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…

Bulls Hold Shield Advantage After Day One

A half century by Joe Burns has helped the myFootDr Queensland Bulls almost chase down Tasmania’s first-innings total on day one of their Sheffield Shield contest. But the competition’s second-highest run scorer is sour for failing to do better with the bat. At Bellerive Oval on Tuesday the hosts were skittled for 150 after Burns won the toss and chose to bowl on a green pitch that produced early wickets. Later in the day Queensland reached 2-131 in reply with Burns, opening the batting, reaching his 50 from just 51 deliveries before edging a ball to second slip to be…

Cutting, Lynn Set For Returns

The my FootDr Queensland Bulls will welcome back Ben Cutting for next week’s must-win Sheffield Shield clash with the Tasmanian Tigers at Blundstone Arena in Hobart. Cutting comes into the Bulls squad in place of injured quick Mark Steketee (side strain) who is set to miss the remainder of the season. The Bulls slipped to fifth spot after losing to South Australia on the final day in Adelaide on Monday but can still make the Final later this month if they can defeat the sixth-placed Tigers from Tuesday. There are two rounds of the Shield competition remaining, with the Bulls…

Bulls Face Must Win Match After SA Loss

The myFootDr Queensland Bulls face a must-win Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania next week after going down to the South Australian Redbacks by six-wickets today in Adelaide. The loss leaves the Bulls fifth on the Shield ladder, needing success in Hobart next week to keep their finals hopes alive. The match was in a tense position when play resumed today, with the Redbacks needing 120-runs and the Bulls another six wickets for victory. Queensland’s bowlers were unable to remove the set duo of Tom Cooper and Jake Lehmann who combined for a match winning 187-run stand to move the home side into…