Over 400 Woolworths Cricket Blast participants from all corners of New South Wales will follow in the footsteps of their cricketing heroes when they step out onto the hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) during the Fourth Vodafone Ashes Test Match.

Junior Blasters (5 – 7 year olds) and Master Blasters (7 – 10 year olds), representing a total of 28 junior cricket associations and clubs will feature during the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience, which provides junior cricketers with the opportunity to participate in cricket-related activities at one of the world’s most famous grounds, in front of thousands of fans during an Ashes Test Match.

In addition to the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience, West Ryde Rovers Cricket Club and Marrickville Cricket Club have also been selected to participate in the official Anthem Ceremony.

Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said the impact of the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience on those who get the opportunity to participate can’t be underestimated.

“There are many amazing things about attending a Test Match at the Sydney Cricket Ground but to witness the pure joy on the faces of the children who feature in the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience is something which always resonates with me.

“At Cricket NSW we strive to inspire people of all ages and abilities to play and love cricket through engaging programs such as the highly popular Woolworths Cricket Blast, and thanks to both Cricket Australia and Woolworths, we are able to make some dreams come true through this unique experience.

“The NSW Cricket Pathway has a very proud and successful tradition of producing cricketers for Australian men’s and women’s national teams, and here’s hoping many of the junior cricketers we see during this Ashes Test Match at the SCG are walking out to the middle wearing a Baggy Blue or Baggy Green in the future.”

Woolworths Lunch Break Experience – List of Clubs by Date
Day One – Wednesday, January 5
Auburn District Cricket Club
Bomaderry Cricket Club
Concord Briars Cricket Club
Kincumber-Avoca Cricket Club
Peninsula Cricket Club
Preston Hornets Cricket Club
Sydney Coastal Junior Cricket Club

Day Two – Thursday, January 6
East Albury Cricket Club
Mt Colah Cricket Club
Merewether District Cricket Club
Narromine District Junior Cricket Association
Orange CYMS Cricket Club
West Illawarra Cricket Club
Western Suburbs Cricket Club (Maitland)

Day Three – Friday, January 7
Bankstown District Cricket Association
Baulkham Hills Cricket Club
Charlestown Junior Cricket Club
Dubbo District Junior Cricket Association
North Sydney Junior District Cricket Club
Singleton Junior Cricket Association
St George District Cricket Association

Day Four – Saturday, January 8
Gymea Bay Cricket Club
Harris Park Cricket Club
Ingleburn RSL Cricket Club
Jordan Springs Cricket Club
Rooty Hill RSL Cricket Club
Terrigal Matcham Cricket Club
Valentine Ebeena Cricket Club

These clubs were invited by Cricket NSW to participate as reward for their hard work in delivering outstanding Woolworths Cricket Blast programs during what has been a challenging 12 months for community sport. 

Woolworths Cricket Blast is the perfect induction to cricket for 5 to 10-year-olds. It’s a weekly 60-to-90-minute session designed to be fun, fast and active where children learn new skills, make new friends, play modified games and get their own Blasters Pack!

Registrations are now open for 4-week programs during Term One at Woolworths Cricket Blast centres across New South Wales. To find your local cricket club or Blast Centre, and to register, head to playcricket.com.au.