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Hartley, Coulter-Nile win state awards

The wicketkeeper Chris Hartley has been named Queensland’s player of the year for 2012-13 while the fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile won Western Australia’s equivalent award after a strong summer

Faulkner, Paine build huge lead for Tasmania

James Faulkner and Tim Paine’s 161-run stand snuffed out Queensland’s chances of claiming the Sheffield Shield title as Tasmania finished the day with a lead of 434 runs

Gulbis takes Tasmania closer to title

A rain delay and some good bowling from the home side affected Queensland’s chances of taking a lead over Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield final, as they finished at 185 for 7

Butterworth takes Tigers past 400

Jordan Silk’s hard-fought century, followed by a counter-attack from Luke Butterworth and James Faulkner, helped Tasmania post a stiff total

Hopes sweeps away Western Australia

Queensland swept to victory over Western Australia on the final day at the WACA ground to clinch a place in the Sheffield Shield final, where they have the chance to defend last year’s title

Sandhu, Hazlewood set up NSW win

Gurinder Sandhu and Josh Hazlewood gave New South Wales a chance of reaching the Sheffield Shield final by routing South Australia’s batting to set up an eight-wicket victory

Burns gives Queensland narrow lead

Ryan Harris and Michael Hussey dueled at the WACA ground before Joe Burns fought to give Queensland a narrow lead over Western Australia at stumps on day three of the Sheffield Shield match

Cockley and Co. keep WA on top

Western Australia compensated for a first day wash-out by rushing through Queensland’s batting then pushing to within sight of first-innings points on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA ground

Sayers’ five-for keeps contest even

South Australia’s batsmen handed back to New South Wales the fighting chance they had been given by another fine display from Chadd Sayers on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG

Bowlers give Tasmania control

Victoria’s batsmen failed to take proper advantage of the start their openers Chris Rogers and Rob Quiney had provided as Tasmania fought back on day two of the Sheffield Shield match at Bellerive Oval

Sandhu’s four puts NSW on top

Gurinder Sandhu’s four wickets put New South Wales in a strong position against South Australia after day one of the Sheffield Shield match at the SCG

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Cricket NSW names U/17 Male team

Cricket NSW today announced the 13 players who will defend NSW’s title at the U/17 Male National Championships in Adelaide early next year (January 3-14, 2010). The players selected in the squad are (clubs/regions in brackets): Kurtis Patterson (captain – St George) Arjun Bagga (North Sydney) Nick Bertus (Parramatta) Nathan Brown (Western Suburbs) Patrick Cummins (Penrith CC) Tom Decent (Hawkesbury) Matthew Foster (Blacktown) Harrison Kelly (Central North) Joseph McDevitt (Illawarra) Taylor Scott (Central North) Ben Smith (Bankstown) Matthew Taylor (Mosman) Kerrod White (Southern) Head Coach: Michael Maclennan; Manager/Assistant Coach: Ben Sawyer; Physiotherapist: Anthony Smith; Performance Analyst: Troy Baker This will be the first appearance in a NSW cap for the majority of the squad. Only Ben Smith was part of the team which won last summer’s National Championships in Perth

U/19 Female squad announced

The 2009/10 NSW U/19 Female team has been named by Cricket NSW. The 13 players selected in the squad are (clubs/regions in brackets): Hannah Trollip (captain – Gordon) Trudy Burke (St George-Sutherland/South Coast) Nicola Carey (St George-Sutherland) Mathilda Carmichael (Gordon) Melissa Harrison (Campbelltown-Camden/South Coast) Sammy-Jo Johnson (Northern District/North Coast) Rachel Kent (Sydney CC/Central North) Katie Mack (Bankstown Sports) Brodie Neems (Bankstown Sports/Central Coast) Alicia Newton (Sydney CC) Jessica Toomey (Sydney CC) Morgan Wilczynski (Eastern Suburbs/Newcastle) Wui-Kwan Wong (Northern District) Coach: Kerry Marshall; Manager: Michelle Goszko There is no National Championship for U/19 Females this summer due to a lack of entrants from other States. Instead, the NSW U/19 team benefit from some tough practice matches against State Second XI teams in Sydney as part of the women’s Cricket Australia Cup (November 25-December 1)

Lee and Clarke to play Tasmania

Selectors have named Michael Clarke, Brett Lee and Josh Hazlewood in the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues team to play Tasmania in a Ford Ranger Cup match at North Sydney Oval this Sunday (November 15, 11:15am). The players selected are: Simon Katich (captain) Michael Clarke Stuart Clark Burt Cockley Phillip Hughes Josh Hazlewood Brad Haddin Brett Lee Stephen O’Keefe Phil Jaques Steven Smith David Warner 12th man to be named on morning of the match.

