Today only – Develop your cricket skills with former IPL star Aiden Blizzard!

Young Townsville cricket fans at a loose end today can come to Endeavour Park from 2pm to attend an Australian Cricket College Camp led by Victoria and IPL player Aiden Blizzard.

The 2pm camp is for under 15 players, and is free. The 4pm camp is for over 15s, and costs $20. 

If you’d like to attend, just email tiffanytoombs@australiancricketcollege.com or view their website at http://www.australiancricketcollege.com

 

Townsville Cricket- Women’s Competition 2014

Townsville Cricket will again hold a Women’s Competition commencing July through to August and is now looking to gain interest from ladies and girls interested in playing in the ladies cricket competition in Townsville.

Have you got a budding Jodie Fields or Jessica Jonassen in your household? Or would you like to get out and enjoy meeting with other women in a social atmosphere and learn the game of cricket. Well Townsville Cricket is looking for you. Women’s cricket is steadily growing and with the success of teams like the Australian Southern Stars and Queensland’s Konica Minolta Fire, we see the opportunity for a Women’s competition again to be part of the Townsville cricket landscape.

Following the success of last year’s competition we are hoping to increase the number of teams, currently we have around 3-4 teams but would love to have more. At this stage we are looking at a social competition with games to be held on Sundays at the Endeavour Park complex with the format being 30 or 35 overs, this is depending on player numbers. Experience doesn’t matter we cater for all levels and basic equipment will be provided along with coaching clinics to help develop your skills.

How do you become part of this great competition , you can get some friends together, 11 players form a team, or you can sign up individually and we can put you into a team. Forward your details to the email below or webiste/ facebook of Townsville Cricket.

Please forward contact details or enquiries if you are interested to Peter Fry from Townsville Cricket at E: president@townsvillecricket.com.au or leave your details on the Townsville Cricket website http://townsvillecricket.com/ or Townsville Cricket Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/townsvillecricket

 PETER FRY Townsville Cricket

Sports Luncheon – Max Walker -30th May @ Rydges

Just as Lindwall and Miller were complemented by Bill Johnston, during their salad days Lillee and Thomson had the unflagging support of Max Walker, a strapping paceman whose convoluted wrong-footed action inspired the nickname “Tangles” and was imitated in backyard games across the country. He was capable of leading Australia’s attack at a pinch, as he did during Australia’s 1972-73 tour of the West Indies, and when he obtained 8 for 143 in the sixth Test of the 1974-75 Ashes series with both Thomson and Lillee hors de combat. When he retired, in the aftermath of World Series Cricket, Walker became a successful commentator; a series of best-selling anecdote collections reflected his skills as a raconteur.

So How about having ‘Lunch with a Legend’?

More details can be found at http://lunchwithalegend.com.au/townsville/
But here it is in a nutshell Max Walker Rydges Southbank Townsville on Friday 30 May, a sumptuous two course luncheon with drinks included for two hours, price $95.
Max is a great story teller and a great guy he’ll spin a few yarns and keep everyone well entertained.

Winter cricket starting soon

The first games of the Winter cricket season are coming up on Sunday May 11. The format is a modified T20 matches played every fortnight. The early part of the season will be played on astro at Gill Park, with a chance to move to matches on turf later in the year.

The comp uses a great fun format where everyone gets a chance to participate. Bowlers must use short run-ups, and can only bowl 3 overs. There are also no LBWs!

If you are keen on entering a team, or just joining a team, please get in touch with the competition organiser, Roman Cussen, at roman.cussen@gmail.com

 

Riley Ward and Sub Parks take Honours at Cricket awards night

A stunning start to the season by talented Sub Parks batsman Riley Ward saw Riley named the Sam Scuderi Medallist -Townsville Cricketer of the Year at the associations awards night held last night. Riley had a stellar start to the season scoring 571 runs at an average of 142 in the 8 matches Riley played at the start of the season before moving in January to WA for the opportunity to further his cricket endeavours.  Riley had polled enough votes to hold off his fellow Sub Parks team mates Jamie Heit and Sean Denaher to win the prestigious award.

Sub Parks club continued to collect awards through the night winning the Club Championship for 2013/14 season and saw young bowler Justin Dixon named the Townsville Cricket Colt of the Year.

The night also saw Peter Wilshire and Bob Farrell awarded Life Membership of Townsville Cricket for services to the game and association.

While Cyclone Ita played its hand last weekend with rain cancelling the final series and bringing the season to a damp end, “the overall season was a good season for cricket in Townsville” said Peter Raffles, President of Townsville Cricket. “ the season saw a growth in junior and senior team and closeness in the competition saw the spots in the final series not sorted till the last rounds” . “the strength of cricket in Townsville has also been shown through the number of players from the region achieving high representative honours with local players achieving Australian and Queensland selections throughout the year” Peter said.

Townsville Cricket Awards for 2013-14 season-

 Sam Scuderi Medalist – Cricketer of the Year                         Riley Ward

Colt of the Year                                                                                Justin Dixon Club

Champions 2013-14                                                                        Suburban Parks   

Life Membership awarded to                                                     Peter Wilshire & Bob Farrell

A Grade Premiers                                                                           Suburban Parks               

T20 A grade Winners                                                                     Suburban Parks

Reserve Grade Premiers                                                              Suburban Parks

Third Grade Premiers                                                                    Saints

Fourth Grade Premiers                                                                 Wests 1

 

Billy’s Cricket Townsville Winter Academy

As well as international cricket matches this winter, Townsville will host some international quality cricket coaching this offseason with Billy’s Cricket Townsville Winter Academy.

Led by current Australian Bowling coach Craig McDermott, and with guest coaches Andrew Symonds, Stuart Law and Greg Chappell all providing their expertise, this 16 week program covers all areas of cricket- batting, bowling, fielding and includes covering nutrition and training plans.

The program starts on April 30, and will run on Wednesdays at Tony Ireland Stadium. For more information, please download the attached flyer, or contact Peter Fry