Junior Blasters (5 – 7 year olds) and Master Blasters (7 – 10 year olds), representing a total of 14 junior cricket associations and clubs will feature during the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience, which provides junior cricketers with the opportunity to participate in cricket-related activities on the same turf as their cricketing heroes.

In addition to the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience, Queanbeyan Junior Cricket Club have also been selected to be the flagbearers throughout the Test Match and will be holding the Australian and England flags.

Chairperson of the Junior Cricket Council Narelle Smith said, “It’s a top priority for the Council to connect the wider ACT community through cricket and the Woolworths Lunch Break Experience does just that. Bringing together our local clubs and clubs in regional New South Wales to collectively create memories that will last a lifetime.

“We’ve seen excellent growth in our Woolworths Cricket Blast and junior cricket programs locally which shows there is a huge amount of love for the sport in the Territory. For these kids, the opportunity to play cricket on the same turf as the best in the world, is only going to further their passion for cricket and that’s what it’s all about for us.”

Day One – Thursday, January 27

Ginninderra Cricket Club

Gundaroo Goats Cricket Club

St Patricks Cricket Club (Albury-Wodonga)

Weston Creek Cricket Club (ACT)

Day Two – Friday, January 28

Condobolin Cricket Club

Lake Illawarra Cricket Club

Northern Districts Cricket Club (Illawarra)

Wests Illawarra Cricket Club

Wollongong District Cricket Club

Day Three – Saturday, January 29

Canowindra Cricket Club

Cowra Cricket Club

Grenfell Cricket Club

Western Districts Cricket Club (ACT)

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Woolworths Cricket Blast is the perfect induction to cricket for 5 to 10-year-olds. It’s a weekly 60-to-90-minute session designed to be fun, fast and active where children learn new skills, make new friends, play modified games and get their own Blasters pack!

Registrations are now open for 4-week programs during Term One at Woolworths Cricket Blast centres across NSW and the ACT. To find your local cricket club or Blast centre and register, go to playcricket.com.au.