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Australian Cricket Legends Reunite on P&O Cruises Oriana for Charity
20 Metre-Wide Moustache on Ship to Mark Start of Movember
Some of Australias best-known cricket legends, including Richie Benaud and Neil Harvey, will reunite at
a special event on P&O Cruises Oriana to raise money for Movember in Sydney on Thursday, Nov 4.
The reunion comes almost 40 years after the players, members of the 1961 cricket team, became the
last Australian cricketers to travel on a P&O Cruises ship to England for a Test Match series.
The 69,000-tonne Oriana will be sporting a 20-metre wide moustache below the ships bridge to mark
the event, with legendary moustache wearer and Movember Ambassador Max Walker also in
With Mark Taylor as MC, the charity lunch will feature a panel of 10 members of the 1961 team, who will
share their memories of travelling by sea to England in the pre-jumbo jet days.
Attending cricket legends will include Richie Benaud, Neil Harvey, Bob Simpson, Alan Davidson, Brian
Booth, Frank Misson, Colin McDonald, Graham McKenzie, Barry Jarman and Lindsay Kline.
The event coincides with the launch of the Australian cricket season. Movember is an official charity
partner of Cricket Cares, raising funds and awareness for mens health.
Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity and press conference with the cricketers onboard Oriana
prior to the function.
10.45am, Thursday November 4
Oriana, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay (enter from ground level and check
in at media desk)
Australian cricket legends reunite for charity lunch. Pic opp and interviews in the ships
cricket nets and pic opp in front of the 20-metre wide charity moustache.
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For maritime security reasons, all media representatives must provide the following security
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Date of birth
Drivers licence or passport number and date of expiry
Media are also required to bring passport or licence ID with them on the day.
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