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On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 10 January

  • 1926 – Birth of Robert Whitelaw (ACT 1946/47)
  • 1960 – David Evans and Ken King make their ACT Debut
  • 1987 – Karen Hitchcock makes her ACT Debut
  • 1994 – Greg Lemin makes his ACT Debut
  • 1994 – First day of the second Australian Country Cricket Championships to be held in the ACT
  • 1995 – Michael Robinson makes his Australia Country Debut
  • 2000 – Birth of Nick Groenewegen (ACT 2019/20)
  • 2002 – Mark Higgs makes his Australia A Debut
  • 2011 – Michael Barrington-Smith makes his ACT Debut
  • 2011 – 33rd Prime Minister’s XI match with the opponent being England
  • 2014 – Rene Farrell makes her Test Debut
  • 2016 – Henry Hunt makes his Under 19 ODI Debut

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 9 January

  • 1932 – Birth of Leo Wyche (ACT Umpire)
  • 1935 – First ever International played in the ACT with Canberra Women hosting England Women at Manuka Oval
  • 1962 – Birth of Peter Baker (ACT Umpire)
  • 1982 – Birth of Thomas Hill (ACT 2001/02)
  • 1988 – Birth of Asha Smith (ACT Debut 2009/10)
  • 2006 – Will Sheridan makes his ACT Debut
  • 2006 – Brad Haddin makes his T20 Debut for Australia
  • 2011 – Michael Spaseski and James Sprague make their debut for Australia Country
  • 2016 – Aaron Ayre makes his Twenty20 Debut

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 7 January

  • 1968 – Neil Tuckwell makes his ACT Debut
  • 1973 – Neil Bulger and John McMurtrie make their ACT Debut
  • 1989 – Darryle Macdonald makes his ACT Debut
  • 1992 – Birth of Ben Mitchell (ACT 2016/17)
  • 1997 – Birth of Henry Hunt (ACT 2014/15-2016/17)
  • 1997 – Brad Smith and David Thornton makes their debut for Australian Country
  • 2000 – Cade Brown and John Robson make their debut for Canberra Comets
  • 2001 – Graeme Cunningham makes his List A debut for Tasmania
  • 2002 – Ash Brettell, Luke Bulkeley, Christian Hanna, Andrew Jones, Matt McGann, Matthew Rice, and Darren Richards make their ACT Debut
  • 2002 – Sean Maxwell makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2014 – First day of the fourth Australian Country Cricket Championships to be held in the ACT

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 6 January

  • 1922 – Birth of Ian McDonald (ACT 1938/39-1939/40)
  • 1932 – Birth of Alan Ray (ACT 1950/51)
  • 1970 – Birth of Robbie Lopes (ACT 1989/90)
  • 1990 – Robbie Lopes makes his ACT Debut
  • 1990 – Meredith Byron makes her ACT Debut
  • 1992 – Dean Lovett makes his ACT Debut
  • 1992 – Birth of Kate Waetford (ACT Debut 2011/12)
  • 1998 – Simon Mann makes his Australian Country debut
  • 1999 – Tim Ferguson makes his ACT Debut
  • 2006 – Darren McNees makes is Twenty20 Debut
  • 2012 – Sam Taylor makes his ACT Debut
  • 2013 – Matt Winter makes his ACT Debut

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 5 January

  • 1975 – Wayne Andrews, Peter Bickle, and Howard Lipscombe makes their ACT Debuts
  • 1975 – Alan Watchman makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 1983 – Bronwyn Calver, Di Cook, Lyn Cook, Lyn Cullen, and Dace Duks makes their ACT Debut
  • 2000 – Adam Heading makes his ACT Debut
  • 2000 – Jason Swift makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2003 – Sunil Bhandari, Scott Cameron, Denver D’Cruz, Steve Dejong, Byron Field, Steve Harvey, Josh Kentwell, and Peter Radford make their ACT Debut

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 4 January

  • 1931 – Birth of Ray Whybrow (ACT 1952/53)
  • 1966 – Death of Robert Nimmo (ACT 1922/23)
  • 1971 – Birth of John Cooper (ACT 1990/91-1991/92)
  • 1987 – Ros Vanderzwet makes her ACT Debut
  • 1990 – Birth of Marizanne Kapp (ACT Debut 2017/18)
  • 1999 – Cade Brown and Mick Kendall make their ACT Debut
  • 1999 – David Smith makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2001 – Stuart Karppinen makes his first-class debut
  • 2011 – Dale Riley makes his ACT Debut
  • 2011 – Nathan Lyon makes his Twenty20 debut

