THE Southern Highlands and Bowral in particular were the winners when the PR members of the ASTW (Australian Society of Travel Writers) took a sticky wicket at the annual Writers versus PRs Wine and Wickets clash in Bowral and won the day – PRs 4-169 v Writers 75.
Accor’s PR boss and cricketing guru Peter Hook’s decision for his team to bat first proved a masterstroke as the PRs went on to win by a “Bowral mile” at Bradman Oval.
The weekend, hosted by Southern Highlands Tourism and the International Cricket Hall of Fame with its Bradman Gallery and many other pieces of fascinating cricket memorabilia, demonstrated that the ‘hallowed’ Bradman Oval and the Cricket Hall of Fame could be hired for corporate and team events.
During their stay in the region, players and supporters were treated to a scenic sightseeing tour along the Illawarra Fly tree top walk (for a spectacular bird’s eye view of the South Coast), Fitzroy Falls and a sample of the region’s tasty produce and wines from Tertini Wines, followed by a dinner in the Cricket Hall of Fame.
Pictured is the winning team: which includes Accor’s Peter Hook (holding cup) next to World Trade Travel’s Mike Smith who is holding the trophie.