The NICC runs alongside the NT Cricket Imparja Cup and is now in its third year, bringing together Australia’s most talented male and female Indigenous cricketers from each state and forms part of Australian cricket’s elite development pathway.

Supported by the Lord’s Taverners NT, the Territory teams will compete in the men’s and women’s National Indigenous Cricket Championships from 5 – 12 February 2018. Games will be played across Traeger Park, Albrecht Oval and Jim McConville Park in Alice Springs.

NT Cricket Senior Manager Pathways & Cricket, Mark Sorell, sees this competition as an important step for Indigenous cricketers. “We have an incredible depth of talent in the Northern Territory and it is invaluable for our most talented Indigenous cricketers to have the opportunity to play at a national level. D’Arcy Short is a proud Mitakoodi man who played in the NICC/Imparja Cup and is currently under the eyes of national selectors.

“We have seen a massive interest in Indigenous cricket this year with our remote cricket programs and the BBL and WBBL hosting the inaugural Indigenous round in Alice Springs in January. It showcased the region and reminded Australia that the NT contributes robust and short format specialist players to our national cricket programs.

“The 2018 NT male team features Zac Chapman, our NT Strike wicket keeper who had a solid SACA Redbacks League season and will be looking to again secure a spot in the national Indigenous team. He is supported by strong players from across the Territory. Darrell Lowe will captain the team and is joined by his son, Ariki, who is an emerging talent. It’s great to show the depth of talent we have in the NT in our first father and son combination to represent the NT at the NICC. Darrell sets a great example for the younger players and is well respected in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.

“In the female squad, Sally Moylan’s experience, maturity and power adds to the NT’s line up and we are excited to see Sally back in the NT colours again this year. Nicole Honeysett returns for her second NICC after recently representing the NT women in the Australian Country Cricket

Championships in Geraldton in January. Rita Tomlins adds leadership and complements the group of young talent. Rita is a great leader and mentor for our younger players and will be a key part of our success", he said. 

 

NICC - NT Men's Squad

Shane Buttfield    Palmerston CC
 Zac Chapman Northern Districts NSW
 Blair Dalton Southern Districts CC
 Dylan Fuller Tracy Village CC
 Andrew Glover Eastlake CC
 Brandon King Tracy Village CC
 Ariki Lowe ProBuild Rovers Alice Springs
 Darrell Lowe (Capt) ProBuild Rovers Alice Springs
 Stefan Ludwig Waratah CC
 Jordan Ludwig Waratah CC
 Sammy Richards North Canberra
 Lachlan Saunders

GapView Works Alice Springs

 Brad Spann Tracy Village CC
 Ben Stares Randwick Petersham VIC
 COACH Greg Aldam
 Pathways Manager Mark Sorell
 Teams/Tour Manager      Cameron Carroll 

NICC - NT Women's Squad

Denika Braun  
 Sylvania Dickinson Tennant Creek
 Tiara Doolan GapView Works Alice Springs
 Lisa Erlandson  
 Mica Fleming ProBuild Rovers Alice Springs
 Lee-Shay Gillett Tennant Creek 
 Nicole Honeysett Desert Blaze
 Kayemeshia Kells  
 Devena Lankin ProBuild Rovers Alice Springs 
 Sally Moylan Weston Creek Mens
 Geraldine Reid ProBuild Rovers Alice Springs
 Sheralee Taylor Federal CC Alice Springs
 Rita Tomlins (Capt)         ProBuild Rovers Alice Springs 
 COACH Bronte Stray
 Team/Tour Manager Cameron Carroll

FIXTURES and RESULTS - you can follow all game fixtures, scorecards and results for the Men's and Women's Divisions online HERE