Pink Stumps Day 2013 An Introduction to festivities.
The Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club,
Due to scheduling conflicts with the local
an entity set up to lobby the local
Camden District Cricket Association while
governing body of cricket the Camden
many clubs across Australia will be
District Cricket Association for affiliation in
hosting their event on Saturday 23rd
their new 2013/2014 Cricket Season, are
February 2013 the Rosemeadow Reapers
one of just one-thousand clubs across the
Cricket Club have been forced to hold our
nation to have registered to take part in
event on the following day to ensure that
the 2013 Pink Stumps Day promotion.
all participants are able to take part in our
An initiative established by the McGrath
Pink Stumps Day.
Foundation in order to assist in fundraising
The Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club
so as an organization they are able to
Pink Stumps Day will instead take place
provide more nurses specifically trained in
on Sunday 24th February 2013 and be
Breast Cancer and how to deal with
staged, thanks to the support of the local
patients who are or have been suffering
Campbelltown City Council, at the
from the illness.
Rosemeadow Sports Complex off Dickens
Since the Pink Stumps Day initiative has
been launched almost three years ago
The event is not just about cricket and has
now cricket clubs around the country have
been designed to be a Community Fun
raised over $1Million for the McGrath
Day which will also see a Sausage Sizzle,
Foundation with the annual amount of
Show bags, cakes and slices, a fully
funds raised growing with each year that
operational canteen and a raffle with a
large number of prizes taking place on the
The Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club elected immediately upon reviewing the criteria to host a Pink Stumps Day event to register our fledging club to help raise funds for this important cause.
day to ensure that everyone who comes down to support the event has plenty of ways they can contribute, even if they are not the biggest cricket fan.
Pink Stumps Day 2013 Game Day The Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club
out donation to the McGrath Foundation
Pink Stumps Day program will see two
and the Pink Stumps Day appeal.
exciting games of Twenty20 Cricket â€“ with a twist â€“ being played.
All matches on the day will be played under International Twenty20 Cricket rules
As a club we have sent out invitations to
using Pink Cricket Stumps and Pink
all playing clubs across the Camden
Cricket Balls to assist in everyone getting
District Cricket Association to turn out on
into the spirit of the event.
Sunday 24th February 2013 to help support the Pink Stumps Day initiative.
There is however one change to the International Twenty20 Cricket rules that
Considering that the Rosemeadow
the day will be observing and the rule
Reapers Cricket Club do not have
change was taken from a cricket game
affiliation with the Camden District Cricket
invented by former New Zealand captain
Association and therefore currently do not
Martin Crowe called Cricket Max.
have a team a selection of players have been contacted in relation to playing as part of the Rosemeadow Reapers Invitational XI.
Cricket Max was a weird version of Twenty20 Cricket which saw too many rule changes, however in the spirit of the day and the charitable nature one rule that
In addition to the Rosemeadow Reapers
we have adopted for the day is the MAX
Invitational XI a further three clubs
covering each end of the Camden District Cricket Associations boundaries have been invited to take part in festivities on the day.
The MAX ZONE is a section of the field behind the bowler, which off course will be painted Pink on the day, in which any runs hit in that region is doubled i.e.: an on
To assist in the fundraising efforts clubs
drive into the section where one run is
have been asked that instead of just
scored is recorded as two runs. If a
coming and having a game of cricket that
boundary is hit instead of receiving four
they pay a small registration fee
runs the batsmen will receive eight and
($120AUD) to secure their spot for the
clearing the boundary in the section is
day, this registration will be used as a flat
worth twelve runs.
There will be just two games played on the
The Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club
day, a slight change from the earlier
will continue to work hand-in-hand with the
proposed three matches including a final,
clubs that participate, and those who
this is to assist in on-time running and to
come to support, over the year following
ensure that it doesnâ€™t turn into a long day
the event to see how as the local
cricketing community we are able to
Therefore each team when taking part in their one scheduled match for the 2013 Pink Stumps Day will be playing for a
improve the event and help it get established as an annual event on the cricketing calendar for the region.
trophy to help commemorate their
While the Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket
participation in the day.
Club are the team who has registered to
While as it stands each club already receives a Certificate of Appreciation for taking part in our inaugural event this
run the event the McGrath Foundation are well aware that it is an event staged on behalf of many teams.
offers a chance to win some sort of trophy
Matches on the day will begin at 9:30am
that they are able to hold bragging rights
while the second match will commence
to for the next twelve months where they
following a half an hour break from the
will hopefully return to defend their trophy.
completion of the opening match.
The objective of the matches on Pink
Players, teams, officials and spectators
Stumps Day is for everyone to have a
understand that images will be taken on
good time, playing within the spirit and
the day and could be used for publicity
laws of the game of cricket, while also
purposes by the McGrath Foundation
remembering that they are playing for a
and/or the Camden District Cricket
It is encouraged that every club attempts to seek their own sponsorship for the event to help raise further funds with some ideas for the sponsorship being a certain donation for every run, four or six hit by the particular club.
Pink Stumps Day 2013 Off the Field Action While on the field action will be seeing two
The local schools who are behind our
Twenty20 Max Cricket Matches being
push to become affiliated with the Camden
played it is off the field that we are hoping
District Cricket Association will provide art-
the community, friends and families of the
work designed by some of their students
players and general supporters will be
which will be available to buy on the day.
helping us reach our target of $1500 for the McGrath Foundation.
