Picturesque Bradman Oval will come alive once again with over 5000 spectators travelling far & wide to enjoy a great day of village green cricket when an Australian Country XI meets the visiting Zimbabwe side for a one-day international match on Friday 19 January 2001.
The Bradman International Challenge, as it is now called, has traditionally drawn teams from England and South Africa with six previous encounters at Bradman Oval against a Bradman XI from 1990 to 1999. To have Zimbabwe play a one-day international on the famous ground is a real achievement for the Bradman Foundation and a chance for spectators to enjoy a game that has become a social highlight on the cricketing calendar.
Zimbabwe showed its strength during the World Cup tournament last year and will put up its best players for the encounter with many up-and-coming stars in the Australian Country XI. The match promises to entertain and delight the crowd as always with teams being announced as we draw nearer to the cricket season.
Play commences at 10.30am and is expected to run until approximately 6.30pm. There will be stalls selling prized match souvenirs, refreshments, sausage sizzles, ice-creams, etc. Bradman Museum is also open for those attending the match at a special reduced fee.
Entry to the match is for ticket holders only – so get in early and you won’t be disappointed when the match is a complete sellout. Tickets are now on sale at Bradman Museum by phoning (02) 4862 1247. Admission costs $25.00 for adults, $15.00 concession and $10.00 for children. Match tickets can also be purchased as a great Christmas gift idea!
It’s not every day an international match comes to Bowral, so why not make a weekend of it and reserve your accommodation for a Southern Highlands escape. Contact the Southern Highlands Accommodation Association on 05 0082 0082 (normal phone charges apply).
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