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Women's Big Bash League cricket to debut at Moe including Australian women's captain Meg Lanning

The first WBBL game to be played at Moe and comes after the reserve successfully hosted men's Big Bash League matches in January and December 2019.

By news@gippsland - 14th July 2021 - Back to News

Some of Australia's best cricketers, including Australian women's captain Meg Lanning, will be playing at Moe on 23 and 24 October 2021, when the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) is hosted at Ted Summerton Reserve.

Australian cricketers women's captain Meg Lanning, will be playing at Moe on 23 and 24 October 2021

Australian cricketers women's captain Meg Lanning, will be playing at Moe on 23 and 24 October 2021

Hosting the league

The match will see the Melbourne Stars play Brisbane Heat on 23 October and Hobart Hurricanes on October 24 in a regional festival supported by the Victorian Government, Visit Victoria and Latrobe City Council.

Moe as the league venue

Council is proud to be hosting the WBBL games and to present the outstanding facility that is Ted Summerton Reserve for the benefit of the community. Moe remains the only venue east of metropolitan Melbourne to have hosted Big Bash games and is one of just three regional venues to host such matches.

"Council is delighted to once again be hosting a national cricketing event. The community loved coming out to watch and support the Big Bash league on previous occasions, and I have no doubt that they will be welcoming again as they watch some of the best cricketers in Australia take to the field in Latrobe City," Council Mayor, Cr Sharon Gibson said.

Facility you can be proud of

Cr Sharon Gibson said, "This is an opportunity to showcase the marvellous sporting facility that we have in Ted Summerton Reserve and for the people of Latrobe City and broader Gippsland to enjoy elite sport close to home."

Opportunity and an inspiration

Melbourne Stars Interim General Manager Blair Crouch said previous Big Bash games at Moe had been well supported and the club was excited to meet more fans and members from across Gippsland.

"As a club we've had terrific support from across the Gippsland region. Having successfully hosted BBL matches in Moe before, we're really looking forward to bringing WBBL to the community for the first time," Mr Crouch said.

Mr Crouch also said, "Led by our captain Meg Lanning, I know the players are excited about the opportunity to play in regional Victoria and inspire the next generation of cricket fans. The reserve is a top class facility that has provided a great platform for the competition in regional Victoria." Ticketing details will be announced in due course.

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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