CRICKET Queensland Bulls 23/24

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The Queensland Bulls have added established and potential talent to their playing list for the coming 2023-24 Australian domestic cricket season.
Queensland Cricket today unveiled the Bulls squad which features 18 full State contracts and five Rookie contracts in addition to Cricket Australian centrally contracted players Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne and Michael Neser.
New to the Bulls squad are recent Australian limited overs batsman Ben McDermott, who has returned home after eight years with Tasmania, and top order batsman Aryan Jain who made his first class debut last summer for Queensland, recording two Marsh Sheffield Shield appearances.
There are two first-time Rookie contracted players in Wests quick Tom Whitney and teenage Valley allrounder Hugh Weibgen, a current member of the Australian Under-19 squad.
Whitney, 20, made his Bulls debut last summer in their final Marsh One Day Cup game of the season. He previously represented Australia at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in the West Indies at the start of last year.
Weibgen,18, hit three half centuries against the touring English Under-19 squad at the end of the season as well as claiming 4-21 with his off-breaks in a One Day Youth International in the same series.
Players going off the contract list are batsmen Sam Heazlett and Sam Truloff and pace bowlers Kane Richardson and Matthew Willans.
Queensland Cricket General Manager – High Performance, Bennett King, said squad stability had been an important element to emerge in the post-season review process.
“The four players going off the list certainly remain in our selection plans going forward,’’ he said.
“Each of them has had the chance for in-depth discussions with our coaching staff and selectors about where things sit leading into the coming season and what we will be looking for from them in Premier Cricket,’’ he said.
“We’re excited to welcome Ben McDermott and Aryan Jain to our senior list for the first time, and Tom and Hugh to the rookie list.
"Aryan has worked hard to reach this level through his efforts with Souths, as have Tom and Hugh with Wests and Valley respectively in the KFC Queensland Premier Cricket competition,” King said.
Queensland finished fourth in the Marsh One Day Cup and third in the Marsh Sheffield Shield last season.

2023-24 Queensland Bulls Squad List

National contract
Usman Khawaja (CA)
Marnus Labuschagne (CA)
Michael Neser (CA)

State contract
Xavier Bartlett
James Bazley
Max Bryant
Joe Burns
Jack Clayton
Blake Edwards
Liam Guthrie
Aryan Jain (NEW)
Matthew Kuhnemann
Ben McDermott (NEW)
Jimmy Peirson
Matthew Renshaw
Gurinder Sandhu
Mark Steketee
Bryce Street
Connor Sully
Mitch Swepson
Jack Wildermuth

Rookie contract
Will Prestwidge
Jack Sinfield
Hugo Burdon
Hugh Weibgen (NEW)
Tom Whitney (NEW)

In: Ben McDermott, Aryan Jain, Tom Whitney, Hugh Weibgen
Out: Sam Truloff, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Willans, Kane Richardson
 
Bens a great pickup. Wonder if he will move up here for the BBL to align his commitments. Regardless he will be a great addition across the 2 formats and barring injury and the odd squad selection in short form if there were to be any clashes. Nice signing.

On top of that whilst he isn’t so much going to have an impact this coming season Hugh is a gun and has a huge future.
 
There will be nine Queenslanders on show later this month following the announcment today of the Australia A men’s squads to face New Zealand A in Queensland in late August and September.
The squads will be led by Adam Voges as Head Coach, supported by Tilan Samaraweera, Queenslanders Tony Hampson and Scott Prestwidge as assistants while Luke Butterworth and Tim Paine will also be on hand for the first match.
The series includes two four-day fixtures, and three one-day matches at Allan Border Field in Brisbane and the newly redeveloped Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay.
Spinner Matthew Kuhnemann will play in both the four-day and one-day squads after making a successful recovery from a back injury that cut short his playing stint in the United Kingdom earlier in the year.
Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne, an omission from the South African white ball tour and preliminary World Cup squad, will play in the One Day fixtures against New Zealand 'A'.
Other Queensland Bulls players on show include wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson, leg-spinner Mitch Swepson, pacemen Mark Steketee (4 day and one day) and Gurinder Sandhu and batsman Ben McDermott.
Four-day Squad:
Wes Agar (SA - Northern Districts Cricket Club)
Cameron Bancroft (WA - Willetton Premier Cricket Club)
Jordan Buckingham (SA - West Torrens Cricket Club)
Ben Dwarshuis (NSW - Sutherland District Cricket Club)
Caleb Jewell (TAS - North Hobart Cricket Club)
Campbell Kellaway (VIC - Melbourne Cricket Club)
Matthew Kelly (WA - Claremont Nedlands Cricket Club)
Matthew Kuhnemann (QLD - Gold Coast District Cricket Club)
Nathan McAndrew (SA - Woodville District Cricket Club)
Nathan McSweeney (SA - Glenelg Cricket Club)
Joel Paris (WA - Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club)
Jimmy Peirson (QLD - Redlands CC)
Mitch Perry (VIC - Richmond Cricket Club)
Josh Philippe (WA - Scarborough Cricket Club)
Mark Steketee (QLD - Valley District Cricket Club)
Mitchell Swepson (QLD - Sandgate-Redcliffe Cricket Club)
Tim Ward (TAS - University of Tasmania Cricket Club)

