Friday, April 27, 2018

Cricket; a sport of all abilities

David Lee November 29, 2017

DECEMBER 6 will see a range of all abilities participants take to the cricket pitch for the third annual Harmony Cup.

The event, which has come about through a partnership between ConnectGV and Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club, provides a way to get more people in the community involved in cricket.

As part of the event, the club has organised an All Abilities Team Raffle where two cricket bats will be up to win.

Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club committee member, Chris Giblin said, “We’ve changed the format this year. Normally we’ve been running it of a night time after the main cricket match during the day, but this year, to coincide with the International Day of People with Disability, we will run it on the Wednesday that will be part of those festivities. This way we hope to get more participants from the different organisations across the region to come and participate on the day.

“We’ve had a lot of support from Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia over the journey so far and they have provided the two cricket bats that we’re raffling off. Those funds raised from the bats will go towards transport and accommodation costs for our team that enters into the Victorian All Abilities Championships in 2018.

“In previous years it has been very successful and everyone who participated have enjoyed themselves and this year we are hoping to get some more people down and giving cricket a go.”

Tickets for the All Abilities Team Raffle are $1 each or three for $2 and can be purchased at the ConnectGV admin office in Bowenhall Street, Shepparton and at the Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club clubrooms at Princess

Park, and will also be sold on the day of the Harmony Cup. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 6 on the northern foreshore of Victoria Park Lake. For further details, visit www.unitedccofshepparton.vic.cricket.com.au or www.connectgv.com.au