Free coach education seminar with Queensland Bulls coach

If you are interested in teaching the art of swing bowling, what and how to coach juniors, and how to run a quality net session, please come along to the North Queensland Coach Education Seminar on Friday 8 August at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Chris Swan

Chris Swan

Current Queensland Bulls bowling coach Chris Swan will host the session along with other Queensland Cricket staff. It starts at 5.30pm (just after the close of play in the Australia A game) and will run till 7.30pm.

For catering purposes, please register with Simon Edge – or 0409 520051.

Free ‘Come & Try cricket’ events for kids

Bring your kids along to have a taste of either MILO In2CRICKET (ages 5-8) or MILO T20 Blast (ages 7-12) where your child will have loads of FUN playing cricket! There will be special guest appearances from Australia A players , the Brisbane Heat mascot ‘Heater’ and giveaways!

The MILO In2Cricket for children 5 to 8 years old will be on Monday 11 August, running from 4.30pm til around 6pm, at Endeavour Park cricket grounds, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville.


The MILO T20 Blast event for children 7 to 12 will be on Tuesday 12 August, also starting at 4.30pm at Endeavour Park.


Get your kids into the T20 action!

Registrations are essential. To do so, go to and search for ‘kids’ cricket in or around ‘4814’.  Register under ‘Townsville Come & Try Events (QLD Cricket)’ for either in2CRICKET or T20 Blast.

For more info, please contact Simon Edge on  0409 520 051 or


World class cricket comes to Townsville

Australia A will play South Africa in two 4 day matches at Tony Ireland Stadium in Townsville starting on Thursday August 7. The Australian squad includes test players Phil Hughes, James Faulkner and Moises Henriques. Queenslanders Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn and Peter Forrest will also play in Townsville.

The teams have been playing one day matches in Darwin recently, and the Townsville games will be the culmination of their Winter program.

While the teams are in Townsville, the players will take part in several junior development programs to help local youngster with their game. There will be two “Come & Try” days for kids to come and experience both the In2Cricket & T20 Blast programs. There will be plenty of giveaways on the day with current Australian players in attendance. Kids up to the age of 16 are also free entry into the matches at TIS.

There will also be Sign-On activities happening on Sunday 10th August where we will setup an activities area outside the ground giving local clubs the opportunity to promote their junior programs to both kids and parents. On the day if a child puts down their details as an expression of interest for the clubs programs the Adult present will receive a free ticket into the ground.

For details of the Come and Try days and sign-on activities, please contact Simon Edge from Queensland Cricket on 0409 520 051 or

Australia A squad for the matches in Townsville

Jason Behrendorff (WA)
Tom Cooper (SA)
Ben Cutting (QLD)
James Faulkner (c) (TAS)
Callum Ferguson (SA)
Peter Forrest (QLD)
Josh Hazlewood (NSW)
Moises Henriques (NSW)
Phillip Hughes (SA)
Chris Lynn (QLD)
Peter Nevill (NSW)
Steve O’Keefe (NSW)
Chadd Sayers (SA)

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 or view their website at


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: or leave your details on the Townsville Cricket website or Townsville Cricket Facebook page

 PETER FRY Townsville Cricket