The Melbourne Stars is an Australian Twenty20 cricket team based in Melbourne, Victoria that competes in Australias Twenty20 competition, the Big Bash League. The Stars wear a uniform and play their home matches at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They are currently captained by Australian David Hussey and coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, starman & Starlet are the official mascots of the Melbourne Stars. The Melbourne Derby – When the league began in 2011, Cricket Australia decided they would place two teams in Melbourne, with the core group of players for both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry automatically became widely anticipated in Melbourne. In the fifth season, during the first leg of the two derbies at the MCG, it drew a crowd of 80,883 which is the highest crowd for any domestic cricket match ever in the history of the sport. Melbourne Stars are sponsored by Optus, and National Storage in BBL06, BBL Sponsors, WBBL Sponsors, The Melbourne Stars WBBL team is captained by Meg Lanning
Brendan Paul Nash is a Jamaican Australian cricketer who has played Test and One Day International cricket for West Indies. He has played cricket for Jamaica and Kent. Brendan Nash was born in Attadale, Western Australia and he lived in Perth and Brisbane and studied at Nudgee College in 1993–94. Brendan Nash qualified to play for Jamaica through his father, Nash played grade cricket in Brisbane, and was leading run scorer in the 1999–2000 Brisbane XXXX competition. Before breaking into the side, Nash represented Queensland at under-19 level as well as playing for the Queensland Colts. On one occasion, Nash was pressed into service as a makeshift wicket-keeper for QAS when the first choice keeper was injured with a broken thumb. Nash made his debut for the Queensland Bulls in 2001 when he came into the side as cover for injured batsman Martin Love and he scored his maiden first-class century in 2002 when he batted at number four and scored 157 as Queensland defeated the Southern Redbacks at the Adelaide Oval.
Nash was promoted to open for Queensland and cemented his place there, in the 2001/02 Pura Cup final, Nash scored 96 against the Tasmanian Tigers as Queensland won the cup. He achieved a following with a Brendan Nash Fan Club founded among university students in Brisbane. At the start of the 2002–03 season, Nash scored 176 and 81 not out against the New South Wales Blues, his form slipped away and he did not reach 40 in his next 20 innings. He struggled to hold down a place in the Queensland second XI and he was denied a contract with the Queensland Bulls for the 2004–05 season as a result of his poor run of form. After not being given a contract with the Queensland Bulls for the 2007–08 season, in October 2007, Nash was named in the Jamaican squad. Nash played a key role in Jamaica winning the KFC Cup, in the final, he scored 117 as his team beat Trinidad and Tobago by nine wickets. Nash finished the season with 422 first-class runs at 46.88 to his name from the competition and was third in the batting averages.
There was surprise in some quarters when Nash was not selected for the Test series against Australia in 2008, during the semi-final of the 2010/11 Regional Four Day Competition, Nash scored his highest first-class score. The innings of 207 runs came from 349 balls, and bettered his previous best of 176 runs, though the semi-final against Trinidad and Tobago ended in a draw, Jamaica faced Combined Campuses and Colleges in the final. Nash was unable to bat for Jamaica due to injury, having identified his limited-over batting as an area he wanted to improve on he decided to play for Monton & Weaste CC in the Central Lancashire League during the Caribbeans off-season. His role as the professional cricketer helped him financially to play in Jamaica
South Australia cricket team
The South Australia cricket team, named West End Redbacks, nicknamed the Southern Redbacks, is an Australian mens professional first class cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia. Their Ryobi One Day Cup uniform features a red body with black sleeves and they are known as the West End Redbacks due to a sponsorship agreement with West End. The Redbacks formerly competed in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, South Australia came into the 2015/2016 Matador Cup with a new coach named Jamie Siddons. The Redbacks started the 50,50 cup well with a six wicket win over Western Australia, skipper Travis Head scored 202 and Callum Ferguson 112. The Redbacks played the next 3 matches were against New South Wales, the Redbacks won 2 out 3 of those games, losing one game to New South Wales. The next game was against arch-rivals the Victoria Bushrangers, South Australia batted first, making 198 runs thanks to a half century from Jake Lehmann and a 3 wicket haul to Kane Richardson. The next match was against Cricket Australia academy side where the Redbacks put 244 on the courtesy of a 113 run partnership between Tom cooper and Jake Lehmann.
