The Cricket Match We Had To Have
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 BOXING DAY CUP WINNERS:
The Rockatoos 5/155 d The Eagle Blues 10/108
View the full scorecard here
The Boxing Day Cup isn't just any ordinary game of cricket.
It's the revered match-up between two of Adelaide's most respected communities; Musicians and Hospitality workers. The Rockatoos and The Eagle Blues.
Both work ungodly hours for very little money, and they do it all for our entertainment.
The Boxing Day Cup pits the two of them against each other in a 20/20 cricket match that is, essentially, for our entertainment too. The only thing different is that we’ll have a champion to praise once it’s all over.
Held at Narnunnga / Railways Oval, on the Western Outskirts of the Adelaide CBD, the 2016 cup is aiming to raise both subscribers and much needed funds for Australia's first community radio broadcaster, Radio Adelaide.
This year the station became independent, and now, more than ever, it needs the support of a community it has supported for over forty years. Show your support by subscribing today. Live match commentary will be broadcast around the ground and on Radio Adelaide.
The Rockatoos are some of the State's most talented musicians. They've spent decades tuning their guitars and mastering their vocals, and in many ways it's this intricate detail that is applied holistically to their skills as enthusiastic cricketers.
From right arm leg spinners to left-hand reverse sweeps, this
team always put up a good fight and it's no surprise they were
the 2014 champions.
The Eagle Blues are the reigning champions and have a history with more flavour than New Zealand Hops. In the early years of the Cup this team were resigned to scraping the bottom of the keg, sifting through the dregs of players that had partied too hard on Christmas Day. That was until inspirational captain Andy Nowell pulled them into line and lead them to an impressive victory in 2015.
Organisation for the 2016 event is underway, so if you're interested in getting involved or would like to help out; let us know!