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Big Bash finalists Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers unite in preventing bullying

They'll be rivals on the field, but the Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers are united in helping to stamp out violence towards children.

Players, umpires and fans will stand together and display a placard with the name of a child they pledge to keep safe before Wednesday night's Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval.

Fraser Murphy,9, of Farrer and his brother Rohan,11, with Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Adam Voges from the ...
Fraser Murphy,9, of Farrer and his brother Rohan,11, with Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Adam Voges from the Perth Scorchers. Photo: Melissa Adams

The players' shirts numbers will also feature photos of fans who joined the Stand Up for Our Kids campaign as part of an initiative between Cricket Australia and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

Sixers captain Moises Henriques will pledge to support his cousin Christian.

"I've decided to stand up for him if he's ever in an awkward situation," Henriques said.

"This is a great initative to stand up for bullied kids and to do what we can to raise awareness of bullying."

Cricket Australia aims to raise $120,000 for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

You can donate by visiting www.standupforourkids.org.au

Canberra juniors can try their hand at Twenty20 cricket alongside some of the big hitters of the BBL at a Milo T20 Blast Come and Try session at Reid Oval from 12-2pm on Wednesday.

Kids are encouraged to register for the free event at www.playcricket.com.au, which will include Brisbane Heat all-rounder Ben Cutting.