Shield team named to play Tasmania

Cricket NSW selectors have named a strong squad of twelve to face Tasmania in the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground starting at 11am tomorrow. The RTA SpeedBlitz Blues have named seven Australian representatives in a well balanced squad. Pace bowler Josh Hazlewood comes into the twelve and will be in line to make his Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield debut

Second XI team named to face WA

Cricket NSW selectors have picked a strong Second XI team to take on Western Australia at the WACA starting next Tuesday (November 17). RTA SpeedBlitz Blues middle order batsman Ben Rohrer will lead a side that contains a great mix of youth and experience with wicket-keeper Daniel Smith, Dominic Thornely and trail-blazing opener David Warner all selected.

MILO in2CRICKET hits North Sydney Oval!

MILO in2CRICKET kids from across Sydney took part in the Ford Ranger Cup lunch break entertainment on North Sydney Oval on November 15. They certainly had a fantastic time, taking part in Super 8’s games and Diamond Cricket matches. Some budding superstars could even match it with the RTA SpeedBlitz Blues, hitting a couple of sixes out of the ground!

Ryde MILO Cup brings out the best

The Ryde School Zone MILO in2CRICKET Cup got underway in fine style this morning at the beautifully manicured fields of ELS Hall Park, North Ryde. Seven Primary Schools from the local region participated in a series of Round Robin Super 8’s Cricket Matches to determine the best girls and boys teams in Ryde Zone, with the winner progressing to the Sydney North Regional final to be played later in November. All students, teachers and supporters respectfully observed one minute silence at 11.00am to acknowledge Remembrance Day.

Real men wear pink for 3 mobile Test at the SCG

Following the outstanding success of last season’s Pink 3 mobile Test and Jane McGrath Day in support of the McGrath Foundation, this season’s Second 3 mobile Test between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground will be bigger and……… pinker! Cricket Cares and 3 mobile, together with the SCG Trust, have once again joined forces to ensure the SCG is resplendent in pink when the 3 Mobile Test is played between January 3-7.

Pink has the Power

The Pink Power has taken the early lead in the 2009/10 Power Education Challenge, a tournament for the leading female players in NSW. The PEC got underway last Sunday (September 27) with each of the four teams playing two Twenty20 matches at David Phillips Oval. The Pink Power won both their matches against the Harlequin Greens and Dodger Blues to move to the top of the competition ladder

Stephen O'Keefe's Airtel Champions League Diary – Part II

“To appreciate the rainbow, you must be prepared to put up with the rain” Dolly Parton (The Office) Picture this; non-english speaking country rain/drizzle 24/7 security tighter than Steve Smith’s wallet 65 channels of Bollywood = bored cricketers, coaches and support staff = recipe for madness . . .

Katich talks Airtel Champions League Twenty20

The NSW Blues have been in India now for almost a week in preparation for their opening match of the Airtel Champions League Twenty20 on Friday night (October 9). Shortly before leaving home, captain Simon Katich provided nswblues.com with some of this thoughts on the up-coming tournament. How much do you know about the other teams in the Champions League

Strong 2nd X1 named for season opener versus Victoria

Cricket NSW has named a strong 2nd X1 to face Victoria at Bankstown Oval in a four-day fixture starting on Monday 12th October. Greg Mail will captain a side that would hold it’s own in many First-class competitions and can call upon a very strong bowling attack. Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Burt Cockley form an impressive trio of pace bowlers that will threaten most batting line-ups.

NSW triumph over Diamond Eagles in Airtel Champions League

NSW triumphed in their opening Airtel Champions League match in Delhi with a comprehensive win over the South African Diamond Eagles. The match was the starting point for NSW in their group of three, with their second fixture against Sussex in Delhi on Sunday.

