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The Governor was thrilled to host the Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match and welcome cricket stars Justin Langer, Cameron Green, Kim Hughes and Terry Alderman to Government House.

The ‘Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match’ at Government House

The inaugural ‘Ultimate Backyard Cricket Match’ was a great success with Government House Gardens proving to be the ultimate venue.

Sporting legends, local celebrities and community heroes took to the pitch on the lower lawn in the gardens to help raise some valuable funds for The Pirate Ship Foundation, a local charity working to support research into childhood brain cancer.

The Governor was the ultimate host, handing over the gardens, setting the rules and doing his best as square leg umpire to keep the mischief under control as his Governor’s XI took on the Pirates in a game like no other.

Team line-ups included some legends of the game, amongst them current Australian Coach and former opening batsman Justin Langer, Aussie all-rounder Cameron Green, former greats Kim Hughes, Terry Alderman, John Inverarity, Ken McCaullay, Ric Charlesworth, Zoe Goss and some of the WACA’s rising stars. AFL stars Darren Glass and Matthew Pavlich pitched in along with Channel 9 and 6PR celebrities, Telethon Kids Institute researchers and community heroes.

Crowds packed the hills around the pop-up pitch and enjoyed a day of fun led by MC Tim Gossage, with corporate supporters digging deep to raise money for a great cause.



At the end of the day it was the Pirates who proved victorious with Aussie player Cameron Green teaming up with TV presenter Carmen Braidwood to bring home the bragging rights for the team in green.

Fantastic day had by all and a very worthy cause well supported.

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