Cricket fan's ad bowls over beer maids

The ad received almost 250 page views and 18 applications.
The ad received almost 250 page views and 18 applications.

Want to enjoy cricket at the WACA but don't like lining up for drinks? A group of Collie mates say they have a solution - hire your own beer maid for the day.

Looking to avoid the lines for beer and food during Sunday's clash between Australia and the West Indies, cricket fan "Trent" posted an ad for a beer maid to serve him and his mates.

The group of 20 men are offering two ladies the chance to earn $200 for the privilege and being dress-up day at the WACA, they're even providing a classic "beer wench" costume.

Trent posted the ad on classifieds website Gumtree looking for a pair of "easy going women aged 18-35" to attend the February 3 match in costume and "line up and purchase drinks drinks [sic] for us for the duration of the cricket".

In return, they would each be paid $200 in addition to their admission, food and drinks.

"Looking to make some easy cash??" the ad read.

"Well come to the cricket with us (group of friends) and enjoy Aussies vs West Indies at the WACA on Feb 3rd 2013.

"Must be at least 18 yrs of age.

"You will be required to line up and purchase drinks drinks [sic] for us for the duration of the cricket.

"Position for up to 2 easy going women aged 18 -35.

"We will purhase [sic] your gate admission+food+drinks+$200 cash for the day.

"This is a Dress up party theme by the WACA so you will be required to dress up also.

"We will supply costume as per photo."

Trent said he received 18 responses, which he and his workmates had whittled down to two after having the women supply photos.

"We were just at work and thinking it'd be good not having to line up for beers," he said.

"We wanted just anyone, just fun sheilas having a laugh and happy to get us beer all day.

"I suppose looks come into play.

"They sent a photo and all the boys sat around and said 'What do you reckon'?"

The Australia V West Indies game falls under the Commonwealth Bank Series' "Summers Biggest Dress Up Party" promotion, which offers cash prizes for the best costumes.

Trent and his friends will also wear costumes – Spartan warriors – for the game.

"There's about 20 of us going so we might have to go get a few [beers] too," he said.

It's the first time Trent had recruited for service online, but said it had captured the imaginations of other men.

"There's a lot of blokes reply and say they'll be doing it next time," he said.

He asserts that he won't be in the "dog house" when he gets home, either.

"My wife and a lot of our partners reckon it's a good idea," he said.

"It's not sleazy, it's a good idea."

This story Cricket fan's ad bowls over beer maids first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.