THE epic clash between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder is one not to be missed, but there is one way of making watching the match and taking it to the next level, by heading down and joining the hundreds expected at Victoria Park Lake this Monday, to watch the Big Bash on the big screen.
The northern foreshore of Victoria Park Lake will come alive with activities from 6:30pm, before the big screening of the Big Bash at 7:30pm.
Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club President, Tony Giblin said, “This event has been 12 months in the making and is the brain child of my son, Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club Committee Member and Player, Christopher.
“Cricket Victoria and Greater Shepparton City Council (GSCC) were both keen to jump on board.
“Just one of the exciting elements to the evening will be having some of the Melbourne Renegades players at the event, of course they won’t be the ones playing on the big screen. We will also have Cricket Victoria representatives and Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club will be supplying volunteer staff as well as T20 Blast cricket games and skills and drills for kids.
“Originally, it was all about helping to promote junior cricket but it has evolved to be something far greater.”
GSCC Healthy Communities Officer, Carmen Nicholson said, “This is not just about creating a family friendly environment where everyone can come down and enjoy themselves, it’s also about helping to get people out and active, run around and enjoy cricket activities and to encourage people to get involved in cricket.”
Cricket Victoria Development Officer and Melbourne Renegades All Abilities Assistant Coach, Alana Baldi said, “The game will be fantastic. Former local resident, Aiden Blizzard will be playing for Sydney Thunder, so I imagine there will be quite a lot of support on a local level for him.
“The Melbourne Renegades are always happy to get out in country areas. All Shepparton cricket clubs are zoned and aligned with Melbourne Renegades.
“We encourage everyone from any age, race and gender to come down and get involved in cricket.”
Cricket Shepparton President, David D’Elia said, “The Shepparton Youth Club United Cricket Club have taken this all on really well and it is great to see them taking a proactive step to promoting cricket.”