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 3 January

  • 1931 – John Withers makes his ACT Debut
  • 1989 – Death of Greg Lord (ACT 1969/70)
  • 1990 – Mandi Langler makes her ACT Debut
  • 1992 – Rebecca Heddle makes her ACT Debut
  • 2000 – Bruce Mikkelsen and Michael O’Rourke make their ACT Debut
  • 2000 – John Robson makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2000 – First day of the third Australian Country Cricket Championships to be held in the ACT
  • 2001 – David Dawson and Jack Smith make their ACT Debut
  • 2001 – Anthony McQuire makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2004 – Matt Nason makes his ACT Debut
  • 2010 – Seb Blaszczyk, Joe Cooke, Nathan Docker, Matt Jaensch, Michael Spaseski, Matt Sunderland, Michael Wescombe and Brentyn Wilson make their ACT Debut
  • 2010 – Jono Nicoll makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2011 – Jeremy Bray, Adam Hewitt, Simon Mackie, Chris Russo, Adam Tett, Danny Tye, Assad Vala, and Jack Vare make their ACT Debut
  • 2011 – Jeremy Bray makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2013 – Chris Chellew, Tim Coggan, Vele Dukoski, Jeff Goninan, Akshay Nichkawde, Fletcher Stewart, Cameron Suidgeest and Matt Wicks make their ACT Debut
  • 2013 – Michael Barrington-Smith makes his debut as ACT Captain
  • 2020 – Nick Groenewegen and Rhys Healy make their ACT Debut
  • 2020 – Rhys Healy makes his debut as ACT Captain

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 2 January

  • 1914 – Birth of Jack Beaton (ACT 1938/39-1939/40)
  • 1956 – Colin Hattersley makes his ACT Debut
  • 1970 – Birth of Anthony Stuart (ACT 1999/00-2000/01)
  • 1972 – Death of Reg Maguire (ACT 1931/32)
  • 1981 – Birth of Peter Coleborne (ACT 2001/02)
  • 1984 – Jane Bayles makes her ACT Debut
  • 1986 – Sonia Price makes her ACT Debut
  • 1987 – Kathy Bryant, SJ Moore, Lynne O’Brien makes their ACT Debut
  • 1991 – Beth Johnson makes her ACT Debut
  • 1995 – Death of Jack Ireland (ACT 1937/38-1938/39)
  • 1996 – Adam Catchpole makes his ACT Debut
  • 2000 – Brad Haddin makes his Australia A debut
  • 2001 – Birth of Jacob O’Connell (ACT Southern Districts)
  • 2016 – Charlotte Anneveld makes her WBBL debut

On This Day in ACT Cricket History – 1 January

  • 1924 – ACT Debuts for Mick Byrnes, John Calthorpe, William Cottingham, Fred Cox and O Richards
  • 1924 – First match between the ACT and Goulburn
  • 1929 – ACT Debuts for Francis Deans and Martin Richardson
  • 1931 – First recorded Women’s Representative match played by a Canberra Women’s Team – against Collector in Collector.
  • 1933 – Death of Fred Cox (ACT 1923/24-1926/27)
  • 1938 – ACT Debuts for Alf Drayton and Jack Ireland
  • 1940 – ACT Debut for Les Quigg
  • 1941 – ACT Debuts for H Fitzgerald and Percy Gilholme
  • 1947 – ACT Debuts for Archie Clark, Bruce Robin and Gordon Wynn (also debut as ACT Captain)
  • 1947 – Fred Johnston makes first-class debut
  • 1951 – ACT Debuts for Kevin McCarty, Alex Orr and Alan Ray
  • 1951 – Jack McNamara makes debut as ACT Captain
  • 1952 – ACT Debuts for Keith Leeson and Ian Way
  • 1959 – Dr John James awarded CBE
  • 1964 – Warren McDonald awarded Knighthood
  • 1976 – Toby Macdiarmid awarded OBE
  • 1980 – Birth of Matt McGann (ACT 2001/02)
  • 1990 – Christina Matthews makes ACT Debut
  • 2001 – Death of George Burgess (ACT 1950/51)
  • 2001 – Bob Hawke awarded Centenary Medal
  • 2012 – ACT Debuts for Josh Bennett, Djali Bloomfield, Michael Curtale, Matt Gawthrop, Kish Nadesan, Stuart Poynter and Daniel Rootes
  • 2012 – Adam Tett makes debut as ACT Captain