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Women’s cricket in Townsville – sign up to play this Winter

Townsville Cricket invites teams and individuals to nominate to play in our new Townsville Women’s Social T20 Cricket competition which will start on August 5.

The competition has been formed for women to play a short but substantive competition during the winter season, on turf, to hone skills and give opportunities for passionate cricketers. All women and girls aged 14 and over of any skill level are encouraged to participate.

Please complete the form below, or email womens@townsvillecricket.com for more information.


2017 Laws of Cricket – training session in Townsville

Rob Dunbar (QC Umpire Development and Support Manager) is doing his annual regional tour to work with umpires. As you maybe aware there are major changes to the Laws of Cricket as we currently know them. With this in mind, Rob has decided to open the training to anyone and everyone involved in Cricket who needs to know the Laws.

The Townsville session will be held on August 5 (9am to 5pm) and 6 (9am to 2pm) at the Townsville RSL Club.

Registrations are on-line via the Community Cricket site. www.community.cricket.com.au/umpire/courses

As mentioned this course is not only for umpires, as players, scorers and coaches need to understand the changes to the Laws of Cricket.

With the volume of information, the seminar is being run over 2 days, with Laws 1-40 on day one and Laws 41 & 42 on day two along with a standardised Suspect Action policy and report form.


Subs celebrate 3 premierships, while Saints take 3rd grade

Suburban Parks strong season culminated this weekend with victories in A, Reserve and Fourth grade grand finals. Saints win over Norths in Third grade completed the set of final winners.


Photo courtesy of Suburban Parks Facebook group

In A Grade, a captain’s knock of 109 by Mark Taviani meant Subs posted a difficult chase of 303 off 73 overs for Saints. Unfortunately for the challengers, Subs bowlers Stephen Taylor, Justin Dixon and Daniel Pezet were on their game, bowling out Saints for 104.

The reserve grade match between Subs and Norths was a lower scoring match. Subs batted first and scored 140 odd, which looked very gettable on a good Endeavour 2 surface. However, Subs bowlers did the job, bowling out Norths 30 odd short. Subs batted again until the match was called off early.

A swashbuckling Saints team scored 193 against Norths in the third grade grand final, and then held the red men to 134 in their innings.

The final match of the weekend was the Fourth Grade grand final between Subs Green and Northern Beaches Gold. Again, the team batting first came up with the chocolates. Subs scored 121 off their 35 overs, which on Endeavour 3 could be considered a below par total. The bowlers then did their job, taking all 10 Beaches wickets for 82 runs.