Big Bash cricket fans Alex Wiegold and Haylee Kennedy have had to go to the city to see their Sydney Thunder heroes play – but that all changes come December 11.
They will be joining up to 5000 people at Wade Park when the T20 champions tackle the Hong Kong national side in two full-blooded encounters.
The games will start at 12.30pm and 4pm, giving fans all the colour and excitement of eight hours of bash and smash cricket in our own backyard.
Wiegold said he and his sister Haylee had been to one Big Bash League game at ANZ Stadium where the Thunder were beaten by the Stars but said it was great they were coming to Orange.
“It’ll be really good,” the Cavaliers under 16s and second grade bowler said.
Haylee said she didn’t play cricket yet but was looking forward to seeing the Thunder play.
So who’s her favourite player? “I like all of them,” she said.
Tickets go on sale on Monday via Ticketek.
Orange City Council’s Sport and Recreation committee chairman Jason Hamling said family tickets were $33.50 to sit on the hill or $42.50 in the grandstand, adults $15 ($20 in the grandstand), children $3.50 (grandstand $5), concession $10 ($15 grandstand) and kids under five are free.