Queensland Cricket will celebrate one of the biggest seasons the game has seen on Australia shores in style with the inaugural Queensland Summer of Cricket Lunch in October.
Presented by Channel Seven and held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Queensland Summer of Cricket Lunch will feature guest appearances from some of cricket’s current and past greats, while also previewing the upcoming seasons for the Australian Men’s and Women’s Teams, the Brisbane Heat, Queensland Bulls and Queensland Fire.
Featured guest speakers include: Darren Lehmann, Chris Lynn, Beth Mooney, Allan Border, Ian Healy and Carl Rackemann.
All money raised will go to the Queensland Cricket Foundation.
Taking place on Thursday October 17, two days out from the start of the Heat’s Women’s Big Bash League defence, the lunch will feature a panel of the club’s big WBBL and BBL names including Beth Mooney, Chris Lynn and Darren Lehmann.
Fresh from the Australian triumphant Women’s Ashes campaign, Australian Coach Matthew Mott will look back on the series and preview his team’s upcoming summer that will include defending their T20 World Cup title on home soil.
Queensland Bulls captain Usman Khawaja will provide insights into Australia’s World Cup and Ashes campaigns, while also looking at his side’s start to the Marsh One-Day Cup and Sheffield Shield seasons. Queensland Fire and Heat captain Kirby Short will discuss a huge summer of women’s cricket as she seeks to defend the WBBL title with the Heat.
The lunch will mark a 30-year celebration of Allan Border leading Australia to a memorable Ashes triumph in England. Considered outsiders by many leading into the series, Borders’ team returned home with the famous Urn as 4-0 victors after one of the most devastating series wins by an Australian team in Ashes history.
2019 also marks 30-years since Queensland won the 1989 FAI One-Day Cup title with victory over Victoria in the final.
Border will be joined by fellow greats and members of the 1989 Queensland team and Ashes touring party, Ian Healy and Carl Rackemann in regaling tales from the successful campaigns and looking ahead to this summer’s action.
It will also feature a live auction and raffles from QC sponsors and supporters, with all money raised going towards the Queensland Cricket Foundation.
QC Acting Chief Executive Officer Terry Svenson said the Queensland Summer of Cricket Lunch was the perfect way to celebrate a big season ahead.
“2019-20 is shaping up to be one of the biggest summers of cricket we have ever seen in Queensland, and I can’t think of a better way to bring our fans, stakeholders and players together than with a lunch celebrating our great game.
“From the Gabba hosting the first Men’s Test against Pakistan, through to our standalone WBBL and BBL seasons, big campaigns for the Bulls and Fire, and the T20 Women’s World Cup, the summer ahead will be one to remember.
“The lunch is also a great time to hear from our former champions, and I am sure AB, Heals and Mocca will have plenty of stories to tell from their triumphs in 1989.
“Thank you to Channel Seven who have been a great supporter of the event. We look forward to it being one for the ages.”
Queensland Summer of Cricket Lunch, Presented by Channel Seven
Date: Thursday October 17
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Where: Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets: $185 per ticket or purchase a table of 10 and get one ticket free
Ticketing website: https://qldcricket.com.au/qclunch
Guests – Darren Lehmann, Beth Mooney, Chris Lynn, Allan Border, Ian Healy, Carl Rackemann, Kirby Short, Matthew Mott, Usman Khawaja