Players from the Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football CLUB have been selected to put their cricket skills on display for the Bushfire T20 Showdown at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, 2 February.
Tom Jonas (c)
Tom Lynch (c)
Adelaide’s Tom Lynch and Port Adelaide’s Tom Jonas will captain their respective sides, with both leaders determined to secure inaugural T20 Showdown honours.
“We can’t wait to get out there and take on Port in front of a huge crowd at Adelaide Oval,” Lynch said.
“This is an opportunity to raise as much money as possible to help those affected by the bushfires and to say thank you to all the amazing firefighters.”
“We definitely want to win and it is pretty special to get a chance to play cricket on Adelaide Oval, but it’s more about doing our bit for those affected by the bushfires,” Jonas said.
“We are trying to use our position in the community to make a difference and hopefully raise a heap of money.”
With underage state representation and premiership experience on both teams, combined with bragging rights on the line, it’ll be ‘game on’ from the moment the players take to the field.
The remaining players for each team will comprise of four Adelaide Strikers/Redbacks players, one South Australian female cricketer and a CFS volunteer.
Cricketers will be selected by each captain at a player draft which will occur next Wednesday, 29 January at Adelaide Oval.
100% of net proceeds from ticketing, catering, sponsorship and all other donations for this match will go to the state’s bushfire appeal, which will raise vital funds for people directly affected by bushfires in recent months.
All tickets are being sold as general admission tickets and are priced at $20 for adults, $5 for kids and $40 for families. The State Government has also announced that it will be providing free public transport to all those attending the match.
Tickets to the Bushfire T20 Showdown are on sale now through Ticketek.
WHAT: Bushfire T20 Showdown – Special T20 cricket match featuring Adelaide and Port Adelaide football players as well as some of cricket’s biggest names with 100% of net proceeds from the match to be donated to the SA Bushfire Appeal.
WHEN: Sunday, 2 February 2020 at 2:30pm
WHERE: Adelaide Oval
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $5 for kids and $40 for families. Tickets are on sale through Ticketek. Free public transport for ticket holders.
PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB
Tom Jonas (Captain) – Batsman
Kensington junior premiership player.
Travis Boak – Batsman
Grange Dolphins T20 premiership player.
Tom Clurey – Batsman
Vic Country underage & Grange Dolphins T20 premiership player.
Kane Farrell – Bowler
Grange Dolphins T20 premiership player.
Hamish Hartlett – Batsman
Australia & South Australia underage wicketkeeper/batsman.
Todd Marshall – All-rounder
New South Wales underage player.
Connor Rozee – All-rounder
South Australia underage & East Torrens junior premiership player.
Boyd Woodcock – Bowler
South Australia Country underage player.
ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB
Tom Lynch (Captain) – All-rounder
Represented Victoria at junior level as a line and length bowler.
Brad Crouch – Batsman
Runner-up best and fairest as a junior with the Ballarat Cricket Association’s fourth-grade side boasting impressive numbers with both bat and ball.
Matt Crouch – Keeper-batsman
A Grade player for North Ballarat, represented Victoria in the Under 17 National Championships.
Darcy Fogarty – All-rounder
Lucindale junior player.
Paul Seedsman – All-rounder
Smacked a half-century off only 29 balls – including four sixes – in a local Twenty20 competition. Followed it up with the ball, taking 4/18 from four overs and leading his side to a 33-run win.
Rory Sloane – All-rounder
A team leader and enthusiastic fielder for the side.
Brodie Smith – Batsman
Grange C3 player leading his team to victory over Concordia OC with a dashing century.
Taylor Walker – All-rounder
In his five games for Prince Alfred OC, he has taken 12 wickets at an incredible average of 7.5, with best figures of 4/17.
BUSHFIRE T20 SHOWDOWN MEDIA INQUIRIES: Elise Partington – 0417 875 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB MEDIA INQUIRIES: Mark Addinall – 0448 887 278 or email@example.com
PORT ADELAIDE FOOTBALL CLUB MEDIA INQUIRIES: Loukas Founten – 0411 360 406 or firstname.lastname@example.org