5 for 75)  v 9:20 PM The Other Richies (8 for 32) 10:00 PM Close of Games

Press Release: AFRICAN WARRIORS TO PLAY ICONIC CRICKET MATCHES AT SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

January 15, 2016 by  

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pdflogo     Press Release - Maasai Warriors to play on the 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)

The Maasai Cricket Warriors

January 8, 2016 by  

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The Maasai Cricket Warriors

Maasai Tribesman Play Cricket to Raise Awareness about HIV/AIDS, Rhino & Elephant Conservation (Nanyuki, Kenya).

Imagine a cricketer who is a semi-nomadic cattle herder living amongst the wild animals of Africa. Imagine him who wears layers of beads; who sets fire on the field with his bright red clothes and flying braided hair; he who gives war cries while throwing or hitting a ball is actually a crusader from peace. Imagine him – a Maasai tribesman – playing a T20 match. Unbelievable ? Then you ought to meet the Maasai Cricket Warriors. © The Maasai Cricket Warriors Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region in Kenya have exchanged their spears for cricket bats and they are using cricket as a vehicle to empower youth and to target social problems in order to bring about positive change in their communities. The Maasai Cricket Warriors, who will be fully clad in traditional attire, will be coming to Australia in February 2016 to play against cricket teams across Sydney. The highlight of the trip with be two T20 cricket matches versus teams during Marathon Cricket - an event created by the Primary Club that raises money for sporting and recreational equipment for people with disabilities. These matches will be played on the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground. During previous matches, the Maasai Warriors have given children from local schools in Africa to have the opportunity to watch their first live cricket match while at the same time participating in HIV/AIDS Awareness and Rhino and Elephant Conservation activities. “We are extremely proud to support this initiative,” said Richard Vigne, Ol Pejeta’s CEO. “The Maasai Cricket Warriors are a perfect example of how sports can be a conduit for raising awareness amongst communities, particularly children.” © The Maasai Cricket Warriors In addition to the Maasai Cricket Warriors being avid cricket enthusiasts with abundant talent they are also role models in their communities where they are actively campaigning against retrogressive and harmful cultural practices such as FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and early childhood marriages and fighting for the rights of women in order to eradicate discrimination against women in Maasailand. Through the ethics and principles of cricket the warriors learn to respect one another and to foster peace and unity through the spirit of sportsmanship, while at the same time promoting healthier lifestyles and spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS Awareness amongst youth. © The Maasai Cricket Warriors The Maasai Cricket Warriors are now engaged in the production of a documentary film called”Warriors” which highlights how the team are using cricket and the unity of sport to battle HIV and fight for women’s rights. The ‘Cricket Warriors’ feel education and change is the only way to secure the health of the community, provide equality to their society, and as a result protect their future. But this has been the Maasai way of life since the founder families, and the elders fear changing these traditions will herald the end of the Maasai. The struggle between identity, heritage,and development is something that resonates across the globe – even in the game of cricket itself. The Maasai Cricket Warriors received an invitation to compete in the Last Man Stands World Championships, which took place in London, United Kingdom in August – September 2013. During the event - the players had the opportunity to play at Lords. ————————- Maasai Cricket Warriors is a group of Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region in Kenya who have exchanged their spears for cricket bats and they are using cricket as a vehicle to empower youth and to target social problems in order to bring about positive change in their communities. Their mission is to empower the youth in the Maasai communities of Kenya through cricket development, while enhancing their participation in community development, allowing them to become healthy, productive and well adjusted members of society. Visit Maasai Cricket Warriors  

ABC News – Primary Club & Last Man Stands – Jack Marsh Cup 2014 – Marathon Cricket November 2014

June 8, 2015 by  

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Looking at Marathon Cricket - November 2014 - A really great ABC story about Last Man Stands and Indigenous Cricket.

Come and view some of the 12,000 “MARATHON CRICKET V” Photos

January 1, 2014 by  

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We had a very successful Marathon Cricket event. Of the course of the two days, our two photographers took over 12,000 photos. These photos are now available for viewing via the Marathon Cricket website.  www.marathoncricket.com  We have uploaded smaller versions of the photos to FLICKR. Larger (printable) versions are available for purchase - individually or as a set.

DAY ONE PHOTOS

Game 1 - Darryl’s XII - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640558878995/ Game 1 - Dick’s XII – http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640560984083/ Game 2 - Hornsby DCC - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559312595/ Game 2 – I Zingari CC  - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640561341223/ Game 3 - Bradman Crest – Blue Batting - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640561706073/ Game 3 – Aust Transplant CC - Red Batting - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640561713643/ Game 4 – Pillars Dads vs Mates - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559771185/ Game 5 – Harlequin Bush Band GB Sook’s XII -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640562314374/  Game 6 – Cricketers’ Arms v Bradman Friends - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640900976683/ Game 7 – Last Man Stands A v Last Man Stands B - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640949398695/ Game 8 –  NSW Indigenous – 3.50 pm vs NSW Multicultural 5.10pm - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640998354943/ Game 9 - NSW Blind Cricket 18.00 vs Primary Club - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640995107425/ Game 10 - LMS Sixers (C) – 7.20pm – LMS Thunder (D) – 8.20pm - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559237345/ Game 11 (Day One) - Sydney Scorchers – 8.00pm – vs Sparkle Superstars- http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640559875665/ Note – these pictures were taken by the Sparkle Superstars and are available for download from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tb7c1lc25yht9cr/_h2tJwXkEv

DAY TWO PHOTOS

Game 11: 7.00am and 8.20am – Primary Club A vs Reg Bartley Primary Club A: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640280378923/ Reg Bartley CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640284548125/ Game 12: 7.40 am and 9.00am – Mulgoa CC vs Sydney Uni C&S MULGOA CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640274189626/ SYDNEY UNI: http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640280604525/ Game 13 - McGrath Nicol Mustangs Primary Club B Game 13 – Set One - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640274444903/ Game 13 – Set Two -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640265215626/  Game 14 - Logicalis v Wymap Game 14 – Set One - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640301188255/ Game 14 – Set Two - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640277179446/ Game 15 – Reckitt Benckiser v Linfox - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641099209264/ Game 16 – Cisco Asia v Wicked Dragons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157640380777326/ Game 17 – Mandoe Media vs Parliamentarians - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641146318765/ Game 18 - Cisco v Telstra - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641164126293/ Game 19 – Battle of the Codes - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641408028665/ Game 20 – Apaches CC v Hard Factorians - http://www.flickr.com/photos/91422900@N07/sets/72157641187953295/

Article from the Manly Daily about the Battle of the Codes match

January 28, 2013 by  

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A nice feature about Marathon Cricket in the Sydney Cricket Ground magazine – “Around the grounds”

October 8, 2012 by  

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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).

Photos and DVDs from Marathon Cricket 2011 are now available!!

January 30, 2011 by  

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Hello everyone. 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 web@primaryclub.com regards Benjamin Richards Official photographer (and Primary Club of Australia committee member).

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