Cricket ACT Centenary Gala – 4 February

Time is running out to book tickets for the Cricket ACT Centenary Gala! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime event.

Join us for the announcement of the Cricket ACT Team of the Century, a guest speaker panel with cricket legends, Christina Matthews, Brad Haddin, Michael Bevan and Katie Mack, moderated by Brett McKay and a speech from Former Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove.


The event will have a two course meal, bar, live band and special centenary memorabilia for attendees.


We are excited to celebrate this milestone with you!

Individual Statistics

Also with the move to PlayHQ individual statistics can be hard to find and locate. I am also offering the following services for individual players:


Individual Season Statistics

$30 per player:

Monthly match by match report as well as statistics broken down by competition, team, opposition, ground, batting position, dismissals as well as best batting, best bowling and best partnerships (where available). All matches played will be included where available. Also an updated career document will be provided at the end of the season (depending on matches available).

Individual Career Statistics

$50 per player:

Complete career details of any player who has played Premier Cricket to First-Class, List A and T20 through to Internationals. Includes innings by innings report, wickets taken report as well as statistics broken down by competition, team, opposition, ground, batting position, dismissals as well as best batting, best bowling and best partnerships (where available). All matches played will be included where available.

Club Statistics Offer

With the use of PlayHQ and the lack of statistics on that website compared to what MyCricket could do, I am offering the following service.

I will supply statistics to any club who is using PlayHQ on a weekly or round basis for each grade. This will be in any format that a club needs and I can supply.

The cost will be $100 per grade required for the season.

Statistics provided:

  • Round by round or week by week statistics in a required format
  • End of season statistics booklet covering match summaries, scorecards for finals achieved and overall and grade by grade statistics

If you are interested in this offer, please contact me via the contact form below.


Player Stats

Just something I am working on in regards to what my stats database can handle. If you are interested in getting your stats or someone else’s, let me know.
My database will cover all First-Class, List A and T20. All Premier 1st Grade from the ACT, NSW and Victoria with other states to follow. Emerging nations matches, Youth Championships, World Series Cricket, 2nd XI cricket, ACT Representative, Some English League cricket, Under 19 Internationals, Masters Matches.
This is an example of what can be done for a player’s stats.

Australian Premier Cricket Statistics Annual 2nd Edition Now Available for Pre-order

Following the success of last season’s Australian Premier Cricket Statistics Annual, the 2nd Edition is now available for pre-order.

Get in first to order the 2nd edition and have it emailed to you as soon as it is available. The price is the same, just $20.

Please order it from the publications link –

Looking for Sponsors for the Australian Premier Cricket Statistics Annual

Do you or your business want to reach a target market of over 2000 Premier Cricketers and their family and friends. Then advertise in the next edition of the Australian Premier Cricket Statistics Annual. Over 400 pages in length, the e-book debuted last year to Australian wide acclaim.

The Australian Premier Cricket Statistics Annual covers Australian Premier 1st Grade Cricket in great detail as well as match summaries for every Australian Premier 1st Grade match and full scorecards for every Final.

Below are the rates for advertising in the Annual:

Full Page: A$50 which includes 2 copies of the Annual

Half Page: A$30 which includes 1 copy of the Annual

If you have an idea about sponsoring something else within the Annual, please contact me.

Jarrad Burke by the Numbers

Jarrad Burke last weekend retired from NSW Premier 1st Grade Cricket after debuting in 1st Grade in 1999/00. He played for Bankstown, Campbelltown-Camden, Fairfield-Liverpool and Penrith.