The Redbacks bowled well knocking the Academy side out for 168 thanks to the twins of Tom Andrew and Adam Zampa. The Redbacks qualified for the semi-final of The Matador Cup with 5 wins and this was the first time that they had qualified since 2011. The semi-final was against the Victorian Bushrangers, the Redbacks started poorly being 4,62 off 16 overs and a much needed 50 run partnership between Alex Ross and Tom Cooper. In the last 10 overs SA scored 83 runs off the last 10 overs thanks to a useful 99 runs from Alex Ross and 33 runs from Joe Mennie to finish on 7,250 off 50 overs. The Redbacks started their bowling efforts well by getting Aaron Finch out with a direct hit run out from Jake Lehmann. 1 run Glen Maxwell was swiftly caught at point by Alex ross at this stage the Victorian side was 5,149 needing 102 runs off 69 balls at a run rate of 9.3 required. SA swiftly knocked the tail over for a very cheap 44 runs this was amazing, the final was against New South Wales. The cricket team of New South Wales had ten players, who had represented Australia in any form of the game, South Australia won the toss and elected to bat first.
Skipper Travis Head was clean-bowled for 1 by Mitchell Starc, at this stage, SA were 2 out with 12 runs. Tom Cooper and Callum Ferguson made a 154 run between them, the tail only contributed 48 runs, resulting in the Redbacks being all out for 221 off 46.3 overs. New South Wales quickly score 222 runs off of only 30 overs thanks to ED Cowan, NSW where premiers of the cup
The ACT Comets are a cricket team that represent the Australian Capital Territory. The Comets are the team of the Cricket ACT who are affiliated with Cricket Australia. The ACT Comets were participants in the Australian domestic limited-overs Mercantile Mutual Cup competition and they did not, field a team in the four-day Sheffield Shield competition. Their Mercantile Mutual Cup involvement lasted from the 1997–98 season to the 1999–2000 season and it was found that there was insufficient local support at that time to be financially viable in the first-class and list-A competitions. Former Australian Test bowler Merv Hughes was brought out of retirement to help ACT, current Australian internationals Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon played for the Comets. Former Australian Test batsman Michael Bevan was born in Canberra and played cricket with the Western Creek club, police Magistrate AT Faunce was instrumental in bringing cricket to the Canberra-Queanbeyan region in the 1830s and died while playing the game at the Queanbeyan Market reserve.
There have been 25 players to play 50 or more games for the ACT, four players have reached 100, while Peter Solway is the only to have reached 150 games. Jono Dean is the current captain of the side, the team represents Canberra in the lower-level Futures League. The Comets finished the 2005–06 season in place with two outright wins. The Comets took out their first ever title in the 2010–11 season and this is current players that played for ACT Comets in 2015/16 Manuka Oval ACT Comets home page Article – ACB confirms decision to omit Canberra from Mercantile Mutual Cup
The Hobart Hurricanes are an Australian professional mens Twenty20 cricket team based in Tasmania, Australia. They compete in Australias Twenty20 domestic cricket competition known as The Big Bash League, the Hurricanes play their home matches at Blundstone Arena. The Hurricanes wear a purple cricket uniform, the Hobart Hurricaness inaugural coach was Allister de Winter and their inaugural captain was Tim Paine. In the Hurricanes second match they faced fancied favourites Sydney Sixers before inflicting a 42 run defeat on the Sixers at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Their overseas Pakistani signee, Rana Naved-ul-hasan particularly bowled well in the death overs, while another player, Owais Shah. The team was always at the top two ranks of the tournament table, and easily entered the semis, though the Hurricanes were outdone in the semis. Rana Naved-ul-hasan was the leading wicket taker in Big Bash League 2011–12, the Hurricanes played a total of 8 games in the 2012-13 Big Bash League. They ended up losing 4 and winning the same the number of games and they finished the tournament in 6th position out of 8 teams.
