For Ashley Couzens, the annual Law versus Lore cricket game will this year have special meaning.
Mr Couzens said the game will be played in honour of his late relative Ivan Couzens, a respected Aboriginal elder who passed away earlier this year.
The Couzens’ family is steeped in cricket history with descendants Johnny and James Cuzens members of the first Australian Aboriginal team that played in the 1800’s.
A documentary of that team will be shown during the lunch break of the Law versus Lore game at the Harris Street Oval this Sunday. The game will see members of the south-west Aboriginal community up against officers from Warrnambool police.
Inspector Paul Marshall said the game is a great concept.
“Things like this help break down barriers and build trust,” he said.
“Both teams are really looking forward to being a part of it.”
The Twenty20 game begins at 10.30am.