However our biggest draw card has been brought about thanks to the generosity of
Away from the on-field action the
local and not so local businesses who
Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club have
have provided various prizes for us to give
organized a Community Sausage Sizzle in
away as part of our Mega Raffle.
which it is just a gold coin donation to grab yourself a Sausage Sandwich.
Raffle tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5 and there are a large number of prizes to
Through the kind generosity of local
be given away from DVDâ€™s to Movie
Rosemeadow businesses we have a fully
Vouchers, Hair Dressing Gift Vouchers to
stocked canteen in which soft drinks,
a High Tea for four at the Rydges Hotel
Powerade and Water will be available at
plus much MUCH more.
very reasonable prices.
So donâ€™t forget that after your on-field
There will be a number of slices and cake
contributions have finished to sit back and
slices that can be purchased for a gold
relax and enjoy the atmosphere while still
coin donation (available from the canteen)
supporting a good cause.
but not everything is about the food.
This is a great day and great opportunity
The Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club
to bring your friends and family for a good
will also have fun things for the children to
time, and some great laughs.
do throughout the day (timing of such events is still to be confirmed). We will have volunteers walking around the ground with the McGrath Foundation tins asking for donations.
ROSEMEADOW REAPERS INVITATIONAL XI The Dawn of an Era The 2013 Pink Stumps Day will see the
fee this is seen as a flat out donation to
Rosemeadow Reapers make their debut,
the McGrath Foundation.
well in some ways.
The reason behind charging a $20
Due to not being an affiliated club with the
registration fee for each player rather than
Camden District Cricket Association we
an overall team fee is to help cover the
are unable to field a team and we have
cost of the shirt and the hat that each
therefore approached players from teams
player will receive as part of their
who arenâ€™t participating in the day to build
contribution to the day and for helping us
an Invitational XI to play on our behalf.
piece together a team to represent the
Players have not been selected for their
on-field talent, instead being selected as
There are still a small number of positions
players who play within the spirit and the
left in this Rosemeadow Reapers
laws of the game of cricket.
Invitational XI and therefore if a club has
To commemorate the day, and the occasion that they are effectively the first team to ever play under the Rosemeadow Reapers banner â€“ despite being registered to other clubs in the Camden District Cricket Association, all players taking the field as part of the Rosemeadow Reapers Invitational XI will be receiving a Pink McGrath Foundation cap, and a cricket shirt with the McGrath Foundation logo on it. Each player who has agreed to take part as a member of the Rosemeadow Reapers Invitational XI has agreed to pay a registration fee of $20, which like the clubs who have paid an overall registration
missed out on registering their team and would like to nominate one of their players to be part of our Invitational XI they are invited to contact the Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club.
Pink Stumps Day 2013 Sponsorship Opportunities While much of the planning is well
It is easy to take part in sponsoring the
underway in the interest of making the day
event you can donate a set amount per
bigger and better there are still a number
each run scored, for each boundary hit
of Sponsorship Opportunities available.
and for each six hit during the dayâ€™s play.
It is important to remember that neither the
Alternatively to help reduce out of pocket
Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club, the
expenses, and therefore giving us more
Camden District Cricket Association nor
money to be able to donate at the end of
any other participating club receives any
the day a business and/or company may
money from staging this day all monetary
donate goods and/or services that can be
donations are given directly to the
used on the day in lieu of any monetary
A business, company, or individual is able
One of our biggest draw cards for the day
to provide a flat out monetary donation to
is our Mega Raffle. Tickets for this are not
the Pink Stumps Day event.
only being sold on the day at the venue
As previously mentioned this money goes
but also on the internet.
directly to the McGrath Foundation, along
Therefore we invite all
with every other donation and raised funds
businesses/companies to donate
that is made on the day.
something worthwhile to be placed as a
Every donation over $2 is tax deductable
prize for our Mega Raffle.
and receipts will be issued once receipt
books are received from the McGrath
There will be two trophies given away on
Foundation closer to the event.
the day to the winning team of each
Sponsorship We welcome businesses, companies or individuals to come on board as sponsors for the event.
match. We are currently seeking a sponsor as naming right holder to the Trophies.
Pink Stumps Day 2013 A look at the future While it has previously been stated that
relation to the clubs that are taking part in
the Rosemeadow Reapers Cricket Club
that year’s Pink Stumps Day events.
are working hard to gain affiliation to the Camden District Cricket Association for the 2013/2014 cricket season the club see’s this – the Pink Stumps Day – as an event that we will be able to stage annually. With the nurturing from established teams it is believed that together working with each other on an event this can be an annual event which will hopefully grow in popularity and stature as time goes on. At the completion of Pink Stumps Day 2013, our first attempt at the event, we will be able to liaise with fellow cricket fans, and established clubs in an attempt to gain feedback on what parts of the day could be improved. Once feedback has been received we will be working on our 2014 Pink Stumps Day to ensure that it is bigger and better. Already there are plans to introduce an official program for the day which will be just a couple of dollars to buy but will feature a full glossy history of the event as each year passes by. Previous results will be in the program along with statistics and player profiles in
Behind the scenes all of this information will be stored which means that if a player were to change teams and his new team took part in our next instalment his player profile in the program will already have Pink Stump Day statistics. Future editions of the Pink Stumps Day will also hopefully see us working better with the Camden District Cricket Association to ensure that all clubs feel welcome to come and take part in festivities.
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