Please see below some important information regarding the 2021 AIC Cricket season including the team lists, coaches contact details, the 2021 training schedule and by laws.

Note – All training will begin as from Thursday morning 28 Jan 2021 unless a coach has organised extra sessions with teams beforehand.

Year 5-12 Cricket Team List (4th draft) – Trials v Churchie, Fri 22nd and Sat 23rd v St Patrick’s College

AIC Cricket Coaches Contact List – 2021

AIC Cricket Training Schedule – 2021

1st XI Cricket By Laws 2021

25 30 35 Over Cricket By Laws 2021

T20 Yr8&Above Colour By Laws 2021

T20 5-7 Colour By Laws 2021

The third draft of all cricket teams from Year 5-12 is now posted above. These teams will play a trial v St Patrick’s on Sat 23 Jan (Year 5 will trial internally). Selected teams will play in a trial v Churchie on Fri 22 Jan too. All times and venues for all trials is now posted in the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section.

Go to the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section to view the complete trial schedule v Churchie on Fri 22 Jan and St Patrick’s College including the Year 5 internals on Sat 23 Jan. Players should attend at  least 30min before the allocated start time.

Date Claimers

  • Tuesday 19-Thursday 21 – Cricket Clinic at Villa Park (see information below)
  • Friday 22 Jan – The 6A; 8A; 9A; 10A; 2nds; 1st XI will have their annual cricket trial v Churchie on Friday 22 Jan. Times and venues are found in the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section. Please keep this date free. A 7A v 7B cricket game is scheduled on this day too.
  • Saturday 23 Jan – All cricket teams from Year 6-12 will have a trial game v St Patrick’s College (with some internal games). All times and venues are posted within the ‘Weekly Fixture‘ section. The Year 5 will have internal trials on this day too.
  • Saturday 30 – Round 1 v Iona College


Villa Cricket Camp – Jan 19-21, 2021 BOOK NOW!!!

The annual Villa Cricket Camp will be held at Villa Park on 19-21 Jan 2021. This camp is open to all Year 5-9 (2021) cricketers, including boys entering the College in 2021. We recommend all players attend the camp as a good way to bolster their skills before the AIC Cricket season. Please see information flyer below.

Please go to the ‘Weekly Fixture’ section to view all game times and venues. General information pertaining to all sports is found in the ‘Locker Room’.

AIC Cricket is offered to all students from Years 5-12. Cricket is a very popular sport at Villanova. Each year the College submits almost 40 teams across the College from Years 5-12 into the AIC Cricket competition. Villanova has enjoyed great success in cricket over many years. In fact, we are only one of two AIC Colleges in the history of AIC to win the title of – AIC Cricket Champion School.

Cricket is played on Saturdays, either in the morning or afternoon during Term 1 of the school year. Villanova Park, Tingalpa, provides 3 picturesque turf wickets and one synthetic wicket for most of our home matches. Kianawah Park and other State Schools within our area also provide us with other cricket wickets.

The College has a number of qualified and experienced coaches drawn from our staff, parent body, and old boys. Further experienced and accredited coaches are sourced from outside our community to provide the best possible coaching for our players.

An annual cricket camp/ clinic is offered to all players each year in January just before the school year commences. The open 1sts squad also participates in the Oblate Cricket Cup cricket carnival which is held in either Brisbane, Perth or Melbourne each year on a rotational basis.

The Cricket uniform consists of the Villanova Cricket shirt and long white trousers.

Cricket is supported by an active parent group who assists with the canteen on home games as well as being involved in the scoring and umpiring of games.

During the season more specific information including training times, team lists, coaching staff, schedules and results are available on the College’s website.

Villanova is a member of the Eastern Districts Junior Cricket Association and the Bayside East and Redlands Cricket Association. The College enters a number of teams into a pre-xmas competition. Boys who wish to play for another club may do so. This decision will have no impact on their selection into an AIC cricket team in Term 1.

Each year we offer an internal competition for current Year 4’s entering the College the following year. This is a fabulous way for the boys to get to know each other prior to their start at Villanova.

Each year at Villanova, a number of coaches and other interested parties gather for a ‘Selection Meeting’ in order to choose a number of Villanova’s most talented cricket players from Years 9 – 11 who are most likely to be chosen in Villanova’s 10A, 2nd XI and 1st XI teams in the subsequent year.  These students are invited to form a squad to commence a pre-season training program towards the end of Term 3. These students will continue training as per schedule throughout Term 4 and Term 1 of the following year.

Our aim is not only to train and develop a 1st XI cricket squad. The College wishes to identify and develop our younger students who have a passion for the game and in time may be considered for selection into Villanova’s 1st XI Cricket team. With the implementation of this initiative we hope to nurture the up-coming talent within the College and equip our students with the necessary skills in order to play competitively.

It is hoped that boys will consider it an honour and privilege to be part of this squad.  It is expected that all members will be disciplined and committed to the rigours that the pre-season schedule will provide and enjoy the cricket season ahead.

Villanova’s 1st XI Cricket Players List

Villanova’s first ever 1st XI cricket team dates back to 1956. Mr Jeff Rolls (past Villanova parent) was the instigator and the driving force behind formulating a list of all students who played 1st XI cricket for Villanova College since 1956 until the present.

The College has now completed a list of past and present 1st XI players. From 2016 all players who represent the 1st XI will be presented with a Villanova baggy green that has their playing number embroidered on it.

CONTACT THE SPORTS OFFICE

Location: Foyer, Goold Hall

Phone: (07) 3394 5621
Email: sportsoffice@vnc.qld.edu.au

SPORTS OFFICE STAFF

Mr Craig Stariha | Director of Sport
cstariha@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Anthony Kemp | Acting AIC Sports Coordinator
akemp@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Chris Everding | AIC Sports Coordinator
ceverding@vnc.qld.edu.au

Mr Todd Kropp | Sport Administration Assistant
tkropp@vnc.qld.edu.au

Villanova Park