Adelaide and Port Adelaide are set to come together for a special T20 cricket match to raise funds for the SA Bushfire Appeal.
The match will be held on Sunday, February 2 at 2:30pm (AEST) at Adelaide Oval and will include players from the Crows and Power as well the SANFL and South Australian Cricket Association (SACA).
Adelaide’s Rory Sloane and Taylor Walker and Port Adelaide’s Tom Jonas and Travis Boak have been confirmed starters for the match.
Crows CEO Andrew Fagan said it was a great opportunity to help contribute to the bushfire relief.
“The bushfires have been devastating for families across South Australia, and we are thinking of those on Kangaroo Island right now who continue to battle blazes which threaten their homes and livelihoods,” Fagan told the club website.
“We hope this event can provide an opportunity for footy and cricket fans to come together as a show of support for those affected as well as raise much-needed funds to support the recovery efforts.
“It will also provide an opportunity to recognise the CFS and other emergency service personnel who have sacrificed so much and battled bravely to protect people, property, livestock and wildlife over such a prolonged period of time”.
Power chief executive Keith Thomas was proud that the clubs could unite for a great cause.
“It’s with a heavy heart we’re in this position,” Thomas said.
“Our goal is to raise as much money as we possibly can for those people affected and to let them know we’re with them.”
Jonas talked up the form of several of his teammates on the cricket pitch.
“(Vice-captain) Hamish Hartlett rates himself, he reckons he used to keep in front of (Australian one-day international wicketkeeper) Alex Carey in juniors,” Jonas said.
“Boaky’s handy, so is Ryan Burton and we’ve got a couple of coaches that have played a bit of state juniors.”
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, January 14 at 9.00am (AEST) via Ticketek.