Eight junior Swifts-Great Western cricketers will get to live out their dreams and take to the hallowed turf of the Melbourne Cricket Ground next week.
As part of the Milo cricket program, the youngsters will get a chance to play on the ground during the lunch break of the third day in Australia’s Boxing Day Ashes test match against England.
The coordinators will run them through a series of drills and games similar to those they do every week except there will be a few more people watching. When the teams return to the ground after lunch the juniors will form a guard of honour for their heroes.
Swifts-Great Western secretary Marc Brilliant said it will be a moment “they will never forget”. “Not many clubs around the state get a chance like this, especially not in an Ashes test so it will be great for the kids that are going,” he said.
“We have about 40 kids in our Milo cricket program so it is a bit disappointing we can only send a few.”
Horsham Saints juniors will feature at lunch on day two of the match.
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