On 29 Jan. 2012, Hawthorn CC hosted a Charity Challenge match against a National PNG team at Rathmines Reserve, East Hawthorn. Generous amounts of used cricket gear was donated to be sent to PNG to develop the game .
The PNG players enthralled the crowd winning the match off the very last ball by one run. Local MP Josh Frydenberg presented the HCC v PNG Charity Challenge Trophy to the winning team.
PNG's Tony Ura helps with coaching our young Milo in2 Cricket participants.
Both teams lined up for their National Anthems before the match
Star PNG batsman Jason Kila in action
Guest player Clive Rose bowling for Hawthorn CC
Kila misses one off Hawthorn's Will Lawton and gets stumped by the keeper
PNG's John Boge-Reva bowled by Hawthorn's Dave Middleton
Hawthorn's Rob Baker on the attack
Hawthorn Coach Dale Wilkinson facing up to the PNG bowling
Final ball and Captain Will Lawton is out caught behind, one run shy of PNG's total
The victorious PNG players leaving the field
Both teams pose together after the game before the presentations by Josh Frydenberg MP, the local member for Kooyong
Hawthorn CC's President, Stuart Stockdale with Josh Frydenberg MP
The PNG Team relaxing with family and friends post game
A bounty of used cricket equipment donated for use in Papua New Guinea