Burns Leads Bulls In Key Shield Clash

Opening batsman Joe Burns will captain the my FootDr Queensland Bulls team for the first time in this weekend’s vital Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Burns, 27, takes over the leadership role in the wake of a finger injury suffered by record-breaking wicket-keeper Chris Hartley playing in the my FootDr Premier Cricket competition on the weekend. Hartley fractured the middle finger on his left hand while batting for University of Queensland in their Kookaburra One Day Cup Final win over Wests at Allan Border Field on Sunday. He is expected to miss at least three…

New Chairman For Queensland Cricket

Queensland Cricket has today announced that Judge Sal Vasta will take over as Chairman of the Board in place of the long-serving Jim Holding. Mr Holding, a Director since 2006 and Chairman since 2010, informed the Board of his decision to step down ahead of last night’s Ordinary General Meeting. He was recently appointed one of global law firm DLA Piper’s two Co-Managing Partners in Australia and made his decision to resign as Chairman in light of this appointment. Mr Ian Mitchell, one of the three independently appointed Directors on the Board, is the new Deputy Chairman. Delegates at the…

Queensland’s Coach Volunteer of the Year

Troy Paradies from Emerald has been awarded Queensland Cricket’s Coach Volunteer of the Year for 2016-17. Troy was nominated by the Central Qld Cricket Association due to his involvement with Central Qld cricket for twelve continuous seasons as well as a club coach and Representative sides. He has also been involved as a Director of coaching at an association level for Central Highlands cricket and also for Central Qld cricket for 3 seasons. Troy has always been passionate about his role, traveling 600 km round trip for selection and training days as well as matches a number of times a…

Qld Women Go Close!

The Queensland women’s Indigenous team has missed out on a maiden National Indigenous Cricket Championships title by a heartbreaking five runs. The state’s first standalone women’s team was unable to chase down New South Wales’ 134-run total in the decider in Alice Springs. The Blues batted first, opener Sara Darney setting the pace with a top score of 59, including three sixes and seven fours. Tamika Hansen (2-22) silenced Darney just before NSW’s total ticked over to triple figures, Christina Coulson (2-15) chipping in to contain them to 5-134. Carly Fuller (37) and Shareene Ferrier (25 no) championed Queensland’s chase,…

Heazlett Back For Bulls

The my FootDr Queensland Bulls will welcome back batsman Sam Heazlett from international duties for their Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales, starting on Friday at the SCG. The left-hander has been included in the Bulls’ 13-man squad after making his ODI debut against New Zealand in Auckland, while uncapped left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann is also in line for a start. It has been a speedy ascension for 20-year-old Kuhnemann who was made a Bulls Rookie at the start of the season and is currently playing for the Queensland Academy of Sport against New South Wales in their Toyota Futures…

Mackay To Host Indoor National Championships

More than 700 players from across the country will compete at the 2017 Indoor Cricket National Championships, which will be played in Mackay, Queensland in July. The country’s top indoor cricketers will compete in 11 divisions from 1 July to 15 July, with up to 75 teams set to feature. In a first for Cricket Australia, this year’s National Championships will combine the junior and open-age divisions in the pinnacle national event for the Australia’s indoor cricketers, which is expected to involve teams from every state and territory.  Cricket Australia’s Executive General Manager of Game and Market Development Andrew Ingleton…

Final Shield Game Moved To Allan Border Field

Queensland Cricket has been advised by Stadiums Queensland that the myFootDr Queensland Bulls final game of the 2016-17 season is unable to be played at the Gabba as scheduled due to turf replacement works occurring post the Adele concert being held at the ground in March. Allan Border Field in Albion will instead host the game against the Victorian Bushrangers from 16th – 19th of March. It will be the first time the Sheffield Shield has been played at the ground since November 2014. Following last week’s thumping win over Tasmania, the Bulls sit in third spot on the Shield ladder,…

QLD Suffer Close NICC Loss

Queensland has opened its 2017 National Indigenous Cricket Championship (NICC) campaign with a loss to New South Wales in Alice Springs. In a rematch of last year’s NICC grand final, Queensland suffered the same result despite a spirited bowling effort. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Queensland opener Preston White produced a stunning 50 off 63 balls.   It was the highlight of an otherwise dour innings dominated by New South Welshmen Ben Mitchell (4/10) and Djali Bloomfield (2/15), who kept Queensland to a 127-run total.   Despite a five-wicket haul from Warrin Williams (5/29), Queensland was unable…

Bulls Claim Outright

The my FootDr Queensland Bulls have closed the gap on pre-Chrismas Sheffield Shield leaders Victoria with a timely outright win today over Tasmania at the Gabba. The Bulls sit in third spot, within seven points of Victoria which lost its first game of the season earlier today to NSW. The Blues, Queensland’s next opponents, sit in fourth spot less than a point behind the Bulls. In a suddenly packed ladder, second-placed South Australia sit just two points ahead of Queensland. The Bulls had to hang tough in the final session to wrap up the victory after dominating the Tigers for…

Record Falls As Bulls Eye Points

Chris Hartley’s record-breaking catch was the icing on a Sheffield Shield cake for the my FootDr Queensland Bulls as they set themselves for a final day tilt at an outright win over Tasmania at the Gabba. Hartley, equal with record holder Darren Berry at the start of the day, had to wait until late in the Tigers’ first innings to claim the mark of 547 dismissals in his 125th match. The elusive edge came off the bat of his former Bulls teammate Simon Milenko, who fell to his ex-club teammate Michael Neser, an impressive performer with the Dukes ball on…