Charity cricket event is business
CHARITY begins at Boyne Oval tomorrow, with a Twenty20 bash to determine bragging rights between Gladstone's industrial heavyweights.
Ability with both bat and ball will be the deciding factor in who reigns supreme in the 2010 Industries of Gladstone Twenty20 cricket day.
The Boyne Tannum Cricket Club will host the event with employees from BSL, Cement Australia, Orica, Rio Tinto Yarwun, Gladstone Port Corporation and defending champion QAL representing their companies in the annual competition.
Event organiser Nev Judd says all teams are starting to get serious about the event with some of them even attending cricket training in preparation.
The day will start with Orica playing the boys from Port at 8am, followed by Cement Australia up against neighbouring Rio Tinto Yarwun.
The late game will see BSL trying to knock over the 2009 champion QAL team in what's sure to be a great game.
The day is one for the entire family, with support from Rio Tinto, free children's entertainment with a jumping castle and face-painting at the venue.
The McGrath Foundation is a charity benefactor and last year, with donations raised from each site plus a portion of money from each Bash for Cash sign, $2500 was handed over.
“This is great on a lot of levels, as companies get behind the day to support their employees, a great charity gets some well-needed funds and even some players filter through to the local GCI competition.” Judd said.