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RYOBI Cup series to play at Hurstville Oval

Posted 25 September 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is inviting local residents and the wider Sydney community to cheer on the NSW Blues cricket team as part of the RYOBI Cup series to be held at Hurstville Oval.

Mayor Jacovou said the NSW Blues will take on Western Australia as part of the RYOBI Cup match on Sunday, 13 October 2013.

“I am delighted that Hurstville Oval has been once again selected to host this high profile interstate cricket match which will give cricket enthusiasts a chance to cheer on their teams locally,” he said.

“Fans 18 years and younger will be able to get in for free and watch their favourite players up close.

“Given cricket’s popularity in this region, I’m sure local fans will enjoy the chance to come down to Hurstville Oval to offer their support to the NSW side.

“There will also be great match between Queensland and Tasmania on Tuesday, 15 October 2013.”

Mayor Jacovou said since its official opening in 1911, the Oval has played host to a slew of the country’s best cricketers.

“It was home ground to sporting legend Sir Donald Bradman from 1926 to 1933, as well as renowned fast bowler Arthur Morris, who made his 1930s debut for St George Cricket Club at the age of 14,” he said.

“Other important figures linked to the oval include household name Bill ‘Tiger’ O’Reilly, one of cricket’s greatest ever spin bowlers, and his protégé Ray Lindwall, another master fast bowler.”

Tickets for adults will be $10.00 and are available for purchase at the gate.

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