Reminder – new method of calculating target scores in limited overs matches this season

With the Gabba T20 series starting this evening, a strong chance of showers and a round of one day matches in Reserve, Third and Fourth grade, this is just a reminder that there is a new method of calculating target scores in limited overs matches this season.

Last season all limited overs competitions used the Duckworth-Lewis method, but this season, calculations need to be done using the Discounted Total Runs method.

Captains and scorers should download the worksheet from the link below and print out several copies to keep with your scorebooks. Also print out the sample completed worksheet as an aid in using the method for the first time.

The principle behind the method is that when the chasing team loses overs due to interruptions, the score of the team batting first is reduced by their lowest scoring overs first. That is, if one over is lost to rain, then the lowest scoring over of the first team (which could be a maiden) is taken from the target score.

The target is also discounted by a set percentage for each over lost, which for this season is 1% per over for all grades and formats. This balances the calculation for both teams. Without the discount, the method would favour the team batting first due to including their highest scoring overs in the target score.


The worksheet has two tables. In the first table, scorers to record the number of runs scored per over of the innings.This allows the scorer to re-order the overs from the highest scoring to the lowest scoring overs.

After completing the first half of the form:

  1. Add the 15 highest scoring overs (or 5 highest scoring overs for Twenty20 matches) and put that figure in the Runs column of the ’15’ row. We start here as the match is incomplete if 15 overs per innings (or 5 in T20) aren’t possible.
  2. Multiply by the percentage shown and put that figure in the DTR column
  3. Add the 16th highest scoring over (or 6th highest scoring over for Twenty20 matches), multiply by the percentage shown and put that in the DTR column.
  4. Repeat step three for every over scheduled for the match.

Once the second table on the worksheet is complete, scorers will have a target score for every potential number of overs in the second innings. The figure in the DTR column is a tied score, 1 (or more runs) is required for a winning score to be achieved.

Gabba T20 comp starts this Friday

This Friday night see’s the return to our night rounds of the GABBA T20 Senior competition with our clubs are playing for the Andrew Symonds trophy.The first game of round 3 will see Sub Parks take on Wanderers with Friday 11th Nov will see Saints V Norths. 
The Tony Ireland / Riverway precinct will be alive with cricket with the 6 games of the Townsville Junior T20 Blast program on the outside Riverway Oval from 5.40pm and the senior game on Tony Ireland commencing at 6pm. 
Come down and enjoy watching both the juniors and seniors playing under lights.

T20 Competition under lights

Friday night cricket returns to Tony Ireland Stadium with the return of the GABBA Sporting Products T20 Senior competition with our clubs are playing for the Andrew Symonds trophy.
This Friday 4th Nov will see Sub Parks take on Wanderers with Friday 11th Nov seeing Saints V Norths.
The Tony Ireland / Riverway precinct will be alive with cricket on the Friday night with 6 games of the Townsville Junior T20 Blast program on the outside Riverway Oval from 5.40pm and the senior game on Tony Ireland commencing at 6pm.
Come down and enjoy watching both the juniors and seniors playing under lights.

Fri 4 Nov (6:00 PM) Sub Parks  v  Wanderers        Tony Ireland Stadium

Fri 11 Nov (6:00 PM) Saints  v  Norths      Tony Ireland Stadium

Fri 2 Dec (6:00 PM) Brothers  v  Wests     Tony Ireland Stadium

Lunch with Roy and Bich

Come have lunch with Andrew Bichel & Andrew Symonds and watch the myFootDr Queensland Bulls play the Western Warriors in the Sheffield Shield cricket on Saturday 26 November.

Event details

  • Tickets $120.00 or tables of 10 for $1100
  • Buffet Lunch + Drinks Package
  • Function room open from 10am to close of play, lunch to be served at 12pm
  • Tickets are limited so get in quick to secure your purchase.

Buy tickets online now

The Sheffield Shield comes to Townsville in November

The myFootDr Queensland Bulls will play Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield match at Townsville’s Tony Ireland Stadium starting on Saturday 26 November. The round four clash will be the first Shield match staged at the venue, which has previously hosted domestic T20 and one-day matches, as well as One Day Internationals, international first class matches and youth international games.

Entry to the match will be free, and Townsville Cricket have cleared the weekend of local fixtures so all cricket players and participants can come along to cheer on the Bulls.


Interim Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Michael Kasprowicz congratulated the Townsville City Council on securing a Sheffield Shield fixture for the region.

“It is exciting to be able to bring a Shield match to Tony Ireland Stadium this season, which in a way completes the picture domestically for the venue after previously hosting one-day and T20 fixtures,’’ he said.

“The Sheffield Shield is one of Australia’s oldest competitions and boasts a strong and lasting tradition. The highly competitive environment featuring the Bulls and the other State teams means it forms an important element in Australian Cricket’s overall playing strength.”

“Tony Ireland Stadium has proven itself to be of international standard many times over and we look forward to further developing our association with the venue and Townsville. We believe this match will complement the excellent work done by Townsville Cricket and its many volunteers and workers and can only benefit the continued growth of the game in the area.”

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Townsville was continuing to prove itself on a national and international level in cricketing circles.

“Hosting international cricket such as this is important for Townsville’s growing reputation as a regional sporting hub and further developing local cricket,” Cr Hill said.

“Having this event in Townsville is a major win for the city and makes this the 10th international cricket series the city has secured since 2007.

“Events such as this inject money into the region and offer spectators exciting, top level competition.

“We hope hosting these games will lead to more elite sporting events in Townsville in the near future.”


T20 Blast Coach Upskill Session

Urgent Venue Change – Friday 7th October 

T20 Blast Coaches Managers upskill session will now be held at –

John McCulloch Oval Brothers Cricket Club, behind the shops at Golf Links drive.

Come & Try/Coach up skill:          Friday 7th  October 2016  commencing at 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Please note this is only for the upskill session only all games will commence on :                     Friday 14th October 2016 at Riverway Oval at 5.40pm

At the session we will cover the following –

  • Introduction of T20 Blast Coordinator and Skill Zone staff, their roles and responsibility
  • Format and rules – how to play the game, score zones
  • Skill Zone area – skill training , how to help the children’s skills
  • Team Coach/ manager responsibility and parent active involvement.
  • This year Grant Russ will be the T20 Blast centre Coordinator along with Skill Zone deliverers Daine Macdonald and Connor Landrigan who will work with improving the players skills in the skill zone area.

We look forward to seeing your coaches, managers and any parents tomorrow night

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.