2020 SHELL GREEN T20 MATCH - 25 APRIL
The Annual Shell Green match is a joint initiative between the Australian Defence Force and the Brookfield United Cricket Club and commemorates Anzac Day and the contribution of Australian service men and women.
The match is named in recognitition of the famous game of cricket played by Australian troops during World War One at the site at Gallipoli now known as Shell Green.
On December 17 1915, a game of cricket was held at Shell Green as a diversionary tactic during preparations for an evacuation, however the match was abandoned after Turkish shells landed close by.
The game features the Brookfield United Lord Mayor's XI team taking on the Army XI. The ANZAC Day Shell Green T20 match is well attended and supported by the Brisbane community and in 2018 was named the Brisbane Lord Mayor Australia Day Community Event of the Year.
ACTIVITIES ON THE DAY
Apart from enjoying the main event, a T20 cricket match between the Army and BUCC, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy on the day including:
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Coffee Cart
- Food stalls
- Heads or Tails
- Museum opened for the day
- ASLAVs for public viewing
- Face Painting and Kids Cricket Participation Activities