Day/Night Shield Round For Gabba

The Gabba will have an unexpected chance to showcase its credentials for a future Day/Night Test match following the announcement today by Cricket Australia that an additional round of Sheffield Shield games will be played under lights this season. The day/night round will be held when the first-class competition recommences in early 2016 after the KFC Big Bash League. The day-night round will fall in Round 7 starting Sunday 14 February 2016 and feature matches at the Gabba, Adelaide Oval and the WACA Ground. The my FootDR Bulls will take on the Tasmanian Tigers in the round, which will be…

Lynn to lead Bulls in Matador Cup

The my FootDR Queensland Bulls will welcome three debutants and a new skipper for their Matador BBQs one-day Cup campaign in Sydney next month. Batsman Chris Lynn will take on the captaincy for the three-week tournament following the selection of Bulls captain Usman Khawaja to tour Bangladesh with the Australian Test team at the same time next month. Towering fast bowler Billy Stanlake, English-born batsman Charlie Hemphrey and South-African born Marnus Labuschagne have all been included in a Queensland one-day side for the first time. Both Hemphrey, who scored a century for the Bulls in the last Sheffield Shield match…

Burns Wins Ian Healy Trophy

A breakthrough year for Joe Burns received its crowning glory tonight as the Australian batsman in waiting was awarded the Ian Healy Trophy at the 2014-15 Queensland Cricket Awards night. Burns, who made his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test against India, claimed the trophy for the first time after a season that saw him finish as the leading runs-scorer for the my FootDr Queensland Bulls in the Bupa Sheffield Shield. Burns, who was also the Bulls Shield Player of the Year, racked up 793 runs at 52.86, finishing with a match winning century against South Australia in the…

Hartley Joins Elite Club

My Foot Dr Queensland Bulls batsman Chris Hartley has added another major milestone to his glittering career after becoming just the fifth Australian wicket-keeper to claim 500 dismissals and score 5,000 runs in first-class cricket. Hartley becomes the second Queenslander after Ian Healy to achieve the feat, and joins legends Rod Marsh, Adam Gilchrist and Brad Haddin in the elite club. The 32-year old reached both marks in the Bulls’ Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia at Allan Border Field last week. His tally of 501 first-class dismissals is the third most by a Queenslander behind Healy (767) and Wade Seccombe…

Philipson Turns In Records With Ball

A record bowing performance by my FootDr Queensland Bulls rookie allrounder Michael Philipson has been a highlight of the third day of play in the Bupa Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers at Traeger Park in Alice Springs. Playing in just his third first class game for Queensland, Philipson became the first off-spinner to take seven wickets in an innings for Queensland, with his haul of 7-107 from 30 overs breaking a record that was set in Queensland’s inaugural first class match more than a century ago. According to cricket historian and statistician Charlie Wat, the haul in the…

20 Year Sheffield Shield Lunch

It is forever remembered as one of the most celebrated moments in the history of Queensland sport. After 68 years of heartbreak and agony, the Queensland Bulls finally broke through for a maiden Sheffield Shield title in the season of 1994-95, with captain Stuart Law lifting the famous shield in front of an adoring Gabba crowd. 20 years on and with the memories of the glorious season still fresh in the memory, it’s time to celebrate the achievements of one of the finest cricketing teams our state has produced with our 20 Year Sheffield Shield Anniversary Long Lunch. DATE – Thursday March…

Harris Back For Bulls

The my FootDr Queensland Bulls have called on Australian players Nathan Reardon, Cameron Boyce and Ben Cutting to join Test ace Ryan Harris in their line-up for this weekend’s Bupa Sheffield Shield clash with NSW at the Gabba. Harris will continue his comeback from off-season knee surgery, with this weekend’s match marking his return to first class cricket since playing the last Test of the South African series early in the year. Batsmen Reardon, leg-spinner Boyce and paceman Cutting all saw action during Australia’s recent KFC T20I series win over South Africa and will also make their initial Shield appearances…

Bulls Crumble Under Lights In Perth

Left-arm quick Jason Behrendorff has overcome illness to bowl Western Australia to an outright win over the my Foot Dr Queensland Bulls in the final session on day three at the WACA Ground in the Bupa Sheffield Shield. Having conceded a first innings deficit of 194, Queensland lost Joe Burns (7) and Marnus Labuschagne (6) to Behrendorff early in their second innings but Greg Moller and Peter Forrest showed impressive fight, coming together at 2-19 and putting together a 125-run stand. But when Moller was bowled by Michael Hogan for 86, and Forrest (43) gave Sam Whiteman his third catch…

Bulls go down in Matador Cup thriller

Queensland’s two-year reign as domestic one-day cup holders is over, with NSW collecting a nervy two-wicket win with two balls to spare in the preliminary final at Blacktown in Sydney. The Blues, boosted by the return of Australian Test allrounder Shane Watson from a five-month injury absence, made hard work of the run chase on Friday night before eventually reaching the modest target of 226 to set up a meeting with Western Australia in Sunday’s final at the SCG. The Blues’ top five batsman all reached 20 but opener Peter Nevill finished as top-scorer with 44. Watson batted solidly without…