• The place for cricket fans to connect, learn, and share their knowledge of the game
  • The place for cricket fans

About Me

Queensland Cricket

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Professionally develop, administer and promote the game of cricket in Queensland

My Activity

Q: Queensland Cricket has unveiled a new-look Elite Cricket structure that will underpin its State teams and deliver stronger links with Premier Cricket.

A Queensland Cricket Academy has been introduced for 2024-25, with an emphasis on providing specialist coaching to players identified as being in contention for future selection at Toyota 2nd XI, Marsh Sheffield Shield, Marsh One Day Cup, women’s T20 and KFC Big Bash League level.

The 12 players selected in the initial male squad intake come from outside the 2024-25 Queensland Bulls contracted player squad and include Brisbane Heat allrounder Jack Wood, Australian Under-19 World Cup batter Tom Campbell, his Wests teammate Steve McGiffin and Valley wicket-keeper Dylan McLachlan (pictured on Bulls debut last season).

Q: Queensland Fire and WBBL Brisbane Heat coach Ashley Noffke will move onto a new challenge after accepting an overseas head coaching role with the Otago Volts in New Zealand.

Noffke will finish up with Queensland Cricket this week, with former Australian women’s coach Mark Sorell appointed as his replacement for the Fire and Heat coaching roles for the coming season.

Noffke took on the Heat and Fire coaching roles in 2019-20, winning a WBBL title in his first season and guiding Queensland to its inaugural Women’s National Cricket League title in 2020-21.

Q: Queensland Premier Cricket scores from March 1954

Pictured - Australian and Queensland batter Peter Burge who scored 158 for Easts against Valley

blog post
Queensland Premier Cricket scores from March 1954Pictured - Australian and Queensland batter Peter Burge who scored 158 for Easts against Valley6 March 1954 ...
Q: Mackay's Great Barrier Reef Arena will host a four-day first class match between Australia 'A' and India 'A' as part of a huge international summer of cricket in 2024-25.

Cricket Australia has today confirmed that two four-day matches between Australia A and India A and a three-day internal match comprising players from the Indian Test squad and India A will precede the NRMA Insurance Border-Gavaskar Trophy series as the top-ranked Test nations prepare for their hugely anticipated showdown.

Q: Queensland Colts v NSW Colts – Sydney 1992

Back Row – Ken Duffy (Umpire), Wep Harris (Assistant Manager), Jeff Thomas, Paul Spence, Brian Hawke, Martin Love, Jimmy Maher, Andrew Symonds, Toot Byron (Coach), Clive Cruickshank (Umpire).

Front Row – Matthew Goggin, Wade Seccombe, Chris Holding (Captain), Shawn Flegler, Mark Shackel, Matthew Fraser

The game was played at Hurstville Oval – 23, 24, 25, 26 November 1992

Queensland won the toss and elected to bat.

Queensland Colts first innings – 272

NSW Colts first innings – 415

Queensland Colts 2nd innings – 352

NSW Colts 2nd innings – 5 for 211

NSW Colts won by 5 wickets.
Q: Queensland Colts v NSW Colts – Brisbane 1991

Back Row – Matthew Goggin, Scott Muller, Michael Kasprowicz, Andrew Harris, Toot Byron (Coach)

Front Row – Wade Seccombe, Daniel Coleborn, Mark Shackel, Peter Skuse (Captain), Matthew Fraser, Chris Holding, Brad Klosterman
Q: The Queensland Cricket Foundation is backing a campaign to have all KFC Queensland Premier Cricket club grounds outfitted with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) unit for the 2024-25 season.

The Foundation is aiming to raise $15,000 as part of an end of financial year fundraising campaign to provide the final five AED units to ensure 100 percent of Premier club venues are covered by the life-saving equipment.

That will mean all fields used during the summer by Premier clubs will always have a unit accessible, whether during playing, training or if a member of the public requires urgent medical attention.

Q: Queensland 1990-91 Under 19 cricket team that played in the Australian National Championships in Sydney
Q: Job Opportunity - Queensland Cricket

Queensland Cricket is seeking an experienced, passionate, and outcome focused General Manager - Community Cricket & Infrastructure to inspire the next generation of cricket players and grow cricket participation across all levels of the game in Queensland.