Here is a look at his NSW Premier 1st Grade Career by the numbers:

Jarrad Burke by the Numbers

  • 1st Grade Debut on 12 February 2000 for Penrith v Eastern Suburbs at Howell Oval.
  • 428 1st Grade Matches (4th overall in 1st Grade)
    • 170 Matches for Bankstown, 132 Matches for Campbelltown-Camden, 38 Matches for Fairfield-Liverpool, 88 Matches for Penrith
  • 426 Innings
  • 57 Not outs
  • 10965 Runs at an average 29.75 (13th overall in 1st Grade)
    • 4154 runs for Bankstown, 3370 runs for Campbelltown-Camden, 413 runs for Fairfield-Liverpool, 3028 runs for Penrith
  • Scored the most runs against Sydney University with 878 runs
  • Scored over 1000 runs at three venues – 1901 runs at Bankstown Memorial Oval, 2162 runs at Howell Oval and 1875 runs at Raby No.1 Oval
  • Played at 31 different 1st Grade Grounds
  • Played against against all 20 current 1st Grade clubs as well as against Randwick, Petersham-Marrickville, the ACT and Central Coast.
  • Highest Score of 152 not out v North Sydney for Penrith at Howell Oval in 2006/07
  • 39 Ducks
  • 41 Half Centuries
  • 18 Centuries
  • 5144.5 Overs Bowled
  • 1266 Maidens
  • 15077 Runs Conceded
  • 683 Wickets at an average of 22.07 (15th overall in 1st Grade)
    • 329 wickets for Bankstown, 206 wickets for Campbelltown-Camden, 39 wickets for Fairfield-Liverpool, 109 wickets for Penrith
  • Best Bowling of 7 for 31 v Gordon for Campbelltown-Camden at Killara Oval in 2004/05
  • Economy Rate of 2.93 runs per over
  • 13 5 wickets in an Innings
  • 130 Catches
  • Highest Partnership of 303 unbeaten with Nathan Saville in 2006/07 for the 2nd wicket
  • Best Season with the Bat – 2006/07 – 929 runs at 51.61
  • Passed 500 runs in a season on 9 occasions
  • Took 50 wickets in a season on 3 occasions, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
  • Took the most wickets against Sutherland with 56 wickets
  • Took the most wickets at Bankstown Memorial Oval with 156 followed by Raby No.1 Oval with 129 wickets.
  • Played with three players over 100 times – Phil Wells (175), Jake Cormack (126) and Mitchell Phelps (118).
  • Dismissed most by Ian Moran (8 times), then by Nick Berry, Joel Tuccia and Ed Zelma (4 times each).
  • Dismissed Stewart McCabe and Liam Robertson the most (5 times)
  • He has batted at every batting position in 1st Grade except at position 10
  • He has been caught 55.6% of the time (237 times), bowled 13.4%, lbw 6.6% and run out 5.4% of the time.
  • He got his wickets caught 42.9% of the time, lbw 25.8%, bowled 18%, stumped 7.2% and caught and bowled 6.1%
  • Only one of five players to score 10,000 1st Grade runs and take 600 wickets. The others being Anthony Clark, Rob Aitken, Grant Lambert, and Monty Noble.

Vale Neil Bulger

Vale Neil John Bulger (1952-2022)

An ACT and Australian Indigenous cricketer Neil Bulger was a hard hitting left handed batter and left arm medium pace bowler, a mainstay of the Queanbeyan side in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was known at the Queanbeyan District Cricket Club as simply “The Legend”.

He came to the Canberra region in 1972 initially to play rugby league but also turned out for Queanbeyan, scoring two centuries for the club in scoring 429 runs and winning the ACT 1st Grade Player of the Year. Neil made his debut for the ACT in the same season, playing against the Australian Schools side and Queensland in two matches. He was asked by Queensland captain Sam Trimble to come and try out for the Queensland side but decided to return to Tumut to play cricket and rugby league.

He was selected to play in the Southern New South Wales against the touring English at Manuka in 1974 but the match was rain shortened and his involved just bowling four overs. He dominated the local Tumut competition with his best season being the 1977/78 season where he scored 1013 runs at the massive average of 202.60.

He returned to Canberra to play at the end of the 1978/79, resuming his career at Queanbeyan. The following season he scored 375 at 53.57 including 104 not out as well taking 16 wickets.

