Tomorrow it’s time to catch the fever. As fans the world over descend on Bellerive for the final ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 clash between Australia and Scotland, take your seat close to the action. Not only will you be almost wicket-length from the players, you’ll also be seated in one of the most picturesque stadiums on the planet, where next stop is Antarctica.
We’ve hosted teams from Ireland, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, but the Scottish team have a place in Hobart’s heart. At the end of 2014, the Scots visited on a pre-tournament acclimatisation trip, winning locals over by cuddling up to our Tassie devils, swinging a club on Australia’s oldest golf course at Ratho Farm and racing on the River Derwent with Rob Pennicott. They even had a wee dram with Bill Lark. Oh, and they got some insider tips from David Boon. So it’s up to you who you cheer for.
But don’t just head to Bellerive in time for the coin toss. There’s plenty more to enjoy- particularly around the waterfront. So why not arrive by ferry, leaving from Wrest Point Casino or Brooke Street Pier. There are free buses, but darting across the water will assist in bringing the fever on. You’ll arrive, in fever pitch style, to Viva la Boarwalk Cricket Fiesta.
The locals, as you’ll see, are frantically excited about hosting three world cup matches. So from 9.30am until 2.30pm tomorrow you can enjoy fresh produce from the Bellerive Community Farmers Market, DJ tunes and cup-themed craft activities before the big clash. You can even get face painted in your team colours, so everyone knows who you’re barracking for. It’s easier than wearing your kilt.
If you can’t make it to the big game, the fun doesn’t stop tomorrow. There will be a showing of the final on Salamanca Square’s big screen on March 29. Once you catch the fever, you’ll be wanting more infectious fun. Grab your ticket and we’ll see you at the pitch! http://catchthefever.com.au/