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Cricket 365 FAQ

All you need to know about Cricket 365

International cricket is played 365 days a year across multiple continents, in varying conditions, across three formats. Resilience, adaptability and 365 performance is key.

Australia has a competitive advantage as the only international cricketing nation with the ability to play cricket 365 in our own backyard. 

To capitalise on our 365 competitive advantage, Australia's best emerging players can head north in winter to develop their 365 game.

The Cricket 365 program run from June until the end of August and consists of three parts:

TIO Men's Strike League One Day Series;
NT Strike Representative Cricket; and
TIO Men's Strike League T20 Tournament.
With the support of Cricket Australia and state cricket associations, NT Cricket will bring together 30 of the best young cricketers from around Australia, to combine with 30 of the best cricketers in the Territory to stage a high level cricket program in Darwin. 

The 60 players will be evenly divided amoungst four TIO Men's Strike League teams, with each team consisting of a 15 player squad. These squads will compete in the One Day and T20 Tournaments. 

The best performing 12 local players will take on the best performing 12 interstate players in the best of three NT vs CA XI series. 

In addition to the four TIO Men's Strike League team, 1 - 2 teams will also be invited to compete in the T20 tournament, as the Hobart Hurricanes did in 2019. 

The aim of Cricket 365 is to enhance the development of Territory players, coaches and match officials, showcase emerging players seeking to play professional cricket to state teams and Big Bash clubs, and become a highly visible and marketable platform to promote cricket in the Top End. 

 

Games & teams

Round 2 (rescheduled match) Saturday 3 July

Southern Storm vs Desert Blaze
10:30am at Cazalys Arena


Teams announced Thursday evening.

Match officials: B.Muldoon, J.Tate, C.Owens, V.Grose


Northern Tide vs City Cyclones
12pm DXC 
Arena

Teams announced Thursday evening. 

Match officials: M.White, K. White, R.Stewart, J.Ginnane

 

Round 3 Sunday 4 July 

City Cyclones vs. Southern Storm
10:30am at Cazalys Arena


Teams announced Thursday evening.

Match officials: B.Muldoon, J.Tate, C.Owens, V.Grose

Desert Blaze vs Northern Tide
12pm DXC 
Arena

Teams announced Thursday evening. 

Match officials: J.Ginnane, R.Stewart, M.White, K.White

 

The full 50 over fixture can be found here.

 

Can I attend?

Absolutely!

Entry to all matches of the 50 over series will be free.

For the Top End Series and T20 games, fans will need to purchase tickets.

Ticketing information will be released soon. 

 

I can’t get to the match, can I watch the matches online?

In great news for cricket lovers everywhere, all matches during the Cricket 365 series will be live streamed.

All 50 over games will be live streamed thanks to Frogbox and can be viewed on the MyCricket Facebook page. 

Streaming and broadcast information for the Top End Series and T20 tournament will be released soon. 

 

Food and beverage

Food and beverage stands will be open at all venues, however fans are reminded not to bring any BYO alcohol or glass.

Cazalys Arena: Canteen open 10am - 6pm

DXC Arena: Canteen open 1:30pm - 9pm

 

The COVID-19 spectator protocols are easy to follow, and everyone's cooperation is appreciated

1. Ensure you check-in to each venue by scanning the QR code at the entry gate or complete the manual check-in register.

2. Practise good hygiene - stop the spread of germs. Wash you hands, cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing and bin your rubbish. 

3. No access to changerooms - these are off-limits and only for players and officials

4. Respect our officials and match day staff - the protocols are in place to keep everyone safe.

 

Smoking

DXC Arena and Cazalys Arena remain smoke-free venues, however patrons will have access to designated smoking areas as signed. 

 

Public Toilets

Public toilets are available at Cazalys Arena and DXC Arena.

Cazalys Arena: Front of the main building to the left of entry.

DXC Arena: To the right and left of the PINT canteen.

 

All abilities access

Cazalys Arena and DXC Arena have all abilities access. 

 

What is Cricket 365?

Cricket 355 brings together 30 of the best young cricketers from around Australia, to combine with 30 of the best cricketers in the Territory to stage a high level cricket program in Darwin.

The 60 players will be evenly divided amongst four TIO Men's Strike League teams, with each team consisting of a 15 player squad. These squads will compete in the One Day and T20 Tournaments. 

The best performing 12 local players will take on the best performing 12 interstate players in the best of three NT vs CA XI series.


Who is playing?

The Cricket 365 squads are stacked with local and interstate talent.

Sydney Sixers spinner Lloyd Pope and NSW batsman Kurtis Patterson headline the City Cyclones squad, which is coached by Brad Murphy.

The Desert Blaze will make use of a strong pace attack with Chris Tremain (Sydney Thunder) and allrounder Jack Edwards (Sydney Sixers) both set to feature.

Sydney Thunder duo Matt Gilkes and Jason Sangha have been named in the Northern Tide squad, along with exciting local prospect Lachlan Bangs.

Finally, Beau Webster (Melbourne Renegades) and Jake Weatherald (Adelaide Strikers) have been named in a strong Southern Storm squad.

In addition to the interstate players listed above, each side will feature some of the best local cricketers in the NT.

You can view the full squad lists here https://ntcricket.com.au/news/cricket365-squads-and-coaching-panel/2021-05-13