Community coaching courses in October

Community Cricket Coaching courses (formerly Level 1 coach course) will be offered in Townsville October 2016.

Details below:

  • WHAT: Community Coaching Course
  • DATES: Wednesday 19th & 26th October 2016
  • TIME: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • VENUE:  Tony Ireland Stadium, Sporting Drive, Thuringowa Central

NOTES: You will need to attend both sessions in order to gain the certificate.  Light refreshments will be provided. Please wear active light clothing and runners.

In previous seasons coaches have been able to register on the day but are no longer able to due to the process being online. All coaches need to complete the free “Introduction to Cricket’ course which allows them to then register and pay before attending. Coaches who are not registered will unfortunately be unable to attend.

I can’t stress the importance of clubs providing coaches adequate notice to register as registrations close at5pm Friday 14th October.

Registration process:

  1. Step 1: Log onto the CCA site (details below) Coaches to contact me if there are any issues.
  2. Step 2: Under the Courses tab please complete the free “Introduction to Cricket” course. The online course is a non-negotiable and must be completed.
  3. Step 3: Once Intro to cricket is completed – Under the Courses tab, select the course you wish to attend then register and contact Sam or Phil for the free promo code.

In terms of payment, Cricket Australia is offering a one off free course as part of the new formats being trialled in Townsville.  Before you register, email Sam Harris at to find out the promo code to continue.

Cricket Australia have revamped the coaching course with a new coaching philosophy. I can guarantee that coaches that come along to these course will be armed with fantastic new content for the season as well as having a great day out.

Please contact Sam Harris – Regional Cricket Officer, North Queensland (P – 0409 520 051 E – ) or Phil Robinson Talent Officer – Central & Northern (P – 0429 218 701 E – ), if you have any further queries.

Canteen operator wanted

Position Vacant

Canteen Operations – Endeavour Park central pavilion

Following the retirement of Paulene Wiltshire  Townsville Cricket is now looking for someone, person or persons, to take over the role of Canteen Operations. This role can be filled by one or a number of people.

The role will be to run and operate the canteen at our main pavilion at the Endeavour Park centre canteen facility for allocated games or events on behalf of Townsville Cricket.

During the cricket season this would be for Saturday and Sunday and the possibility of special events that may occur.

The role would carry remuneration support.

If you have an interest in cricket and also have interest in running a canteen and having the opportunity to be involved in establishing  a menu of goods for sale that provides variety that will attract all members and visitors to purchase goods from canteen then this role is for you. The role would suit all people from young teenagers through to retirees looking to the opportunity to still be involved in a community sport. Unfortunately as the canteen is licensed you need to be over 18 to apply.

With the season about to be upon us this is a role we are keen to fill.

If you would like more information please contact either Peter or Ross on the contact details below. This role is ready to start.

Peter Fry – President Townsville Cricket       M: 0439 748760 E:

Ross Shaw – Secretary Townsville Cricket  M: 0438 154202  E:

Woman involved in Cricket forum

Cricket Australia is looking at running a workshop for Woman who are involved in Cricket. The workshop will be held in Townsville and the date for this workshop is the 23rd of October 2016, attached is a flyer about the workshop.

The content of the workshop is about how women who are involved in cricket clubs and associations can use their strengths to have a greater impact and be more effective in the cricket community. For example they might be an administrator, secretary, coach, mum of a player or a player, they have great ideas about how to develop their club but maybe frustrated by their ability to influence change, the workshop looks at those frustrations from a different perspective and helps women develop strength based solutions.

It is important to note this is a female only workshop.

NAME: Woman in Cricket Workshop

DATE: 23rd October, 2016

TIME: 10am – 4pm

VENUE: Tony Ireland Stadium – Function Room

Can you please inform Tony Hampson  from Qld Cricket if this is something you would be interested in attending so we can confirm attendance numbers with Cricket Australia.

Tony Hampson –

Women In Cricket A4 Flyer Updates (Leadership) QLD NQ

Guns n Hoses T20 Cricket fundraiser

This Friday the 9th of September our Emergency services are hosting the annual “Guns ‘n’ Hoses” T20 Cricket fundraiser event at the River way Oval Complex. it is a great family fun night and everyone is invited to come along and support this fundraiser and also support the men and women of our emergency services
There will be 3 games over the evening from 2.30pm, teams from the QLD Police service, QLD Ambulance service and QLD Fire & emergency services will be battling it out.
There will be stalls, fun activities for the kids. This event has great local support from many clubs and businesses and Townsville Cricket is proud to support the Guns n Hoses fundraiser and ask as many of our members to pop on out and support this event Final 2016 FLYER Guns&Hoses

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 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”

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.