New South Wales will be represented by eight teams and a trio of match officials when the country’s most talented indoor cricket players return to the national stage for the first time since 2019 at the 2022 Indoor Cricket National Championships that begin at Casey Stadium in Victoria on Sunday June 26.  

 

Over 800 players and officials from around Australia will take part in the championships from June 26 to July 9, with national titles up for grabs across five open age divisions and five junior divisions.

 

The open age divisions will commence on Sunday 26 June, with finals to be played on Saturday 2 July. The junior divisions will commence on Saturday 2 July, with finals to be played on Saturday 9 July.

 

W/BBL players Sarah Coyte (NSW Captain/Coach), Meagan Dixon (QLD Captain), Clint Hinchliffe (WA), and Tegan McPharlin (SA) will all be in action at the championships.

 

NSW will have teams in the open women’s and men’s division, as well as the under 22 men’s competition.

 

During the age tournaments, NSW will have teams in girl’s U15 and U18 and boy’s U14, U16 and U18.

 

Ben Braiding, Stevan Young and Jamie Jeffree will represent NSW as match officials during the Championships.

 

This year promises to be a blockbuster for indoor cricket, with Australia set to host the 2022 WICF Indoor Cricket World Cup - scheduled to be held in Melbourne from October 8 – 15, 2022. Four Australian squads will be selected for the World Cup following the championships. 

 

Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia CEO, highlighted the fact several players who have contested the Indoor National Championships have gone onto represent Australia in other formats over recent years.

 

“We look forward to welcoming Australia’s best players to the 2022 Indoor Cricket National Championships at the state-of-the-art indoor cricket facility at Casey Stadium,” Hockley said.

 

“Indoor cricket continues to play a key role in the Australian Cricket pathway, with the likes of Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Hannah Darlington, and Jake Fraser-McGurk all having played at recent Indoor Cricket National Championships.

 

“Over 100,000 people play indoor cricket in Australia, with the fast, fun and social format providing opportunities to play all year round.

 

“A special thank you to the Victorian Government, City of Casey and Taverners for all their support and we wish everyone involved a successful and enjoyable 2022 Indoor Cricket National Championships.” 

 

2022 Indoor Cricket National Championships

 

Open age divisions (26 June – July 2)  

 

Open Women: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

 

Open Men: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

 

U22 Women: Cricket Australia XI, Queensland

 

U22 Men: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

 

Taverners Shield for players with an intellectual disability: Queensland, South Australia 

 

Junior divisions (July 2 – 9)  

 

U14 Boys: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria Blue, Victoria White, Western Australia

 

U15 Girls: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia

 

U16 Boys: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

 

U18 Girls: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

 

U18 Boys: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

 

All finals will be live streamed on the Cricket Australia YouTube channel and Facebook page, with select round matches to be streamed on YouTube.