You may be aware of the famous cricket match image taken at Gallipoli on 17 December 1915, a site now known as ‘Shell Green’. This image has become an integral part of a special Brisbane ANZAC Day commemoration.
ANZAC Day at Brookfield Showgrounds commences at 9am for the traditional ANZAC Day Service and march.
Following a brief intermission, the Shell Green T20 Cricket Match will commence with the traditional Light Horse Ceremony from 11am. The match is to commemorate the famous cricket match played at Gallipoli on 17 December 1915, on a site now known as ‘Shell Green’.
It is a large community event and this year’s event marks the twelve-year anniversary of the first meeting between Brigadier Mick Say’s Army XI and Lord Mayor’s Brookfield United Cricket Club XI at the Brookfield Showgrounds.
Food vendors, live music and the Brookfield Bar will be open.
This day has evolved into an important ‘rite of passage’ for emerging army players with participants awarded a ‘Baggy Shell Green’. The shield is awarded to the captain of the winning team by Brisbane’s Lord Mayor and ‘Best on Field’ or ‘Corporal Mathew Hopkins Player of the Match Award’, is presented by a member of the Hopkins family.
This event is proudly supported by Homefront Domestic Services, the Kenmore Moggill RSL, Brookfield Show Society, Queensland Cricket, Queensland Cricketers’ Club and Brisbane City Council.