Ashes Tickets On Sale Date Announced

Cricket Australia today confirmed that tickets to the 2017-18 international cricket season will go on sale to the general public from 8 May and members of the Australian Cricket Family (ACF) will be given priority access from 1 May. Tickets to matches in Perth will be on sale at a later date once the venue has been confirmed. Fans who wish to take advantage of the ACF priority access period are encouraged to sign up at www.cricket.com.au/ashes before 23 April. Membership is free. Fans can catch a slice of the Ashes action for the first time in four years from…

Qld Snatch Dramatic Win

Queensland has bounced back to claim a dramatic win in the School Sports Australia 15 and Under championships on the Sunshine Coast. NSW Magenta’s unbeaten start came to an end, as Queensland scraped home by one-wicket in a thriller. Dhruv Kant’s knock of 70 led NSW Magenta to a total of 160, as Mitchell Pascoe picked up four wickets for the home side. Queensland reached its target in the penultimate over, with an unbeaten 25 from wicket-keeper Jet Liebke sealing victory. Pic: Brody Grogan

Schools Side Starts With Win

Queensland has launched its School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship campaign with victory against Western Australia. Playing on Brisbane Grammar Field 1 at Northgate, the home side took just 31 overs to pass the visitors’ total of 101. Queensland opening batsman Jed Wilson (43no) top scored, while William Trigar (3-16) and Ryan Walker (3-20) did the damage with the ball. The School Sport Australia 15 & Under Boys National Championship runs from March 26 to April 2, with the first two rounds of matches played in Brisbane, followed by two rounds and semi-finals on the Sunshine Coast,…

Rookie Maroons Set For Youth Series

Queensland young guns Max Bryant and Harry Wood will expand their cricketing horizons next month when they take on Sri Lanka as part of the Austalian Under-19 squad. Bryant, a top order batsman with the Gold Coast Dolphins, and Wood, an allrounder with the Ipswich/Logan Hornets, will play the six-matches series in Tasmania next month. The 15-player squad – selected by the Youth Selection Panel – features two players who hold state rookie contracts, plus one player with Matador BBQs One-Day Cup experience, two who have played List A cricket and three who have played in the Toyota Futures League.…

Uni and Wests To Meet In Premier Final

University of Queensland has the chance to complete a near perfect summer this weekend with the four-day my FootDr Premier Cricket Competition decider, starting at Allan Border Field on Saturday. University has already taken out the First Grade Overall Championship, the Damien Mullins Cup, won the Club Championship and beat Western Suburbs in the Kookaburra Limited Overs final to claim the John McKnoulty Cup. They are now into their sixth consecutive Premiership Final, after drawing with Valley in the semi-finals courtesy of my FootDr Queensland Bulls batsman Peter Forrest’s composed 113 not out. Fellow Bulls squad member Nathan Reardon will…

QC Welcomes MOU Offer

The growth of women’s cricket in Queensland is set to receive its biggest boost to date with Cricket Australia today tabling its offer to the Australian Cricketer’s Association for the next Memorandum of Understanding. The proposal to the ACA provides for average payments for international and domestic female players to increase by 166% and 150% respectively between 2016-17 and 2021-22. The MOU proposal covers Cricket Australia’s offer to the ACA covering male and female international and domestic players. Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters said the flow-on from a successful acceptance of the CA offer would be greater investment…

Bulls’ Shield Hopes Dashed As Hartley Bows Out

AAP The myFootDr Queensland Bulls’ push for a Sheffield Shield final berth has come to ignominious end having been bowled out for 61 to suffer an innings and 11-run defeat against Victoria in Brisbane. Test fast bowler James Pattinson mowed through the Queensland top order to earn figures of 5-7 from six overs. The win on Saturday ensures Victoria finish top of the ladder to earn hosting rights for the final, which begins on 26 March in Alice Springs. Needing a victory at Allan Border Field to move into contention for a spot in the season decider, Queensland restricted their…

Bulls Chase Wickets On Day Two

AAP The myFootDr Queensland Bulls still believe they can secure the win they need over Victoria to potentially secure a spot in next week’s Sheffield Shield final despite a tough opening day. The Bulls’ batting fell in a heap on Thursday at Allan Border Field in Brisbane with the home side dismissed for just 208. The Bushrangers reached 0-20 in response, before bad light forced an early close on a rain-affected day. Queensland need to win the match – and rely on NSW losing against Western Australia – if they are to gain passage to the final next week against…

Fire Duo For Shooting Stars

Konica Minolta Queensland Fire and WBBL Brisbane Heat duo Jemma Barsby and Tess Cooper will have the chance to push their claims for higher honours in the future following their selection in the “Gen-Next” team for Australian women’s cricket. Cricket Australia’s National Selection panel has announced a 13-player Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars squad to tour Sri Lanka from 27 March– 11 April. Made up of Australia’s best emerging players aged 21 and under, the side will be coached by former Australian fast-bowler and Women’s Youth Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick, with Victoria and Melbourne Stars’ Coach David Hemp acting as Assistant Coach.…

Bulls Legend Calls It A Day

Chris Hartley, Queensland’s most capped wicket-keeper and the owner of the record for the most Sheffield Shield dismissals in Australian cricket history, has today announced he will retire at the end of the season. Hartley, 34, informed his my FootDr Queensland Bulls teammates, coaches and staff yesterday of his decision to bring down the curtain on his 14-year career at the end of the Sheffield Shield season. The Bulls will take on current Shield leaders Victoria at Allan Border Field tomorrow in their last regular season game, a must-win match with Queensland one of four teams chasing a berth in…