The best indoor cricketers from across the ditch are coming together in Palmerston North, New Zealand to play off for the 2019 Trans Tasman series. The series marks the only occasion Australian teams will play together prior to the 2020 Indoor Cricket World Cup that will be held in Australia next November.
The Trans-Tasman series was a regular feature on the indoor cricket calendar between 1984 and 2008. Despite a short gap, the series was re-introduced in 2016 when Australia hosted the event in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The event is now staged on a three-year rotation.
When does it start?
The series will run across three days in a best of series. Play will commence on Thursday 12th September, with matches concluding on Saturday 14th September.
Full fixture can be found here.
How can I watch/follow?
Stay tuned into the Cricket Australia Indoor Facebook page for match results, feature stories and highlights. The CA_Indoor Twitter account will be bringing you live scores and if all else fails, head to indoor.cricket.com.au to follow the action.
Matches will be live streamed. We'll bring you the details shortly!
Who’s representing Australia?
Australian Men’s: Lyle Teske (QLD), Justin Perkins (VIC), Rob Fitzgerald (QLD), Keiran Perkins (VIC), Mark Rice (WA), Luke Ryan (ACT), Rhys Dearness (QLD), Jarrod Armitage (VIC), Matthew Floros (ACT), Josh Dreaver (QLD), Jamie Diener (SA), Ryan Dowse (QLD). Coach: Brenton Brien (QLD) Manager: Tony Panecasio (NSW)
Australian Women’s: Jude Coleman (QLD), Briony Polkinghorne (VIC), Nicole Martin (VIC), Liz Hall (SA), Dulane Carson (QLD), Alex Weeks (QLD), Neisha IIes (SA), Addy Campion (VIC), Samantha Dixon (QLD), Allison Nagle (QLD), Rachel Baines (WA), Kylie Rattray (SA). Coach: Wendy Kemp (QLD) Manager: Maleah Harris (QLD)
21 & Under Men’s: Josh Fontana (WA), Hamish Chaoman (QLD), Jay Jhamb (VIC), Zach Schwarz (SA), Kai Hickey (WA), Dylan Faram (ACT), Cameron Bullard (SA), Kiale O’Brian (WA), Kurt Prosper (NSW), Cameron Todd (WA), Tyler Van Luin (ACT), Daniel Van Hees.
21 & Under Women’s: Madeline Wright (VIC), Lauren Nicholson (WA), Amy Ridell (NSW), Zoe Griffiths (VIC), Emily Vallance (QLD), Tarlee Meaney (SA), Kirsten Davey (QLD), Gemma Cassidy, Paris Rafferty (VIC), Katrina Dixon (QLD), Sophie Roberts (SA), Stacy Rockliff (QLD). Coach: Cindy Kross (WA) Manager: Tommy Holt (VIC)
The Australian Open Men’s side have a number of potential debutants. Josh Dreaver #126 and Jamie Diener #125 are both in line to make their national debuts.
Allison Nagel and Alexandra Weeks are in line to make their Open Women’s debuts being awarded cap numbers 77 and 78 respectively.
When was the last Trans Tasman series and who played?
The last Trans Tasman Test Series was held in Australia with the hosts claiming a victory in all four divisions.
Open Men’s: Australia 3 – New Zealand 2
Open Women’s: Australia 5 – New Zealand 2
Under-22 Men’s: Australia 5 – New Zealand 0
Under-22 Women’s: Australia 5 – New Zealand 0