The two sides will play in a T20 match for the Nev Paulsen Cup on Saturday July 20 at Redlands Cricket Club, marking the second consecutive year the teams will face off as part of NAIDOC Week. 

The NAIDOC game provides opportunities for the SWIN Seamers to come up against the best Indigenous players in Queensland, with the match being played as a showcase and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander culture and community through cricket. 

Queensland Cricket will engage staff and cricket stakeholders throughout the NAIDOC Week celebrations, while continuing to promote Indigenous cricket and players. 

Earlier this year, QC ran a series of talent identification programs across Queensland for Indigenous and all-abilities players, aimed at developing players to progress through representative pathways and ensuring cricket was a sport for all Queenslanders. 

10 sessions were held as part of the Indigenous talent ID Eddie Gilbert Program, with 50 new players having been identified as cricketers of promise and progression.  

The Seamers are a representative side from the South West Indigenous Network - a multi-sport organisation that provides leadership, guidance and support to Indigenous communities in South West and South East Queensland through opportunities in sport and recreation. Each year Queensland Cricket and SWIN host the Western Rivers Cup, an Indigenous cricket carnival for South West Queensland communities. 

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. 

Queensland's Men's and Women's Indigenous squads will be named for February's National Indigenous Cricket Championships in October. 


QLD Indigenous Team vs SWIN Seamers
Saturday July 20 - 10am start
Peter Purge Oval - Redlands Cricket Club
Entry is free