SEVEN of Tamworth Public’s successful cricket side had the opportunity of a lifetime last week.
Not only did they get to watch a day of the Third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at the SCG but they got to play on the hallowed turf.
As part of the MILO in2CRICKET initiative they participated in an on-field demonstration during the lunch break on the second day of the Test.
They were joined by about 75 other young cricketers and had a great time, parent Peter Madirazza said.
“They had an absolute ball,” he said.
For many, it was their first time at a Test match.
“It was a great experience,” Madirazza said.
“The day we were there, Sri Lanka was in the field.
“The boys had a lot of fun trying to get signatures off the Sri Lankan team.”
They had some success managing to snag the signature of the 12th man.
They also got to see David Warner blast his way to 85 and Australian captain Michael Clarke notch another half century.
The school was invited to apply to go down after a stellar year.
They are not only the best team in the region but one of the best in the state, making it all the way to the final of the state knockout.
The MILO in2CRICKET program offers children aged 5 to 10 the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and stay fit and healthy.