Stephen O'Keefe's Airtel Champions League Diary Part 4

Tonight’s gonna be a good night… That’s the team song for the tour and it filled the change room on Binger’s instruction at approx 3 o’clock one hour before the start of play. The hour before play is a frenzy as each player falls into their pre game ritual. As you look around the room, Dave Warner is applying bat tape to his plethora of bats, no one is quite certain how many he will use tonight but he will make sure they are all on standby.

NSW lose final warm up game in Delhi

NSW completed preparation for their first Airtel Champions League match against the Diamond Eagles from South Africa on Friday by losing in the last over against Victoria at the Palam Ground in Delhi. With the Diamond Eagles taking on the Delhi DareDevils on the adjacent ground the scene was reminiscent of two Grade matches with balls flying on to the other arena with regularity! While Nannes, Sehwag, Shah and company fought it out in 35 degree heat next door, NSW took on Victoria for the 4th time in two weeks after the battles in the pre-season tournament in Lismore.

NSW beat Sussex Sharks to qualify for next stage in Airtel Champions League

NSW continued their excellent form in the Airtel Champions League by disposing of a determined Sussex Sharks side at the FSK Stadium in Delhi. Winning the toss for the second time in consecutive games, skipper Simon Katich decided to bat first on a wicket that was an exact replica of game one at the same venue two days previously. Runs were not easy to come by as Warner and Hughes looked to set the platform to allow the middle order to come in and play with some freedom

Victoria lead in Second XI match against NSW

Victoria is 4-170 approaching lunch on day two (October 13) of the Second XI match against NSW currently being played at Bankstown Oval. NSW were all out for 161 on day one. Phil Jaques got NSW off to a flying start on day one with 30 from 23 balls

NSW match against Delhi DareDevils affected by wet wicket

The NSW match against the Delhi DareDevils was reduced to a 10 over match in which only spin bowling was allowed after the wicket at the Palam Stadium on the outskirts of Delhi was found to be too soft. Delhi batted first and reached 119 thanks to contributions from Dinesh Kartik and Tiwali. In response NSW were struggling early and had dropped behind the rate after the loss of David Warner, before contributions from Hughes, Thornely and Steven Smith brought them to the last ball needing two to win

NSW Second XI edge ahead

The NSW Second XI is 2-160 in their second innings after two days of a four day fixture against Victoria at Bankstown Oval. Victoria began day two (October 13) on 3-117 with Nick Jewell and Michael Hill the not out batsmen. Jewell fell before lunch for 86 while Hill went on to make 60.

Mail and Forrest punish Vics

A massive 394 run third wicket partnership between Greg Mail and Peter Forrest has put the NSW Second XI in a terrific position heading into the fourth and final day of their match against Victoria at Bankstown Oval (October 15). NSW started day three (October 14) on 2-160 in their second innings, a lead of 53 runs, with captain Mail (72no) and Forrest (37no) at the crease.

Stephen O'Keefe's Airtel Champions League Diary – Part 6

Happy Diwali!! Diwali is an Indian festival celebrating the victory of light over darkness or good over evil, or in simpler terms, fire cracker night. Last night the Hyderabad night sky was filled with the sight and sound of millions of “Indian made” fireworks (colourful explosives).

Second XI match ends in a draw

The Second XI match between NSW and Victoria at Bankstown Oval has ended in a draw. Chasing 468 to win on the fourth and final day (October 15), Victoria finished on 3-287. NSW had declared on their overnight score of 6-574

Stephen O'Keefe's Airtel Champions League Diary – Part 5

Apologies for the delay on the latest update – particularly to my two fans who are keenly following my thoughts! I write this blog sitting in the comfort of the automatic massage chair in the physio’s room. The caress of steel ball bearings is a strangely relaxing moment in India.

Michael Clarke wishes NSW the best of luck against Victoria

New Australian Twenty20 captain Michael Clarke has offered his support to the NSW team that takes on Victoria tonight in the semi-final of the Airtel Champions League. Clarke, who is currently recovering from injury and is hopeful of joining the Australian One-Day squad for some part of their upcoming series against India, wished the NSW team the best of luck for their match against old rivals Victoria later today: “I wish NSW all the best in their semi-final against Victoria. I have been watching the Airtel Champions League with great interest and have been proud of the way that the NSW side have gone about their cricket