The Hurricanes qualified for the finals in 2013-14 Big Bash by just 1 point ahead of Brisbane Heat. They won the final against the Stars. They were outclassed by Perth Scorchers in the final by 39 runs and they finished as the runners-up, their best position so far. Ben Dunk was named the Man of the Tournament with 395 runs and they only managed to win 3 games in the 2014-15 season and ended up 5th on the table. The Hurricanes were the first BBL franchise to have their own team song, the lyrics to the song are as follows, The purple armys on the march again, again. The purple armys on the again, again. We bat, we bowl, we take control, We play the game with guts, the Hurricanes have won the game again, again. The Hurricanes have won the game again, the champions league is in our sight, Well knock em down and win the fight. The Hurricanes have won the game again, after the Champions League was scrapped, the side unveiled a new second verse in BBL06, The Hurricanes have won the game again, again.
The Hurricanes have won the game again, Well knock em down, well win the fight
Western Australia cricket team
The Western Australia cricket team, nicknamed the Western Warriors, represent the Australian state of Western Australia in Australian domestic cricket. The team is selected and supported by the Western Australian Cricket Association, Western Australia previously fielded sides at Twenty20 level, but was replaced by the Perth Scorchers for the inaugural 2011–12 season of the Big Bash League. Western Australias current captain is Adam Voges, and the current coach is Justin Langer, since joining the Sheffield Shield in 1947/48, Western Australia has won the competition 15 times, second only to New South Wales in that period. In the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, the leads the winners table comfortably with 12 wins followed by New South Wales with eight wins. Langer was appointed as coach of WA, along with the Perth Scorchers, in late 2012, langers Warriors won the 2014/15 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, while the side were Sheffield Shield runners-up in both 2013/14 and 2014/15. The Scorchers went back-to-back in the Big Bash League in 2013/14, Western Warriors, WACA Players with international caps are listed in bold
The Melbourne Renegades is an Australian professional mens Twenty20 cricket team based in the Australian state, Victoria. They compete in Australias Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League and their home ground is Etihad Stadium. The Renegades wear a red cricket uniform, the Renegades were coached by Victorian Bushrangers 2010/11 One Day winning coach, Simon Helmot and captained by Victorian Bushrangers batsman, Aaron Finch. Aaron Finch was awarded Player of the Season in 2012–13 Big Bash League season after striking 332 runs at an average of 66.40, on 29 January 2015, the Renegades parted ways with Helmot. The following is the Renegades men squad for the 2016–17 Big Bash League season as of 31 December 2016, the Renegades foundation captain was Victorian all-rounder Andrew McDonald and coached by Victorian Bushrangers one-day coach, Simon Helmot. In their first season, the Renegade signed local state players such as Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hodge and Dirk Nannes, along with Pakistani imports Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq.
The Renegades struggled in their first season, only winning two games against the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers respectively, Aaron Finch scored 259 runs, whilst Shahid Afridi took 10 wickets. The 2012–13 Big Bash League season saw the Renegades release several star players including the previous seasons captain, Aaron Finch became the first Renegades player to score a century after scoring 111 from 65 balls against the Melbourne Stars. Finch won the The Renegades were knocked out by the Brisbane Heat in the semi-finals, the poor run from the previous season resulted in the coach Simon Helmot being sacked. The Renegades hired David Saker as the new coach for the 2015–16 Big Bash League season, the Renegades signed experienced players Cameron White, Xavier Doherty and Chris Gayle to strengthen their squad. The Melbourne Derby – When the league began in 2011, Cricket Australia decided they would place two teams in Melbourne, with the core group of players for both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry automatically became widely anticipated in Melbourne.