If you are interested in finding out more, we’d love to chat with you.

Q: Former South African limited over captain Johan Botha will take on the coaching roles of the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls for the next three years.

Botha, 42, was confirmed today as the new head coach by Queensland Cricket CEO Terry Svenson, filling the roles left vacant by the departure of Wade Seccombe in March.

“We’re excited to announce Johan will take on the Heat and Bulls coaching roles and look forward to welcoming he and his family to Queensland,’’ he said.

Q: A pair of allrounders have emerged as the winners of the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket competition peak awards at tonight’s annual trophy presentation event at the Gabba.

Western Suburbs captain Ruby Strange won her second Kath Smith Medal in three years, while evergreen Toombul allrounder Preston White claimed the Peter Burge Medal off the back of a dominant season in all formats.

White, 32, becomes the sixth Peter Burge Medal winner from Toombul, with the most recent being Chris Lynn in 2009-10, and the first Indigenous player to receive the award.

Q: The Queensland Bulls have named eight newly contracted players in their squad to prepare for the 2024-25 cricket season.

Included in the list are four members of the victorious Australia Under-19 team that claimed the ICC World Cup in South Africa earlier this year.

Pace bowler Callum Vidler, who took five wickets in his first class debut for Queensland in the last Marsh Sheffield Shield game of the season, and the Australian captain Hugh Weibgen are among the players who have signed full State contracts for the first time.

Q: Queensland Under 19 cricket team 1999-2000

Back Row – Mark McLatchey (Coach), Simon Larrescy, David Pamenter, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Madsen, Duncan Betts, Glen Batticotto, Toot Byron (Coach)

Font Row – Ryan Broad, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, Shane Watson (captain), Chris Simpson, Derek Tate, Leigh McLaughlin
Q: Queensland Under 16 cricket champions 1994-95

Back Row - Rod Rice (Coach), Bryce McKerrell, Chris Murphy, Dom Pender, Scott Croker (Captain), Nick Hurford, Nick Meadows, Mark LeFlay, Cameron Rice, Ron Howarth (Manager).

Front Row - Allan Rowe, Darren Rowland, Brad New, Derek Tate, Michael Howarth.
Q: Peter Allan, born 31 December 1935 in Brisbane is Australian Test Cricketer No. 236 after making his Test debut in the first test of the 1965-66 Ashes series against England.

Having made his first class debut for Queensland during the 1959/60 season Allan toured the West Indies in 1964-65 however fell ill during the tour and didn’t play any of the Test matches.

In the first Test in Brisbane against England Peter Allan bowled 21 overs and took 2 for 58. Australia batted first and declared at 6 for 443 and then bowled England out for 280. Australia enforced the follow England and in England 2nd innings Peter Allan only bowled 3 overs, 0 for 25 as England reached 3 for 186 and the Test match was drawn.

Allan was dropped for the 2nd Test with Alan Connolly coming into the team. He was recalled to the Test team for the 4th Test after taking 10 for 61 for Queensland against Victoria at the MCG in January 1996. Unfortunately Peter Allan was injured before the Test and replaced by Graham McKenzie. He did not play Test cricket again.

In 57 first class games Peter Allan took 206 wickets at an average of 26.10 and took 5 wickets in an innings on 12 occasions.

His best bowling figures – 10 for 61

blog post
Peter Allan, born 31 December 1935 in Brisbane is Australian Test Cricketer No. 236 after making his Test debut in the first test of the 1965-66 Ashes series against England.Having made his ...
Q: Queensland 2ndXI team to take on Western Australia in Perth next week in Toyota Second XI Competition
Q: Round 1 of the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund has been finalised, with a total of $810,472.50 Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket and Australian Cricketers' Association funding allocated towards 26 projects across the state.

The funding has amounted in $7,142,814.46 worth of cricket-related infrastructure across Queensland clubs, schools & councils.

Included within the list of 26 successful applicants were 14 from regional Queensland.

Among these 14 regionally funded projects, were Paroo Shire council (John Kerr Oval, Cunnamulla), Magpies Sporting Club (Magpies Sportsground, Mackay), Hervey Bay Cricket Association (Walkers Road Sports Precinct, Urangan) and Mulgrave Combined Cricket Association Inc (Walkers Road Sports Precinct, Edmonton).