One-day Squad:
Wes Agar (SA - Northern Districts Cricket Club)
Ollie Davies (NSW - Manly Warringah District Cricket Club)
Ben Dwarshuis (NSW - Sutherland District Cricket Club)
Liam Hatcher (NSW - Fairfield-Liverpool Cricket Club)
Matthew Kuhnemann (QLD - Gold Coast District Cricket Club)
Marnus Labuschagne (QLD - Redlands Cricket Club)
Ben McDermott (QLD - Gold Coast District Cricket Club)
Todd Murphy (VIC - St Kilda Cricket Club)
Josh Philippe (WA - Scarborough Cricket Club)
Matthew Renshaw (QLD - Toombul District Cricket Club)
Gurinder Sandhu (QLD - South Brisbane Cricket Club)
Matt Short (VIC - Northcote Cricket Club)
Mark Steketee (QLD - Valley District Cricket Club)
Will Sutherland (VIC - Prahran Cricket Club)
Ashton Turner (WA - Fremantle District Cricket Club)
The four-day squad features nine players who toured New Zealand with the Australia A squad in April this year, including Mitchell Swepson who took nine wickets across the two matches.
Various players selected on the recent Australian tour of England or those who have had a significant amount of cricket over the Australian winter were not considered for selection.
Six players with ODI experience have been selected in the one-day squad, including recent ODI representatives Marnus Labuschagne, Ben McDermott and Matthew Kuhnemann.
The series will be played prior to the commencement of the Marsh Sheffield Shield and Marsh One-Day Cup, providing players with an opportunity to push for national selection in the 2023-24 summer of cricket, which will include series against Pakistan and West Indies.
NSP Chair of Selectors George Bailey said:
“The squad contains some players who have put up some excellent state cricket performances, along with several emerging players we believe have exciting future in international cricket.
“With seven Tests this summer (including two in New Zealand in February and March 2024), this is an important time to continue to build depth through our red ball squads. It is equally exciting to expose some of our best developing talent to international opposition in one-day cricket as we enter a new World Cup cycle.
“Ollie Davies, Todd Murphy and Will Sutherland are three young players who have impressed us in limited overs cricket for their states, and we are excited to see what they can produce throughout this series.
“We are committed to expanding the Australia A program and having seen seven players go on to represent Australia after excelling in Australia A matches over the past two years gives us great confidence.
“As the series is played early in the summer before the Australian domestic season starts, we expect to rotate through both the four-day and one-day squads to ensure they are best prepared for the season ahead.
“The squad is looking forward to playing at the newly developed Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay in a pink ball four-day match and one-day match, as well as utilising the excellent facilities at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.”
AUSTRALIA A V NEW ZEALAND A FIXTURES
Monday 28 - Thursday 31 August, 2023, Allan Border Field
Monday 4 - Thursday 7 September, 2023 (D/N), Great Barrier Reef Arena
Sunday, 10 September 2023, Great Barrier Reef Arena
Wednesday, 13 September 2023 (D/N), Allan Border Field
Friday, 15 September 2023, Allan Border Field
 
Marsh One-Day Cup

Queensland v Western Australia

Allan Border Field

Sunday, 9.30am

Queensland Bulls

Usman Khawaja (c)

