21 February 2020

Women's cricket showcase to raise funds for charity

| Cricket ACT
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Ethan Fitzpatrick and Clare Levings

The Lord’s Taverners presented local junior cricketers Ethan Fitzpatrick and Clare Levings with Graham Wilkinson Memorial Junior Taverners Awards in November. Photo: Cricket ACT.

Australia’s elite women cricketers will be taking centre stage at a major charity breakfast in February when Canberra hosts matches as part of the Women’s T20 World Cup.

Lord’s Taverners ACT president Ric Smith said excitement is building for the Women’s T20 World Cup, which runs from 21 February-8 March.

“It promises to be an outstanding festival of cricket,” Mr Smith said.

Manuka Oval will host five matches in the tournament across three days from 26-28 February, including Australia versus Bangladesh on the evening of Thursday, 27 February.

On the morning of the Australian match, the Lord’s Taverners ACT in partnership with Cricket ACT is holding the Women’s Cricket Breakfast at the National Press Club of Australia to recognise the achievements of the Australian team and preview its upcoming matches in the T20 World Cup.

“There will be a number of high-profile speakers at the breakfast, including two Australian players, and funds raised will go towards the work the Lord’s Taverners does supporting local young and disadvantaged cricketers and other athletes, as well as Cricket ACT initiatives across Canberra and surrounding regions,” Mr Smith said.

Confirmed speakers at the charity breakfast are former Australian player and high performance manager of women’s cricket at Cricket Australia Leah Poulton, Australia coach Matthew Mott, and Mel Jones, commentator, former player and Cricket Australia board member.

The Lord’s Taverners ACT have been great supporters of cricket in the region for an extended period, Cricket ACT chief executive officer James Allsopp said.

“With their support, we have seen extraordinary growth in participation and playing opportunities for women and girls in the ACT and greater region,” he said.

“It is fantastic to be partnering with them for the Women’s Cricket Breakfast as we celebrate the achievements of the Australian women’s cricket team and the evolution of women’s sport on the morning of their important T20 World Cup clash against Bangladesh.”

Sales for tickets to the Women’s Cricket Breakfast are closing soon.

You don’t have to be a member of the Lord’s Taverners ACT or Cricket ACT to purchase tickets – all cricket fans are welcome to attend.

For further information, including how to book tickets, visit Cricket ACT’s website.

To book tickets online, go to the Lord’s Taverners ACT website.

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