Former Test cricketer Greg Blewett (Photo: Fox Sports)

October 8, 2013

Mayor Wayne Kratzmann’s next Charity Breakfast will be held next Tuesday (October 15) in Nanango and will again include the opportunity to meet two Australian sports stars.

The special guest speakers are former Australian Test cricketer Greg Blewett and current Australian cricketer Holly Ferling.

Seats must be booked by this Thursday (October 10).

Cost is $30. Tickets can be booked by phoning Bronwyn Barry on (07) 4189-9155.

The breakfast will be held at the Nanango Cultural Centre from 7:00am (ticket holders must be seated by 6:45am).

It is being sponsored by the Nanango Tourism & Development Association (NaTDA), Foodworks Nanango, South Burnett Radiology and the South Burnett Regional Council.

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Mayor’s Community Fund.

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Holly Ferling
Australian cricketer Holly Ferling

Meet the guest speakers:

Greg Blewett made his Test debut against England at Adelaide in January 1995 where he made a century (102 n/o including 12 fours).

CricInfo described Blewett as a “stylish and fluent strokemaker with a particular liking for the pull, hook, cut and cover drive”. He was also “an excellent fielder (as the video below shows) and a more than handy medium-pace bowler”.

These days he’s a commentator with Fox Sports.

Kingaroy’s own cricketing hero, Holly Ferling, bowled for Australia in this year’s Women’s Ashes Tour of England.

Ferling was recently selected for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program for 2014.

She made her international debut for Australia in the ICC World Cup in India in February and was named the Wide Bay Cricket Senior Cricketer of the Year in March. In 2012, she made history as the first woman to win the Ken Mackay Trophy for Queensland Junior Cricketer of the Year.

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