On December 11 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, our joint fund-raising initiative with LBW Trust Ambassador, Ryan Carters, ‘Batting for Change’ (BFC) was launched.
After surpassing the target of $66,666 in BBL04 with an eventual total of $108,000, this summer BFC hope to raise $120,000. You are encouraged to visit the BFC web-site and pledge whatever amount you may wish, upwards of one dollar per six hit. Every dollar makes a difference and will be applied towards educating young women from disadvantaged backgrounds in Mumbai & in Sri Lanka.
On December 17, the Sydney Thunder hosted the local derby against the Sydney Sixers in a game that included 9 test cricketers.
The Thunder made history by beating their cross-town rivals for the first time.
$9300 was pledged by players from both teams ($775 per six hit), greatly augmenting the Batting for Change campaign coffers.