Volunteer recognition day

Townsville Cricket Inc. and Queensland Cricket are extremely pleased to be recognising the outstanding efforts of our grass-roots cricket helpers at our Volunteer recognition day at the Australia A vs South Africa A match on Saturday 20 August 2016 at Tony Ireland Stadium.

This catered event commences at 11am and will be held in the function hall of Tony Ireland Stadium.

Tickets are $50, which includes entry to the game, lunch, and 4 drinks. Clubs who purchase 10 tickets will pay only $45 per ticket. A guest speaker will also entertain attendees during lunch.

Bar facility will be available for purchase of additional drinks. Entry to the ground is via the main gate and entrance to the functional hall is via the front stairs. Dress code is smart casual. Names will be provided at front gate for entry to upstairs

We look forward to celebrating the outstanding contributions that local volunteers in Townsville have made to cricket.

To confirm your attendance RSVP by 5pm Thursday 18th Aug to email below for catering purposes. Tickets can be paid for on the day, but please only names on the list at gate will gain entry to the function so RSVP now

Email confirmation to president@townsvillecricket.com now

Cricket Umpires wanted for upcoming season

The Townsville Cricket Umpires Association are looking for new cricket umpires for the new cricket season which starts in early September. All umpires are paid to officiate in matches, and no prior experience is necessary to get started in umpiring.

TCUA President Glen Dixon said people interested in umpiring only have two criteria to meet to start the process of becoming an umpire.

“All you need is to obtain a ‘Working with Children Blue Card’, which we can help you get, and to pass the Cricket Australia Officiating Test, which takes about 20 minutes.

This test has been introduced by Cricket Australia, and costs $40 fee to apply, but this will be reimbursed once you officiate a game. It can be found at http://community.cricket.com.au/umpire.”

The Cricket Australia Officiating Test is not the only help a new umpire receives. The TCUA meet monthly (the second Wednesday of each month starting at 6:30pm in the umpires room at Endeavour Park) to help with umpire training and development. All new umpires are also given a copy of the Laws of Cricket, a counter, and bowling markers.

New umpires will also be paired with an experienced umpire each match until they are confident and competent. Matches in Townsville are played on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings and afternoons. TCUA umpires also have a clear pathway towards officiating in representative cricket matches, and making umpiring a career.

If you are interested in umpiring, or want any further information, please call Glen Dixon, President (TCUA) on 0431 456 200.

MyCricket skills and info session with Andrew Keyte (Queensland Cricket) – this Thursday 6.30pm

Learn all about using MyCricket at an information session on Thursday at 6.30pm at the Endeavour Park clubhouse. Andrew Keyte from Queensland Cricket will be presenting and helping new scorers and administrators to understand the system.

The evening will be split into two sessions:

  • MyCricket season set up (6:30pm – 7:15pm)
  • Live Scoring App demonstration (7:30pm – 8:15pm) plus Q&A

Some light refreshments provided, so please register online to confirm your attendance.



2016 Quad Series in Townsville, starting August 6

Australia A Quadrangle Series

The Australia A Quad series starts on Saturday 6th of August with a 4 day game at Tony Ireland Stadium between Australia A and South Africa A.

This will then be 6 one day games on the 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 20th and 21st of August between Australia A, South Africa A, India A and the CA National Performance Squad.

We look forward to strong support from the local community and good crowds will hopefully see more international cricket coming back to Townsville.

Refer to attached flyer for more details

4 Day Game details  –Saturday 6th August – Tuesday 9th August:

Australia A v South Africa A four-day match at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

 Gates Open: 8:55am daily

Tickets: Available at the gate. $10 Adult / $5 Concession / Children FREE.

Townsville Australia A series Flyer

International cricket comes to Townsville in August

Townsville cricket fans will get a chance to see some top line cricket in August with matches between Australia A, South Africa A, South Africa A and the National Performance Centre squad of up and coming Australian players.

The Australia A squad features a host of players with T20 and One Day International experience. Big hitting Queensland Chris Lynn will be using the series to further his chances of adding a baggy green cap to his wardrobe.

South African fast bowler Vernon Philander will play the 4 day match in Townsville as part of his comeback from injury. The South Africans also feature test players Wayne Parnell, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar and David Miller in their strong squad.

Naman Ojha captains an India A squad which includes the country’s fastest bowler, Varun Aaron. Many of the Indian team have played full internationals, so expect to see plenty of runs scored on the good pitch at Tony Ireland Stadium.


Australia A squad:

Cameron Bancroft, Scott Boland, Cameron Boyce, Travis Dean, Peter Handscomb, Sam Heazlett, Jake Lehmann, Chris Lynn, Joe Mennie, Kurtis Patterson, Joel Paris, Matt Renshaw, Kane Richardson, Alex Ross, Chadd Sayers, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Dan Worrall, Sam Whiteman.

South Africa A four-day squad:

Stephen Cook (c), Qaasim Adams, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas, Hardus Viljoen

South Africa A one-day squad:

Wayne Parnell (c), Qaasim Adams, Marchant de Lange, Reeza Hendricks, Heino Kuhn, Eddie Leie, Sisanda Magala, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Malusi Siboto, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Dane Vilas

India A squad:

Naman Ojha (capt), Faiz Fazal, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Barinder Sran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sanju Samson.

National Performance Squad:

Sean Abbott (NSW), Hilton Cartwright (WA), Kyle Gardiner (WA), David Grant (SA), Sam Grimwade (Vic), Sam Harper (Vic), Sam Heazlett (Qld), Clint Hinchliffe (WA), Josh Inglis (WA), Caleb Jewell (Tas), David Moody (WA), Arjun Nair (NSW), Tom O’Donnell (Vic), Matthew Renshaw (Qld), Matthew Short (Vic), Mitchell Swepson (Qld)


Four-day match

6 August – 9 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

One-day Series

13 August, South Africa A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
14 August, Australia A v India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
16 August, Australia A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
17 August, South Africa A v India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
20 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
21 August, India A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

Townsville Cricket receive grant

Townsville Cricket have been successful in gaining grant approval through the Federal Government Stronger Communities Programme, for irrigation and sprinkler upgrades and to investigate and source alternative water supply for our Endeavour Park complex at Murray Sporting Grounds.

TCI would like to thank the assistance throughout the process provided by the Federal Member for Herbert, Ewen Jones and his staff and also the staff at the Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Development, along with fellow members of TCI to get this application over the line.

Below is Ewen Jones at the cheque presentation with TCI President Peter Fry, TCI groundsmanger Greg Shepherd and local junior players that will be supported by the upgrades to the grounds.

Federal Grant presentation- Ewen Jones