Q: Queensland Cricket are seeking a full-time Cricket Manager within the Sunshine Coast region to coordinate and provide growth and sustainability to cricket within clubs, competitions and schools. If you are interested in finding out more, we’d love to chat with you.

Click here to apply -
Q: The South Queensland Indigenous Men’s team emerged victorious in the inaugural Michael Mainhardt T20 Indigenous Challenge in Cairns over the weekend. The team, boasting a formidable lineup that included several current Queensland Indigenous state representatives, faced a formidable North Queensland side fuelled by pride and passion.

Queensland’s latest addition to the talent pathway calendar, supported by Lords Taverners Queensland, featured a three-game series that culminated on early Sunday morning. After both teams displayed remarkable cricket skills on day one, each securing one win, the ultimate winner was determined. In the first game, South Queensland showcased their prowess, posting a total score of 119, propelled by a stellar performance from Gold Coast rookie Zak Patel, who scored 31 from 39. Despite a resilient effort from North Queensland, they fell two runs short on the final ball.

Q: Queensland Cricket has unveiled its latest crop of talented young players with the announcement of the State male and female Under-19 teams for the National championships next month.

The Under-19 female team will play on home turf next month when Brisbane hosts the National championships, while the male squad will travel to Albury in Victoria for their title.

Q: Queensland Cricket has unveiled a groundbreaking endeavour as they set the stage for the inaugural Multinational Challengers Trophy.

This community connecting tournament began over the weekend at 7th Brigade Park in North Brisbane, adding a thrilling dimension to the Queensland Cricket calendar.

The seven -week cricket tournament features four competitive teams hailing from diverse and highly enthusiastic cricketing communities – India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. The action-packed matches unfold every Saturday afternoon, displaying the remarkable talents and spirit of these cricket-loving nations.

Q: Highly competitive cricket was the byword of the weekend as the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket competiton witnessed some epic second-day performances in the second round of the men's First Grade competitions, while the latest round of Katherine Raymont Shield women's T20 games had some stand-out efforts. CAM VELLACOTT captures the drama.

Ipswich Win A Thriller, Another Match Goes Down To The Wire

The second weekend of the second round of red ball cricket for season 2023/24 did not disappoint. There were a number of tight games, match winning hundreds and strong bowling performances in what was one of the most memorable regular season rounds in recent history.

Q: Queensland Cricket team for the Southern Tour in 1945-46

Back Row: V.C. Schaefer (Manager); C. McCool; W. Morris; P.L. Dixon; A. Price; V.N. Raymer; H. Pegg.
Front Row: A Carrigan; D. Watt; D. Tallon, (Vice Captain); W.A. Brown (Captain); G.G. Cook; G. Lockie
Q: Australian cricket legend Ian Healy has been announced as the new Deputy Chair of Queensland Cricket and former Bulls paceman Joe Dawes appointed to a senior cricket role.

Queensland Cricket Chair Kirsten Pike, who replaced Chris Simpson in the role at last month’s Annual General Meeting, said the appointment of the Deputy Chair had been ratified at this week’s Board meeting with Healy accepting the nomination.

“As was the case when he was playing for Australia and captaining the Bulls, Queensland Cricket is in the best of hands with Ian stepping up to the role of Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors,” she said.

“His acumen in the cricketing and business world is first rate, and his passion for the game is well known and valued by all who know him.”

Q: Queensland School Sport - Under 15 State Cricket team in 2016
Q: Former Queensland and Australian pace bowler Kirsten Pike has become the first woman to be appointed as Chair of Queensland Cricket.

Her trail-blazing appointment was confirmed by the Board of Directors following last night’s Annual General Meeting at Allan Border Field where outgoing Chair Chris Simpson was farewelled.

She will be 18th Chair of QC since the role was originally created in 1897.

A Deputy Chair will be appointed by the Board in due course.

Pike, who joined the Board in 2017, is a partner at Thomson Geer Lawyers after completing her legal studies during her playing career with the Queensland Fire and Australian Women’s team.

