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Australia Day weekend promises to be a fantastic few days of cricket in Young.
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The weekend will be kicked off on Friday, January 25, with the annual Pink Fundraiser Day and will culminate in the annual Jason Sam’s Memorial Sevens to be held on Saturday and Sunday.

The annual Pink Fundraiser day will kick off at 1pm with a Super 8’s competition for boys and girls aged between seven and 13-years-old.

This will be followed up by a Milo into Cricket clinic for boys and girls aged between four and seven-years-old.

The day will be run by Young Junior Cricket in conjunction with Cricket NSW.

Everyone is welcome to participate and the day is free.

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The day will end with the day/night limited overs game played between the president’s and vice president’s teams.

Last year the teams were a mix of former and current players, this year the game will be limited to former players only.

Many of last year’s players will be playing again but will be joined by some more former stars of the local cricketing scene.

Last year was a very entertaining match and this seasons promises to be just as good.

All proceeds from the night will go towards the McGrath Foundation, which raises much needed funds for research into breast cancer.

On the weekend all attention will turn to the Annual Jason Sam’s Memorial Sevens when many people, cricketers or not, don the pads and turn out in memory of a young man who is gone but never forgotten.

For years now, Gus Smith Oval, Cranfield Oval and Alfred Oval have been awash with cricket lovers sharing a drink, a laugh and playing some cricket in memory of Samsy who loved the game and life in general.

The Saturday will once again see every team playing three or four games in the hope of qualifying for Sunday’s knock-out finals series.

The B Grade Blues have wonthe last two years in succession and will be looking to make it three in a row.

Standing in their way will be many local teams who have been playing for many years including Phat Boys, Seven Greek Gods of Love, FLOB and Country Energy.

President of Young & District Cricket Scott Druett is hoping for a massive turn out of locals and hopefully some out of town teams next year.

It promises to be a fantastic weekend.

The nomination forms for the Jason Sam’s Memorial Sevens can be picked up from the Empire Hotel and must be returned with money ($175) by no later than Friday, January 18, 2013.

This is the only fundraiser for Young & District Cricket and president Druett cannot thank local businesses enough for their wonderful support each year.

“It is wonderful to have the support from local businesses each year,” Mr Druett said.

“This year, in addition to what is raised on the Friday, pink night, Young & District Cricket will be donating 10 per cent of all money raised from the entire weekend to the McGrath Foundation.”

Make sure you keep your Australia Day weekend free and get down and see some fantastic and very entertaining cricket and support a wonderful charity and our local cricket associations.

McGRATH FOUNDATION: Players participating in the McGrath Foundation’s Shield event this year are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of cricket in January, 2013. (sub)

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