For the first time ever, an official rebel Women’s Big Bash League game will be played in regional South Australia.
The landmark game to be held at Nuriootpa’s Centennial Park on November 16, will feature Adelaide Strikers women going head to head with the Melbourne Stars.
The game gets underway from 2 p.m. and entry is free. Gates will open from 10 a.m.
The Striker’s team will feature a host of talent including captain Suzie Bates; experienced UK import, Lauren Winfield and Barossa and Light Cricket Association’s own Darcie Brown, who, at just 16, is the youngest player (male or female) to sign a contract with the Strikers.
Nuriootpa Cricket Club committee member, Brett Lydeamore, who has played a key role in facilitating the hosting of the game, says, “This is a great opportunity to enjoy high calibre cricket, and hosting the game is certainly a feather in the cap for country community cricket.”
There will be plenty of pre-game entertainment from 12.30 p.m.
The Barossa Council Manager, Community Projects, Ms Rebecca Tappert said, “We are really pleased to be part of bringing such a high calibre event to our community and is something we are keen to do more of in the future – it is an excellent opportunity for sports tourism in the region.”