In 2012, Cricket Australia sent out a challenge to all clubs to create the best 30 second video explaining why their club was into cricket. The most liked video would win a prize of a close encounter with some of Australia's greatest test legends at the upcoming WACA Test.

It all sounded simple, so the movie was made featuring six SMCC junior players pleading for a visit from their heroes “'cos they’re into cricket”, and they wanted a real coach rather than the inept bloke featured in the video! A big thanks to the King, Sculthorpe, and Robinson families for acting in and directing this quality production.

Once uploaded, the likes flowed steadily and the prize was secured, a resounding victory for the club against all comers across the state!
The day came for the players to go to the WACA two days before the South Africa test to meet with Mitch Johnson, Josh Hazelwood and no less than Ricky Ponting, on what turned out to be the day before he announced his retirement. The children were treated to a warm welcome from the players who answered all of their questions, signed autographs, posed in photos, gave tips, and even danced Gangnam Style with them…………great sports all round and every child was left with an amazing experience.

Just maybe Ricky Ponting saw that the future of Aussie cricket was in safe hands with Subi-Marist and it was safe for him to hang up his boots.


A video of the day

Question Time

Gangnam time!