In the fifth season, during the first leg of the two derbies at the MCG, it drew a crowd of 80,883 which is the highest crowd for any domestic cricket match ever in the history of the sport. The Renegades averaged 13,323 fans to their games for the inaugural BBL season. The average attendance increased by a margin in the third season when they registered an average crowd of 21,929. The fourth season had even better average crowd of 22,324 fans for their home matches and their highest home attendance was to the Melbourne Derby in their third BBL season, attracting 42,837 fans. The biggest non-home attendance in BBL history occurred in the 2015/2016 season against the Stars and their largest non-Derby attendance was 26,787, which came in their fifth BBL season against the Perth Scorchers. Renegades members have increased with every passing season. They reached their biggest membership mark ever for a two weeks before the start of the 2015–16 Big Bash League season
Brisbane is the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbanes metropolitan area has a population of 2.35 million, the Brisbane central business district stands on the original European settlement and is situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The demonym of Brisbane is Brisbanite, one of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the indigenous Turrbal and Jagera peoples. A penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe,28 kilometres north of the business district. The city was marred by the Australian frontier wars between 1843 and 1855, and development was set back by the Great Fire of Brisbane. Brisbane was chosen as the capital when Queensland was proclaimed a colony from New South Wales in 1859. During World War II, Brisbane played a role in the Allied campaign. Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the built heritage.
It receives attention for its damaging flood events, most notably in 1974 and 2011. Several large cultural and sporting events have held at Brisbane, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo 88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001. Prior to white settlement, the Brisbane area was inhabited by the Turrbal and they knew the area that is now the central business district as Mian-jin, meaning place shaped as a spike. The Moreton Bay area was explored by Matthew Flinders. On 17 July 1799, Flinders landed at what is now known as Woody Point, in 1823 Governor of New South Wales Sir Thomas Brisbane instructed that a new northern penal settlement be developed, and an exploration party led by John Oxley further explored Moreton Bay. Oxley discovered and explored the Brisbane River as far as Goodna,20 kilometres upstream from the Brisbane central business district, Oxley recommended Red Cliff Point for the new colony, reporting that ships could land at any tide and easily get close to the shore.
The party settled in Redcliffe on 13 September 1824, under the command of Lieutenant Henry Miller with 14 soldiers and 29 convicts. However, this settlement was abandoned after a year and the colony was moved to a site on the Brisbane River now known as North Quay,28 km south, chief Justice Forbes gave the new settlement the name of Edenglassie before it was named Brisbane. Non-convict European settlement of the Brisbane region commenced in 1838, German missionaries settled at Zions Hill, Nundah as early as 1837, five years before Brisbane was officially declared a free settlement. The band consisted of ministers Christopher Eipper and Carl Wilhelm Schmidt and lay missionaries Haussmann, Johann Gottried Wagner, Hartenstein, Franz, Rode and they were allocated 260 hectares and set about establishing the mission, which became known as the German Station
A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. It contrasts with an elimination tournament, the term round-robin is derived from the French term ruban, meaning ribbon. Over a long period of time, the term was corrupted and idiomized to robin, in a single round-robin schedule, each participant plays every other participant once. If each participant plays all others twice, this is called a double round-robin. The term is used when all participants play one another more than twice. In the United Kingdom, a tournament is often called an American tournament in sports such as tennis or billiards which usually have knockout tournaments. In Italian it is called girone allitaliana, in Serbian it is called the Berger system, after chess player Johann Berger. A round-robin tournament with four players is sometimes called quad or foursome, in sports with a large number of competitive matches for season, double round-robins are common. Most association football leagues in the world are organized on a double round-robin basis, in every team plays all others in its league once at home.
