Naracoorte cricketers hit out at Adelaide Oval

A group of Naracoorte cricketers took strike at Adelaide Oval during the opening day of the Ashes Test match between Australia and England on Saturday.

The youngsters from the Naracoorte MILO cricket centre showcased their skills in front of a bumper crowd. Will Thring was also lucky enough to be interviewed on the big screen by Cricket Australia’s on-screen host James Sherry.

Cricket Australia’s national field manager Ritchie Hinton said it was a “once in a lifetime opportunity” for the 650 MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20 Blast children involved to have a hit on Adelaide Oval.

“They not only step out onto the hallowed turf and in front of a packed house, but they also take part in a series of activities and small-sided games which allow them to act out their dreams of being the next Steve Smith or Ellyse Perry,” he said.

“Will showed great energy and he really enjoyed his time out on the oval. He was a real camera magnet, and a natural media performer – watch out Mark Nicholas!”