Commonwealth Bank are bringing Shane Warne’s Baggy Green on tour and are coming to Palmerston. The Baggy Green tour will reach Darwin on Monday 2 March where Palmerston Cricket Club will host a community event to showcase the cap from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Cricket fans across Darwin and the rural area will have the opportunity to view or take their picture with the cap for a donation and enjoy a sausage sizzle and cricket activities. 

The Commonwealth Bank’s winning bid on Shane Warne’s Baggy Green, which was auctioned in early January 2020, saw over $1 million dollars raised for the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

The Baggy Green is a national symbol for mateship, resilience and the Aussie can-do spirit. From Bateman’s Bay, New South Wales, to Mount Barker, South Australia, and Gippsland, Victoria, the cap will visit local schools, cricket clubs and community centres. Following the tour, the cap will become a permanent exhibit at the Bradman Museum in Bowral NSW.

Every dollar donated during the tour will go towards the Commonwealth Bank Bushfire Appeal to further support Australian Red Cross’ disaster relief program and recovery efforts.

NT Cricket’s Head of Community Cricket Narelle Morrison said it was wonderful to see the Baggy Tour make its way to Darwin. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for all Territorians to be so close to one of the most prized pieces of uniform in sporting history. 

“It’s a rare opportunity to view the Baggy Green before it goes in display at the Bradman Museum in Bowral NSW,” she said.

Palmerston Cricket Club President, Dave Davies was excited about being able to bring the community together for a good cause and to see an iconic cap.

“It’s great to see how cricket brings the community together. I know that people have put their hands in their pockets for the bushfire appeal and this is another way we can get onboard, make a donation, have a photo with the famous Baggy Green and enjoy a free sausage sizzle down at our grounds,” he said. 

Commonwealth Bank Regional and Agribusiness Banking Northern Australia Executive Manager Marlon Saunders said he was delighted the Baggy Green was making its way up to the Northern Territory and proud to be part of this great initiative by Commonwealth Bank. 

“So far the tour has seen the iconic cap visit Sydney, kicking off the tour at the Big Bash Final, onto South Australia, Western Australia and now up to us in Darwin before the final legs through Queensland, Tasmania and to its new home at the Bradman Museum, Bowral. 

“We are looking forward to working with Palmerston Cricket Club to give the community the opportunity to see the Baggy Green and make a donation, we will have Albert terminals for those without cash, all to assist those areas which are suffering following the bushfire crisis,” said Saunders. 

For more information on the Baggy Green Tour see here.

Baggy Green visiting Palmerston Cricket Club
Date: Monday 2 March 2020
Location: Palmerston Cricket Club, 57 Woodroffe Ave Woodroffe 0830 NT
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Free BBQ provided