Bulls Go Down In Matador Cup Final

ootDr Queensland Bulls’ quest of reclaiming the crown as Australia’s best one-day side has fallen at the last hurdle after suffering a six-wicket loss to the New South Wales Blues in the final of the Matador One-Day Cup at North Sydney Oval. Asked to bat first in windy conditions, the Bulls got off to a promising start as Usman Khawaja and Jimmy Peirson played aggressive strokes from the outset to take the score to 23 from four overs before the latter fell on five. Khawaja was then joined in the middle by fellow Test hopeful Joe Burns in what loomed…

Hopes and Bichel Join Coaching Ranks

Queensland Cricket has bolstered its all-round off-field armoury for the coming summer with a pair of favourite sons joining its high performance coaching team and two major sponsors renewing for the next two years. Queensland Fire major partner Konica Minolta and Queensland Bulls naming rights partner my FootDr have both extended their agreements for the next two seasons it was announced at today’s season launch. Queensland Cricket Chairman Jim Holding congratulated both sponsors, with Konica Minolta entering their 20th year of consecutive sponsorship and my FootDr, Australia’s leading chain of podiatrists, signing on two years ago. “Both my FootDr and Konica…

Khawaja Focused on QLD Runs

Back in Australia on the fast and bouncy wickets he’s best accustomed to, Usman Khawaja is looking ahead to piling on the runs in the domestic one-day cup to force his way back into Australia’s Test team. The 29-year-old was dropped – along with Joe Burns – from the Australian side for the third Test in Sri Lanka last month after being the two batsmen to struggle the most against the home side’s spinners on the typically dry subcontinental pitches. Khawaja scored just 55 runs in the opening two matches in Kandy and Galle as the tourists went on to…

Boyce and Milenko Granted Releases

The my FootDR Queensland Bulls have confirmed that allrounder Simon Milenko and leg-spinner Cameron Boyce have been granted releases from their contracts for the coming 2016-17 season to pursue other playing opportunities. Australian T20 spinner Boyce made his first class debut for Queensland in 2009-10 and played 45 matches for the Bulls, taking 80 wickets at 49.10 including three five wicket hauls, one of which came in a Sheffield Shield Final. Boyce, 26, has taken 92 career first class wickets, including for Australia ‘A’. He also played 17 one-day games for Queensland, taking 15 wickets. Milenko, who was a member…

Hartley Takes Home Third Ian Healy Trophy

Record-breaking wicket-keeper Chris Hartley has become just the second player to claim a hat-trick of Ian Healy Trophies at tonight’s Queensland Cricket Awards Dinner. Hartley was awarded the trophy as Queensland’s best and fairest player by Healy, Australia’s wicket-keeper of the century, at the function at the Royal Exhibition Centre at the RNA Showgrounds. It came on the same night that the only other player to win the Healy Trophy on three occasions was farewelled, with tribute paid to retiring allrounder James Hopes who became the 15th player to reach 100 first class games for Queensland during the season. The…

James Hopes By The Numbers

One of Queensland Cricket’s all-time great players has graced the Gabba for the final time. MyFootDr Queensland Bulls legend James Hopes’ state career wrapped up yesterday after a quick-fire 45-runs, five short of what would have been another milestone in a distinguished career that began with Queensland in 2001. Hopes’ 74 runs during the Bulls loss to Western Australia took him past 5,000 career runs for Queensland, while his three wickets helped him past 300 first-class victims. In a domestic career that spans 15-years, Hopes’ cricketing resume is one that reflects the impact he has had on our game in Queensland…

Hopes Exits As Bulls Go Down

MyfootDr Queensland Bulls legend James Hopes has played his final match in his treasured baggy maroon cap. The former skipper and state legend provided teammates with a final glimpse of what he has provided Queensland Cricket for nearly 15 years of service after an entertaining 45 runs from 57 balls during the Bulls second innings. In nostalgic fashion he also combined with longtime teammate and friend Chris Hartley for a 75-run stand to give the Bulls a glimmer of hope in a game dominated by the Warriors, but when the latter fell with QLD still trailing by 21, it seemed the…

Shield Season Set For Dramatic Finish

One of the most exciting Sheffield Shield seasons in recent years is set for a dramatic final round as the myFootDr Queensland Bulls host Western Australia at the Gabba starting on Tuesday the 15th of March. Just six points separate the top four, meaning only WA and Tasmania are out of contention for the final. NSW could claim the ultimate revenge over Victoria as four teams look to make two in the final round of the Sheffield Shield, starting Tuesday. Victoria, NSW and Queensland control their own fate, while South Australia will be waiting on results to fall in their…

Bulls One Win Away From Shield Final

The my Foot Dr Queensland Bulls have closed in on a place in the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield final after overcoming the Victorian Bushrangers by 100-runs in a low scoring affair at the Gabba today. The outright victory over the table topping Bushrangers, recorded with four-and-half sessions remaining in the match, means the Bulls stay in second spot on the Shield table, just .96 points behind their southern rivals with one competition round remaining. Should Queensland claim outright points against Western Australia in next week’s game at the Gabba starting on Tuesday, and Victoria lose or draw their match with New South Wales, then the…

Bulls Into Second After Tigers Win

The my Foot Dr Queensland Bulls have a spot in next month’s Sheffield Shield final in their sights after jumping to second on the ladder with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over bottom-placed Tasmania in Brisbane. The Bulls reached 3-158 to earn victory early in the final session on Wednesday’s last day’s play of the day/night match at the Gabba. Charlie Hemphrey led the way for the home side, hitting a free-flowing 79 not out, helping put on 118 for the second wicket with young opener Matt Renshaw who continued his fine recent form with a more sedate 49. Tasmania earlier…