Charity Big Bash captains Sam Harris (2AY), Kane Arendarcikas (Insight Clinic), Trent Ball (Tradelink) and Matt Armstrong (Linde Forklifts) are gearing up for the Twenty20 competition. Picture: DAVID THORPETWO causes close to the Border sporting community’s heart will benefit from Cricket Albury- Wodonga’s revamped Charity Big Bash.
The Twenty20 tournament, in its third year, kicks off on November 14.
Money raised during this summer’s tournament will go to the new Albury-Wodonga Reg-ional Cancer Centre in memory of former CAW star Braedon Hensel, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year, and the James McQuillan Future Fund for the injured Albury footballer.
Tradelink Hurricanes are back to defend their title, with inaugural winner Insight Clinic Privates also returning.
But two new teams are out to mark their mark, with the 2AY Aces and Linde Forklift Reds joining the competition.
CAW star and Hurricanes captain Trent Ball expected things to go up another gear this year.
“They are obviously high profile causes, which will hopefully mean even more people get involved,” he said.
“It keeps getting bigger each year.
“First and foremost, it’s for two good causes, which is the main thing.
“But it also gets people who don’t normally come to the cricket involved, which can only be a good thing. It’s pretty exciting.”
The annual player auction will be held at the Commercial Club on Nov-ember 1, with the competition’s naming rights also to be drawn.
Games will be at Lavington Oval on November 14, November 27, December 5 and January 9.
The previous two Charity Big Bash seasons raised more than $70,000 for local charities.
While he’s yet to pick his team, Ball was bullish about Tradelink’s chances of going back-to-back.
“We’ll win it again, don’t worry about that,” he said.
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