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Cricket World Cup winners coming to Hurstville Oval
World Cup winners, the English Womenandrsquo;s Cricket Team, will be coming to Hurstville in late October 2017 to train at Hurstville Oval ahead of their Australian Tour. Recently defeating India at the 2017 ICC Womenandrsquo;s World Cup, the English Womenandrsquo;s Team are now scheduled to take on Australiaandrsquo;s Womenandrsquo;s Team in an Ashes Test, a series of T20 and one-day matches. Ahead of their games with the Australian side, the English team will be training and using Councilandrsquo;s first class facilities at Hurstville Oval. Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said Council is delighted Hurstville Oval will, once again, host an international cricket team. andldquo;Two years ago during the 2015 ICC World Cup, Council hosted the Scottish Cricket Team, which used the ground for training,andrdquo; he said. andldquo;The Womenandrsquo;s West Indies Cricket Team has also used the grounds for training and matches,andrdquo; he added. Mr Rayner said Hurstville Oval is consistently rated one of the best ground in Sydney and is regularly sought after by teams for matches and training. andldquo;Australian Cricket Coach Darren Lehman regularly asks Council to use the ground for Australian sessions,andrdquo; he said. andldquo;We are always happy to host teams and we are pleased to now have the World Cup-winning Womenandrsquo;s English Cricket Team use the ground.andrdquo; President of the St George District Cricket Club, Kevin Greene, said the Club has called Hurstville Oval home for over 100 years and is happy to see the ground used by world-class teams. andldquo;Councilandrsquo;s Head Curator of Hurstville Oval, Adam Lewis, along with his small team, always presents wickets of a first-class standard,andrdquo; Mr Greene said. andldquo;It is wonderful that another international team has chosen to come to Hurstville and use the wickets and the ground. The Oval is certainly keeping our community on the world stage,andrdquo; he added.For more information, please contact Council on 9330 6400 or visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.