In 1980/81, he won the ACT 1st Grade Cricketer of the Year Award where he topped the first grade batting averages scoring 754 runs at an average of 68.55 as well as leading the bowling averages by taking 55 wickets at the low average of 8.11. He so dominated the season that he finished 5 points ahead of second place. In the ten rounds of voting he received 3 votes on eight occasions and 2 vites in the other two rounds. He also was awarded the NSW Country Cricketer of the Year for the season.

His efforts led Queanbeyan to their first 1st Grade premiership since 1958, taking 5 for 32 including the first hat trick in a first grade grand final.

In 1984, Bulger was announced as the 12th Man for the first Prime Minister’s XI match of the modern era. Prime Minister Hawke at the time said that Bulger was selected as the 12th man for his services to cricket in the ACT, Bulger having announced his retirement from representative cricket at the end of the previous season with a final match against the New Zealand B side which was touring Australia at the time.

He was the ACT 1st Grade Player of the Year on three occasions, 1972/73, 1980/81 and 1981/82, the ACT Representative Player of the Year in 1980/81 and 1981/82, NSW Country Cricketer of the Year in 1980/81, the 1st Grade batting average in 1980/81 and 1982/83 and the 1st Grade bowling average in 1980/81 and 1981/82.

In 1988, an Australian Aboriginal side was selected to tour England, 120 years after the first Aboriginal side toured England. Neil had captained the NSW Aboriginal side in the Australian Carnival and was one of the first selected in the Australian side. He played for the Australian Aboriginal side against a Prime Minister’s XI side at Manly Oval on two occasions, in 1987/88 prior to the side touring England and again in 1988/89 when he captained the side.

For the ACT, Bulger played 27 times. He scored 577 runs at 30.37 including four fifties. He also took 47 wickets at 19.66, including a best of 5 for 36 against the New Zealand Under 22 XI on the ACT tour of New Zealand in 1982/83. Overall in 1st Grade he played 135 matches, scoring 3933 runs at 37.10. He scored 10 centuries in an era where centuries were hard to come by as well as 14 half centuries. He took 253 wickets in 1st Grade at 16.14 with a best of 6 for 46 including 5 wickets in an Innings on 8 occasions.

In 2015, Queanbeyan’s second ground at Freebody Oval was renamed Neil Bulger Oval. To commemorate the match, Neil captained his Neil Bulger’s XI against the Queanbeyan Cricket Club President’s XI, captained by former team mate Peter Solway. Neil scored 14 in his side’s victory over his old club. He played for the Queanbeyan side for 25 seasons, and across all grades scored 7911 runs and took 384 wickets as well as being part of five premierships. His brother Vince also played 1st Grade for Queanbeyan and his nephew Ryan played for Queanbeyan, Weston Creek and also for the ACT.

As his nickname at Queanbeyan said, he was a legend of the game in the ACT and Southern New South Wales and his legacy will live on forever.

Lastest Draft – Australian Competition Comparisons

Tier 1 – Premier Cricket Competitions

  • ACT Premier Cricket
  • NSW Premier Cricket
  • Queensland Premier Cricket
  • South Australia Premier Cricket
  • Tasmania Premier Cricket
  • Victoria Premier Cricket
  • Western Australia Premier Cricket

Tier 2 – Competitions which have a record of players moving from their competition to a Premier Cricket Competition or have a Premier Cricket Competition located in their area.

  • NSW: Central Coast, Cricket Albury Wodonga Provincial, Illawarra, Newcastle, Sydney Shires, Wagga Wagga
  • Northern Territory: Darwin
  • Queensland: Gold Coast, Ipswich & West Moreton, Queensland Sub-District, Sunshine Coast
  • South Australia: Adelaide Turf
  • Tasmania: Cricket North, Cricket North-West, Southern Cricket Association
  • Victoria: Geelong, Victoria Sub-District, Victoria Turf Cricket
  • Western Australia: Peel, WA Suburban Turf

Tier 3 – Competitions which cover two or more Cricket Associations or their main LGA has a population greater than 75,000 as at the last Australian Census. Also includes competitions which act as an independent feeder competition to one in a higher tier.

