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CRICKET NSW FOUNDATION - PLAY IT FORWARD

This End of Financial Year, the Cricket NSW Foundation is raising funds to help increase the access to cricket for boys and girls all across NSW, by removing the financial barrier stopping some families from being able to experience our great game. Funds raised will contribute to helping lower the cost of junior cricket registration and equipment costs for those who need it most. If you can help give the gift of cricket for a young boy or girl for next season, please donate to our cause!

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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).

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Vale Stan Beal

It is my very sad duty to advise that Stan Beal, one of the club’s most popular and respected members, passed away in Prince of Wales Hospital, last night 12 June after a short illness. He was 73.

Stan joined the old Randwick club as 2nd Grade scorer in 1986-87 at the suggestion of workmate and former 1st Grade skipper, Gary Bensley. The following season he progressed to score for the 1st Grade side while undertaking the role of Publicity Officer. Within a year, he had added Practice Captain to his busy schedule. That was the beginning of a multitude of roles he would go on to perform for the club over a period of 37 years.

Despite battling health issues throughout his life, Stan was a tireless worker who may best be described as the ultimate volunteer. He was also CEO and Assistant CEO for Randwick, Operations Manager, committee member, Chairman of Selectors, delegate to the local junior council, manager and scorer of the Poidevin-Gray team. For Randwick Petersham he was Practice Captain and 2nd Grade scorer for many years, 1st Grade scorer on occasions while providing voluntary assistance whenever help was needed.

Apart from his documented activities, Stan’s assistance in providing accommodation for players, finding them jobs and generally acting as mentor and friend to many, cannot be measured in any material way. The huge number of “thank-you’s” directed to Stan in the end-of-season reports of captains in the club annual reports over the years, is testimony to the assistance he provided and the esteem in which he was held.

At the Annual General Meeting in 2019, President Mike Whitney made a special award to Stan, acknowledging a contribution to the club and cricket, well beyond what may be expected by the most devoted of volunteers.

Stan Beal was one of a kind and will be sorely missed. Funeral details will be advised when available.

RIP Stan Beal.

Lyall Gardner

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4 days ago



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.

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5 days ago
Cricket NSW
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Job Opportunity – Cricket NSW Head of Direct Engagement

• Be part of leading and growing the game of Cricket
• Be part of the Community Cricket Leadership team
• Join an organsitaion that has a strong focus on teamwork and collaboration.


ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Chief Community Cricket Officer, in this role you will:
• Lead a team that will deliver meaningful cricket experiences directly to participants through Cricket Blast, School Programs and other initiatives across NSW
• Lead and develop the strategy of growing direct delivery Cricket Blast and engaging third party providers to scale the delivery of Cricket Blast
• Lead the CNSW school engagement space and collaborate internally to acquire new participants to the game and transition to the next steps of the participant journey.
• Provide strong leadership to your team in developing and implementing strategies designed to engage key stakeholders and assist in effectively leveraging stakeholder relationships.


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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.

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The South Australian Cricket Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Insley to the role of General Manager, Cricket.

Simon is currently the High Performance Manager for the New Zealand Men’s cricket team, and will join SACA after completing his duties with the BLACKCAPS at the T20 World Cup in June.

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2 weeks ago
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Vale Lindsay Reeler (1961-2024)

The NSW cricket community is in mourning following the passing last month of former Breakers and Australian player, Lindsay Reeler, aged 63.

Born in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) before moving to Australia as a 10-year-old, before taking up cricket five years later while attending Ravenswood School for Girls in Gordon on Sydney’s upper north shore.

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2 weeks ago



Breaking News!

We're overjoyed to share that Century Pools is rejoining us as a sponsor for the Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club in the upcoming 2024/25 season!

🏏 Their commitment to our team is truly remarkable, and we're incredibly grateful to Dean Oliver for his unwavering support.

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VALE PETER FINNEY

It is with sadness that the MPCA Board acknowledge the recent passing of one of the Peninsula’s finest cricketers and umpires, Peter Finney.

Peter made an incredible contribution to MPCA cricket as a player, coach, and umpire. He played for the Karingal Cricket Club for 8 seasons and spent 3 of those as Captain Coach. He then went on to Coach Heatherhill Cricket Club for two seasons and then coached the Heatherhill juniors for over 10 years. His efforts were recognised by Heatherhill when they awarded him Life Membership of the club. In his earlier days Peter also played Victoria Premier Cricket for Prahran as well as 10 seasons of cricket at Carnegie.

