Win a BBL Cricket Bat autographed by the 2014-15 Brisbane Heat Team

Angel-Paws Inc. is a Townsville based charity that specialises in offering abandoned and rejected animals a second chance at life. They are holding the Angel-Paws Inc. Annual Charity Auction on June 12, 2015, at the George Coates TAFE Student Restaurant.  It is their main fundraising event for the year hosting over 200 attendees and they hope to raise over $15000.

One of the most exciting auction items is a cricket bat that has been signed by the Brisbane Heat.  It has the autographs of all players from the 2014-15 season on it, including Mitchell Johnson, Andrew Flintoff and Daniel Vettori.  They aim to include supporters from all over Queensland, not just those based in the local area.

Proxy bidding will be available for those who are unable to attend the auction in person.  Registering for proxy bidding is easy, you only need to email fundraising@angelpawsinc.com with your name and contact number, the item you are interested in and your minimum and maximum bid for each item.  Then, on the night, a staff member will bid on your behalf in increments from the auctioneer, up to the maximum you decided.  The staff member will endeavour to minimise your cost while bidding to win the item on your behalf.

This is a unique and very exciting opportunity for cricket enthusiasts everywhere to support an organisation doing good work in Townsville.

TCI AGM, then Queensland Cricket workshop, then NQCA AGM – this Sunday

The TCI AGM is on Sunday May 3 at 11.30am at Tony Ireland Stadium. The main business of the AGM is to elect a new board for the coming year. All positions are up for nomination, so please send the attached nomination form onto anyone interested in being on the management committee.

Nomination form

The usual practice is to have a general meeting following the AGM, but as Queensland Cricket have a meeting at 12.30, the general meeting will be scheduled for later in the offseason.

The Queensland Cricket meeting is an open forum looking to get feedback from all of the people involved in Cricket (outdoor, indoor, club, school, volunteer, player, coach, umpire, scorer, parent, teacher, administrator, sponsor, etc.) within the North Queensland Region.  I’d hope everyone who attends our AGM can also stay on for the QC meeting to provide them with the feedback they need.

The North Queensland Cricket Association will also be holding its AGM this Sunday, straight after the Queensland Cricket meeting.

Subs win A grade grand final

Suburban Parks won this season’s A Grade title after defending 203 by bowling Norths out for 85. In a Reserve grade, minor premiers Wests defeated Subs, and in 4th grade, Brothers blue finished on top over Wests. The third grade final went all of the way into the final hour of play when Subs overturned a first innings defeat to win outright by 8 runs after setting Saints 170 to win in the 4th innings.

Senior Finals

This weekend sees the culmination of the Townsville Cricket Senior final series with what looks to be exciting and close contests in all grades to be played.

Norths CC have won through to their first final appearance in nearly 20 years, the last time Norths reach the final of the A Grade was back in the 95/96 season. With the underdog tag firmly in their corner, Norths will look to overturn their last meeting with Sub Park back in December round 7, which saw the Sub Parks side outclass the Norths outfit inflicting a heavy defeat. “But finals are a different game where you have to be on your best game otherwise anybody on the day can win” says Peter Fry Townsville Cricket President.  “Norths won through after defeating Wests last weekend and we have seen a close competition fought out all season, so at this stage, I would say that Sub Parks would have the edge and be favourites as they have been the form team all year  but they know they will have a tough game ahead” said Peter.

In the other grades the 2 form teams in the Reserve grade competition sees Minor Premiers Wests take on Sub Parks,  whilst in Third Grade Minor Premiers Saints will take on Sub Parks 1 side. This will be a close fought tussle with both teams losing only 2 games through the regular season. Fourth Grade final sees Brothers Blue make it through from 3rd place to take on the form side in Minor Premiers, Wests, to see if they can overcome the odds to lift the Premiers trophy.

If you are looking to watch some great games of cricket why not drop by to either Tony Ireland Stadium for the A grade final or to Endeavour Park at Murray sports complex where you can find the 3 lower grade games.

