Hussey to play Super 7s fixture

Former Australian cricketer and Twenty20 star David Hussey will be the main attraction in February’s Cricket for Causes Super 7s.

Hussey is the highest-profile of the three big ticket names attending the tournament which will run on February 11, hosted by Coronet City.

Hussey will be joined by fellow Australian cricketer and Ballarat export Shane Harwood and Mt Clear star and three-time EJ Cleary medailst Nathan Yates.

Hussey played 69 One-Day International matches for Australia, with an average of 33 as well as being a handy part-time bowler. More recently, he has captained the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, and at 40 years of age, was more than happy to help out such a cause.

It’s for great causes, it’s a good family event, the cricket itself is action-packed.

Event coordinator Brendan Everard
David Hussey, left, and Michael Hussey during last season's Big Bash League.

David Hussey, left, and Michael Hussey during last season's Big Bash League.

Event coordinator Brendan Everard said it was great to have all three involved, but particularly Hussey, given his notable status in the game.

Everard said he was “more than hopeful” there would be at least 28 teams submitted, which would allow for 49 matches, 42 preliminary games prior to finals, making for a jam-packed schedule.

“It’s for great causes, it’s a good family event, the cricket itself is action-packed,” Everard said.

“It worked really well the first year.”

Proceeds will be divvied up between a number of charities.

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre will receive 50% of money made while Royal Children’s Hospital, Cricket Without Boundaries, Cafe 102 and Ballarat and District Suicide Prevention Network have come on board and will all take 5% – Coronet City Cricket Club will take 30%.

On the day, each team will play three matches. In Super 7s cricket, an innings consists of six overs with each member of the team, aside from the wicket-keeper, bowling an over. The top eight teams will advance to finals.

Everard said it was great to use cricket as a way to help support such great causes. There will also be a chance to test your arm with a speed gun in the nets, as well as other activities.

Hussey will be available to sign autographs at the end of the day while there will be merchandise available on the website and throughout day.

Any teams or clubs wishing to enter or find out more information can head to: www.supersevenscricket.com.au