Queensland
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Personnel
CaptainJess Jonassen
CoachAshley Noffke
Team information
Colours  Maroon   Gold
FoundedFirst recorded match: 1931
Home groundAllan Border Field, Brisbane
Capacity6,500
Secondary home ground(s)Fehlberg Park, Kerrydale Oval
History
First-class debutNew South Wales
in 1934
at Weigall Oval, Sydney
AWCC wins0
WNCL wins1
WT20C wins1
Official websiteQueensland Fire

The Queensland Women cricket team, also known as the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire, is the women's representative cricket team for the Australian State of Queensland. They play most of their home games at Allan Border Field, Brisbane and they also use South Brisbane District Cricket Club's Fehlberg Oval and Kerrydale Oval, Robina. They compete in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL), the premier 50-over women's cricket tournament in Australia. They previously played in the now-defunct Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup and Australian Women's Cricket Championships.

History

1931–1996: Australian Women's Cricket Championships

Queensland's first recorded match was a one-day, two-innings affair against New South Wales in the Australian Women's Cricket Championships on 23 March 1931, which they lost by an innings and 51 runs.[1] They continued to play in the Championships until its final season in 1995–96, however, they failed to win the title.[2][3][4]

1996–present: Women's National Cricket League and Twenty20 Cup

Queensland joined the newly-established WNCL in 1996–97.[5] They finished as runners-up in 2000–01, 2005–06, 2012–13, 2016–17 and 2018–19, before winning their first title in 2020–21.[6][7][8][9][10][11] They have won one Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup, in 2013–14.[12]

The Fire celebrating a wicket versus the ACT Meteors.
The Fire celebrating a wicket versus the ACT Meteors.

Grounds

Queensland have used a number of grounds over the years. Their first recorded home match against New South Wales in 1933 was played at the Exhibition Ground, Brisbane. Historically they have played the vast majority of their home matches at various grounds in Brisbane including intermittent matches at the Gabba, the last of which came in 2016. They have also played occasional matches in Toowoomba and Beenleigh.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

Since 2017, Queensland have played most of their home matches at Allan Border Field, Brisbane as well as occasional matches at Fehlberg Park in Brisbane and Kerrydale Oval in Robina. They played their three 2020–21 WNCL home games at Allan Border Field.[15]

Players

Current squad

Based on squad announced for the 2021/22 season. Players in bold have international caps.[19]

No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
4 Laura Kimmince Australia (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 31) Right-handed
14 Mikayla Hinkley Australia (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
86 Tara Wheeler Australia (1999-06-08) 8 June 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
88 Charli Knott Australia (2002-11-29) 29 November 2002 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off break
All-rounders
2 Meagan Dixon Australia (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
17 Grace Harris Australia (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break
19 Georgia Voll Australia (2003-08-05) 5 August 2003 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm off break
21 Jess Jonassen Australia (1992-11-05) 5 November 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Captain
56 Lilly Mills Australia (2001-01-02) 2 January 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
77 Ellie Johnston Australia (2003-01-29) 29 January 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Ruth Johnston Australia (2003-02-28) 28 February 2003 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
6 Beth Mooney Australia (1994-01-14) 14 January 1994 (age 28) Left-handed
7 Caitlin Mair Australia (2003-05-05) 5 May 2003 (age 19) Right-handed
8 Georgia Redmayne Australia (1993-12-08) 8 December 1993 (age 28) Left-handed
Bowlers
5 Lucy Hamilton Australia (2006-05-08) 8 May 2006 (age 16) Left-handed Left-arm medium
9 Holly Ferling Australia (1995-12-22) 22 December 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
16 Georgia Prestwidge Australia (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
34 Grace Parsons Australia Unknown Right-handed Right-arm leg break
37 Courtney Sippel Australia (2001-04-27) 27 April 2001 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm medium

Notable players

Players who have played for Queensland and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[20]

Coaching staff

Honours

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Payne represented both the Netherlands and New Zealand in international cricket.

References

  1. ^ "New South Wales Women v Queensland Women". CricketArchive. 23 March 1931. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Women's First-Class Events played by Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Women's List A Events played by Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Women's Cricket in Australia - All 'n Sundry Stats..." Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 1996/97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 2000/01". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 2005/06". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 2012/13". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 2016/17". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 2018/19". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  11. ^ Jolly, Laura. "Fabulous Fire thrash Vics to claim WNCL decider". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup 2013/14". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Queensland Women v New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. 7 March 1933. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  14. ^ "Women's First-Class Matches played by Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Women's List A Matches played by Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Women's Twenty20 Matches played by Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  17. ^ "Women's Miscellaneous Matches played by Queensland Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  18. ^ "Queensland Women v New South Wales Women". CricketArchive. 16 October 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  19. ^ "Fire Secure Champions". Queensland Cricket. Cricket Network. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  20. ^ "Queensland Women Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 27 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Women's Big Bash champions Brisbane Heat name Ashley Noffke as new coach". The Cricketer. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  22. ^ "Queensland restructure as state feels coronavirus bite". cricket.com.au. 25 May 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  23. ^ "Anlo van Deventer leaves Central Hinds to take up job with Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire". Women's CricZone. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.