 Townsville Cricket Finals

 Saturday 28th / Sunday 29th March – Start time 10am

A Grade  –                 Sub Parks vs North’s                        Venue Tony Ireland Stadium

Reserve Grade  –    Wests vs Sub Parks                           Venue Endeavour Park 1

Third Grade        –    Saints vs Sub Parks 1                      Venue Endeavour Park 2

Sunday 22nd March start time 8.30am         

Fourth Grade    Wests vs Brothers Blue                          Venue Endeavour Park 3                 

QLD Cricket Easter Cup Carnivals

To coincide with the Cricket World Cup final and to cap off a huge season of outdoor cricket within QLD, 7-13 year old players have a great opportunity to get involved in the Easter T20 Blast Cup in Townsville. Individuals are most welcome to nominate, however, it is also a great opportunity for team mates to nominate themselves as a part of a group to compete together in the cups. Details are as follows:

  • WHAT: QLD Cricket Easter Cup Carnivals
  • WHERE: Townsville – Tony Ireland Stadium, 4810, Wed 8th & Fri 9th April
  • WHEN: 9:00am-1:00pm on both days
  • WHO: 7-13 year old boys and girls

COST: NORMAL REGISTRATION (after 31st March)

  • Register with a team: $100 per player (8 players per team- register & pay individually*)
  • Register as an individual: $120 per player

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT REGISTRATION (before 31st March)

  • Register with a team: $80 per player (8 players per team- register & pay individually*)
  • Register as an individual: $100 per player

EXTRA INFO: Lunch and a fruit snack provided on both days of the carnival.

  • Participants who register before the 31st of March will also receive a shirt and a hat as part of the program.
  • T20 Blast Rules and equipment, 8 a side!
  • 6 guaranteed preliminary rounds for every team and a Grand Final on Day 2
  • Competitions, prizes and giveaways

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

  1.  Visit playcricket.com.au,
  2. Enter postcode (4810 Townsville)
  3. Click on “junior club” to find the QLD Cricket Easter Cup Carnivals,
  4. Click on “register now” for the Easter Cup Carnival of your choice,
  5. Login or register as a new participant,
  6. Choose team or individual registration, then follow the steps.

Please read description carefully before choosing your registration type!

  1. *For team players are registered online through the team registration option, a team representative (captain or manager) must submit a complete player list and team name to:

Nicole Wills via nicolew@qldcricket.com.au

* To register as part of a team, each team member must individually register under the ‘TEAM REGISTRATION’ section *

For other enquiries, please contact:

Simon Edge, Email: simone@qldcricket.com.au Phone: 0409 520 051

Norths and Suburban-Parks to meet in A-Grade decider

Norths will take on defending premiers Suburban-Parks at Tony Ireland Stadium this Saturday and Sunday to decide the Townsville Cricket A Grade premiership for 2014/15. Norths defeated Wests in the semi-final at Cutheringa to make their way into the club’s first final for many years.

Subs will also feature in the Reserve and Third Grade finals.

Wests are the Reserve Grade minor premiers and will host Subs at Endeavour Park number 1. Saints were the leading team in Third grade, and will take on the Redbacks on Endeavour Park number 2.

The Fourth Grade grand final will be played on Sunday morning, with Wests and Brothers Blue facing off on Endeavour 3.

Senior Final Series commences 

Townsville Cricket would like to wish all Senior teams playing finals this weekend best of luck. 

Townsville Cricket season moves to towards the culmination with the commencement of the Final Series this weekend bringing the season to the end with senior teams taking to the field to see who will make the finals as the Minor Premiers wait to see who they will take on for the 2014/15 crown.

Townsville Cricket Senior Sem- Finals Saturday 21st March Sunday 22nd March 

all games commence at 10am

A grade semi  – Venue Mick Downey Oval             Wests vs Norths CC

Reserve grade semi- venue Endeavour Park 2      Suburban Parks vs Norths CC 

Third grade semi – Venue Endeavour Park 1        Suburban Paks 1 vs Wests CC


Sunday 22nd March starting time 8.30am

Fourth Grade semi- Venue Endeavour 3                Suburban Parks 1 vs Brothers Blue

FINALS VENUE LOCATIONS – Sat 28th / Sun 29th March commencing 10am

A Grade – Venue Tony Ireland Stadium                      Suburban Parks vs

Res grade – venue Endeavour Park 1                          Wests CC vs 

Third Grade – venue Endeavour Park 2                     Saints CC vs 

Sunday 29th March 8.30am start 

Fourth grade – venue Endeavour Park 3                    Wests CC vs