Cricket fans will be treated to an entertaining night when Merv Hughes visits Bundaberg for the Big Merv Hits Bundy annual dinner with the Bulls Masters on 28 February.
Merv’s personality shines as bright as his fast bowling did during his 53-test career, and every match he played gave the Victorian fond memories of the game he loved.
And now, Merv will rub shoulders with local cricket fans and share these stories from his experiences on and off the field at the annual Bulls Masters dinner at the Multiplex next month.
Bundaberg Cricket Association treasurer Shaun Rose said he believed it would be the first time the cricket legend had visited the Bundaberg Region and he expected the Big Merv Hits Bundy dinner to be a sensational night, not just for cricket players but for all sport fans.
“I think next to no one in town would have had the chance to meet Merv before,” Shaun said.
“It will be an evening to rub shoulders with cricket greats.”
Shaun said it was the third year the Bulls Masters event had been held and it grows in size and popularity every year.
“Every year we improve the dinner event and last year it sold out in no time,” he said.
“We always aim for quality over quantity, so numbers are limited.”
Big Merv Hits Bundy dinner a big event for Cricket Association
The Big Merv Hits Bundy dinner will also include guests Brisbane Heat Big Bash coach Darren Lehmann and comedian Paul Martell, with all funds raised on the night going to support juniors and seniors at Bundaberg Cricket Association.
Last year’s dinner had almost double the guests from the inaugural year and included modern superstar Chris Lynn and Firebirds and Australia netball player Laura Geitz.
While Merv is in the Bundaberg Region, Shaun said the cricket legend would visit a few schools before attending the big game of cricket that will take place on Saturday, 29 February.
Shaun said events like this wouldn't be possible without help from the sponsors, including Aquis, Bundaberg Toyota, Ulton, Triple M and Bundaberg Regional Council.
Tickets for the Big Merv Hits Bundy dinner are on sale from Monday, 6 January for the dinner on Friday, 28 February.
For bookings and payment phone Bulls Masters 0405 810 973 or send an email to [email protected].