James Bazley

Max Bryant

Sam Heazlett

Matthew Kuhnemann

Jimmy Peirson

Ben McDermott

Michael Neser

Gurinder Sandhu

Mark Steketee

Matthew Renshaw

Kane Richardson
 
The Queensland Bulls will take a 13-man squad away to Sydney this week for the opening round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield.
Test batsman Usman Khawaja will captain the Bulls line-up, which also includes Ashes tour squad members Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw and Jimmy Peirson.
Left-hander Jack Clayton and allrounder James Bazley are the only members of the squad who are yet to be capped at either Australian or Australia ‘A’ level.
The Bulls will travel to Sydney today where they will prepare for tomorrow’s game at Cricket Central at Silverwater, the first time Queensland will have played at the venue, the official home of Cricket NSW.
Queensland batsmen Bryce Street and Joe Burns are coming off contrasting centuries from the weekend’s KFC Queensland Premier cricket matches.
Street finished with 140 from 227 balls in a disciplined red ball innings for University of Queensland against Wynnum-Manly on Saturday, while Burns produced arguably his best knock for Northern Suburbs in the semi-final of the Kookaburra One Day Cup against Western Suburbs on Sunday.
Burns, the Norths captain, hit the winning runs of the second last ball of the game, carving a six over point, to finish 156 not out from 134 balls as the Vikings finished 9-357 to chase down Wests’ total of 4-353.
All Marsh Sheffield Shield games this season will be live streamed free on cricket.com.au and the CA Live app. All games will also be streamed on Kayo Sports.
2023-24 Marsh Sheffield Shield
Queensland v New South Wales
Cricket Central, Sydney
Wednesday – Saturday, 9.30am start Qld time
Queensland Bulls
18. Usman Khawaja (c)
28. James Bazley
15. Joe Burns
21. Jack Clayton
30. Matthew Kuhnemann
59. Jimmy Peirson
20. Michael Neser
77. Matthew Renshaw
14. Gurinder Sandhu
16. Mark Steketee
25. Bryce Street
4. Mitchell Swepson
24. Jack Wildermuth
(12th player to be named at the toss)
 
Did McDermott get injured? You’d like to think he would be making the shield side unless rep duties (not involved) or injury (tbc)
 
Did McDermott get injured? You’d like to think he would be making the shield side unless rep duties (not involved) or injury (tbc)

98 off 99 for Gold Coast on Sunday in First Grade.
 
Jake Lehmann tonnes up for SA today.. going back a while but I had semi hopes that he might’ve been a national hope about a decade ago but for whatever reason he never reached those heights..
 
Edwards around the wicket was too much for the Bulls.

Edwards 5/24 and Bulls 7/159.
 
Bulls 176
Blues 2/123

Edwards six wickets.
 
Is Jason Sangha on track to be one of the greatest unfulfilled talents in recent times or did everyone just over estimate his talents to begin with ?
 
Is Jason Sangha on track to be one of the greatest unfulfilled talents in recent times or did everyone just over estimate his talents to begin with ?

I don't know but Blues haven't won a game since March 21 and they're beating the Bulls.
 
Edwards having a special all-rounders game and its only the 1st Innings. Wyllie, Bancroft, Jewell, Kerr, Wakim all having good games so far with the bat as well. Street 45 , Pucovski 39 and McSweeney 48 as other high interest players to Australian selection with decent scores to start their shield seasons (McSweeney 2 in first innings though). Buckingham with 7 wickets in his first innings as the stand-out bowling performance alongside Edwards so far.
 
Of course Lehmann as well with the 100 in the first innnings
 
Street already trapped in front not offering a shot.

Bulls 1/16

254 behind.
 
Bulls 5/120

150 behind.

Bulls just poking forward and keep getting leg before or bowled.

Seven bowled or Leg before.
 
Isn’t the WA system just incredible at the minute. Bancroft already with a hundred, 19 yo Wyllie 94, 21 yo Goodwin 43*, Hardie 48* and Phillipe and Turner still to bat plus Marsh, Stoinis and Inglis in Australian camp. Not ti mention they have incredible bowling stocks as well. This is against probably one of the best attacks in domestic cricket globally in Victoria.
 

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