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Q: Sam Nogajski, the back-to-back Australian umpire of the year, will make his senior men's ICC event debut at the T20 World Cup

For the past 15 years, Sam Nogajski reckons he's had every decision he's ever made scrutinised.

That scrutiny is only going to ramp up from today as the 45-year-old high school maths teacher heads to the Caribbean and United States for his first senior men's ICC World Cup.

Q: Cricket Australia announce new nine-team national women's T20 competition scheduled to take place before WBBL|10

Cricket Australia has announced the format for a new national women's T20 competition, which will feature teams aligned with the eight Big Bash clubs along with the ACT.

The new nine-team competition is scheduled to take place immediately before the Weber WBBL season with each team playing four matches before the top four play off in the semi-finals and final.

Q: All the latest off field moves across the men's domestic competitions, as well as full state squads for the upcoming season

NSW | Queensland | South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia

New South Wales

After an improved summer where they reached the Marsh One-Day Cup final and snapped a 15-game winless streak in the Sheffield Shield to finish the season in third, the Blues have added two star recruits for 2024-25 with Test-capped batter Nic Maddinson returning home after six seasons in Victoria and wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe joining from Western Australia.

Q: Aussies reveal T20 World Cup squad, Marsh to lead

Steve Smith, Jake Fraser-McGurk left out as Australia pick Cameron Green and Ashton Agar in 15-player group to travel to Caribbean

Ashton Agar and Cameron Green are the big winners from the 15-man squad named for June's T20 event, with the Western Australian pair picked despite both having been absent from international T20 cricket for nearly 18 months.

Having led the T20I side on an interim basis for the past 12 months, Mitch Marsh has been formally appointed captain of the veteran group gunning for their second men's T20 title.

Australia's T20 World Cup squad: Mitch Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Q: As seen on SQUAD Australia, John Butterworth has done some amazing work since starting to work in Cricket in 2014.


Q: Australian Cricket team that played in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia.

Australia won the silver medal after losing to gold medalist South Africa in the final by 4 wickets.

Australia all out for 183 off 49.3 overs.

Steve Waugh - 90 not out off 109 balls
Shaun Pollock - 4 for 19 off 9 overs

South Africa 6 for 184 off 46 overs
Michael Rindel – 67 off 106 balls
Darren Lehmann – 3 for 14 off 4 overs

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New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka to win the bronze medal.

Back Row – Michael Bevan, Darren Lehmann, Adam Gilchrist, Damien Fleming, Michael Kasprowicz, Brad Young, Tom Moody

Front Row – Gavin Robertson, Andy Bichel, Damien Martyn, Ricky Ponting, Brendan Julian, Steve Waugh (Captain), Mark Waugh
Q: Wade Seccombe's time as coach of Queensland and Brisbane Heat has come to an abrupt end

BBL title-winning coach Wade Seccombe has stood down from his dual roles leading Brisbane Heat and Queensland’s men’s teams.

Seccombe was in charge as the Heat took the KFC BBL|13 title, the club’s first since 2012-13, but will not be in place to defend the crown following the shock news on Wednesday night.

Q: Andrew Sincock’s role as head of the AIS Cricket Academy in the early 1990s saw him oversee revolutionary changes in coaching and professionalism

Andrew Sincock was aged 15 and about to start Year 11 at King's College (now Pembroke School) when he first opened the bowling for Kensington in Adelaide grade cricket, where his maiden wickets were future Test opener Ashley Woodcock and Australia captain-in-waiting Ian Chappell.

Twenty five years later, Sincock took over as head coach at the Australian Institute of Sport Cricket Academy tutoring a cohort that included Justin Langer, Damien Martyn, Greg Blewett and Shane Warne where he pioneered advances in training and technology that continue to shape cricket today.

Q: Over a million dollars back into local cricket clubs… that’s Good for Cricket!

Our proud partner Toyota Australia is today celebrating its greatest Good For Cricket Raffle yet, with over 1,000 clubs helping raise a record $1,013,670.

