Cricket legends play in Prossie
THE Bulls Masters, featuring the likes of Jimmy Maher, Ian Healy, Allan Border, Michael Kasprowicz and Lee Carseldine will take on a Whitsunday Coast All-Stars team in a Twenty20 clash in Proserpine today.
The cricket legends also conducted school clinics in Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine and a free Super Clinic in Proserpine on Friday during a visit supported by the Queensland Government.
There will be free entry to the match at Proserpine Cricket Club, which starts at 2pm, followed by a community Meet and Greet featuring the Bulls Masters at the Reef Gateway Hotel at Airlie Beach from 7.30pm today.
Maher, the Bulls Masters managing director, said the visit to the region was central to the organisation's goal to help regional Queensland.
"So many of us were products of the regional parts of this great state and right now we know parts of Queensland are still recovering from Cyclone Debbie,” Maher said.
"We can't wait to get to Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach to meet the locals. We know the great spirit in these parts of Queensland. Many local businesses still aren't operational and they're rushing to get ready for the summer months.
"Cricket is a great sport for building community spirit and we're looking forward to helping stir some of that spirit in the Whitsunday Coast region.”
Mayor Andrew Willcox is excited to welcome the Bulls Masters to the Whitsunday region.
"There is no doubt our community is still getting back to business as normal after Cyclone Debbie,” he said.
"Events like this Bulls Masters clash give a much-needed boost for our residents and businesses who have endured some tough times recently.
"I'm sure local cricket fans will be treated to some fantastic entertainment.
"This is a free community event so invite all your family and friends and relatives to visit the wonderful Whitsundays, help revive our region and enjoy some great cricket.”