Ready to play: Joe Di Santo and RSL President Merv Schopp with brothers Regan and Lochlan Gotch who will compete for the Long Tan Perpetual Shield this weekend.
This Sunday will see the Murray Bridge RSL’s Inaugural Annual ANZAC Sport Carnival wrap up with a game of Twenty20 Cricket at the Murray Bridge Show Grounds.
The game will feature players from clubs within the Murray Towns Cricket Assocaition (MTCA)that will be eligible for the Under 14 and Under 16 representative sides for next season.
President of the MTCA Brenton Schultz said playing cricket at this time of year is unusual but it gives them an opportunity to prepare for next season.
“It allows us to scout players for next year’s representative squads.”
The two teams will be namedThe RSL XIandMTCA XIandwillcompetefor the Long Tan Perpetual Shield.
A standout player will also be named Man of the Match and will be awarded the Joseph Santo Medallion,.
Vietnam Veteran and Murray Bridge RSL President Merv Schopp said it is fitting that the MTCA have come on board and supported the ANZAC Carnival.
“The battle that the shield is named after lasted as long as a Twenty20 cricket game does and it took place in an area no bigger than two cricket fields.”
“Cricket has also played a big part in our Military’s history going as far back to the front lines of Gallipoli where itwas used as a tactic,” he said.
Members of the public are encouraged to come along to the game to help support the RSL and at the same time, be treated to some of the region’s best junior cricketers.
The game starts at 9am.
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