Now in its ninth season, the funds continue to help community clubs around the country thrive – whether that be with new equipment, upgraded facilities or improved coaching and resources 🙌🏏
Q: As he returns to the Marsh Cup, batting dynamo Jake Fraser-McGurk has received a ringing endorsement from Australia's best Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting has earmarked Jake Fraser-McGurk as a future Test star, believing the 21-year-old blaster has as much talent as a young David Warner.

The Victorian, who crossed to South Australia ahead of the current domestic season – and will play for the Redbacks against the Vics in Thursday's Marsh Cup clash – is the talk of the cricket world for his fearless and cavalier approach to opening.

Q: Australia and India are set to meet in their first Test on Indian soil in almost 40 years – so how do Alyssa Healy and Harmanpreet Kaur's sides stack up?

The openers
Australia will have the same opening combination from their previous Test at Trent Bridge in June, with Beth Mooney partnering fellow left-hander Phoebe Litchfield.

The pair put on stands of 35 and 99 in that Test against England, in what was their first red-ball game opening the batting together. Litchfield hit 23 and 46 on debut, while Mooney struck 33 and 85.

Q: Just launched: A revamped set of Community Cricket Facility Guidelines perfect for programs planning new or updated cricket facilities.

These guidelines provide technical advice on community level playing field requirements, pitches, outdoor and indoor training facilities, indoor cricket, floodlighting and pavilions/change facilities.

Learn more about how you can have all the bases covered for infrastructure planning and support -
Q: Australia's squad has been locked in for the men's Under 19 World Cup in South Africa early next year

Australia have finalised their squad for January's ICC Under-19 World Cup, as they hunt a fourth title in the men’s competition.

The squad of 15 features a strong contingent of players who featured in the dual U19 Ashes series’ this year, with Australia winning eight games to England's three across all three formats.

The U19 Male National Championships wrapped up in Albury on Thursday, giving players one final chance to impress selectors before the World Cup in South Africa.


So proud of our INCREDIBLE team! 🇦🇺

Q: A hobbled Glenn Maxwell scored Australia's first ever men's ODI double century to pull off one of cricket's all-time greatest comebacks

Glenn Maxwell defied intense pain to play one of the greatest innings in history and pull off the mother of all heists in a World Cup epic against Afghanistan in Mumbai.

A cramping Maxwell (201no from 128 balls) could hardly walk, let alone run, through the back half of a 202-run partnership with captain Pat Cummins – the biggest for the eighth wicket in ODI history – as the Aussies rose from the dead to seal a semi-final berth.

Q: After a severe injury that has marked one of the biggest challenges of his career, Nathan Lyon now sees no end in sight

Like scores of bleary-eyed cricket fans Down Under who lived every moment of this winter's Ashes series in England, Nathan Lyon did not miss a ball – even after injury dislodged him from the action.

For Australian fans watching on television in the dead of night, the spiralling of their team's fortunes after their ever-present spinner left Lord's on crutches with a four-centimetre tear in his right calf was an increasing source of exasperation.

For Lyon, watching Australia play Tests without him for the first time in a decade, it was akin to a mourning process. "I found myself struggling quite a bit mentally," he told cricket.com.au ahead of his Marsh One-Day Cup return on Friday.

Q: Australian Schoolboys Cricket team tour to West Indies 1969-70

The first match of the tour commenced on 18 December 1969 and the Australians went through the tour undefeated winning 7 of the 11 games played

The games were played against Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, St Kitts Under 19s and also Under 20s teams.

Players from the West Indies Islands included Vanburn Holder, Brendan Julien, Collis King, David Murray, Inshan Ali, Andy Weekes (son of Sir Everton Weekes), Sheldon Gomes (brother of Larry Gomes) and perhaps a few others whose sons have gone on to play for the West Indies.

Paul Stephenson played for Manly in Sydney Grade Cricket from 1968 to 1981 and is a renowned historian, shared how lifelong friendships were forged on the tour and the teams 45 year anniversary catch up during the 3rd Test between Australia and West Indies at the SCG in January 2016.

