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Player Pathway

NT Cricket's pathway provides players, coaches, parents and administrators with an organised and supported cricket structure to develop male and female competitors at each level.


Our purpose:

NT Cricket implements and delivers a range of relevant and consistent playing opportunities and pathways for NT Cricketers and coaches to fulfil their potential


Our Strategy: 

NT Cricket aims to be the Australian winter destination of choice for national Pathway players and coaches by providing relevant and competitive playing and training opportunities for development

NT Cricket aims to be the best exporter and supporter of cricket talent, supplying and equipping Australian cricket with the next generation of talented players and coaches





Our Approach – The NT Way


NT Cricket is focused on setting a clear pathway for players and coaches that allows all to strive equally to reach the highest level with access to strategic direction, support, education and resources.


NT Cricket follows the The #NTWay set of values which act as the cornerstone of our Pathway program:

Respect – we respect the game, ourselves and all those involved, on and off the field

Honesty – we encourage open and honest communication and 360-degree feedback for our players and coaches

Competitiveness – playing hard and fair and striving for excellence

Accountability – setting goals and measuring success


Our People

Our NT Cricket staff integrate the latest pathway strategies, support and programs by drawing on their national and international experience and networks.

Our Coaches are an integral part of the pathway, from Community Level through to High Performance, they are provided with expert training and mentoring as well as having access to the best facilities and resources we have to offer.


Our Networks

The Northern Territory Institute of Sport (NTIS) plays an important role in our pathway, with players and coaches having access to NTIS support at all times.   NT Cricket works in conjunction with other Australian States, Emerging Talent pools and National Championships to offer our cricketers competitive opportunities to grow and develop.


Our Contribution

NT Cricket, with the support of NTIS and Cricket Australia are now in a position to be the best developer and exporter of talent in Australia.  We can achieve this through more competitive opportunities for players, nurturing talent, working with our networks and preparing ourselves the #NTWay.


Our Players

Many players start their journey in the NT Cricket pathway and continue on to representative opportunities and higher honours. We're incredibly proud of our NT representatives and their achievements which equip and strengthen Australian Cricket. 


Kane Richardson played his early cricket with PINT and Waratah Cricket Clubs, representing the NT in the U15 championships before moving to South Australia. Richardson was the BBL|08 leading wicket taker with Champions Melbourne Renegades and joined the Australia team tour of India and Dubai in early 2019 before being selected for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England.

D'Arcy Short is only the sixth Indigenous player to represent Australia, the Katherine born player, who played for Palmerston Cricket Club, moved to Perth to chase a professional cricket career. Short was named player of the BBL|07 and BBL|08 tournament playing for the Hobart Hurricanes in the summer of 2017/18 and 2018/19 which lead to his Australian T20 debut in February 2018. Short currently plays for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield and Marsh One Day Cup, and Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL.

Tom Andrews started his career playing for Darwin Eagles Cricket Club in Darwin and represented the NT at both the U17 and U19 National Championships before going on to play for South Australia in the U23 squad. Andrews is currently contracted with Tasmania after being a South Australian contracted player previously.

Jake Weatherald, South Australian and Adelaide Strikers batsmen originating from Darwin was the first player to score a hundred in a BBL final, which he did in the 2018 Final against the Hobart Hurricanes. Weatherald is regarded as a player to watch with a bright future ahead of him and played with Tracy Village Cricket Club in Darwin.