For many South Aussies these days, the cricket usually means enjoying a lazy 5 days (if it lasts that long!) in the summer sun on the iconic hill or sipping Pimms in the members area at Adelaide Oval. Those that fondly remember their childhood summers of the 70s and 80s, likely remember them consisting of being holed up inside with the test match on the TV, the summer sun scorching outside. These same people will also recall the name Kim Hughes and his lengthy reign as an Australian Test Captain.
Former Australian Test captain Kim Hughes will be joining The Kensington on Thursday 30 November from 1pm – 4pm for an afternoon of laughs and reminiscing about his days leading the team over two decades. You’ll get to hear his stories of team mates and opponents Lillee, Chappell and Marsh whilst enjoying a three course meal and wines by Jim Barry and tap beers.
Hughes captained the Australians for a huge 28 tests and is still today revered as one of the greats of the game. You don’t just captain and hang up the baggy green without a tale or two so The Kensi has something special to get your bowler’s arm geared up just days before summer officially begins when Adelaide hosts game two of The Ashes this December.
Tickets to Lunch with Kim Hughes and His Baggy Green are $100 and there will also be an auction featuring some fantastic cricketing memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will go to Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Start The Ashes season off on the right foot and enjoy an afternoon full of laughs, food and drinks with one of Australia’s cricketing legends.
Where: The Kensington
When: Thursday 30 November, 1pm-4pm
Bookings are essential, tickets here.