Sunshine Coast to Host Pink Stumps Match

Australia's Kirsten Pike (R) celebrates with team mates after taking a wicket
Australia's Kirsten Pike (R) celebrates with team mates after taking a wicket
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Queensland’s best veteran cricketers are set to take on the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire in a Twenty20 match under lights on the Sunshine Coast next week.

The match – to be played at Landsborough Cricket Club on Friday 22 February – will raise money for breast cancer support as part of the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Stumps Day initiative.

Veterans Cricket has been an area of considerable growth for cricket in recent years, with 32 teams currently playing in South East Queensland competitions after forming in 2012.

The Veterans team to take on the Fire next week will include former Queensland Bulls fast-bowler Greg Rowell, ex Australian and Queensland representatives Katherine Raymont and Kirsten Pike, plus members of the Queensland and Australian Over 50s, 60s and 70s sides.

The match will be the first hit-out for the Queensland Fire following their Women’s National Cricket League Final loss to New South Wales last weekend and will continue the growth and promotion of women’s cricket on the Sunshine Coast. The region currently has eight teams playing in all-female senior competitions, up from four in 2016-17, and four all-girl junior teams playing in the Sunshine Coast Heat Girls Cricket League.

Queensland Cricket’s General Manager of Community Cricket John Stock said:

“Next week’s match between the Queensland Fire and Veterans teams should provide a great spectacle and will showcase two of cricket’s fastest-growing segments in female and veterans cricket.

“Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the great players to have pulled on the Queensland shirt mix it with our modern-day female stars in what we are hoping will be an ongoing event.

“We encourage all fans on the Sunshine Coast to get along to Landsborough Cricket Club for what should be a fantastic game and an even better opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause and one that touches so many Australians,” Mr. Stock said.

Donations for the match, McGrath Foundation and Pink Stumps Day can be made here.

Match Details

  • Konica Minolta Queensland Fire vs Queensland Veterans 
  • Friday 22 February, 5pm – 8pm 
  • Landsborough Cricket Club – 15 Tunnel Ridge Rd, Landsborough 
  • Entry is Free 
  • Brisbane Heat Inflatable nets for kids’ activities will be at the venue 
  • Donations to the McGrath Foundation can be made online at the ground

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