Celebrate the Sheffield Shield with Riverway Eats this Friday

Date published: 26 October 2021

Townsville City Council is ready to knock its Riverway Eats – Cricket Edition event out of the park this Friday to celebrate Queensland and Tasmania going head-to-head for the Sheffield Shield.

This is the first Sheffield Shield match being played in North Queensland in almost five years. The contest will run for three days from Wednesday to Friday this week, with the One-Day Cup the following Monday.

Acting Mayor Ann-Maree Greaney said the Riverway Eats Event on Friday would be a chance for cricket fans, Halloween lovers and families to get out and enjoy the spirit of first-class sport in Townsville.

“We’ve had a busy sporting year in Townsville so far with the State of Origin and the Rugby Championship being held in the heart of the city. Hosting the Sheffield Shield here in Townsville is another coup for our city, and certainly for local cricket fans,” Cr Greaney said.

“Being able to bring Riverway to life with our Riverway Eats – Cricket Edition event is just one way we can activate this space for fans to enjoy post-match and to reinforce Townsville’s reputation as the events capital of Northern Australia.

“We want this to be a bumper event at Riverway, with ARIA Award-winner James Blundell taking the stage, acrobatic performances by Laura Shum, a drumming circle, food trucks, and so much more.

“This is going to be an outstanding evening to enjoy following three days of high-level cricket right here in Townsville.”

Cr Greaney said Council was working alongside Pop-Up Food Trucks to bring the event to life.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Council and PUFT to bring local vendors into this space to make the most of a keen crowd,” she said.

“Supporting local business is a priority for Council, and holding this family-friendly event at Riverway following three days of national-class cricket at one of our premier locations is one way we can do that.

“Not only will this be a cricket-focused event, but it’s also falling just two nights before Halloween, so I’ll expect to see a few costumes out and about on Friday night.”

Riverway Eats – Cricket Edition will be held from 4pm this Friday at Riverway Oval. Entry is free.

For more information, head to Riverway Eats.