TENSION is building among the participants as the countdown to Wednesday’s Pacific Property Management Twenty20 Charity Cup continues.
The Coffs Harbour District Cricket Association has thrown its combined weight behind the venture which is expected to raise thousands of dollars for victims of the Queensland floods disaster.
Diggers Ex-Services captain Steve Meakins said his club has so many players wanting to take part that more than two squads are likely.
“We welcome the entire community out to Coffs Coast Sports and Leisure Park on Australia Day to watch the event and we hope they have as much fun as we intend to,” he said.
“They all reckon they’ll take it easy in the early matches and if we’re lucky enough to scrape through to the final, maybe get a bit more serious then.”
Park Beach Bowling Club Colts skipper Matt Rose is also Association treasurer and he yesterday thanked the organisers on behalf of the executive.
“This has been an exciting idea and it’s unbelievable how quickly the word is spreading and I hope it draws thousands of people across the day,” he said.
The Coffs business community has swamped the event with donations, allowing for a monster raffle on the day.
Play will commence at 9.30am with qualifying matches played as 10-over games until the semis begin.
A family atmosphere will be maintained for the comfort and safety of spectators.