This system is used during qualification for major tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. There are round-robin chess, draughts, go, the World Chess Championship decided in 2005 and in 2007 on an eight-player double round-robin tournament where each player faces every other player once as white and once as black. Group tournaments rankings usually go by number of matches won and drawn, pool stages within a wider tournament are conducted on a round-robin basis. In theory, a tournament is the fairest way to determine the champion among a known. Each participant, player or team, has equal chances against all other opposites, the element of luck is seen to be reduced as compared to a knockout system since bad performances need not cripple a competitors chance of ultimate victory. Final records of participants are, seen to be accurate as they represent the results over a longer period against equal competition. This can be used to determine which teams are the poorest performers and this is helpful to determine the final rank of all competitors from strongest to weakest for purposes of qualification for another stage or competition as well as for prize money.
In team sport the major league champions is generally regarded as the best team in the land, the top one, two, or occasionally three teams in these groups proceed to a straight knockout stage for the remainder of the tournament. The main disadvantage of a round robin tournament is the time needed to complete it, for instance, a tournament of 16 teams can be completed in just 4 rounds in a knockout format, a round-robin would require 15 rounds to finish
Tasmania cricket team
The Tasmanian cricket team, nicknamed the Tigers, represents the Australian state of Tasmania in cricket. The Tasmanian Tigers are administered and selected by the Tasmanian Cricket Association, however Tasmania had representative sides prior to the establishment of the TCA. Tasmania played in the very first first-class cricket match in Australia against Victoria in 1851, Tasmania were finally admitted to regular competitions when they became a founding member of the Gillette Cup domestic one day cricket tournament upon its inception in 1969. They have performed well in it, particularly recently, winning it four times, in 1978–79, 2004–05, 2007–08 and they have been runners-up twice, in 1977–78 and 1986–87. By the 1979–80 season, they had become participants. The Tigers won their long-awaited first Sheffield Shield in the 2006–07 season—after almost 30 years in the competition—and their second five years in 2010–11 and they have been runner-up three times, in 1993–94, 1997–98, and 2001–02. The Tigers were runners-up in the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash in 2006–07, Tasmania play their limited overs cricket in a predominantly green uniform, with red and gold as their secondary colours, and have a Tasmanian tiger as their team logo.
They play home matches at Bellerive Oval, Clarence on Hobarts Eastern Shore, though matches are played at venues in Devonport. The Tasmanian Tigers are currently sponsored by PKF, Cricket almost certainly has been played in Tasmania since the time of European settlement in 1803. It was a pastime among marines, who were responsible for security in the fledgling colony. The first recorded match is known to have taken place in 1806, according to the colonys chaplain, and famed diarist, Robert Knopwood by 1814 the game had become very popular, especially around the festive season at Christmas. By the 1820s there had not been any official club organisation. Cricket is recorded as having played in the settlements at Richmond, Clarence Plains, Sorell, in the Macquarie Valley west of Campbell Town, Evandale, Longford. Many of these seem to have been organised between hotel licensees, in order to create profits through the sale of food and beverages. Accounts of such matches suggest games were played in atrocious conditions due to winter rains.
But by the 1830s, logic had prevailed and cricket seems to have reverted to the summer months. Club cricket had become well-established by the 1830s, One of the earliest men responsible for organising cricket within the colony was John Marshall, who was established the Hobart Town Club soon after his arrival from England. Cricket had soon spread into many regional settlements throughout the Colony of Tasmania
Andrew Symonds is a former Australian cricket team all-rounder. A two-time World Cup winner, Symonds is a middle order batsman. He is notable for his fielding skills. Since mid-2008, he spent most of the out of the team, due to disciplinary reasons. In June 2009 he was sent home from the 2009 World Twenty20 and his central contract was withdrawn, and many cricket analysts speculated that the Australian administrators would no longer tolerate him, and that Symonds might announce his retirement. On 16 February 2012, Symonds announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, One of Symonds biological parents was of West Indian background and the other was believed to be of Danish or Swedish descent. Symonds adoptive parents Ken and Barbara moved to Australia shortly after his adoption, of the adopted siblings, Louise Symonds participated in Gladiators. He has two non-adopted siblings and he spent the early part of his childhood in Charters Towers, northern Queensland, where his father Ken taught at the private fee paying All Souls St Gabriels School, which Andrew attended.
