Cricket NSW: Bush Blues and Breakers squads announced for Australian Country Championships

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The NSW Country selection committee have named strong teams for the Toyota Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC), set to be played across the first two weeks of January 2024, in Newcastle.

Spectators can expect to be impressed as the nation’s leading regional representative cricketers compete for the prestigious title across Newcastle and the Hunter region in the new year. 

The male competition kicks off on January 3, while the female tournament starts a day later, with both concluding on Wednesday, January 10. 

NSW Bush Blues

Nick Foster © (Newcastle)
Bailey Abela (Greater Illawarra)*
Aaron Bills (Newcastle)
Ethan Debono (Greater Illawarra)*
Matt Everett (Western)
Jeff Goninan (Newcastle)
AJ Isherwood (Newcastle)*
Simon Keen (Central Coast) }
Josh McTaggart (Newcastle)
Ben Parsons (Western)*
Jack Preddey (Southern Districts)*
Callum Rainger (Central Coast)
Hamish Starr (Riverina)
Logan Weston (Newcastle) 

Anthony Kershler – Coach (North Coast)
Shane Burley – Assistant Coach (Newcastle)
David Redden – Scorer (Newcastle) 

NSW Bush Breakers

Kira Churchland – © (Western)
Dharmini Chauhan (Greater Illawarra)
Rochelle Davis (Central Coast)
Jodie Hicks (Riverina)
Emma Jayne Howe (Newcastle)
Joanne Kelly (Greater Illawarra)
Lisa Kuschert (Riverina)
Aimee Longhurst (Western)*
Ally McGrath (Newcastle)
Claire Murray (Riverina)
Kelly Rowlings (Southern Districts)
Kirsten Smith (Newcastle)
Abbey Taylor (Newcastle)
Clare Webber (Newcastle) 

Tommy Anderson – Coach (Newcastle)
Paul Brockley – Manager (Greater Illawarra)
Allison Brockley – Scorer (Greater Illawarra) 


Chair of Country Cricket, Paul Marjoribanks, said: 

“We are honoured to be able to host this prestigious competition in Newcastle.  

“This is the highest level that any regional cricket can aspire to, and I am sure that we will see some keenly contested matches being played on the superb facilities in the region. 

“We are most appreciative of the support of the volunteers of many clubs in Newcastle and of course Newcastle City Council, without which, competitions such as this cannot be held. 

“Naturally, I will be closely following the fortunes of the Bush Blues and Bush Breakers, however, I wish all teams the best of luck for the Championships.” 

Matches will be live-streamed with links provided daily on the Country Cricket Facebook page: 

Tournament results and fixture scores can also be followed: Click Here 



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