20/20 "Clash of the Codes"

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 www.monarocricket.blogspot.com 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 KFC.com.au 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 Kfc.com.au 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

E: stuartATsportsbusinessconsulting.com.au
PH: 02 6452 5392 or MOB: 0422 496 400

KFC Cooma 20/20 "Clash of the Codes" Playing Conditions
  • A new white cricket ball to be used in each innings.
  • Maximum of 4 overs bowled per player.
  • 20 overs to be bowled each side with 10 from one end and then 10 from another end. Alternatively an innings is completed when 10 wickets have fallen.
  • Teams may have a non batting bowler and a non bowling batsman so teams can be up to 12 players
  • Play gets underway at 6:15pm with 75 mins allocated for each innings. Penalty of 6 runs per minute over is applied to the bowling team where slow over rate is the cause of delay.
  • Players to wear normal Code playing uniform except where white is predominant colour.
  • Fielding restriction applies for first 6 overs with no more than 2 players allowe outside 30 yard circle. After which a maximum of 5 players are allowed outside the circle.
  • No more than 5 fielders on the leg side at any time.
  • Any No Balls from stepping over the popping crease will result in a Free Hit Ball instead of a 1 run penalty where the Batsman cannot be given out except run out, hitting the ball twice, handled ball or obstruction.
  • In the case of a tie a Super over will be bowled with each team facing 6 balls from a single nominated bowler with a maximum of 3 batsman or 2 dismissals.
  • Man of the match to be decided by an umpire and 2 comentators.
  • Strictly no alcohol on the playing surface.

Australia Day 6 a side

Stay tuned for more details about this years Australia Day 6 a side cricket competition. A fun day is had by all with teams competing in a round robin competition for the ultimate prize 6 a side champions. Wednesday 26th January 2011 Nijong Ovals, Cooma.