Peter spent an incredible 36 years as a cricket umpire, mainly in the MPCA, but he also umpired for two seasons in Premier Cricket. Highly regarded by all that had the pleasure to meet him, Peter will be sadly missed, but will always be remembered as one of the greats of the MPCA.

Our condolences go out to Peter’s children Anitia, Gareth, Jacinta, Karina, Amber and all of his grandchildren.
Peter’s funeral will be held at Tobin Brothers Mt Martha this Friday 31st May @ 2pm and followed by drinks at the Dava Hotel.

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A quartet of rising teenagers will bolster the NSW Women’s team for 2024/25 with 19-year-old’s Sienna Eve, Elsa Hunter and Lauren Kua joining 18-year-old Kate Pelle on the Breakers’ list for the summer.

The Breakers squad, which is complemented by Australian contracted trio Alyssa Healy, Ash Gardner and Phoebe Litchfield, contains a promising blend of experienced veterans, Australian representatives and young up and comers ready to make their mark.

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3 weeks ago



The Sorrento Cricket Club is very excited to announce the signing of Dimitri Mascarenhas as our Club Captain/Coach for season 2024-25.

‘Dimi’, as he is affectionately known around the club, represented England in both ODI and T20 formats, and during one match against India in 2007, deposited Yuvraj Singh for five consecutive sixes to close out their innings.

He has an ECB Level 3 coaching qualification and has held coaching roles at Hampshire, Middlesex, the Rajasthan Royals and the Hobart Hurricanes. In June 2015, after a tenure as the head coach of domestic side, Otago, Dimi was appointed as a full-time bowling coach with New Zealand.

He brings a wealth of experience to the role and we are very excited for him to begin working with the club across all grades - especially our junior cricketers.

Please join us in wishing Dimi and his family, including sons Lenny and Viv, a very warm welcome to the club and the extended Sorrento community.

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3 weeks ago



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.

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3 weeks ago



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.

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3 weeks ago



Sea Eagles Sign South African Bowling All-Rounder

Thando Ntini is an exciting prospect and son of Proteas legend Makhaya Ntini. 💯

Like his father, Thando is an opening bowler who has enjoyed plenty of success during his career to date. The 23-year-old seamer has represented South Africa at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in January 2018; and was picked up by the South Africa Emerging Players in 2019.

He has starred at both provincial and Franchise level for Western Province, Cape Cobras, Titans, and most recently KwaZulu-Natal Coastal, as well as the Dolphins. In all the young quick has played 21 First-Class matches, picking up 44 wickets at an average of 33.

Thando has picked up 26 List A wickets, including best bowling figures of 4-36 on his Momentum One Day Cup debut for the Cobras back in February 2020. In T20 Cricket, Ntini has 24 wickets to date from his 25 matches.

Last summer, Ntini travelled to the UK ahead of the 2023 season. The talented bowler was instrumental in Lordswood Cricket Club's Kent Premier League victory scoring 416 runs at an average of 32, alongside his 28 wickets at an impressive 22.25.

Lordswood went on to re-sign their South African star for the ongoing UK 2024 season. At the conclusion of the English Summer, Thando will travel to Australia, joining up with Brisbane Grade side, Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club.

The 'Sea Eagles' will be looking forward to welcoming the South African seamer into their ranks for the upcoming 2024/25 campaign.

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3 weeks ago



I am delighted to share that I am appointed as a Multicultural Ambassador for Cricket Australia 🏏

I strongly believe that each ambassador, with their unique strengths and experiences, serves as a vital pillar, bringing immense value to our community. Cricket, as a common passion, fosters connections and facilitates communication between our communities. With extensive experience in this field, I am eager to strengthen the bond between hashtag#Australia and hashtag#India. This role will be a fantastic platform to engage with the 1.5 million South Asians in Australia, empowering them to achieve their full potential.

I look forward to applying my experiences as a Champion for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 and collaborating once again with some of my fellow Champions. Additionally, I am excited to work with a broader group to foster people-to-people connections through sport.

I am committed to supporting the 5 main areas of the Multicultural Action Plan and making a significant impact on our communities.

Let's unite people through cricket.

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3 weeks ago



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.

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