Dave catches up with Adam Griffith as the Tigers and Hurricanes are heading To Darwin for the NT strike League and several practice matches.
The return of Men’s One-Day Domestic cricket to Hobart headlines this morning’s reveal of the 2019-20 Tasmanian Tigers fixture as the competition moves away from its tournament format of last summer.
The Tigers will play their final two matches of the Marsh One-Day Cup at Blundstone Arena on Monday 18 and Wednesday 20 November as they push for a winning return to the competition’s decider having finished as runner-up to Victoria in 2018.
Marsh, through its acquisition of JLT in April 2019, has a long-standing relationship as the Official Risk Partner to Cricket Australia and has been the naming rights sponsor of the Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield since 2017 (previously JLT).
These two matches will be the first One-Day Domestic cricket played at Blundstone Arena since the Final of the 2017-18 competition between South Australia and Western Australia on 21 October, 2017, and the Tigers’ first One-Day Domestic matches at the venue since 17 October, 2017.
“There will be 30 days of domestic cricket played in Hobart this summer and including Hobart Hurricanes matches, 35 days of domestic cricket being played in Tasmania, which is fantastic for fans across the state to be able to enjoy,” said Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive, Nick Cummins.
The Tigers Women’s team will be looking to build on their breakout season of 2018-19 and push for a first-ever Finals berth after falling narrowly short last summer. The venue for their two home matches in Tasmania will be confirmed in the near future.
In the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Adam Griffith’s side will be on the hunt for points early in the summer in their three home matches before the season breaks for the Big Bash League from Tuesday 10 December.
In something extra for Tasmanian cricket fans, Blundstone Arena will again host a four-day international tour match between England A and a Cricket Australia XI from Saturday 15 – Tuesday 18 February 2020.
Fans will no doubt be eager for a repeat of last summer, when Tasmania’s Jake Doran scored a scintillating century in front of his home crowd for the CA XI against Sri Lanka.
The Tigers’ fixture is as follows:
2019-20 Marsh One-Day Cup
Monday 23 September, Tasmania vs. Victoria, WACA Ground – Perth
Wednesday 25 September, Western Australia vs. Tasmania, WACA Ground – Perth
Sunday 29 September, South Australia vs. Tasmania, Karen Rolton Oval – Adelaide
Tuesday 1 October, South Australia vs. Tasmania, Karen Rolton Oval – Adelaide
Wednesday 23 October, New South Wales vs. Tasmania, SCG
Monday 18 November, Tasmania vs. Queensland, Blundstone Arena*
Wednesday 20 November, Tasmania vs. New South Wales, Blundstone Arena*
*Broadcast on Fox Sports/Kayo Sports
2019-20 Marsh Sheffield Shield
Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 October, Western Australia vs. Tasmania, WACA Ground – Perth
Friday 18 – Monday 21 October, New South Wales vs. Tasmania, SCG
Thursday 31 October – Sunday 3 November, Tasmania vs. Victoria, Blundstone Arena
Monday 11 – Thursday 14 November, South Australia vs. Tasmania, Adelaide Oval
Friday 29 November – Monday 2 December, Tasmania vs. Queensland, Blundstone Arena
Saturday 7 – Tuesday 10 December, Tasmania vs. South Australia, Blundstone Arena
Friday 14 – Monday 17 February, Queensland vs. Tasmania, The Gabba – Brisbane
Monday 24 – Thursday 27 February, Tasmania vs. Western Australia, Blundstone Arena
Friday 6 – Monday 9 March, Tasmania vs. New South Wales, Blundstone Arena
Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 March, Victoria vs. Tasmania, CitiPower Centre – Melbourne
2019-20 Women’s National Cricket League
Sunday 22 September, Tasmania vs. Western Australia, South DCC – Brisbane
Monday 23 September, Queensland vs. Tasmania, South DCC – Brisbane
Tuesday 7 January, South Australia vs. Tasmania, Karen Rolton Oval – Adelaide
Thursday 9 January, South Australia vs. Tasmania, Karen Rolton Oval – Adelaide
Tuesday 21 January, Tasmania vs. Victoria, TBC – Home
Thursday 23 January, Tasmania vs. Victoria, TBC – Home
Tuesday 4 February, New South Wales vs. Tasmania, North Sydney Oval
Thursday 6 February, ACT vs. Tasmania, Phillip Oval – Canberra