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Cricket kids to have blast on and off the field

18 November 2019

Dozens of local schools are set to go head to head on and off the cricket field this week, with the Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup finals taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday before the high flying Sydney Sixers WBBL team take on the Hobart Hurricanes at North Sydney Oval on Wednesday night.

The Sydney North School Cup for the winning girl’s and boy’s primary school teams, as well as the girl’s Sydney Metro secondary school competition, will be presented on the ground during the innings break at the Sixers match.

All the schools have been encouraged to attend the Sixers game, with the school that gets the most people along set to win a Sydney Sixers player visit and clinic with Community Cricket staff for their school.

Tickets to the game are free for kids when purchased with a $10 adult ticket.

Almost 4000 girls and boys have played in the School Cup in the Sydney North area this year, with many hoping to grow up and emulate the careers of their favourite WBBL and BBL players.

Sixers captain Ellyse Perry grew up on the North Shore and said the competition was a wonderful way to encourage kids to show pride in representing their school and follow the Sixers at the same time.

“I grew up playing cricket in this area and while I used to love watching my heroes play there were not the opportunities that are available to kids these days,” Perry said.

“The Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup is an awesome initiative from our Community Cricket team and it’d be great if all of the kids that play in it back up and come and support us on Wednesday.

“I hope the School Cup and our game against the Hurricanes help raise cricket awareness within the school community and offer a cricketing opportunity to schools to build a cricketing culture.

“We love the opportunity to engage and inspire the next generation and hopefully we can do that this week.”

The Sydney Sixers clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at North Sydney Oval starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday November 20.

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