Cricket Indigenous Round

Cricket Victoria celebrated the first Indigenous Round in the Premier Cricket competition with a ceremony at Bill Lawry Oval prior to the Northcote home match against St Kilda and the Mullagh Wills Foundation was involved in the celebrations.

Wurundjeri elder Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin tossed the coin for the match and conducted a Welcome to Country Ceremony and spoke about her family’s involvement with cricket over many years. Rohan O’Neill from Cricket Victoria spoke about the importance of the game and Ian Coutts from the Mullagh Wills Foundation reminded both teams of the remarkable journey of the Aboriginal Cricket Team in 1866.

Northcote Indigenous player, Ben Abbatangelo, was joined by St Kilda captain Rob Quiney to sign the commemorative Message Book and a message was included in the book by the Presidents of both clubs.

Click here for the pre-match article on Cricket Victoria website