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Cricket connects TJ to community and culture

06 October 2019

TJ Smith

African Nations trials held for HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup

The African Nations community will again feature in the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup, with trials held at Raby Sports Complex this week.

TJ Smith, who arrived in Australia three years ago to complete his tertiary education, participated in the trials and is excited about connecting with his community through cricket.

“Cricket is massive in South Africa, it’s very competitive and is always growing,” Smith said.

“Getting involved here in Sydney has helped me connect with people from back home who love the game of cricket, still play and have a good time as well.

“I hope to get back into cricket here in Sydney by using the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup as a platform to do so.”

Sydney Thunder recently announced the signing of South African superstar Chris Morris for the upcoming KFC Big Bash League season.

“He’s going to be the z-factor for sure, by adding his skill in both the batting and bowling departments,” Smith said.

The HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup continues across September and October, with free community trials held for communities across the Thunder Nation. Individuals are encouraged to register for their community trials, where a team will be selected to represent their community at the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Finals Day in November.

2019 HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Schedule

Sri Lanka Community Trials – Sunday 13th October – REGISTER HERE

Afghanistan Community Trials – Wednesday 16th October – REGISTER HERE

Vietnam Community Trials – Sunday 20th October – REGISTER HERE

From each Community Trial, a team will be selected to represent their nation at the HomeWorld Thunder Nation Cup Finals Day on Sunday 3 November 2019.

For more information, please contact Sydney Thunder.

For information about the Women’s Thunder Nation Cup, please contact Sydney Thunder.

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