Blackcaps v Australia: Glenn Maxwell's broken 'Cake Tin' seat sells for charity

Australian Glenn Maxwell's masterclass innings during the T20 series against the Blackcaps not only sent the ball to all parts of Sky Stadium, but also destroyed a stadium seat. 

An anonymous Australian bidder has bought the seat for $2000 and the money will go towards housing some of Wellington's most vulnerable women.

Instead of throwing the seat out, the Australian cricketer signed what was left and stadium boss Shane Harmon put it up for auction.

The bidding attracted more than 30,000 views and 99 bids, including some from across the Tasman.

"Little known fact that Aussies can use TradeMe and in this case, it's an Australian who's won it," says TradeMe spokesperson Logan Mudge.

Maxwell's massive six travelled 80 metres over the midwicket boundary and into the seventh row of the stands. With the match being played behind closed doors, luckily no spectators were in the stands. 

"Two thousand dollars will buy 10 women one week's stay with us or one woman nearly two months," says Wellington Homeless Women's Trust chair Jo Cribb.

The blockbusting batsmen will be adding even more to that total. 

"I'll make a donation and an apology for breaking a seat," Maxwell says.

Glenn Maxwell hits out against the Blackcaps
Glenn Maxwell hits out against the Blackcaps. Photo credit: Photosport

Just how much that donation is will be kept secret, but he's getting something in return.

"Glenn is going to be on the top of our Christmas card list for this," Cribb says.

After all the controversial history between New Zealand and Australian cricketers, maybe they aren't so bad after all.

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