The School community is invited to the biggest day on the School’s cricketing calendar, Pink Stumps Day, on Wednesday 20 February 2019. The Open team will play Moreton Bay College in the first home game of the season at Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre (Rangakarra). The 1B girls will host Clayfield College at Rangakarra, while 2A and 2C will play another intra-school game. Meanwhile, the 1A girls will travel to Moreton Bay College and 2B will play Somerville House at Kianawah Park.
Each year, the Girls Grammar cricket squad supports the McGrath Foundation by hosting Pink Stumps Day. The charity’s purpose is to provide support and care to families experiencing breast cancer. The nurses provide an empowering and comforting experience to women and men experiencing breast cancer. Money raised by the McGrath Foundation funds 117 breast care nurses around Australia, who have supported more than 50 000 families.
In addition to the three games being played at Rangakarra, for a gold coin donation, there will be a pink-themed afternoon tea on the deck, and a sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available at the canteen. This year, we will auction two items of memorabilia—a mini-bat signed by Glenn McGrath, and a pink cricket ball signed by Brisbane Heat Captain and Girls Grammar alumna, Kirby Short (2003). All proceeds will be donated to the McGrath Foundation.
Games will commence at 4 pm and finish at approximately 6 pm. A supporters’ bus is available to transport students from the School and will return after 6 pm. Students wanting to travel on the bus are required to sing-up on GrammarNet. Parents interested in assisting with setup or in the canteen, can sign-up online.
The Girls Grammar cricket squad looks forward to seeing you at Rangakarra for Pink Stumps Day.
Mr Anthony Cupitt