The Ashes 20c to be tossed at the Prime Minister's XI Cricket Match

December 24, 2010

The recently released Ashes commemorative 20c coin designed to represent the "six-stitcher" cricket ball will be used in the official coin toss at the Prime Minister's XI charity cricket match played on January 10th 2011, a recent RAM media release says.

The coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint to celebrate the Vodafone Ashes series of 2010/11 with the deciding match to be played on Boxing Day 2010. It was designed by coin engraver and sculptor Wojciech Pietranik.

The Prime Minister's XI is an annual cricket match played in Canberra with the Australian team playing an overseas country, the Australian Team picked by the Prime Minister. This year the Australian team chosen by PM Julia Gillard will play England.

The charity match will be promoted by PM Gillard's partner Tim Mathieson, an Ambassador of Mens Health to promote awareness of Mens health issues. The coin used in the toss at the match will later be sold to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Posted by harrisk at December 24, 2010 8:44 AM
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