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

International cricket for Townsville this winter

Australia’s best up and coming cricketers will play South Africa A in two 4 day matches this August at Tony Ireland Stadium. The first match between the A sides will start on August 7, and the second a week later.

The Australia A squad includes test players Pat Cummins, Alex Doolan, James Faulkner, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Starc and Cameron White.

The full preliminary squad is: Jason Behrendorff (WA), Cameron Boyce (QLD), Tom Cooper (SA), Pat Cummins (NSW), Ben Cutting (QLD), Alex Doolan (TAS), James Faulkner (TAS), Callum Ferguson (SA), Peter Forrest (QLD), Josh Hazlewood (NSW), Moises Henriques (NSW), Phillip Hughes (SA), Chris Lynn (QLD), Mitchell Marsh (WA), Peter Nevill (NSW), Steve O’Keefe (NSW), Kane Richardson (SA), Chadd Sayers (SA), Mitchell Starc (NSW), Cameron White (VIC), Sam Whiteman (WA).

more information – Cricket Australia press release

Townsville Bulletin article