Gloucester cricketers at the SCG

Gloucester Milo cricketers in a guard of honour at the SCG,  with umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Joel Wilson and English cricket captain Joe Root. Photo supplied
Gloucester Milo cricketers in a guard of honour at the SCG, with umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Joel Wilson and English cricket captain Joe Root. Photo supplied

Several Milo players from Gloucester Junior Cricket travelled to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to participate in the on-ground entertainment during the lunch break on the fourth day of the Ashes Test Match.

These players got to see a part of history when Shaun and Mitch Marsh each scored their century and the Australian team compiled a 300 run lead before declaring.

There is no doubt our little future cricketers tried to repeat what they had just witnessed as they showed off their cricketing skills directly in front of the Members Pavilion during the lunch break.

Play for the Miloers had to be cut short due to the extreme heat with a thermometer on the wicket indicating 56.9 degrees Celsius, which may explain why the English captain, Joe Root was so ill that evening.

If the experience of playing on such a hallowed turf wasn’t enough, they were also selected to participate in a guard of honor at the umpires and the English team walked back onto the SCG after the lunch break.​