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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Possibly. February not ideal for me, but would be feasible if others could be roped in. It would be more attractive if some kind of professional sport could be watched before/after the playing of cricket - which makes March/April more attractive as AFL/NRL would have started by then.
    I tend to agree with this, plus getting a ground in February may be problematic with grade cricket still running.

    But personally, any time suits really. Bankstown suits me perfectly, btw. Anything outside of NSW would be problematic for a Uni student with no income.

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    Yeah Monk I think you need to put up a bit of a draft itinerary in place if you are serious about this. Pretty hard to commit to anything even if it was a couple hours away let alone overseas.

    - Definitely include some sort of sports action for the night/next day.
    - Find an available oval
    - work out the format of the matches and how many games (I wouldn't travel far for 1 20 over game for instance).
    - Maybe find a charity to play for?

    Fun idea though.

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    For the tour I was just on, we had the Bankstown Oval and it's 2nd ground (I forget the name) for 2 days and each team played 2 20:20s a day.

    Realistically, you're only going to get 2 teams - Aus and ROTW so maybe schedule 2 ODs over 2 days on a single oval. And if the teams are clearly mis-matched after day 1 then mix things up for the 2nd game to make it more enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    WTF.

    Bankstown Sports is about 1 minute walk from the Railway Station. Bankstown Oval is about 5 minutes.

    Harden up. It's hardly Damascus.

    EDIT: I was originally going to say Beirut but...
    I just don't like that part of Sydney

    I can travel that far though. Although I don't have a car so it'll have to be by public transport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    I just don't like that part of Sydney
    You'll soon forget that if you get to play cricket on the Bankstown Oval. Beautiful.

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    i will have to plan that long overdue holiday to australia and coincide with this game...

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    can bowl alright but pretty rubbish with the bat, would be keen for this.

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    I'd be down to travel to Aus but it my first priority would be an Ashes Test
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    You'll soon forget that if you get to play cricket on the Bankstown Oval. Beautiful.
    Yeah it's a nice ground. Pavilion there is quality. Deck is usually great to bat on too.
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    Leagues Club good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Leagues Club good?
    Do you mean the Canterbury Leagues Club? It's not in Bankstown. Heath and I mentioned Bankstown Sports Club earlier and yeah it's good. it would be good for a group of 25 or so of us for an afternoon drink or to watch sports in the sports bar but nothing special if you wanted a big night or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Yeah Monk I think you need to put up a bit of a draft itinerary in place if you are serious about this. Pretty hard to commit to anything even if it was a couple hours away let alone overseas.

    - Definitely include some sort of sports action for the night/next day.
    - Find an available oval
    - work out the format of the matches and how many games (I wouldn't travel far for 1 20 over game for instance).
    - Maybe find a charity to play for?

    Fun idea though.
    Your thoughts make sense as usual.

    - I couldn't do the early Jan Sydney Ashes test, and I can't find an ODI fixture for that series yet. Perhaps we could make it happen around a state game?

    - As someone else suggested, a 50 over game or two would be ideal.

    - Charity would be good. Does anyone know any former Aust players who might patron it a bit, and maybe have a hit with us?

    It's hard to lock in anything definitive online with so many factors/people potentially involved, but if anyone has a good idea, throw it in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Do you mean the Canterbury Leagues Club? It's not in Bankstown. Heath and I mentioned Bankstown Sports Club earlier and yeah it's good. it would be good for a group of 25 or so of us for an afternoon drink or to watch sports in the sports bar but nothing special if you wanted a big night or anything.
    Meant Bankstown Sports Club. Surprised they call it a Sports Club rather than a Leagues or RSL club.

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    [QUOTE=Monk;3059924Does anyone know any former Aust players who might patron it a bit, and maybe have a hit with us?
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    I'll check my rollodex and see what I can do.

    I reckon early Jan in the new year would suit me best as always take a holiday at that time.

    If it is to be in March or April then would prefer it is over the weekend. So I can fly in on a Friday and leave on a Monday. if peeps want to stay longer to watch an FC game then so be it.

    The air fare will be dead cheap so I don't see this is an issue to cross the ditch.

    I would prefer to only go to a part of Sydney that is safe so I trust Heef is correct.
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    Where do the majority of Australian CW people who might be interested live? Melb? Sydney?

    I'm close to Melb.

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