Brisbane Premier League set to bring festival-like atmosphere to game days.
The highly anticipated Senior and U/19 male fixtures for the inaugural Brisbane Premier League (BPL) competition are here!
Across three Sundays in August Norths Cricket Club, Maroochydore Cricket Club, Redlands Cricket Club and Ipswich/Logan Cricket Club will be filled with families, wives, girlfriends, friends and grandparents to cheer on their loved ones in what will be a history-making moment for amateur cricket.
“We’ve been building to this moment for over a year now and to almost be at the ground seeing the first ball fly is surreal. Everyone has been chomping at the bit to know who they’re playing and when so we’re really excited to be able to share this information with them today,” says BPL co-founder Joel Hamilton.
While the players focus on their game, crowds who attend will find themselves experiencing a day at the cricket that looks very different to club games. The festival-like environment will be filled with food and beverage options, sponsor activations and coaching clinics to keep everyone entertained.
“We always wanted to create a fun atmosphere for cricketers to play that mimics the BBL and we know this is it. We’re so grateful to all our sponsors and can’t wait to be out amongst the crowds next month,” says Hamilton.
In the Seniors first round on Sunday 1 August it’ll be a battle of the coasts between the Marlins and the Waveriders while high profile franchise owned the Pirates (Darren Lehmann and Jimmy Maher) will go head-to-head with the Kings (Ian Healy and Chris Lynn). The Power open their campaign against the Rockets and it’ll be an age-old encounter between country and city as the Dingoes take on the Magic. Then to round out a day of entertainment, the Rockets, owned by Stuart Giles, Cathie Reid, Usman Khawaja, Kirby Short and Luke Hodge, will take on Healy and Lynn’s team under lights closing out the first round of the BPL.
All teams that make the Top 4 will play off against each other on Sunday 22 August in a twilight event. The U/19 teams lucky to make it to the finals will be playing at the same venue as the Seniors so it will be a chance for them to put their name up in lights in front of franchise owners in the hope to make senior selections next year or get scouted by a new team.
For those who cannot attend, all matches will be live streamed.