Wednesday, November 24, 2010

KFC Cooma 20/20 Cricket "Clash of the Codes"

The Monaro District Cricket Association is proud to announce KFC Cooma as the major sponsor of the inaugural KFC Cooma 20/20 Cricket “Clash of the Codes”. Four teams will compete in three 20/20 Cricket fixtures in Cooma in December and February for the KFC Cooma 20/20 Cricket “Clash of the Codes” title.

Games begin from Friday 3rd December under lights at Rotary Oval Cooma with the first clash of the codes between traditional rivals the Cooma Stallions Rugby League Club and the Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union Club. This fixture is followed two weeks later by the match between the Cooma Cats Australian Football Club and the Cooma Tigers Soccer Club with the final to be decided on the 4th February.

Everyone is invited down to the ground to enjoy the action with Milo In2Cricket activities for 6-12 year olds from 5pm and the main game from 6pm. Check out for more information.

KFC supporting community cricket
Following on from KFC’s support of community cricket last year, KFC has announced it is also giving cricket clubs the chance to win big bucks this season. This year KFC will be challenging clubs from all over Australia to compete for cash mid-innings during the KFC Big Bash at the SCG. To be in with a chance, keen clubs can head to and explain in 25 words or less why their cricket club is the best in Australia.

“KFC has a long-standing relationship with Cricket Australia, and it’s incredibly rewarding to give something back into community clubs”, says KFC’s Paul Meishcke. “This year we are continuing to support elite level cricket through the international and domestic Twenty20 sponsorships, as well as launching the third year of our Community Cricket programme, aimed at supporting and developing the sport of cricket at a grass roots level. Cricket in this country forms the heart of many communities, bringing people together in sport and fun. Community cricket is the breeding ground for the future generations of cricketing excellence and is every bit as important as the club and national level game. KFC is committed to supporting and rewarding fans and players at all levels of cricket.”

Watch out for some uniquely KFC activities through the matches this summer and check out for information of how you can get involved. KFC has been the official restaurant of Australian cricket since 2003 and is has been the proud major sponsor of the Australian international and domestic Twenty20 series since its inception. KFC is pleased to have seen the game grow from its infancy, into the powerhouse it has become today.

For more information please contact:

Stuart Wood – Sports Business Consulting

PH: 02 6452 5392 or MOB: 0422 496 400

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

20/20 Cricket Comes to Cooma

In an exciting development for Cricket in the Monaro region, 20 overs a side cricket or "20/20" as it is more commonly known will come to Cooma for 3 exhibition trial matches this December, January and February.

The format will be simple with each of Cooma's football teams invited to submit a side for an exhibition 20/20 cricket game to be played under lights on  a friday evening at Rotary Oval, Cooma this December. The first game will be between traditional rivals the Cooma Stallions Rugby League Club and the Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union Club on Friday 3rd December. 2 weeks later on Friday the 17th December the Cooma Cats AFL Club will take on the Cooma Tigers Soccer club in what promises to be close affair. The sides will face 20 overs each with no bowler allowed to bowl more than 4 overs. Fielding restrictions will be in place and the game will take place with a white cricket ball. The captains will toss at 6pm with the action starting at 6:15pm. The games will take approximately 3hours so the action will be thick and fast. Full BBQ, canteen and bar facilities will be available and families and friends are invited to come along for a great evenings entertainment.

The winners of the two preliminary rounds will go through to the 20/20 MDCA Shield final to be played on Friday 4th February 2011. If the concept is successful in the 2010/11 season it is proposed to roll it out over the 2011/12 season proper to all MDCA teams. For more information please contact Sports Business Consulting or contact the MDCA President Ben Hearn on 0416258422.