Spin twins set to bowl over Lismore
Legendary Lismore cricketer John McMahon says when Australian test cricketers Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill take part in the Pura Cup cricket match in Lismore from January 16-19, it will be the greatest cricketing event ever to be hosted in the region.
As a former Shefield Shield spinner, McMahon says Warne and MacGill are two of the finest slow bowlers in history and says people shouldnt miss the opportunity to see them go up against one another when the NSW Speed Blitz Blues clash with the Victorian Bushrangers.
I think that Warne and MacGill are probably the two greatest spinners of all time and Im just so excited that theyre coming to play in Lismore, Mr McMahon said. As far as leg-spinners go Ive seen Bill OReilly, Richie Benaud and Abdul Quadir bowl and I think that these two are definitely above them. Plus its the best two sides playing and there has already been a tremendous amount of preparation on the pitch so we can expect some fantastic cricket from the batsman including Hodge, Klinger and local lad Matthew Phelps.
Tickets for the Pura Cup are available from Summerland Sports in Lismore and Ballina, the Station Hotel in South Lismore and Thrifty Hardware in Evans Head.
Four day match passes are available for $17 and general admission at the gate costs $8 with children under 12 receiving free entry.