Cape Town - The Momentum Cricket Sixes,
presented by SA cricket stars Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and Justin Kemp, will
be kicking off the summer season in style with the must-attend social cricket
event of the year at the Claremont Cricket Club on December 14,
The unique tournament
will see twelve cricket teams go head-to-head. Each team will consist of a ten
man squad including a selection of current SA cricket legends such as Dale
Steyn, Graeme Smith and Morne Morkel and several renowned past players such as
Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes and Gary Kirsten to name a few. In an exciting
twist to the tournament, teams will have the opportunity to bid for cricket
legends for their teams at an invite-only cocktail function the night before
the tournament with all proceeds from the auction going to charity.
The day will consist of
plenty of cricket action, live entertainment by top SA performers GoodLuck,
light afternoon jazz and will see the Mother City put her most
fashionable foot forward to the dress theme “Lords & Ladies – Summer Vintage
Style”. Think summer hats, dresses and a touch of elegance!
“After months of
planning we are thrilled to finally launch the Momentum Cricket Sixes”, said SA Test captain and co-founder of the event Graeme Smith. “The event has been a
dream of ours for years and we are so excited to see it come to fruition. There
aren’t many opportunities for social cricket and professional cricket to come
together and we felt this would be a fun and exciting way to make it happen.”
Over and above the
cricket tournament there will be a strong development component to the event.
The player auction proceeds will go towards the Sporting Chance Development
Foundation, an organisation that conceptualises and facilitates some of the
country’s biggest development sports programmes including Calypso Cricket and
Street Cricket and offers bursaries to talented cricketers. Additionally
Sporting Chance will be hosting a development cricket clinic on the day, which
will give the opportunity for the cricket Legends to lend their skills to a
group of less fortunate young cricket stars.
Danie van den Bergh,
Head: Momentum Brand, comments, “when we came across the concept behind the
Cricket Sixes, we jumped at the opportunity to get involved. The event has the
whole package – the chance to play with your favourite cricket stars, a day of
elegance and entertainment for spectators, and most importantly for Momentum,
the chance to give back to the community, inspire future cricketers and leave a
legacy through this partnership with our nation's cricket legends. This
sponsorship of the Momentum Sixes aims to further embrace cricket development
in SA and we look forward to what lies ahead for the event in years to come.”
Momentum Cricket Sixes
have announced Gunn & Moore as official apparel sponsors as well as further
sponsorships from Coca-Cola, Tsogo Sun, Supersport, Pernod Ricard and Castle.
Tickets to the Momentum
Cricket Sixes are exclusively limited and individuals are encouraged to book in
advance to avoid disappointment!
Ticket pricing starts at
R600 upwards and are available from email@example.com. VIP tickets are available.
For more info on the
event visit www.cricketsixes.co.za and follow the action on Twitter @CrickSixes.
Graeme Smith, Justin Kemp and Mark Boucher (Supplied)
Some of the aspiring young cricketers from Sporting Chance who will be taking part in a developmental clinic on the day (Supplied)
The invite. Book your tickets TODAY! (Supplied)