  • NSW: Bathurst Orange Inter District, Blue Mountains, Coalfields, Cricket Albury Wodonga District, Far North Coast Premier League, Maitland, Shoalhaven, South Coast, South West Slopes
  • Queensland: Cairns, Fraser Coast, Mackay, Toowoomba, Townsville
  • Victoria: Ballarat, Bendigo, Mornington Peninsula
  • Western Australia: Bunbury

Tier 4 – Competitions that have 5 or more standalone teams (excluding B Teams) in their 1st Grade Competition or their main LGA has a population greater than 25,000 at the last Australian Census. Also includes competitions which act as an independent feeder competition to one in a higher tier.

  • NSW: Armidale, Bathurst, Bourke, Coffs Harbour, Cricket Albury Wodonga Hume, Dubbo, Far North Coast Coastal League, Far South Coast, Goulburn, Griffith, Hastings River, Highlands, Orange, Tamworth
  • Northern Territory: Alice Springs.
  • Queensland: Far North, Gympie, Warwick.
  • South Australia: Alexandra & Eastern Hills, Barossa & Light, Great Southern, Hills, Mount Gambier, Riverland.
  • Victoria: Bairnsdale, Bellarine Peninsula, Ferntree Gully, Gisborne, Goulburn Murray, Leongatha, Sale-Maffra, Seymour, Shepparton, Sunraysia, Traralgon, Wangaratta, Warragul, Warrnambool, West Gippsland, Wimmera/Mallee
  • Western Australia: Albany, Busselton Margaret River, Kalgoorlie Boulder

Tier 5 – Competitions that have 4 or less standalone teams in their 1st Grade Competition or their main LGA has a population less than 25,000 at the last Australian Census.

  • NSW: Barrier, Clarence River, Cobar, Dungog & Upper Hunter, Gilgandra, Gulgong, Gunnedah, Hay, Inverell, Lake Cargellico, Lithgow, Lower Clarence, Monaro, Moree, Mudgee, Murray Valley, Nambucca Valley, Narrabri, Northern Districts, Parkes, Pilliga, Tumut, West Wyalong, Yass
  • Northern Territory: Katherine, Tennant Creek
  • Queensland: Bowen, Bundaberg, Lockyer, Proserpine, South Burnett, Stanthorpe
  • South Australia: Eastern Eyre, Far West, Great Flinders, Kangaroo Island, Le Hunte, Lower Yorke Peninsula, Murray Towns, Northern Flinders, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Roxby Districts, Torrens Valley, Tumby Bay, Whyalla, Yorke Peninsula
  • Victoria: Castlemaine, Colac, Emu Valley, Grampians, Hamilton, Horsham, Maryborough, Portland, Red Cliffs, South West, Swan Hill District, Yarra Valley
  • Western Australia: Avon, Broome, Christmas Island, Eastern Districts, Eastern Goldfields, Esperance, Fortescue, Geraldton, Great Southern, Green Range Ongerup, Lakes, Newman, Northam, South Midlands, Upper Great Southern, Warren Blackwood, West Pilbara, Wyalkatchem


On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 15 February

15 February

  • 1928 – Birth of Alan Thom (ACT 1953/54-1955/56)
  • 1970 – Brian Lloyd makes his ACT Debut
  • 1970 – Kerry Owen makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 1983 – Wayne Andrews makes his First-Class Debut
  • 1985 – James Pyke makes his Under 19 Test Debut for Australia
  • 1988 – Birth of Mick Delaney (ACT 2007/08-2016/17)
  • 1991 – Birth of Harry Medhurst (ACT 2009/10-2017/18)
  • 2011 – Nick Winter makes his ACT Debut
  • 2017 – 38th Prime Minister’s XI match with the opponent being Sri Lanka
  • 2017 – ACT play Papua New Guinea at Manuka Oval