Junior cricketers are in for a real treat when they gear up for their ‘Mini World Cup’ programme to run from 9am, followed by an afternoon hit-out for mama and papa cricketers starting at 1pm.
Cook Islands Cricket has organised the junior programme to share the excitement of the recent Cricket World Cup, with paporo kirikiti loving island children and to inspire future local cricket champions.
The event has also been put together to cater for demands from parents for more junior cricket programmes, which have proven to be a hit with both youngsters and parents over the years.
Overwhelming support from the business community means Cook Islands Cricket can deliver this free event as well as give away plenty of freebies to the kids, including cricket balls, Easter chocolates, a sausage sizzle and certificates.
A free bus has also been laid on to collect and drop off the kids right around the island.
All boys and girls aged between 7 and 13 are welcome to take part in the Easter Cricket World Cup fun at Nukupure Park.
From 1pm at the same field, mama and papa cricketers will take to the crease for a an afternoon of golden oldies cricket.
The event has been organised off the back of the first and highly successful Golden Mama’s cricket contest, and the women have invited papa cricketers to join them on the pitch.
The competition is open to players over 35 and organisers of golden oldies cricket are especially encouraging past cricketers or newcomers to the game aged over 50 to come along and have some fun with cricket.
The free bus timetable will see the first pick up at 8am from Tex Mart in Matavera before the bus heads towards Avarua. It will stop to pick up kids at 8.02am from Takitumu School, 8.08am from Super Brown, 8.13am from the Tupapa Meeting house, 8.16am at the Banana Court, 8.18am at the Ruatonga Meeting House, 8.20am from the Avatiu Meeting House, 8.24am at the Corner Store in Nikao, 8.25am at the Aroa Nui Hall in Arorangi, 8.30am from Rutaki School, 8.35am from Wigmores Superstore, 8.38am at Turoa Bakery, 8.43am from Titikaveka College, 8.45am from the Enua Manea hall and 8.48am at the AOG bus stop before arriving at the Muri field.
The bus back home will depart the field at 12.30pm.
For more information, call Cook Islands Cricket on 55740 or 20744.