Local Cricket Big Names Put Hand Up Again For Charity Day

Some of the Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association’s biggest stars have already signed up for the 2021 Mornington Peninsula Sporting Cup.

This comes off the back of the huge success which was the 2020 event for Bushfire Relief, and the buzz created from this event was just too good not to go around again.

Competition superstars including Justin Grant, Tom Hussey, Dylan O’Malley, Dale Irving, Tom Baron, Jackson Mockett, and many more have already registered online.

In 2021 the event will be supporting Game Changer, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to mental health education, awareness and crisis response for sporting clubs on the Mornington Peninsula. A cause that is growing quickly, and is so important for many athletes involved in these clubs.

Perhaps no bigger name is on the list of those who have put their hands up than “5-day 5-night” himself Dermott Brereton.


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Dermie smiling along for his Grand Hotel Hurricanes in this year’s tournament (Gary Bradshaw Photography)



Brereton was apart of the Hurricanes coached by Nick Jewell. Jewell was instrumental in the fundraising and player organisation of this year’s event for bushfire relief.

The event also featured names such as Sir Ian Botham, John Hastings, Nuwan Kulasekara, and plenty of former AFL football talent. All in front of a packed local crowd at Emil Madsen Reserve in Mt Eliza.

More big names are rumoured to be in the pipeline for the 2021 event, which will be announced in the lead-up to the event.

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Jase Smith, Glenn Carter, Paddy Swayn presenting $80,210.70 to the Mallacoota Lions Club

The entire nation of Australia was devastated with the damage the 2020 bushfires caused, and the Mornington Peninsula came together in a big way to support the community of Mallacoota.

The tournament was played in good spirit, but also a very competitive one as Jake Prosser’s ‘Whitehead Plumbing Wrong-Uns’ took out the inaugural title.

Prosser is one of the 70+ cricketers/footballers/local legends who has already registered their interest. Although Jake has moved on out of the MPCA, and he will no doubt be keen to hold the cup up yet again.

Stay tuned for more announcements on captains, tournament structure, how you can get involved, etc.

To register your name and be part of this great day, make sure you get in quick, and click here!






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