North Sydney Oval is set to turn pink on day three of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Test next month in support of the McGrath Foundation.
One of the most-loved aspects of the New Year’s Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the day-three fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation will be celebrated during Australia’s day-night Test against England during the multi-format Ashes.
Fans are encouraged to come dressed in their best pink supporter gear for ‘Pink Stumps Day’ on November 11, while the Australian and English players will be presented with baggy pink caps before play.
Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy said she was looking forward to the occasion.
“It’s going to be really special celebrating Pink Day on day three of our test match,” Healy told cricket.com.au.
“It’s something we haven’t had chance to celebrate before.
“I head to the SCG Test most years myself and it’s a fantastic day to be a part of, so for us to be a part of that and raise some much-needed funds, I think that will make it even more special for us.”
McGrath Foundation pink bandanas will be available for a gold coin donation throughout the historic four-day Test, while for every ticket sold across all four days of the historic day-night Test, $2 will be donated to the McGrath Foundation.
Tickets for the Test cost $10 for adults, $5 for concession while children are free.
The McGrath Foundation, the brainchild of former Test player Glenn McGrath and his late wife Jane, was founded to raise money to fund breast care nurses after Jane was diagnosed with cancer in the early 2000s.
Cricket Australia’s official partnership with the McGrath Foundation began in 2009 with the now synonymous Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Tickets to the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes matches in Coffs Harbour, Sydney and Canberra are still available for just $10 for adults and $5 for concessions*, while kids can get in for free^.
Each match of the series will also support a nominated charity or the local cricket community, with two dollars from each adult and concession ticket being donated. Details on how to buy tickets are available at www.cricket.com.au/tickets.
Register your own Pink Stumps Day at your club or in your community before 30 October 2017 for your chance to win the ultimate 'Women's Ashes' experience.
*At match price. $2.95 per transaction ticket agency fee applies to purchases elsewhere.
^ Kids 15 years and under at date of match. Kids will still need a valid match ticket. Book free kids’ tickets with yours.
Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes
First ODI Allan Border Field, October 22
Brisbane Charity Partner: Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust
Second ODI Coffs International Stadium, October 26
Third ODI Coffs International Stadium, October 29
Day-Night Test North Sydney Oval, November 9-12
First T20 North Sydney Oval, November 17
North Sydney Charity Partner: McGrath Foundation
Second T20 Manuka Oval, November 19
Third T20 Manuka Oval, November 21
Canberra Charity Partner: Lord's Taverners ACT