Ross Chapman pounding one to the boundary against the Poms on the UK Tour.
In 2008 the first steps to establish Over 60’s Cricket in Queensland were taken when Lew Cooper, now QVC Patron and Kevin Finlay his NSW colleague hatched a plan to contest an annual Over 60’s Cricket Challenge.
As cricket tragics each of them mustered a team of over 60’s players and they met and played the first match at Tenterfield just over the border in Blues territory. It resulted in a resounding Qld victory and the Cooper Finlay Cup accompanied them back to Brisbane.
It has been played annually each March and 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary. Such is its popularity that each State is expected to field 8 teams including 6 over 60’s and 2 over 70’s when they meet in 2017 at Redlands Cricket Club in Queensland.
Each year QVC teams trek to the National Championships with six teams making the journey to Perth for the 2016 Championships. Qld played in all five finals winning three National Championships.
How We’ve Grown
November 2009, marked the first occasion that a Qld team entered the National Championship staged in Launceston. By 2010 the Qld team was good enough to win their first National flag and since that time they have been National Champions in 2013 and 2015.
By 2014 the Over 70’s had grown in stature and were the national winners in Melbourne 2014 a feat that they repeated in 2016.
With some aggressive marketing and memberships drives, Queensland was able to enter 5 teams in the Nationals when the Championships were hosted on the Sunshine Coast in 2013.
Recently 6 teams participated in the 10th Nationals held in Perth. This was a great effort and raised the bar even higher as 5 of the 6 teams played in Grand Finals with Div 2, 3 and Over 70’s taking the flag in their respective matches.
In 2016 the Over 50’s joined our ranks and triumphantly won the inaugural Over 50’s National Championships when they defeated South Australia in the final. Queensland teams also finished 3rd and 4th in this event.
This year was a most dominant performance by the Queenslanders and it demonstrates an outstanding commitment and desire from players and administrators to continued performance improvement
We now have over 200 players on our books.
Eligibility For Membership
Persons who turn 50, 60 or 70 during the Calendar Year are invited to become members of Queensland Veterans Cricket Inc.
Membership Fee 2017 :-
$50.00 per year, payable in February
Participation in all QVC endorsed matches upon payment of set match fee.
Insurance coverage in accordance with Cricket Australia Insurance through JLT. (Coverage is for medical expenses not included in current health policy and does not include Medicare items.)
Match fee and membership payments can be made to team captain or his appointee on match day.
Electronic payments for special events and clothing can be paid into the following account: Queensland Veterans Cricket, Bendigo Bank, Gympie.
BSB 633000, Account Number 145942322.
Ensure player name and payment details accompany all payments
QVC Treasurer is Mr John Stackpoole
Whenever a payment is made please advise the Treasurer via email.
Like To Join?
Contact the co-ordinator in your area, or send us an email
2017 QVC Regional Co-ordinators
|Gold Coast Div 1 – Ian Petherick
M: 0448 110 584
Gold Coast Assist Div1 – Dave Russell
M 0497 055 948
|Gold Coast Div 2 – John Guiver
M: 0409 177 860
Gold Coast Div 2 – Clay Heinz
M: 0412 661 134
|Brisbane – Keith Christiansen
M: 0417 876 116
Brisbane Assist: Col Cooke
M: 0448 944 359
|Lockyer – Mike Nowlan
M: 0419 776 872
Lockyer Assist. Darryl Ready
M: 0419 709 993
|Wide Bay – Les Price
M: 0428 529 879
Wide Bay Assist: Pat Logue
M: 0407 885 749
|Sunshine Coast – Gary Madsen
M: 0411 218 326
Sunshine Coast Assist. Peter Knight
M: 0499 199 600
|Toowoomba – Ian Reimers
M: 0409 994 167
Toowoomba Assist: Darryl Wright
M: 0400 806 520
|Redlands – Rod Rice
M: 0409 287 931
Redlands Assist: Jim Coppick
M: 0435 826 923
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