He showed sporting prowess from a early age. He’d throw balls to me five or six days a week, before school, and we’d play all sorts of games inside the house with ping-pong balls and Christmas decorations. Much of his cricket was played in Townsville for the Wanderers club, father. The family moved to the Gold Coast, where his parents were on the staff of All Saints Anglican School in Merrimac, Symonds was a student at the school. Symonds is an aggressive right-handed batsman who can bowl off spin or medium pace. He is very agile for his size and weight, has excellent reflexes, is able to take well and has a powerful. His nickname is Roy, shortened from the name Leroy, after a coach from early in his career believed he resembled local Brisbane NBL hero Leroy Loggins and he was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1994. In 1995, after playing in his first season for English county Gloucestershire and his place on the tour was taken by Middlesex player, Jason Pooley. Since making his debut for the Queensland state team in the 1994–95 season Symonds has scored more than 5,000 runs, Symonds has played for four English counties during his career—Gloucestershire, Kent and Surrey.
Symonds first appearance for an English county was with Gloucestershire, in August 1995, he hit a record 16 sixes in his unbeaten 254 against Glamorgan at Abergavenny
New Zealand national cricket team
The New Zealand cricket team, nicknamed the Black Caps, are the national cricket team representing New Zealand. They played their first Test in 1930 against England in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 1930 New Zealand had to wait until 1956, more than 26 years, for its first test victory, against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland. They played their first ODI in the 1972–73 season against Pakistan in Christchurch, the current Test, One-day and Twenty20 captain is Kane Williamson, who replaced Brendon McCullum who announced his retirement in late December,2015. The national team is organised by New Zealand Cricket, the New Zealand cricket team became known as the Black Caps in January 1998, after its sponsor at the time, Clear Communications, held a competition to choose a name for the team. Official New Zealand Cricket sources typeset the nickname as BLACKCAPS and this is one of many national team nicknames related to the All Blacks. As of February 2017, New Zealand have played 419 Test matches, winning 89, losing 169, as of February 2017, the New Zealand cricket team is ranked 5th in Tests, 3rd in ODIs and 1st in T20Is by the ICC.
New Zealand reached the final match in the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in its history, darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle wrote, several young men redeemed by the missionaires from slavery were employed on the farm. In the evening I saw a party of them at cricket, the first recorded game of cricket in New Zealand took place in Wellington in December 1842. The Wellington Spectator reports a game on 28 December 1842 played by a Red team, the first fully recorded match was reported by the Examiner in Nelson between the Surveyors and Nelson in March 1844. The first team to tour New Zealand was Parrs all England XI in 1863–64, between 1864 and 1914,22 foreign teams toured New Zealand. England sent 6 teams, Australia 15 and one from Fiji, on 15–17 February 1894 the first team representing New Zealand played New South Wales at Lancaster Park in Christchurch. New South Wales won by 160 runs, New South Wales returned again in 1895–96 and New Zealand won the solitary game by 142 runs, its first victory.
The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed towards the end of 1894, New Zealand played its first two internationals in 1904–05 against a star-studded Australia team containing such players as Victor Trumper, Warwick Armstrong and Clem Hill. They played 26 first class matches, mostly against county sides and they managed to beat Worcestershire, Glamorgan and Derbyshire. On the strength of the performances of this tour New Zealand was granted Test status, in 1929/30 the M. C. C toured NZ and played 4 Tests all of 3 days in duration. New Zealand lost its first Test match but drew the next 3, in the second Test Stewie Dempster and Jackie Mills put on 276 for the first wicket. This is still the highest partnership for New Zealand against England, New Zealands first Test after the war was against Australia in 1945/46. This game was not considered a Test at the time but it was granted Test status retrospectively by the International Cricket Council in March 1948