Big Clash cricket teams reveal players ahead of tomorrow’s match

UnLtd has announced the players for tomorrow’s Big Clash cricket match, which will see ‘techies’ take on media owners and creatives go up against media agencies.

The Big Clash in 2016

The event will aim to raise over $100,000 for young people at risk. 

Over 50 companies from across the media, marketing and advertising industry will participate in tomorrow’s Sydney clash and the match in Melbourne next week.

The media owners team will be captained by ARN CEO Rob Atkinson (Sydney) and Ooh Media sales director Tim Murphy (Melbourne). Their rivals, the techies, will be captained by Quantcast sales director Guy Burbidge (Sydney) and Domain’s national agency sales director Andrew Knowles (Melbourne).

In the other clash, group managing director of M&C Saatchi Russel Hopson will lead the creative team in Sydney, while Monkeys account director Navin Arunasalam will captain the Melbourne team. Taking them on will be media agencies, captained by a PHD duo: CEO Mark Coad in Melbourne and managing director Mark Jarrett in Sydney.

UnLtd connects the media, marketing and creative industries with charities helping children and young people at risk. This year, the fundraising event will take place in Sydney on 8 February at the University of Sydney, and on 15 February at Fawkner Park in Melbourne.

UnLtd has said everyone is welcome on the day to watch the game and participate in fundraising activities. Networking drinks will follow the clash.

Full details of the event and players are below.

Event details:
Sydney – 8 February, 2018
Oval 1, Sydney University, Camperdown, NSW 2006
11:30am – 5pm for cricket
5pm onwards for drinks and charity auction

Melbourne – 15 February, 2018
Fawkner Park followed by Bells Hotel
11:30am – 5pm for cricket
5pm onwards for drinks and charity auction

MEDIA OWNERS – supporting Sydney Story Factory

  • Rob Atkinson, ARN – CAPTAIN
  • Oliver Newton, JCDecaux
  • Sean Rigby, OOH
  • Anthony Bartram, AdShel
  • Jack Archdale, Nova
  • James Mielnik, MCN
  • Tristan Wyse, Val Morgan
  • Chris Norris, Val Morgan
  • Richard Brown, News
  • Lee Cormack, Nine
  • James Bannerman, Guardian
  • Dan Favaloro, TEN

TECHIES – supporting Backtrack

  • Guy Burbidge, Quantcast – CAPTAIN
  • Matthew Coote, Snapchat
  • Johnny Style, Domain
  • Chris Wood and Jewel Hossain, REA
  • Ian Wheeler, Twitter
  • Michael Visser, PlayersVoice
  • Sebastian Graham, Yahoo7
  • Mike Langford, Google
  • Fiona Roberts, Inmobi
  • Ben Nolan, Gum Gum
  • Jon Stubley, Gum Gum

MEDIA AGENCIES – supporting Missing School

  • Mark Jarrett, PHD – CAPTAIN
  • Nick Tanfield, OMD
  • Sean Richardson, M2M
  • Ben McCallum, Mediacom
  • Troy Mulder, Mindshare
  • Jeff Ewing, Blue449
  • Jason Bradner, Spark
  • Stephen Wang, Zenith Media
  • Dom Weatherhead, Carat
  • Heath Irving, Amplifi
  • Simon Grace, UM
  • Nick Wokes, Initiative

CREATIVES – supporting Be Centre

  • Russel Hopson, M&C Saatchi – CAPTAIN
  • Humphrey Taylor, Monkeys
  • Michael Hogg, Maud
  • Dan Smith, TBWA
  • Richie Kenzie, B&T
  • Emile van Schalkwyk, Ikon
  • Vijay Solanki, IAB
  • Alex Hayes, Clear Hayes Consulting
  • Baljit Singh, Talent Rise
  • Erin Hunter, MKTG
  • Kerry McCabe, PlayersVoice
  • Patrick Whitnall, Publicis


  • Rosie Baker, AdNews
  • Vivienne Kelly, Mumbrella
  • Arvind Hickman, AdNews
  • Peter Kite, METS Legal



MEDIA OWNERS – supporting Mirabel Foundation

  • Tim Murphy, oOh – CAPTAIN
  • Bryce Crosswell, JCDecaux
  • Mike Riach, AdShel
  • Kai Battaglene, ARN
  • James Hansford, Nova
  • Ben Sumpter, MCN
  • Richard Marks, Val Morgan
  • Jarryd Gaggin, Val Morgan
  • Travis Kitching, News
  • Mike Hegerty, Nine
  • Tony Bell, Guardian

TECHIES – supporting Big Brother Big Sister

  • Andrew Knowles, Domain – CAPTAIN
  • George Wellington, Domain
  • Angus Keene, Twitter
  • Daniel O’Connor, Quantcast
  • Paul Widdis, PlayersVoice
  • Dan Kearney, Yahoo7
  • Sean McDonell, Google
  • Tiffany Damm, Inmobi
  • Harley Ramien, Bonzai
  • Dan Hobbs, Gum Gum
  • Joe Frazer, Amnet Group

MEDIA AGENCIES – supporting Whitelion

  • Mark Coad, PHD – CAPTAIN
  • Nik Doble, OMD
  • Luke Hutchison, M2M
  • Willie Pang, Mediacom
  • Trevor Crook, Mindshare
  • Garth Moring, Blue449
  • Peter Butler, Spark
  • Ashwin Govender, Carat
  • Anne-Marie Tanke, Amplifi
  • Rahul DeNoronha, UM
  • Simon Reid, Initiative

CREATIVES – supporting Musicians Making a Difference

  • Navin Arunasalam, Monkeys – CAPTAIN
  • Tomas Sabbatucci, Maud
  • Mark Jones, TBWA
  • Chris Freel, UnLtd
  • Jason Pho, Talent Rise
  • Andy Cairns, M&C Saatchi
  • Taylor Maher, MKTG
  • Wade James, oOh
  • Dan Howlett, oOh
  • John Thompson, Dentsu X
  • Zeus Irani, Dentsu X
  • Dominic Brook, MMAD


  • Nick Swift, Amplifi
  • Alex Pekish, Amplifi

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