Eager, young cricketers were treated to a special visit last Tuesday when the Sydney Sixers came to town.
Inverell was the second stop in a three-day tour throughout the North West of hosting a series of cricket clinics as part of Cricket NSW's Country Blitz program.
Current Sixers player and Australian test player Peter Nevill made the trip up along with Cricket NSW pathways member Emma Hughes.
Cricketers were taken through a number of drills to practise their bowling and batting skills and meet some current stars and upcoming cricket talents.
"Many of our regional cricket communities have been doing it tough over the last few years and we hope that having some of our players travelling to their regions provides them with a boost in spirits," Cricket NSW general manager of community cricket Ivan Spyrdz said of the tour.
""For many regions, this annual event signifies the cricket season is open and ready to go for the year ahead."
The tour moved on to Glen Innes and Armidale before finishing off in Tamworth on Thursday.