The 2024 National Cricket Inclusion Championships (NCIC) wrapped up in Brisbane, with Victoria successful across multiple divisions.
Thursday 25 January 2024.
Victoria claimed the national titles in the Men's Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Women's Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability divisions, while NSW took home their fifth consecutive national title in the Blind and Low Vison division.
This is the second consecutive win for Victoria in the Men's Deaf and Hard of Hearing division, with standout performances from Michael Parremore (3-17) and Justin Morgan (48*) delivering the team a six wicket win over New South Wales.
Victoria finished top of the table in the Women’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing division, 12 points ahead of New South Wales and Queensland, who finished equal with four points each after the six-match round robin competition.
Victoria also claimed a nine wicket win over Tasmania in the Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability division with the team’s opening batter Gavin Hicks announcing his retirement from state cricket prior to the match.
In the Blind and Low Vision division New South Wales defeated South Australia by 74 runs with Steffan Nero scoring 96 in the final.
Cricket Australia’s General Manager, Events & Operations Joel Morrison said:
“On behalf of Cricket Australia, I would like to congratulate the winners and all the teams who have represented their state proudly on the national stage this week.
“We saw some incredible performances take place on the field, including three five-wicket hauls by New South Wales’ Rodney Baker, South Australia’s Dion Lucas and Queensland’s Kyrna Crump, as well as a century from 16 year old Kobe Arrowsmith from Tasmania just to name a few.
“The National Cricket Inclusion Championships are a wonderful celebration of cricket and inclusion, and I would like to thank CommBank and Taverners Australia for their ongoing support to help us deliver this event.”
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