Cricketers to raise money for Ponting Foundation

The annual Australia Day Monaro District Cricket Association Super 6's cricket tournament is this weekend and the association is now taking registrations for teams for the competition at Nijong Ovals this Sunday January 27.

The day is a chance cricketers of all ages to come together and battle it out on the cricket pitch to see who will be crowned best six a side team in the region.

With teams coming from throughout the Monaro as well as from the Far South Coast and Canberra this year's tournament will be hotly contested.

With thanks to the Associations sponsors including Kookaburra Cricket there is $1000 in prize money up for grabs and there will be awards for the champion team, runners up as well as player of the tournament, best bowler and best batsmen.

The games will be played in a round robin format and then on a knock out basis. Each team will get a maximum of six overs each to make as many runs as they can, and each player will bowl one over each.

A BBQ and canteen facilities will be available and presentations held after the final at 5pm.

Dust off the cricket bat and ball, and clean up the whites, round up a group of five friends and get ready to show Cooma what your made of.

Team registration costs $150 and includes games, umpires, trophies, and insurance. Registration closes this Friday.

The event is also a Fundraiser for the Ponting Foundations Biggest Game of Cricket with a percentage of entry fees and raffle proceeds going to help Kids with Cancer. www.biggestgameofcricket.com.au

To book a team call Stuart Wood on 0422 496 400 or visit www.monarocricket.blogspot.com

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