Australia's second national selection carnival will take place a Barker College, Hornsby - a northern suburb of Sydney. Barker College, established 1890, has excellent playing fields. No 1 Oval is shown below in rugby mode, but this will be one of the pitches upon which the selection carnival will be played.
Please have a look at www.barker.nsw.edu.au.
The selection carnival will be competed among teams made up of barristers and solicitors from all 6 states and 2 territories throughout Australia. We expect to hold 2 x 35 over matches per day - 1 in the morning and one in the afternoon - on each of No 1 Oval and Rosewood Oval at Barker. In addition to teams being made up of whoever arrives from the various states and territories, the English cricket team and the New South Wales Bar Association will be providing their own teams. Any state or territory which chooses to bring its own team will be welcome to do so. We are expecting 100 plus players to assemble for the selection carnival. We expect the standard to be 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade metropolitan competition.
We encourage any cricketer holding a practising certificate to attend. Even if you are wondering about the likelihood of eventual selection, the feedback we had from the first selection carnival was so uniformly positive, we strongly urge you to attend the second selection carnival, if for no other reason than to have fun.
Undoubtedly you will have worked out that the selection carnival conincides with the 5th and FINAL ASHES TEST in Sydney between 3 - 7 January, 2011.