Townsville To Host Ashes Tour Match

Tony Ireland Stadium will host the main lead-in match to this year’s opening First Ashes Test at the Gabba with the touring English team to play in Townsville for the first time since 1962. Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket today announced that England would play a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day match in Townsville from 15-18 November as part of their build-up to the First Test from 23 – 27 November at the Gabba. Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters congratulated the Townsville City Council and Townsville Cricket on their efforts to ensure the match would be played…

Girls Cricket Funding Open

For the second successive year clubs, associations and schools around Australia can capitalise on the rapid growth in cricket participation for females through the hugely successful Growing Cricket for Girls Fund. Associations, clubs, schools and State and Regional School Sporting Associations can apply until 6 June 2017 for grants of up to $5000 a year over two years as part of a ground breaking funding initiative for female sport that in year one proved to be an instant hit with more than 500 girls’ teams joining more than 40 new girls’ competitions around Australia. Queensland Cricket General Manager – Game…

QC To Host Junior Format Forum

Queensland Cricket are hosting a community forum on the new recommended junior formats for cricket in Queensland. Date – Wednesday May 17th Time: 6-7pm Venue: National Cricket Centre Albion Special guests include Belinda Clark – Snr Manager Team Performance Greg Chappell – National Talent Manager Dr Ian Renshaw – Lecturer QUT QC are running a community forum this Wednesday on the new recommended junior formats for cricket in QLD. Details https://t.co/3pMYnX5nXO pic.twitter.com/CrMgRXVPCl — Queensland Cricket (@qldcricket) May 15, 2017 The event will be an opportunity to discuss new formats being introduced in junior cricket across the country and results from…

WNCL Schedule Released

Schedule highlights: Season to begin on 6 October and split into three rounds, one following the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series commencing on 25 November, and one following the Rebel WBBL|03 season commencing on 16 February. One of the strongest women’s domestic competitions in the sporting world NSW Lendlease Breakers are reigning champions Each state will host at least two fixtures Cricket Australia has today announced the Women’s National Cricket League Schedule for the 2017-18 summer of cricket, with this year’s competition to be a split tournament. Entering its 22nd season, the Women’s National Cricket League will be played over…

Strong Ashes Sales For Gabba

The Gabba is heading for a sold-out opening day of the First Ashes Test this summer with pre-sales and today’s opening public sales delivering bumper ticketing numbers for Brisbane. By late today, less than 700 available tickets were left for the first day of the opening Test of the series against England from 23 – 27 November. Tickets to the Brisbane Test had been the most-purchased in the initial pre-sale to the Australian Cricket Family and the trend towards strong sales continued today when they went on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster. Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters said…

Premier Medal Winners Announced

For the second year in a row, Queensland Premier Cricket has saluted two first-time winners of Peter Burge and Kath Smith Medals at tonight’s annual presentation of trophies at the Gabba. University of Queensland captain Michael Philipson and Gold Coast Dolphins allrounder Abigail Godfrey claimed the major individual player awards as the best and fairest players in the my Foot DR Premier Cricket competition and the Katherine Raymont Shield women’s Premier competition for the 2016-17 season. Philipson joins his older brother Craig as a Burge Medallist, the first time in the award’s history that brothers have claimed the honour, after…

Queensland Quartet In World Cup Squad

A quartet of Queenslanders have their sights on World Cup glory following the release today of the preliminary Australian squad for the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England. Incumbent Southern Stars players Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen have been joined in the extended 21-player Australian squad by Konica Minolta Queensland Fire allrounder Grace Harris and pace bowler Holly Ferling. Harris and Ferling have their sights on completing successful returns from injury after both had interrupted summers after being Australian regulars in 2015. Mooney is coming off a stand-out series against New Zealand. Mooney was named the player of the…

Five QLD Players On CA Proposed Contract List

Cricket Australia (CA) has today confirmed it proposes to offer 33 national contracts to Australian cricketers for the 2017-18 season. An initial total of 20 men’s and 13 women’s contracts will form the Australian lists for the coming season, with state cricket associations also being able to commence their own list discussions. The total amount of contracted women, including state players, will increase from 98 last season to an expected 111 this coming season. Players have gained selection for the lists on the basis of their performances over the past 12 months, with several new faces being proposed to enter…

Feldman and Birkett To Play In Anzac Game

Brisbane Heat players Luke Feldman and Haidee Birkett will join with former Queensland players and guests for the annual Shell Green T20 match at the Brookfield Showgrounds on Anzac Day. Pace bowler Feldman, who was a strong performer for the my FootDr Queensland Bulls again this season, and allrounder Birkett, who starred for both the WBBL Heat and Konica Minolta Queensland Fire, will play for the Lord Mayor’s Brookfield United Cricket Club XI against an Australian Army XI on Tuesday. Former Queensland players Brett Henschell and Megan White will also play for the Lord Mayor’s XI in the match that…

Bulls Flavour To NPS Squad

Eighteen of Australia’s best emerging cricketers, including two members of the my FootDR Queensland Bulls squad, have been selected to form Cricket Australia’s 2017 National Performance Squad. Rising Bulls and Brisbane Heat batsman Marnus Labuschagne and promising Bulls rookie contracted paceman Brendan Doggett will spend their off-season in the familiar surrounds of the Bupa National Cricket Centre at Albion following their nomination in the squad. Former Bulls and Brisbane Heat batsman Ben McDermott, now with Tasmania, also returns home for the winter. The squad will spend more than three months at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, under the…