Final Day of U15 State Championships see’s title race still open

Going into the final round of matches in the U15 State Championships sees 2 sides having yet to drop a match, winning all 4 games. Ladder leaders Darling Downs SWQ remain at the top just following a close fought match with NQ, with the game coming down to the last ball.

Wide Bay remain in second following a solid win over Central Qld with Jared Sippel and Samuel Thompson both scoring centuries.  Gold Coast move to 3rd following a thrilling 1 run win over the previously un-beaten Brisbane North with both BEARS and Brisbane North rounding out the top 5.

the final day tomorrow sees our leaders Darling Downs taking on Mackay Whitsunday at the Uni oval and Wide Bay taking on local North Qld at Endeavour Park who will be looking to make amends for their narrow 1 run loss. Third place Gold Coast have a challenging game against the improving BEARS who dropped their first game and have got stronger each game. This game will be played at Fred Jacobsen Oval – Wanderers CC home ground.

Ladder after day 4 – link

Leading Wicket takers – Fraser Haynes- BEARS with 13 wickets, Sam Romagnolo- CQ 11 wickets, Rollan Brook –  Wide Bay 10 wickets

Leading Runscorers – Nathan Carrol – DDSWQ 340 runs ( 2 centuries ) Brad Meek – NQ 234 runs ( 1 century) and Jarred Sippel- Wide Bay 219 runs ( 1 century)


U15 State Championships – Day 3 Ladder

After 3 days of good cricket we have seen hundreds scored with DDSWQ Nathan Carroll having scored 2 hundreds  and leading runscorer and North Qld Brad Meeks with the other century from day 1.  In the bowling Fraser Haynes from the BEARS is the leading wicket taker having taken 11 wickets in 3 games with 5 players taking 5 wickets in an innings.

After 3 rounds we see Darling Downs South West Qld, Brisbane North and Wide Bay at the top of the table having won all 3 games and Gold Coast sitting just behind following drawing their match against Mackay Whitsunday.

Day 4 is shaping as moving day with many games having the opportunity of a bearing on the outcome of the championships. A couple of key games sees some strong matches involving the top sides -Brisbane North against Gold Coast at Tony Ireland Stadium, and Darling Downs take on NQ at Endeavour Park 2 and the BEARS take on Mackay Whitsunday at Endeavour Park 1.




State Championships comes to Townsville

Townsville Cricket will host the U15 Queensland Junior Cricket Intra-State Championships commencing on Monday 15th December through to Friday 19th December. The championships will see 12 teams from all around the state take to the local cricket fields aiming to be crowned State Champions for 2014.

“It has been 10 years since Townsville last hosted a junior state championships” said Peter Fry President of Townsville Cricket “ and we are excited to showcase to the facilities that Townsville has to hold this event” Peter said.

Over 150 young cricketers and administrators will arrive in Townsville over the weekend in preparation to play 5 days of cricket against the best players of their age from around Queensland. The State Championships will see 12 regional teams from all over Queensland play in the week long tournament looking to become State Champions for 2014.

Local team North Qld will go into the tournament looking to make the most of local knowledge and conditions as they take on teams from the Gold Coast, Brisbane North, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs, Bayside East & Redlands, Metropolitan West Bris along with teams from Far North, Mackay-Whitsundays and Central Qld in the hope of taking the title.

Young cricketers will also get the opportunity to play on the latest ICC approved venue with Tony Ireland Stadium holding games each day of the tournament. “Tony Ireland Stadium and Townsville Crickets home facilities -Endeavour Park at Murray complex, will hold games each day, and it will be a great  opportunity for many of southern players to experience playing on Tony Ireland” said Peter.

Other games will be played around at other local grounds on alternating days. “We have 6 games per day being played so there will be plenty of great cricket to be watched by many good up and coming young talented cricketers of the future.” “Past Qld Bulls players like Jimmy Maher and Matthew Hayden have all played in Junior State Championships in their junior playing careers.” Said Peter.

It is a great opportunity for local cricket supporters to get out and support the NQ side as it looks to bring home the championships on home turf.

Game times are

  • MondayThursday   Start – 9:10 am12.40pm; Lunch 12:40 1:20pm; afternoon session 12.40pm- 4:50 pm
  • Friday – Start – 8:30 am – 12.00 midday;   Lunch 12 to 12:30pm; afternoon session 12.30pm -4 PM

North Qld games are:

Mon 15th Dec NQ v MW Tony Ireland Stadium
Tue 16th Dec NQ v GC Endeavour 1
Wed 17th Dec NQ v BEARS Fred Jacobsen Oval
Thur 18th Dec NQ v DDSWQ Endeavour 2
Fri 19th Dec NQ v WB Endeavour 2

We will be forwarding daily updates of scores, achievements and championship ladder. Thanks to Nathan Soars from our partner, The Laptop Man, for providing the laptops for entering scores and posting championship updates.


Photos of Phillip Hughes in Townsville

These photos were taken on August 11 at an In2Cricket Come and Try day at Endeavour Park in Townsville. Phillip and Marcus Stoinus gave their time to meet, train and play with local boys and girls. Later that week Phillip scored 243 not out against South Africa A at Tony Ireland Stadium. This is notable for two reasons. It is the ground record score, and it was Phillip’s last century.

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International cricket in Townsville next weekend

Townsville will host its first full One Day International matches on November 8 and 9 when Papua New Guinea play Hong Kong at Tony Ireland Stadium in the Digicel ODI Series. These teams are fierce rivals having played each other many times in ICC Associate matches and tournaments.

Both teams were given ODI status by the ICC after finishing fifth and sixth at the World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand this year. Tony Ireland Stadium is also debuting as a full international venue after receiving ICC accreditation in October.

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Imparja Cup trials coming up

The dates for the Imparja Cup training sessions and trials have been set as follows;

  • Sunday the 23rd of November at Norths Cricket Club (Brisbane), 10am-1pm.
  • Sunday the 30th of November at AB Field, Albion, 1pm – 3pm.
  • Sunday the 14th of Dec ember at Norths Cricket Club (Brisbane), 10am-1pm.

If you know any indigenous players who would be interested in trialling please advise them of the above dates.