Popular former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson signs autographs at a beach cricket game. Thomson will be a guest speaker at a dinner tonight as part of the NSW Baggy Blues visit.
Popular former Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson signs autographs at a beach cricket game. Thomson will be a guest speaker at a dinner tonight as part of the NSW Baggy Blues visit. Sabine Albers

Join Baggy Blues for dinner ahead of T20 cricket match

FORMER Australian opening bowlers Jeff Thomson and Len Pascoe will share a stage tonight as part of the NSW Baggy Blues cricket visit in Murwillumbah.

The pair will be guest speakers at the Haven Bar and Restaurant along with the likes of other former international and state players Shane Lee, Phil Marks and Steve Small.

The dinner is a prelude to a Twenty20 game where Ballina will take on Tweed in a Country Challenge invitational tomorrow.

The Ballina team will be captained by former NSW wicket-keeper Phil Emery.

Coaching clinics started yesterday and are on again today and tomorrow before the game at Rabjones Oval.

Tweed will be coached by Steve Rixon with each side having an English county player in its ranks.

Organisers hope it will become an annual event, with Ballina to host the clash next year.

> Juniors interested in the coaching clinics should phone Steve Twohill on 0412 084105.

> Visit http:murwillumbahcc.nsw.cricket.com.au for tickets to the dinner.

> The Twenty20 game starts at 4pm, with spectators to be asked for a gold coin donation.



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