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

Good luck to local junior cricketers in Dubbo

Good luck to our local junior cricketers representing Queensland at the Cricket Australia Junior Indoor Cricket Championships being held this week in Dubbo NSW 

U17 Girls – Kartina Dixon, Stacey Rockliffe, Courtney Dunne, Maggie Figg, Jesse Dunne  U17 Boys – Jackson Hannon, Reece Williams, Ricky Ryder, U15 Boys – Travis Busch and U13 Boys – Campbell Corrigan, Brenton Dickson

Annual General Meeting – 16 May

The TCI AGM is on Monday 16 May at 6.30pm at the Endeavour Park clubhouse.
Each member club has three votes at the meeting, and at least 50% of members are needed to have a quorum, so can you please ensure your club is represented.
The main items of business are to receive the financial reports, to appoint the management committee, and to appoint the auditor. All positions on the management committee are vacant, and nominations will be accepted from the floor.
While some current committee members are applying for reappointment, we will definitely be looking for a new treasurer. After many years of service to cricket in Townsville, most recently as treasurer of TCI, Bob Farrell is not seeking another season on the committee. Bob’s departure leaves a large hole, but we hope that someone in the greater Townsville cricket community is willing to take over.
A General Meeting of the membership follows the AGM.If you have any items you’d like to raise, please advise by email to

Word from our sponsor – Win $20000 cash from QCCU

Townsville Cricket’s main sponsor is Queensland Country Credit Union, and they have a great new insurance promotion in which you could win $20000.


To be eligible for the prize, you need to purchase a new eligible CGU insurance policy through Queensland Country Credit Union by visiting a branch or joining online by Tuesday 31 May 2016.

Full details are on the QCCU website.

Please note, Townsville Cricket will not receive any payments related to this promotion, but we really hope a local cricketer wins the prize!

Justin Dixon wins Sam Scuderi Medal

Justin Dixon of Suburban Parks tonight won Townsville Cricket’s highest individual award, the Sam Scuderi Medal. The opening bowler polled 23 votes as the best and fairest player as judged by umpires throughout the season. Brothers all-rounder Russell Bagley came second with 15 votes. Sam Scuderi was one of north Queensland’s best ever cricketers, and was considered to be very unlucky not to represent Queensland.

Saints grand final captain Mitchell Burton won the Colt of the Year trophy for the best u21 player for the season. This capped off a big week for Burton who led his team with 6 wickets in their grand final win against Wests.

Newly elected Mayor Jenny Hill attended the presentation night and awarded Dixon with his trophy. Over 80 players, administrators and supporters attended the event as the last act of a long season.