THE Australian Cricketers' Association Masters Tour will return to the Wimmera for the first time in three and a half years.
Former Australian greats will be among a host of cricket legends to play at Central Park, Stawell as part of the ACA Masters Tour from October 24 to 26.
The players will take on a representative team from the Grampians Cricket Association in an action-packed twenty20 night game on October 25.
While the touring party is yet to be confirmed, regular participating players include former international representatives Terry Alderman, Andy Bichel, Greg Blewett, Matthew Elliott, Brad Hogg, Rodney Hogg, Michael Kasprowicz, Darren Lehmann, Mick Lewis, Jimmy Maher, Greg Matthews and Tom Moody.
Northern Grampians Shire councillor Murray Emerson said the three-day event would also include in2CRICKET coaching clinics for primary school children and a sportsman's function to raise money for Stawell Regional Health.
"This is going to be a fabulous few days for the community of Stawell and the region," he said.
"The entire community has an opportunity to get involved in this great event and we are expecting big crowds."
Cr Emerson said the visit would also raise the profile of grass roots cricket, with a selected junior player set to be presented with a $1000 scholarship.
"Some talented young cricketers will be taking part in the twenty20 match and their performances will be accessed by the ACA Masters' players," he said. "The top performer will receive a scholarship at the conclusion of the match."