Queensland Cricket 2019/2020


State of Origin Rep
Fast bowler Alister McDermott has ended a three-year absence to return to the Queensland Bulls contracted player list with the announcement today of the 2019-20 squad.
The 27-year-old paceman is the only newcomer to earn a full State contact while Australian Under-19 batsman Corey Hunter and Brisbane Heat rookie left-arm paceman Matthew Willans are new faces in the Rookie contracted list.

Batsman Max Bryant and left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann received full contracts for the first time after starting last season on rookie deals.

There were three players from last year’s list who were not contracted, with paceman Luke Feldman announcing his retirement and Peter George and Sam Truloff not offered new deals.

McDermott, a player and the club coach with Premier Grade club Wynnum-Manly, played three Toyota Futures League games for the Queensland Academy of Sport 2nd XI, with a best of 5-46 against WA in November.

McDermott made his debut for Queensland as a 17-year-old, playing a T20 Big Bash match against Victoria while still at school, before making his domestic one-day and first class debuts the following season.

He was a member of championship Queensland teams in 2012-13 (Shield) and 2013-14 (one-day) as well as playing in the Brisbane Heat’s BBL|02 championship team and being a member of the Sydney Thunder’s title-winning squad in 2016-17. He has represented Australia ‘A’ and toured the UAE in 2012 with Australia’s ODI and T20 squads without debuting in either format against Pakistan.

As well as coaching, he is completing a Bachelor of Education degree.

Queensland coach Wade Seccombe welcomed McDermott’s return to the squad.

“Ali has worked exceptionally hard to get to this point and he brings that determination and composure to the squad,’’ he said.

“We’re very pleased to have him resume with us after a few years away. He has used Premier Cricket and the 2nd XI competition to demonstrate his skills as well as challenging himself through taking on coaching duties with his club.”

“We’re also excited to bring two of our Australian U-19 players in Corey Hunter and Matthew Willans onto the Rookie list. It’s great they have been able to follow the talent development pathway with Queensland, and we’re confident they can take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity,” he said.

Seccombe noted that Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn had not received a Bulls contract for the coming season after being a late addition to the list in 2018-19, but confirmed he remained an important part of Queensland’s plans for 2019-20.

“Chris is very much in our thinking for our one-day set-up in light of his performances last summer and we will work closely with him in the lead-up to the season once again,’’ he said.

Lynn was the leading runs-scorer in the JLT Cup in 2018-19, hitting 452 runs at 75.33, including two centuries.

2019-20 Queensland Bulls Squad

Cricket Australia Contracted Player
Usman Khawaja (Valley)

State Contracts
Xavier Bartlett (Gold Coast)
Max Bryant (Gold Coast)
Joe Burns (Norths)
Brendan Doggett (Wests)
Cameron Gannon (Norths)
Sam Heazlett Redlands)
Charlie Hemphrey (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Matt Kuhnemann (Gold Coast)
Marnus Labuschagne (Redlands)
Alister McDermott (Wynnum-Manly) NEW
Michael Neser (Gold Coast)
James Peirson (Redlands)
Lachlan Pfeffer (Valley)
Jack Prestwidge (Norths)
Matt Renshaw (Toombul)
Billy Stanlake (Souths)
Mark Steketee (Valley)
Mitch Swepson (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Jack Wildermuth (Valley)

Rookie Contracts
Blake Edwards (Wests)
Corey Hunter (Wynnum-Manly) NEW
Nathan McSweeney (Norths)
Bryce Street (Sandgate-Redcliffe)
Connor Sully (Norths)
Matthew Willans (University of Qld) NEW

IN: Alister McDermott, Corey Hunter (rookie), Matthew Willans (rookie).

OUT: Luke Feldman (retired) Peter George, Sam Truloff, Chris Lynn.


State of Origin Rep
Sam Trimble Farewelled
Queensland Cricket Media

Queensland Cricket has paid tribute to one of the State’s most prolific batsman in its history with the passing of Sam Trimble over the weekend.
A Life Member of Queensland Cricket, Trimble was the only member selected in QC’s Team of the 20th Century who did not play Test cricket.
His path was blocked at international level by the likes of Bill Lawry and Bob Simpson, despite regularly being amongst the leading scorers for Queensland.
“Slammin Sam’s” 144-match first class career saw him harvest 10,282 runs at 41.00. His Shield record for Queensland returned 8647 runs at 39.85 including 22 centuries.
His first-class record of runs for Queensland of 9465 at 40.80 from 133 games meant he was the State’s all-time leading runs-scorer until eventually eclipsed by Stuart Law and Martin Love.
Queensland Cricket Chairman Chris Simpson expressed condolences to Trimble’s family on behalf of the Queensland cricketing community.
“Sam’s batting efforts were inevitably a highlight for Queensland fans during those many summers when a Sheffield Shield title eluded the efforts of the State despite the presence of so many talented players,’’ he said.
“He remained a steadfast supporter of cricket in this State in his post-playing days in so many areas, in coaching, as a State selector, a hard-working curator at Souths and as a delegate and Life Member who retained a keen interest through his involvement in Queensland Cricket.”
“As a player, I was fortunate to have many conversations with Sammy and the Bulls playing group of the time certainly enjoyed catching up with him at matches and functions.”
“He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. On behalf of the QC family, we express our sympathies to his family and friends,” he said.
Trimble was 12th man for the first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica in 1965 and he also captained an Australia Second XI to New Zealand in 1969, where he demonstrated his appetite for runs with a double century in the unofficial Test.
Originally from Booyong near Lismore in northern NSW, he moved to Brisbane to further his cricketing career as a young man, forging life-long ties with Brisbane clubs Western Suburbs and South Brisbane while establishing himself as one of the mainstays of the Queensland Sheffield Shield team during the 1960s and 70s.
His first class career spanned 1959-60 through to 1975-76, when, as a 41-year-old opening batsman, he contributed several match-winning efforts for Queensland.
He demonstrated his talent and application in memorable fashion during the fractious 1970-71 Ashes tour by the MCC, blazing 177 for Queensland against an MCC attack which included John Snow and Peter Lever.
He received an MBE for his services to cricket in 1975 and became a Life Member of Queensland Cricket in 1997 and South Brisbane District Cricket Club in 2004.
He was a State selector for many years, played cricket into his 60s with the Wanderers (Qld) club and worked for Souths as curator and groundman officially between 1991 and 2005 and unofficially for many years after that.
His son Glenn was a leading player for Queensland during the 1980s and represented Australia in limited overs cricket.
Something of a coaching trail-blazer, Sam ran his popular live-in Sam Trimble Coaching Camps at the Gabba indoor centre during the 1970s and 1980s across school holidays which offered batting and bowling film and video analysis for the many youngsters who attended.
He was 84 at the time of his death. Funeral details will be advised in due course.
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Just a beautiful man, like Bill Brown you could sit and listen to them for hours and they would happily do it for you.
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Glenn's nickname is Chips- Sam's Boy- I never once heard him not wear it like a badge.
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