“14 of the 16 players were able to make the celebrations. For the reunion I was able to collect a number of photos we didn’t really know existed plus the scorecards and presented each player with a 25 page booklet as a memento for the tour.” – Paul Stephenson

Q: Australian Women's World Cup Cricket Champions - 1988

The 1988 Australian Womens Squad in alphabetical order

Lyn Larsen (Captain), Denise Annetts, Karen Brown, Ruth Buckstein, Lyn Fullston, Zoe Goss, Sally Griffiths, Belinda Haggett, Sharlene Heywood, Lee-Anne Hunter, Christina Matthews, Lindsay Reeler, Kerry Saunders, Sharon Tredrea

Australia defeated England in the 1988 Women’s World Cup Final by 8 wickets at the MCG on the 18 December 1988

Q: Lost to cricket for 35 years, a founding member of Australia's WODI side returned to the game and found a special way to leave her mark

It was a couple of years back now that Patsy Fayne found out she had between three and five years to live.

"They thought I had pulmonary fibrosis," Fayne tells cricket.com.au. "Unknown cause. So I started getting my affairs in order. Thought I better do something before I carked it."

For Fayne, who represented Australia 16 times from the late 1960s, that meant tying the two ends of her cricketing life together. Although she had been completely detached from the sport for 35 years in between, when it came to grappling with her own mortality, that mattered not a jot.

Q: Australian Under 19 team 1988 - World Cup Winners

Back Row – Wayne Holdsworth, Brian McFadyen, Michael Collins, Alan Mullally, Brett Williams, Lachlan Ferguson, Darren Berry, Adrian Tucker

Front Row – Tim Bower, Joe Scuderi, Jack Potter (Coach), Stuart Law (Vice Captain, Geoff Parker (captain), Brain Taber (Manager), Huntley Armstrong, Darren Playle
Q: Cricket Australia Announce 2023 ODI World Cup Squad

Sean Abbott has earned a maiden World Cup berth as Australia named an allrounder-heavy 15-player squad without Marnus Labuschagne for next month's tournament in India.

Although unsurprising given his initial snub from the touring party for the South Africa ODI series, Labuschagne's omission underlines the Aussies' preference for versatility in the 50-over format with three seam-bowling allrounders picked instead.

In fact, Cameron Green was one of the four allrounders selected capable of batting in the top seven (along with Mitch Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell), while frontline bowlers Ashton Agar and Abbott are also capable batters.

Q: Australian 1975 World Cup Cricket team

Back Row: Gary Gilmour, Ashley Mallet, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson, Alan Hurst, Max Walker, Rick McCosker, Alan Turner
Front Row: Ross Edwards, Doug Walters, Ian. Chappell (Captain), Fred Bennett (Manager), Greg Chappell, Rod Marsh, Bruce Laird
Q: Bryan Harper is the Coach Development Specialist with Cricket Australia.

Str8bat seeks to revolutionise the way cricketers understand their batting strengths and weaknesses. The Str8bat bat sensor can be placed onto a cricket bat to capture motion and record data in real-time

In this masterclass the topic is Bat Lift Angle

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Q: #BeAVoiceForGenerations this National Reconciliation Week 🖤💛❤️

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Q: Australian Cricket Academy - 1988

Photo of the cricketers who formed the inaugural Australian Cricket Academy in 1988

Back Row – Peter Spence (Coach), Adrian Tucker (NSW), Ian Frazer (VIC), Shane George (SA), Ian Stenhouse (QLD), Peter Drinnen (QLD), Darren Berry (VIC), Geoff Parker (VIC) Joe Scuderi (QLD), Jack Potter (Coach)

Front Row – Scott Prestwidge (NSW), Brett Williams (NSW), Brian McFadyen (VIC), CBA Executive, Paul Carew (QLD), Stuart Law (QLD), Jamie Cox (TAS), Tim Hoffman (SA)
Q: Australian Cricket Academy v England at St Peters College Adelaide in November 1990

Future Test players from the 1990 AIS Cricket Academy

Shane Warne
Justin Langer
Damien Martyn
Greg Blewett
Jason Gallian (England)

Future First Class Players from the 1990 AIS Cricket Academy

Laurie Harper (Victoria)
Jason Young (New South Wales)
Warwick Adlam (New South Wales)
David Castle (Tasmania)
Stuart Oliver (Tasmania)

