Count down until Women’s Big Bash

Published: 10 Jan 2018 9:15am

Released 10 January 2018

Just over a week remains until cricket in Wagga Wagga gets hit for six, with the Sydney Thunder taking on the Adelaide Strikers on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January at Robertson Oval.

The two teams will take to the field at 2pm, with free admission to both fixtures.

“Crowds will be able to watch some excellent sporting talent, including upcoming local talent Rachel Trenaman who recently joined the Thunder, on the iconic Robertson Oval in the heart of the city,” Deputy Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Dallas Tout said.

“These are family-friendly events and admission to both games is free, so we’re expecting big crowds and encourage everyone to head down early to grab a great seat.”

Each match will involve player signings, the Thunder’s mascot Storm, music, giveaways and the Mazda Thunder Bus where you can test your skills.

Food vendors, as well as a licenced bar, will be available at both games.

Spectators can catch both teams training at Robertson Oval on Friday 19 January between 10am and 4.30pm.

In the lead up to the Big Bash matches, the Office of Local Sport, in collaboration with Sydney Thunder and Council, is hosting a free evening to explore strategies and ideas to help unleash the value of women’s sport in the community. The event is on Wednesday 17 January between 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Council. Register to attend at

Sydney Thunder will also host Camp Thunder for children aged between 5 and 11 years old on 19 January, find out more and book in at

The Women’s Big Bash League games are the latest in a string of high level matches played in the City of Good Sports. In recent years, Wagga Wagga has hosted a Sheffield Shield game, Super Rugby and AFL pre-season matches and City-Country Origin, along with a Rugby League World Cup trial game.

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