Stephen Fleming’s Team Cricket will be defending its honour against Sir Graham Henry’s Team Rugby, with a lifetime of bragging rights on the line for the victors.
For the cricketers, their pride will well and truly be on the line. Surely they couldn’t lose to a bunch of rugby players at their own game? Team Rugby will be out to make exactly that happen.
These guys are all professional athletes, so there will be no lack of intensity.
Fleming has hand-picked another stellar line up of NZ’s biggest cricketing heroes to lead the line-up for Team Cricket, while Sir Graham has called upon All Blacks legends Richie McCaw, Izzy Dagg and Jordie Barrett to lead the upstart Team Rugby’s charge.
Many of the current All Blacks team are in fact extremely talented cricketers. The nature of professionalism in the modern era meant they had to choose at quite a young age which sport to pursue.
The match will be a Twenty-20 cricket contest – with a few twists thrown in to make it a truly interactive experience for fans.
Scheduled for Friday evening on January 22 at Hagley Park, the fun will start from 6.30pm for the first game held under lights at the iconic Hagley Oval. A family friendly event – The Hot Spring T20 Christchurch Black Clash is a unique chance for kids (and their parents) to get up close with the stars of cricket and rugby at the same time.
The leather, willow and a fair bit of banter will again be flying at Hagley Oval in this summer sizzler.Black Clash 2021
Christchurch’s Hagley Oval is one of New Zealand’s most stunning cricket grounds. The cricket-specific venue is ringed with a gently sloping embankment that allows cricket to be viewed the way it is meant to be – in the sun, on a picnic blanket, with a host of food and beverage outlets never too far away. The venue also allows for boutique corporate marquee experiences.