For the first time since 2013, the ACT will feature a team in the Men's Toyota Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC) that will be played in Toowoomba from 3-11 January 2020.
The ACCC celebrates the best of country cricket and provides Australia’s best regional players with the opportunity to represent their state and test their skills at a high level of competition.
Cricket ACT General Manager High Performance Olivia Thornton said this was a big step forward for cricket in the Canberra region.
“Our cricketing community have been calling out for this and we are pleased that we have been able to work with Cricket Australia to bring this to life,” said Olivia
“Representing your state is something all cricketers strive for and this will be a great opportunity for our local players.
“This is something we have wanted for a while and we are excited to confirm that the ACT will be making a return to the Australian Country Championships this summer.
The ACT team will be coached by Comets Head Coach Kyle Piper and will provide local players with a great opportunity to press for higher honours.
ACT players were previously eligible to play for NSW Country in the ACCC.
ACT/Southern Districts took out the McDonalds NSW Country Championships in the 2018-19 tournament which is played in the lead up to the ACCC.