Australian Cricket Legends Reunite On Oriana In Brisbane Nov 6

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Australian Cricket Legends Stage Reunion on P&O Cruises Oriana for Charity

20-Metre wide Moustache on Ship to Mark Start of Movember

Some of Australia’s best known cricketers, including Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson, will reunite at a

special event on P&O Cruises’ Oriana to raise money for Movember in Brisbane on Saturday, Nov 6.  

The special cricketing and cruising 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 moustache below the ship’s bridge to mark the


With Michael Slater as MC, the charity lunch will feature Bob Simpson, Brian Booth, Alan Davidson, Neil

Harvey and Frank Misson, who will share their memories of travelling by sea to England in the pre-jumbo

jet days.  The five players will have cruised from Sydney on Oriana to attend the Brisbane event.

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 men’s health.

Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity and press conference with the cricketers onboard Oriana

prior to the function:


10.45am, Saturday November 6


Oriana, Grain Terminal, Seafarers Road, Fisherman Island, Port of Brisbane


Australian cricket legends reunite for charity lunch. Pic opp and interviews in the ship’s

cricket nets and pic opp in front of the 20-metre charity moustache.

RSVP:  by 10am Tuesday Nov 2 with all security details as below. 

No names can be accepted or altered after this date.


For maritime security reasons, all media representatives must provide the following security

information in order to access the ship:  

• Full name

• Nationality

• Date of birth

• Driver’s licence or passport number and date of expiry

Media are also required to bring passport or licence ID with them on the day. 

Media contacts:

Libby Moffet/Larissa Kaye/Hannah le Coic   

MG Media Communications  

02 9904 0011/ 0418 310 191 

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