Cricket le­gends to take on lo­cal team

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE groundskeep­ers of the Port Dou­glas cricket pitch could be for­given for sweat­ing on the state of the ground less than three months ahead of the big­gest game ever to be played on the oval.

Aussie cricket le­gends Al­lan Bor­der, Matt Hay­den and Ian Healy will take to the field along­side for­mer Queens­land cap­tain Jimmy Ma­her and rugby league/union colos­sus Wen­dell Sailor on May 21.

They will face off in a 20/20 match against a Far North Queens­land rep­re­sen­ta­tive team dur­ing Car­ni­vale, and will also host a char­ity golf day at the Sea Tem­ple course and a Sports­man’s din­ner.

Pro­ceeds will be do­nated to Ron­ald McDon­ald House and cy­clone-af­fected cricket teams across the far north.

“It’s great to come back the Far North with the Queens­land Rail Bulls Mas­ters,” said team cap­tain Jimmy Ma­her.

“It’s a team chock-full of su­per­stars.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to play­ing a 20/20 game in Port Dou­glas, but we’re also keen to carry out a cricket clinic at the school in Moss­man.”

Mr Ma­her, who grew up in Cairns, said he would be tak­ing part in his first ever Car­ni­vale.

“I’ve never been be­fore, I don’t know how I’ve man­aged to miss it all these years, but I hear it’s a whole lot of fun,” he said.

The Bulls Mas­ters team will also fea­ture Michael Kasprow­icz, Greg Ritchie, Lee Carsel­dine, Chris Simp­son, Martin Kent and Joe Dawes.

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