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Sixers to visit regional NSW

02 August 2018

A host of Sydney Sixers stars will visit regional NSW next week as part of the Cricket NSW Country Blitz.

A total of 15 Sixers players visit seven locations next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 6, 7 and 8 August, with school visits a priority.

Cricket NSW General Manager of Community Cricket, Ivan Spyrdz, said that regional and country NSW had always been a vital part of the NSW cricket family.

“The Cricket NSW Country Blitz is an annual event that we all love being part of. Players from the Sixers, Thunder, Blues and Breakers are all involved and it’s a great thrill for us, and for those cricket communities we get to visit," Sprydz said.

“Many of Australia’s finest players are from regional NSW and the Country Blitz is just one way to ensure we keep inspiring the next generation of fine cricketers from the country.

“With much of NSW experiencing drought and hardship, we hope the Country Blitz and the players can provide some joy to those communities by spending time with them, talking and playing cricket.

“The Country Blitz is the first official program of the season for Cricket NSW in what is shaping to be a massive summer of cricket.

“With a brand new Woolworths Cricket Blast program underway, new junior cricket formats implemented across NSW, an extended BBL season and a new broadcast partner, there will be plenty of cricket being played and watched during the summer."

The Sixers players taking part in the Country Blitz and the locations they will visit are as follows:

Central Coast - Steve O'Keefe, Justin Avendano

Lake Macquarie - Daniel Hughes, Lauren Cheatle

Newcastle - Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards

Hunter - Daniel Fallins, Peter Nevill

Northern Inland - Alyssa Healy, Tahlia Wilson

Mid North Coast - Henry Thornton, Lauren Smith

North Coast - Sean Abbott, Mickey Edwards, Carly Leeson