NSW and Sydney Sixers fast-bowler, Mickey Edwards, tells Sam Alexander how the Australian Cricketers’ Association is securing the future of cricket in Sydney and Australia.
Bigger bats, longer matches and lots of money. With new rules introduced and an eye on monetary gain, one ponders the question; is the future of Australian cricket being undermined?
A Glenn Maxwell-inspired Melbourne Stars have downed the Sydney Sixers by 5 wickets in a thrilling encounter on Sunday night.
Sydney Sixers bowlers Jackson Bird and Stephen O’Keefe have put rival BBL batsman on red alert with the pair showing their quality in the Sixers disappointing loss on Sunday.
Sydney Sixers captain Brad Haddin believes the side’s top order needs improving if the side is to knock of the Thunder, as the Sixers were downed by the Brisbane Heat by 6-runs on Sunday.
The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) recently developed a ‘Premier Cricket Program’ to keep former first-class players involved with cricket clubs in coaching and development roles.
The program aims to close the gap between State and Premier (Grade) cricket and provide a future of more developed cricketers with higher competition at State and International level.
One club attempting to bring through these future stars is Sydney based Manly Cricket Club.