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Queensland Cricket is supported by many clubs throughout the state delivering fun, inclusive and active ways for juniors and youth to play Cricket. The partnerships and support of the clubs & volunteers is central to the journey of a player on the Australian Cricket Pathway. The role coaches and mentors play in establishing a supportive and positive environment is crucial to player development.

Queensland Junior Cricket

For ages under 14 clubs typically field numerous male teams in various regional competitions across the state which are grouped into the following 12 Zones:

  1. Cricket Far North
  2. North Queensland
  3. Central Queensland
  4. Mackay-Whitsundays
  5. Wide Bay
  6. Sunshine Coast
  7. Darling Downs & South West Queensland
  8. Metropolitan South West
  9. Brisbane North
  10. Bayside East & Redlands
  11. South East Queensland
  12. Gold Coast

The 12 zones then typically each hold Trials / Selection opportunities for those participants within to represent their zone at the U13 Male and U14 Male State Championships hosted by Queensland Cricket (QC). Junior Directors of Coaching (JDOC) assist the selection process of these zone teams and work closely with the QC Coach & Talent Specialists.
Ages 12 - 14 Male Zones Trial information (click here to send to Selection Opportunities page)
Junior Directors of Coaching (click here to send to JDOC page)

Queensland Merged Zones

For ages 15+ in Males & ages 13+ in Females, the 12 zones become merged to create a more competitive and specialised environment. With the 12 zones being grouped into the following when attending the relevant State Challenges:

  1. Cricket Far North & North Queensland = Northern Flames
  2. Central Queensland & Mackay-Whitsundays = Central Infernos
  3. Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast = Coastal Burners
  4. Darling Downs/South West & Metro South West = Western Swelter
  5. Brisbane North & BEARS = City Fever
  6. South East Qld & Gold Coast = Southern Blaze

For specific information regarding the Championships (click here to send to State Events page)