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CRICKET AUSTRALIA WELCOME
Cricket Australia is proud to support the 2019 National Cricket Inclusion
Championships in Geelong, Victoria.
At a time when one in five Australians are living with a disability, the
NCIC provides cricketers who have an intellectual disability; are blind or
have low vision or are deaf and hard of hearing a chance to represent
their State. These championships allow players to put their best foot
forward towards national selection in our national disability squads.
Cricket plays a key role in so many lives. Representing your State/Territory
is a tremendous honour, but to do so alongside other cricketers identified
as the best players in the nation is particularly special, which is one of the
reasons these championships are so significant.
In 2019, the NCIC are being held in Geelong for the fourth consecutive
year. More than 200 cricketers and role models, will come together to
compete and inspire people across Australia. Following the inaugural
exhibition match in a Deaf and Hard of Hearing women’s division last
season, this year we’ll see the newly named Melissa Hale Trophy with
three matches between Victoria and a combined team.
The 2019 championships saw some outstanding team and individual
performances, with South Australia claiming the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing title, Victoria the Intellectual Disability division, and NSW the
Blind and Low Vision title.
Our thanks goes to the Commonwealth Bank, the Victorian State
Government, Cricket Victoria, the City of Greater Geelong, Taverners
Australia, Public Transport Victoria, Gen U and the many volunteers
and support staff who make this event possible.
To each and every one of our participants, players, umpires,
coaches and volunteers, we wish you all the best throughout
the tournament and hope you will enjoy the contest and
camaraderie on and off the field
Chief Executive Officer,
SPONSORS & VALUED EVENT PARTNERS
MINISTER FOR TOURISM, SPORT AND MAJOR
EVENTS MARTIN PAKULA – 2020 NATIONAL
CRICKET INCLUSION CHAMPIONSHIPS
On behalf of the Andrews Labor Government, welcome to Victoria
– sporting capital of Australia and host of the 2020 National Cricket
Victoria lives and breathes sport, and no one puts on a show like we do.
We’re home to some of the biggest attractions in the world including
the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Australian Open tennis and the
famous Spring Racing Carnival.
Victoria is also an active and enthusiastic supporter of inclusion and
diversity in sport, and we’re proud that the National Cricket Inclusion
Championships will be held in Geelong.
Over the next five days, state teams in three divisions – blind and
vision impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, and intellectually disabled
– will battle it out for national titles, and players will also have an
opportunity to vie for Australian selection.
There are around 200 players here from around Australia, and they
bring with them more than 250 family and support staff.
The Andrews Labor Government has supported this event for the
past three years through our Significant Sporting Events Program. It’s
been great to see the tournament grow, with the inclusion this year of
women’s teams in the deaf division.
Cricket Australia and Cricket Victoria have done a fantastic job opening
up cricket to people of all abilities, setting a benchmark for other
When you’re not watching the action on the field this week, I
encourage you to get out and explore the beautiful Geelong region.
It boasts some of the best beaches and surf in Australia, fantastic local
produce and restaurants, and a host of natural and historic attractions.
There’s something for everyone here.
Best of luck to the competitors and thank you to all the volunteers and
fans who make events like this such a success.
I trust you will enjoy your time in Geelong.
The Hon Martin Pakula MP
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events
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2020 NATIONAL CRICKET
Geelong is proud to be hosting the National Cricket Inclusion
Championships for a fourth time in 2020.
This is an inspiring event played in a wonderful spirit, bringing together
skilled cricketers from all over Australia.
We’ve seen over the past three years how hard each of the teams
competes with state pride on the line, while at the same time having a
huge amount of fun.
The tournament continues to evolve, and it’s excellent that the
women’s schedule has expanded this year with a three-match series
played over three days.
For our city, this tournament is part of a huge calendar of top class
cricket in 2020.
Having hosted two Melbourne Renegades matches during the current
Big Bash season, we can’t wait to welcome teams from around the
world during October as a host venue for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The National Cricket Inclusion Championships give us a great chance to
showcase our beautiful local venues, and we thank each of the cricket
clubs who have worked hard to present their grounds and wickets in
first class condition this week.
Best of luck to all teams, and we hope you enjoy your time in Geelong –
it’s our pleasure to have you.
