Swifts-Great Western junior cricketers take to the MCG

HAVING A BLAST: Swifts-Great Western juniors displayed their cricketing abilities in three activities during the lunch break at the MCG last week. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

HAVING A BLAST: Swifts-Great Western juniors displayed their cricketing abilities in three activities during the lunch break at the MCG last week. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

Eight young Swifts-Great Western cricketers were given the chance of a lifetime last week when they took to the middle of the mighty Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday in front of more than 60,000 people. 

The juniors were given the opportunity through the Milo In2Cricket program, where they took to the field at the lunch break on the third day of Australia’s Boxing Day test match against England. 

Swifts-Great Western In2Cricket coordinator Travis Nicholson said the day was a success.

“It was really well run and the kids had a great time,” he said.

“I think it was a little bit daunting for them walking out in front of so many people but the crowd was really supportive which was fantastic.” 

Nicholson said the opportunity will be something the youngsters will remember forever.

“It was an experience of a lifetime and something they will never, ever forget.”

PRICELESS: Swifts-Great Western junior cricketers with Milo In2Cricket coordinator Travis Nicholson in the middle of the MCG at lunch on day three of the Boxing Day test.

PRICELESS: Swifts-Great Western junior cricketers with Milo In2Cricket coordinator Travis Nicholson in the middle of the MCG at lunch on day three of the Boxing Day test.