From the Big Bash to Canterbury Park for Smith

FROM the hustle and bustle of the Big Bash tournament to the relaxed surrounds of Eaglehawk's Canterbury Park.

That's the contrast Sydney Sixers' keeper-batsman Daniel Smith will experience on Sunday when he plays in the Robyn Hookes Shield match.

The Robyn Hookes Shield - being played at Eaglehawk for the second year in a row - will feature the Transplant Cricket Australia Lucky Stars taking on the DonateLife Everyday Heroes. 

The game aims to raise awareness of organ donation.

"Organ and tissue donation is something that is obviously very important, so the more people who can help raise awareness for it, the better," Smith said on Friday.

"Everyone is touched in someway or another by organ donation... a good mate of mine lost his leg in accident and it definitely helped him.

"So any help I can give in creating the awareness, I'm more than happy to do it."

The game will be Smith's first trip to Bendigo, and while the match is all about fun, he's keen to make sure he scores a few runs.

"Regardless of whether it's a charity game or not, I'm always keen to win it, so I'll be fairly hungry to make sure I get a few runs and we can have a victory," Smith said.

Also joining Smith in the game will be former Test players Tony Dodemaide and Greg Matthews, Melbourne Stars' Alex Keath and former Western Bulldogs' AFL player Paul Dimattina.

"It's going to be a good weekend and it's great to see so many people getting involved," Smith said.

Sunday's game at Eaglehawk starts at 10am.

• The teams:

DonateLife Everyday Heroes: Tony Dodemaide (c), Steve Hollingsworth, Alex Keath, Greg Matthews, Paul Dimattina, Damian Drum, Greg Bickley, Bryan Coghlan, Damien Hurrell, Guiseppe Marasili, Brett Scholes, Dallas Gill, Brad Perrow, Leigh Draper.

Transplant Cricket Australia Lucky Stars: Patrick Nolan (c), Lyndon Olsson, Peter Welsh, Steve Arthy, David Arthy, Michael Arthy, Daniel Smith, Tim Chisholm, John Seccull, Nick West, Peter Piris, Jason Bates, Matt Hempstock, Andrew Kelly.

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