Testing time for starlet Michala
Adelaide Now, 19 October 2006

McLEOD'S Daughters starlet Michala Banas loves a good game of cricket. "I played cricket on family picnics with my brothers, family and friends," she says.

"I wasn't very good though. I'm a better observer than player."

But her lack of co-ordination won't stop her getting involved with the Ashes series.

In fact, she's going to be the Adelaide Ambassador for the Adelaide Test on December 3, and indulge in the "Ladies Love Cricket Day" entertainment at Adelaide Oval. There will even be a cricket themed "green" carpet entrance.

"I haven't been to a game in a while so it will be great to get along to the Ashes series," Michala says. "Growing up, I went to a few games with my dad . . . I love the one-dayers. They're always exciting."

To mark her support, Cricket Australia has even decked out Michala in one of the Countdown shirts that have been given to other high-profilers, including Prime Minister John Howard.