CR Stephanie Asher
Mayor, City of Greater Geelong
BLIND CRICKET AUSTRALIA NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS PAST WINNERS
YEAR VENUE WINNER CAPTAIN RUNNER UP
1ST 1952-53 MELBOURNE VIC C. EDWARDS QLD
2ND 1954-55 SYDNEY VIC C. EDWARDS NSW
3RD 1956-57 BRISBANE VIC J. BUTT NSW
4TH 1958-59 HOBART NSW B. WARD VIC
5TH 1960-61 MELBOURNE NSW B. WARD VIC
6TH 1962-63 SYDNEY VIC F. SUFFIELD NSW
7TH 1964-65 BRISBANE VIC F. SUFFIELD NSW
8TH 1966-67 HOBART VIC F. SUFFIELD QLD
9TH 1968-69 MELBOURNE VIC G. JONES QLD
10TH 1970-71 SYDNEY VIC R. EVANS NSW
11TH 1972-73 BRISBANE VIC R. EVANS NSW
12TH 1974-75 HOBART NSW R. MILLS VIC
13TH 1976-77 ADELAIDE NSW R. MILLS QLD
14TH 1978-79 MELBOURNE VIC I. WALSH NSW
15TH 1980-81 SYDNEY VIC R. EVANS QLD
16TH 1982-83 BRISBANE VIC D. BLAIK NSW
17TH 1984-85 ADELAIDE NSW G. SIDDINS VIC
18TH 1986-87 MELBOURNE NSW G. SIDDINS VIC
19TH 1988-89 SYDNEY QLD P. DONOVAN NSW
20TH 1990-91 BRISBANE VIC D. WHEATLEY QLD
21ST 1992-93 ADELAIDE VIC D. WHEATLEY NZ
22ND 1994-95 MELBOURNE NSW M. LINKE QLD
23RD 1996-97 SYDNEY QLD P. DONOVAN VIC
24TH 1997-98 BRISBANE QLD P. ROBINSON VIC
25TH 1999-00 ADELAIDE QLD P. ROBINSON VIC
26TH 2001-02 MELBOURNE VIC D. GOODMAN QLD
27TH 2003-04 SYDNEY QLD P. ROBINSON VIC
28TH 2005-06 BRISBANE VIC B. WILSON QLD
29TH 2007-08 MELBOURNE VIC M. HORSEY QLD
30TH 2010 SYDNEY VIC B.WILSON QLD
31ST 2011-12 BRISBANE VIC M. HORSEY NSW
32ND 2013-14 ADELAIDE T20 VIC P. ROBINSON QLD
32ND 2013-14 ADELAIDE T40 QLD M. MCCARTHY VIC
33RD 2015 MELBOURNE (ALL ABILITIES) SA M. HASKETT QLD
34TH 2015-16 MELBOURNE 40 OVERS VIC D. GAUCI QLD
35TH 2015-16 MELBOURNE T20 VIC D. GAUCI SA
36TH 2017 GEELONG (NCIC) T20 SA / WA M. ZANNIS / B.BRIDER VIC
37TH 2018 GEELONG (NCIC) T20 NSW L. HEAVEN VIC
38TH 2019 GEELONG (NCIC) NSW L. HEAVEN SA
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TREVOR VAYRO MEDALLISTS
1994-95 PETER ROBINSON (QLD) 2011-12 LINDSAY HEAVEN (VIC)
1996-97 GRAEME GUILDFORD (QLD) 2013-14 DAVID GAUCI (VIC)
1997-98 PETER ROBINSON (QLD) 2013-14 LINDSAY HEAVEN (VIC)
1999-00 CHRIS BACKSTROM (QLD) 2015 LINDSAY HEAVEN
2001-02 DAMIAN CLEMENS (VIC) 2015-16 PETER ROBINSON
2003-04 TERRY EAGERS (QLD) 2015-16 STEPHEN PALMER (SA)
2005-06 BRETT WILSON (VIC) 2017 RICKY SEGURA (SA)
2007-08 PETER ROBINSON (VIC) 2018 STEPHEN PALMER (SA)
2010 LINDSAY HEAVEN (VIC) 2019 STEPHEN PALMER (SA)
TEAMS: VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS, SA & WA
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (MEN’S)
TEAMS: VIC, NSW, QLD, WA & SA
DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (WOMEN’S)
TEAMS: VIC & ALL STARS
BLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED
TEAMS: VIC, NSW, SA, WA & QLD
HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM VENUE
MONDAY, 13 JANUARY 2020
8:30am QLD v SA Walker Oval
8:30am SA v NSW Jarvis Oval
9:30am NSW v TAS Osborne Park
9:30am NSW v VIC South Barwon Reserve #2
9:30am SA v WA South Barwon Reserve #1
12:00pm WA v VIC Walker Oval
12:00pm QLD v WA Jarvis Oval
2:00pm QLD v SA South Barwon Reserve #1
2:00pm NSW v WA South Barwon Reserve #2
2:00pm QLD v TAS Osborne Park
3:30pm VIC v SA Jarvis Oval
3:30pm NSW v SA Walker Oval
TUESDAY, 14 JANUARY