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…

Neser and Kimmince Claim Top Awards

Queensland allrounders Michael Neser and Delissa Kimmince have capped off notable summers with the major male and female awards presented at tonight’s Queensland Cricket Awards Night. The Gold Coast Dolphins duo claimed the respective awards presented, with Neser receiving the Ian Healy Trophy as the my FootDr Queensland Bulls player of the year for the first time and Kimmince taking out the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire player of the year title. Neser, 27, was also awarded the Bulls Matador Cup player of the year honour in a year that saw him represent Australia ‘A’ during the winter Quad Series in…

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…

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…

Big Three Back For Bulls

The my FootDr Queensland Bulls have recalled record-breaking wicket-keeper Chris Hartley and named batsman Chris Lynn for his first Sheffield Shield game of the season as they gear up for a must-win tilt against Victoria at Allan Border Field this week. Pace bowler Michael Neser has also been recalled after recovering from an ankle injury while Lynn comes into the side off the back of a match-turning century for the Queensland Academy of Sport in their win over the ACT last week. It will almost 12 months to the day since the Brisbane Heat T20 star last played a first…

Shield Season Alive After Huge Bulls Win

The myFootDr Queensland Bulls hopes of securing a place in the Sheffield Shield Final remain alive after closing out a thumping innings and 172-run win over Tasmania today in Hobart. The win temporarily moves the Bulls into second place on the Shield ladder, however with two games remaining to be played out this round, Queensland could drop out of the top two if New South Wales, Western Australia or South Australia win. QLD temporarily move into 2nd on the Shield ladder. VIC vs WA & NSW vs SA games in progress. Make up of final will come down to final round. pic.twitter.com/2EAtH4ciZN…

Wildermuth Ton Puts Bulls On Top

In less than a fortnight, myFootDr Queensland Bulls allrounder Jack Wildermuth has notched up career-best Sheffield Shield batting and bowling performances. In Hobart on Wednesday, the 23-year-old right-hander made 110 to help the Bulls take a healthy 267-run lead into day three of their contest with Tasmania. At Bellerive Oval, the visitors were dismissed for 437 in reply to the Tigers’ lacklustre 150 first-innings’ total, with the home side 0-20 at stumps in their second dig. “It was nice to spend some time in the middle. The wicket started to flatten out nicely this afternoon – it was a good…