A host of talented North Queensland cricketers and coaches will have the advantage of tapping into the combined knowledge and skills of leading coaches John Davison and Adam Hollioake this week at Riverway Stadium in Townsville.

The experienced duo are Queensland Cricket’s assistant pathways coaches and work with the State’s talented young cricketers across a range of programs and squads.

Davison, a regular spin bowling consultant to Cricket Australia, and Hollioake, a former England One Day captain, will work with QC’s northern coach & talent development specialist Phil Robinson at the sessions which will take place on tomorrow and Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm at Riverway Stadium. 

Players attending the sessions include those from this year’s Northern State Academy squad (U15s) and last year’s intake, as well as players from the State U16 Challenge and other regional development squads.

Regional representative coaches have also been invited to join in the sessions,

Hollioake, who joined Queensland Cricket last month, will be the head coach of the Queensland Under-17 team and assistant coach of the Queensland Under-19 team this year.

The National Under-17 tournament will be held in Brisbane and Mackay next month.

Hollioake and Davison, who memorably starred for Canada in the 2003 World Cup when he smashed a 67-ball century against the West Indies, also work alongside the Queensland Bulls coaching staff of head coach Wade Seccombe and assistants James Hopes and Andy Bichel.

Townsville’s Riverway Stadium will host the opening rounds of the JLT One Day Cup next month.

Queensland will play games against Victoria and Tasmania while Tasmania and Victoria will also play a match during the week-long playing block in September.

JLT One Day Cup matches in Townsville:

Sun, 16 Sep: Queensland v Victoria (10am)

Wed, 19 Sep: Tasmania v Victoria (10am)

Sat, 22 Sept: Queensland v Tasmania (10am)