Cricket NSW Media
Cricket NSW will be represented by the Sydney and Hawkesbury clubs at Australian Premier Cricket’s annual showcase event, the Fox Cricket National Premier T20 Championships, next week in Adelaide.
By qualifying for the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup Final won by Sydney in January, both teams also booked a ticket to South Australia for the championships.
The two clubs are among 10 teams to qualify with every state and territory represented on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Established in 2019, the championships are an extension of local Premier T20 competitions held in each state and territory, with winners earning the opportunity to compete at the national event.
The finalists in Victoria and NSW also qualify. The 16-match tournament will see each team play two qualifying games on Tuesday, another qualifier on Wednesday followed by the Final that afternoon.
Sydney defeated Randwick Petersham in the Sixers Conference Final, just before Christmas, to progress through to the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup Final on 12 January.
Hawkesbury defeated Bankstown in the Thunder Conference Final.
Fixtures for the tournament will be finalised on Monday night with a live draw.
Hawkesbury will be captained by former Australian One-Day International batsman Peter Forrest, while former NSW Blues wicketkeeper-batsman Daniel Smith captains Sydney.
Smith led Sydney to victory in the Kingsgrove Sports T20 Cup Final, at Drummoyne Oval in January, with a powerful 89 from 47 deliveries.
To follow all the action from the Fox Cricket National Premier Twenty20 Championships, follow the MyCricket Facebook page or visit www.nationalchamps.com.au. All matches will be live streamed here.
Victoria – Carlton Cricket Club and Monash Tigers
Tasmania – Lindisfarne Cricket Club
ACT – Western District
NSW – Hawkesbury Cricket Club and Sydney Cricket Club
Queensland – Valley District Cricket Club
Northern Territory – Desert Blaze
Western Australia – Fremantle Cricket Club