JULY 2016 – NEWSLETTER

The latest information regarding Queensland Seniors Cricket including updates on the Regional Competition, the State Championships, Over 60’s & 70’s National Tours and Cooper Finlay 2017 will be featured in this edition.

Regional Competition – 2016.

The Division 1 Competition is moving towards its final stages with Lockyer undefeated to date. They will face stiff competition in their remaining matches from Redlands and Brisbane. Brisbane and Sunshine Coast are just a win away from the leaders and they will need to put up their best performances if they are to get to play off in the top game at the finals. Redlands, Wide Bay and Gold Coast still have plenty to play for and upsets are on the cards as they strive for points in the remaining matches.

Sunshine Coast, sitting on 8 points are undefeated in Division 2 with 2 complete rounds to play till the finals plus a rained out match between Brisbane and Gold Coast. Lockyer, Gold Coast and Brisbane will be doing all in their power to try to make it into the final.

Good luck to all teams in your endeavours to make it to the top of the table for the finals.

State Championships – Maroochydore CC, 20 -21 August 2016.

The Regional competition culminates with the final round of the Div 1 Regional matches to be played on Sat 20 August at Maroochydore CC. This will be followed on Sunday 21 August with the State Championship finals and the play off for the Geoff Dymock Shield. On this day the Div 2 final will also be played at Maroochydore for the President’s Shield.

Players are encouraged to bring their partners to this event. A Queensland Seniors Dinner will be held at the Mooloolaba Bowls Club on Sat 20 August – 6.30 for 7.00pm. More information will be published on the Championships in a separate bulletin.

National Championship – Perth 2016.

QSC Management Committee has nominated 6 teams for the Nationals which will be held in Perth from 5 – 10 November. Some 84 nominations have been received. Four Over 60’s teams and two over 70’s teams have been nominated. At this stage some players have not confirmed their availability for Perth. They will be contacted in the next week to confirm their availability.

The last newsletter from the Perth organiser indicated that visiting teams could expect to receive detailed information regarding costs and promotions in mid July.

NOTE: Cricket Australia has advised that the First Test between Australia and Sth Africa will be played at the WACA from 3 – 7 Nov. QSC has negotiated a special price for entry into the Inverarity Stand on Sat 5 Nov for players and partners who maybe arriving early in Perth. This stand is covered and close to food and drinks. Tickets will cost will be approximately $53 each. Immediately following the cricket, the contingent will be able to walk across the road to the Meet and Greet immediately after the cricket.

A separate National Championship Information Memo will be published as soon as this information is received.

Australia Over 70’s Tour to England July 2016.

Last Saturday, Captain Ross Chapman, John Stackpoole, Nev Kratzmann, and Ian Petherick departed for the UK to participate in the Australian Over 70’s in matches against the UK. We expect to receive progress reports on matches played and will keep you informed of results. Go Aussies!!!!!

UK Over 60’s Team tour to Australia, Nov-Dec 2016.

Australian Over 60’s players will get the chance to play for their country against a touring UK Over 60’s touring team just after the Perth Nationals in November and December. They will play 3 ODI’s in Canberra 27 Nov., Melbourne 04 Dec. and Adelaide 15 Dec. Some Qld players have been invited to nominate for selection in these matches. Selected players will be notified in mid – late August. Best wishes to those who nominated.

Cooper Finlay – March 2017

In 2017 the Cooper Finlay Cup will be hosted by the Redlands Cricket Club and we will be playing on turf wickets in that area. It has been suggested to NSW that Qld would like to invite NSW to send 6 x Over 60’s and 2 x Over 70’s to this event. Rob Gilbert has a sub-committee in place to run the event and I am confident that we will have a great series. It’s time for a maroon victory!!!

Thank you.

I wish to extend my thanks to the many Queensland players, partners and supporters who sent messages of congratulations to me following the award of an Order of Australia Medal in the recent Queens Birthday Honours. Your kind words are appreciated.

Good cricketing

Kerry Emery

President

05 July 2016

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