Q: The KFC T20 Max competition has already proven a happy hunting ground for Big Bash clubs as it delivers player exposure in a competitive environment. But there are also wider opportunities afoot, with Norths first grader Kendel Fleming taking the role of Player Manager to a new level. CAM VELLACOTT has an in depth look at a Queensland Premier Cricket success story.

Kendel Fleming | A Path of his Own

Q: Queensland Registrations Surge During Play Cricket Week

Participation in cricket grew by over 3700 registrations this play cricket week, that was enabled by more than 80 Community cricket staff-led activations across schools, communities, and clubs. The impact was profound, as these initiatives engaged over 50,000 children, offering them a first-hand experience of the sport's joys.

Play Cricket Week commenced with grandeur at Allan Border Field, as Queensland Cricket hosted a launch party, inclusive of a Bluey Live Interactive Experience, an attraction that drew an impressive crowd.

Q: Queensland Men's Premier Cricket Clubs - player movements, gains and losses for 2023-24

As the 12 Queensland Premier Cricket Clubs start their preseason preparations for the 2023-24 season the rumour mill is in full swing in terms of player movements and clubs gains and losses.

We’ve been in touch with the representatives of each club and here’s what we’ve been able to establish so far.

Cricket Ipswich

Gains – Jack Wood (Port Adelaide, South Australia)

blog post
As the 12 Queensland Premier Cricket Clubs start their preseason preparations for the 2023-24 season the rumour mill is in full swing in terms of player movements and clubs gains and losses. ...
Q: The Queensland KFC T20 Max is back for season 2023-24

After last year’s enormous success, the country’s leading premier cricket T20 competition will look to start the season off with a bang and unearth the nation’s next potential superstar.

In a first for the women’s competition, their KFC T20 Max campaign will align with the men’s.

A total of 16 games will be played under lights across two venues and three grounds, thanks to the outstanding National Cricket Campus facilities at Northern Suburbs.

Last year’s campaign saw the unearthing of three future BBL stars in Josh Brown (Norths), Spencer Johnson (Redlands) and Paddy Dooley (Wests).

blog post
Queensland Cricket Media & Cam VellacottAfter last year’s enormous success, the country’s ...
Q: Queensland Schoolboys Cricket team v NSW - 2015

Back Row – Brian Hawke (Coach), Jarrod Darrach, Max Houlahan, Zach Addison, Daniel Anderson, Toby Dodds, Nathan Black, Simon Gills (Manager)
Front Row – Travis Poland, Bryce Street, Chris Abbey, Callum Taylor (Captain), Owen Lynch, Dylan McLachlan, Joshua Neill
blog post
Back Row – Michael Kasprowicz, (12th man), Allan Border, Dirk Tazelaar, Trevor Barsby, Andy Bichel, Wade seccombeMiddle Row – Matthew Hayden, Carl Rackemann, Martin Love, Jimmy Maher, P ...
blog post
Stephen Dionysius is a Queensland Premier Cricket umpire who had the honour of umpiring the 2020/21 First Grade grand final between University of Queensland and Northern Suburbs.Stephen also ...
blog post
blog post
Photo of the Queensland Academy of Sport Cricket team that toured New Zealand in November 1995The team ...
blog post
Peter Allan, born 31 December 1935 in Brisbane is Australian Test Cricketer No. 236 after making his Test debut in the first test of the 1965-66 Ashes series against England.Having made his ...
blog post
Back Row - Rod Rice (Coach), Bryce McKerrell, Chris Murphy, Dom Pender, Scott Croker (Captain), Nick Hurford, Nick Meadows, Mark LeFlay, Cameron ...
blog post
Back Row – Louis Ellery (Physiotherapist), Zach Addison, Isaac Fisher, Sam Yabsley, Vic Williams (Coach), Blake Edwards, Daniel Cranitch, Xavier Bartlett, Gavin Fitness (Coach)Front Row ...
blog post
Back Row – Rendle O’Connell, Clinton Perren, Jerry Cassell, Matthew HaywardMiddle Row – Trent Ryan (Manager), Shane Jurgensen, Adrian Wight, Rod Seib, Jim Hunter (Coach)Front Ro ...