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Back Row – W. Howell, C. Hill, H. Trumble, Major Wardill, W.A Armstrong, E. Jones, A.J Hopkins, R.A DuffMiddle Row – V. Trumper, M. Noble, J. Darling (Captain), J.B Saunders, J.J Kelly ...
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Western Australian Sheffield Shield Champions 2022-232023-24 State Squads from around Australia ...
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Bryan Harper is the Coach Development Specialist with Cricket Australia.Str8bat seeks to revolutionise the way cricketers understand t ...
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Photo of the 1991-92 Australian Under 19 Development Squad3 International Test Players2 Australian One day International players6 first class players ...
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Bryan Harper is the Coach Development Specialist with Cricket Australia.Str8bat seeks to revolutionise the way cricketers understand t ...
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Bryan Harper is the Coach Development Specialist with Cricket Australia.Str8bat seeks to revolutionise the way cricketers understand t ...
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Back Row: Gary Gilmour, Ashley Mallet, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson, Alan Hurst, Max Walker, Rick McCosker, Alan TurnerFront Row: Ross Edwards, Doug Walters, Ian. Chappell (Captain), Fred Ben ...
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Bryan Harper is the Coach Development Specialist with Cricket Australia.Str8bat seeks to revolutionise the way cricketers understand t ...
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Bryan Harper is the Coach Development Specialist with Cricket Australia.Str8bat seeks to revolutionise the way cricketers understand th ...
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Back Row - Mark Palmer, Geoff Parker, Paul Stepto, Chris Killen, John Causon, Paul Carew, Ian Stenhouse, Neil MaxwellFront Row - Joe Scuderi, Brenton Opperman, Brian Taber (Coach), Dean Reyn ...
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The Australian Under 19s team won the 1988 World Cup Back Row – Wayne Holdsworth, Brian McFadyen, Mich ...
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Australian Schoolboys Cricket team touring squad Tony Gifford – ManagerGraeme Joslin – Captain (Vic) - played AFL football for FootscrayAndrew Sinc ...
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Photo of the 1934/35 Australian Women's Test cricket teamBack Row – (Umpire unknown), Nell McLarty, Lorna Kettles, Margaret Peden ( ...
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Back row - Geoff Parker, Ian Stenhouse, Jason Jacoby, James Pike, Paul Reiffel, Tom Moody, Peter McLay, Gavin Robertson, Andrew Zessers, Paul Steptoe, Paul SheahanFront row- Warren Ayres, Br ...
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Courtesy of Daniel Hughes - Australian Country XI ...
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Photo of the Australian Under 19 cricket team that toured Pakistan in 1981Back Row - Tony Gifford (Manager) , Greg Briggs, Ron Howland, Christop ...
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Back Row – Dion Kratz, Brian Clemow, Paul Sutherland, Garry Sheen, Shane Jurgensen, Brett Lee, Ian Hewitt, Clinton PeakeFront Row – Justin Poole, Kade Harvey, Richard Done (Coach), Adam ...
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The 1988 Australian Womens Squad in alphabetical orderLyn Larsen (Captain), Denise Annetts, Karen Brown, Ruth Buckstein, Lyn Fullston, Zoe Goss, Sally Griffiths, Belinda Haggett, Sharlene H ...
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Future Test players from the 1990 AIS Cricket AcademyShane WarneJustin LangerDamien MartynGreg BlewettJason Gallian (England) ...
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The Australian Womens Squad in alphabetical orderSharon Tredrea (Captain), Lee Albon, Denise Alderman, Marie Cornish, Lyn Fullston, Sharyn Hill, Jen Jacobs, Jill Kennare, Denise Martin, Kar ...
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Back Row – Dennis Monaghan, Joe Marsh, Greg James, Paul Bagshaw, Michael Williams, Dwayne Breckenridge, Pious GregoryMiddle Row – Michael Mainhardt, Sean Appo, Darren Thompson, Bert Pear ...
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Photo of the cricketers who formed the inaugural Australian Cricket Academy in 1988Back Row – Peter Spence (Coach), Adrian Tucker (NSW), Ian F ...