AIC Cricket Season

NOTE BELOW!!! – Important information regarding the commencement of training and the AIC Cricket season.

  • The annual cricket camp will go ahead as planned
  • The following trials – Villanova v Iona 1st & 2nd and the internal 8A/B, 9A/B and 10A/B trial games will be played this Friday 21 January at Villa Park. All times and venues are posted within the Weekly Fixture section. The Churchie trials are now cancelled.
  • 1st, 2nd and 10A teams will train at Villa Park as per training schedule as from Tuesday 25 January.
  • The internal Year 5 trials and Year 6-12 trial round v St Laurence’s on Saturday 29 January is now cancelled. Only the 1st will play this weekend.
  • A Year 6-12 trial round will now be played v Iona on Saturday 5 February (the Year 5 students are not involved this weekend). All Year 5 cricket players are required to attend a trial on Wednesday 9 February at Little Langlands 6.30-8.00am. The current Year 5A/B squad is also required to attend a trial session on Tuesday afternoon 8 February 3.15-4.45pm. All Year 5 players are to wear their sports uniform to trials and they may bring their own gear (cricket gear will be supplied as well). After these training/trials sessions, all the Year 5 teams will be selected ready for the first round v St Peters.
  • The AIC Cricket season will now begin its first round on Saturday 12 February v St Peters.
  • All other teams from Year 5-12 will commence their training from the week beginning Monday 7 February as per training schedule posted on the website.

Please see below some important details regarding the 2022 AIC Cricket season, including coaches contact details, training schedules and by-laws.

AIC Cricket Training Schedule – Term 1 2022

AIC Cricket Coaching Contact List – Term 1 2022

1st XI Cricket By Laws 2022

25 30 35 Over Cricket By Laws 2022

T20 Yr8 Colour 2022

T20 5-7 Colour 2022

Cricket Uniform

All players must wear the full and correct cricket uniform to and from all AIC games in 2022.

  • Villanova Cricket Shirt
  • White Long Pants (these are not available from the Uniform Shop, families may buy their own at other sports store outlets)
  • Villanova Sports Cap or Green Broad-Brimmed Hat

NOTE – Villanova players must not wear any club hats, shirts or pants to any games whilst representing Villanova College on the cricket field.

Draft 2 of all cricket teams from Year 5-Opens (2022) is now posted in the respective Parent Lounge and Student Cafe portals. After the trials v Iona, the next draft will posted.

Team/Squad Lists – will be posted in the Parent Lounge and Student Cafe portals. Simply log in as normal to these portals. Select the ‘Links’ tab from the top tool bar. From the drop down menu, select the ‘Team Lists & Weekly Schedule’ tab to view the documents. These documents will be updated weekly.

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.  This squad is chosen from those who played Villanova cricket in the previous season. 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