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Cricket's best to play at Bankstown

Cricket's best to play at Bankstown There’s nothing that screams summer more than watching Aussie cricket, especially when some of cricket’s best will be playing at Bankstown Memorial Oval. No  

​There’s nothing that screams summer more than watching Aussie cricket, especially when some of cricket’s best will be playing at Bankstown Memorial Oval.

The Women’s Big Bash League will bowl you over when the Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars go head-to-head on Sunday 6 January from 2pm.

Sydney Thunder sensation, Lisa Griffith, joined the U13 and U15 girls training session at Bankstown Memorial Oval last month to train with the City’s up and coming cricketers.

"I think it’s really important that we bring cricket matches, at a professional level, to areas that might not have already had that," Griffith said about playing in Bankstown.

"It also gives us the chance to highlight some of the fantastic grounds around Sydney and showcase how accessible they are.

"I’m just stoked I get to play some Big Bash this season, especially in Bankstown because I’ve played here before and the ground is immaculate. The wickets are always great and there’s an awesome grandstand for people to watch."

Mayor Asfour said the cricket match would be one to remember.

"One of the greatest traditions for our Country is coming together to watch the cricket over summer," Mayor Asfour said.

"Now we have the chance to see some of the world’s best female cricketers not on TV but up close and personal in a live match right here in Canterbury-Bankstown."

Mayor Asfour said the long-standing rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne would be played out right in front of our eyes.

"It will undoubtedly be one of the best matched of the Women’s Big Bash League season."

The Sydney Thunder team won’t be the first superstars to grace Bankstown Memorial Oval, with a number of cricket legends playing on the pitch.

"We’ve regularly witnessed the heroics of national stars like Steve Smith, Steve and Mark Waugh, Len Pascoe, Josh Hazelwood, and Mitchell Starc, play here," Mayor Khal Asfour said.

"We’ve even had former Australian Cricket captain, Michael Clarke, go as far to say our Oval is the best suburban cricket pitch in the world.

"I’m chuffed that, because of the calibre of the oval we have here in Canterbury-Bankstown, we’re able to attract these types of athletes."

To get your tickets for the Women’s Big Bash League, go to the T​icketek website​.

 7/05/2019 4:59 PM