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…

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…

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,…

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…

Hartley Leads From Front

Even for the lofty standards of Queensland Cricket talisman Chris Hartley, today was a fair day’s work at the Gabba. The my FootDr Queensland Bulls skipper put his best foot forward to produce the ideal captain’s knock before closing in on a major personal playing milestone as the home side got on top of the Tasmanian Tigers on day two of their Sheffield Shield clash. Hartley scored his first century of the season, a measured unbeaten 102no, as the Bulls declared at 9-405 before Michael Neser got the Duke ball to swing appreciably as he bowled opener Jake Hancock (0)…

Shield Evenly Poised After Day One

AAP Little known Tasmanian speedster Andrew Perrin didn’t waste time making a name for himself in the Sheffield Shield clash with the myFootDr Queensland Bulls at the Gabba on Wednesday. On Shield debut, Perrin snared 3-48 – including the prized scalp of ex-Test opener Joe Burns for 83 – as the Bulls moved to 6-251 by stumps on day one. The unheralded 26-year-old had big shoes to fill after slotting into the attack in the absence of Test quick Jackson Bird, who is preparing for Australia’s tour of India. Besides his new teammates and opposition, there was another huge unknown…

Hartley Eyes Shield Mark

The my FootDr Queensland Bulls will resume their Sheffield Shield quest on Wednesday at the Gabba when they host the Tasmanian Tigers. Captain Chris Hartley will lead the third-placed Bulls after recovering from a broken finger that ruled him out of the KFC Big Bash League after he had signed with the Sydney Thunder. According to Cricket Australia’s official statistican Ross Dundas, Hartley is two dismissals away from breaking former Victorian and South Australian wicket-keeper Darren Berry’s record of 546 Sheffield Shield wicket-keeper dismissals. Hartley, who claimed five dismissals in his last match against WA prior to the BBL, will…

WA Fight Back As Bulls Suffer Shield Loss

The myFootDr Queensland Bulls run of success in the Sheffield Shield has been halted after suffering an 8-wicket loss to the Western Australia Warriors in Perth. WA successfully chased down the Bulls’ target of 227 in less than an hour on day four having resumed at 2-170, with Adam Voges (78 not out) and Jonathan Wells (113 not out) combining for an unbeaten 168-run stand to hand the hosts victory. Having taken an 88-run lead into their second innings thanks to a fine 157-run knock from skipper Usman Khawaja, the Bulls will rue allowing the Warriors back into the game…

Another Pink Ball Ton For Khawaja

Usman Khawaja’s love affair with the pink ball has continued, with the in-form batsman scoring a century for the myFootDr Queensland Bulls in their Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia at the WACA Ground. Khawaja scored an unbeaten 147 from 259 balls to power Queensland to 6-333 at stumps on day one. The 29-year-old was named man of the match for his sparkling 145 in the recent day-night Test win over South Africa. And his purple patch against the pink ball flowed into the Shield arena on Monday, with WA’s bowlers unable to find a way through Khawaja’s defences. He…