14-year-old Leo Bawden will captain Jess Adamson’s team in SA’s Greatest Game Of Backyard Cricket to be held at Government House.

Leo fought brain cancer before he’d even started school, enduring brain surgery and two long stints of chemotherapy.

He still faces regular stints in hospital but is a passionate cricketer and involved with and supported by Canteen.

Jess is an ambassador for Canteen and they will form the coach and captain combination for the Canteen side that will take on Soda’s Childhood Cancer Association team, led by Jesse Pannenburg.

Watch the video above as Jess and Soda chat to Leo and his mum Michelle about his tough start to life, and who will speak to the Governor if a window is broken at Government House during the backyard cricket match!


Meanwhile, Jess has become the first of the two coaches to jag a sponsor to support the match!

OTR, through OTRGive, will donate the costs so the teams can wear custom uniforms, as well as donating to Canteen and Childhood Cancer Association for every four and six hit during the match!

It all happens on Thursday 28 November and you’ll get all the coverage of the big match on Mix102.3 and here at Mix1023.com.au

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