Beach Cricket - Glenelg Beach

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Adelaide Striker Theo Doropoulos was on hand at the Beach Cricket Grand Final at Glenelg beach on Friday 23 December playing the game, signing autographs and giving its participants tips about cricket.

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The South Australian Cricket Association runs its annual Beach Cricket program providing students in school years 6 to 9 to a fun and free school holiday event at Adelaide’s local metropolitan beaches.

The weeklong event saw school students vying for a spot in the Grand Final at Glenelg Beach. The Tournament saw over 150 students participating this year with the year 6/7 tournament being taken out by Sacred Heart Middle School and the year 8/9 competition by Immanuel College.

The school holiday beach cricket program is in its seventh year and Adelaide Striker, Theo Doropoulos was more than happy to participate,

“I’ve grown up playing cricket with mates on the beach, we used to bring down the plastic bats and balls and use a garbage bin as a set of wickets. Summer is about being outdoors, soaking up the sun and having some fun with your mates which is what the Beach cricket program is about,” Theo said.

“Beach cricket is a great program for budding young male and female cricketers to have some fun after school has gone out for the year playing the game that they love in a more relaxed format,” he said.

For more information about Beach Cricket contact Bill Burnett, Beach Cricket Coordinator on (08) 8300 3227.