The 2019/20 Detail First CTPL competition kicks off this weekend with Round One of the Kookaburra Cup (One-Day) competition.
The opening rounds should produce some exciting cricket with several players moving clubs in both playing and coaching roles as well as newly contracted Tigers players moving from interstate to settle at their clubs for the 2019/20 season.
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The opening round sees Kingborough hosting Glenorchy at Kingston Twin Ovals with Clive Rose and newly appointed player coach Trent Keep (formerly with SHSB) being the key players to help aid the Knights this season while fresh off an improved 2018/19 campaign, Glenorchy will once again be looking to club legend Nathan Matthews and Tasmanian Academy member Umair Butt to help continue it's climb up the ladder.
In other first round matches Clarence host Greater Northern Raiders (GNR) at Kangaroo Bay Oval with two-time Emerson Rodwell Medalist and Player-Coach of Clarence DCC, Harry Allanby being a major player with his all-round abilities again this season, while GNR will look to build on a competitive first season in 2018/19.
In the final match of the round 2018/19 Two-Day Premiers Lindisfarne squares off against New Town at Lindisfarne Oval. Lindisfarne will be looking to newly contracted Tiger Alex Bevilacqua to lead their attack, along with recent Tigers debutant and 2018/19 CTPL leading wicket taker Nathan Ellis and Tigers rookie and last season CTPL leading run scorer Mac Wright to once again dominate with ball and bat. New Town will look to former Zimbabwean international Tuwanda Mupariwa to put in consistent performances as well as all-rounder Mitch Owen who’s made the move over from Kingborough along with a strong youth contingency who have come through the junior program at the club.
University, South Hobart Sandy Bay and North Hobart have the bye first round. University will be keen to showcase their new recruits after the first-round bye with fast bowler Ryan Lees moving from New Town, allrounder Nuwan Kavinda from Glenorchy and former Queensland batter Sam Truloff making the move down from Western Suburbs in Brisbane. North Hobart will also be looking to let loose their newest interstate recruit in fast bowler Iain Carlisle (from NSW) in Round Two of the CTPL competition.
In other news, Glenorchy welcome back former Tasmanian and Glenorchy fast bowler Brett Geeves to take on the 1st Grade Coaching Role, Robb McMillan has taken over the reins of North Hobart this season from Dan Marsh while New Town have gained the services of seven-time CTPL premiership great Peter Di Venuto.
The Detail First CTPL 1st Grade (Women’s) and CTPL Lower Grades season commences on the weekend of 19/20 October.