Throughout the year, the cricket group host matches and competitions and we encourage as many members to become as involved as this is a great way to relax, have fun, enjoy your favourite sport, and meet new people.
ANZRI Cricket Carnival
A highlight in the calendar is the Australian & New Zealand Railway Institute (ANZRI) Cricket Carnivals, these have been contested since 1929, at rotating venues around the States of Australia & in New Zealand. These Carnivals are held usually over a 10-12 day period, and are as much a social as competitive event. Official Functions occur throughout the Carnival period, and visitors are welcome to attend as well.
The Bi-Annual ANZRI Cricket carnival, held Gold from 16-22 February 2019 was won by the Victorian Team. The T20 competition was won by Queensland however fought back well to win the Big one in the 40 over game two lead up games and qualified to play the Grand Final against NSW.
In the Grand finals we played NSW batting first were 165 for 8 after 40 overs, Vic’s started off well getting a good start and then after a few anxious moments before Victoria won
by 5 wickets.
ANZRI CRICKET CARNIVAL 2019 - Annual Sports Report
The Bi-Annual ANZRI Cricket carnival, held on the Gold Coast from 16-22 February 2019, was won by the Victorian Team, comprising nine Metro and two TasRail employees. The T20 competition was won by Queensland, we lost both games.However, we fought back well to win the Big one in the 40 over games.
We were unbeaten in the two lead up games and qualified to play the Grand Final against NSW. Steve Jones, RahulPatel, Danny Grant, and Rajan Mohindru excelled in the bowling department, whilst Trent Swain 50, Ash Coles 52 made notable scores in the lead-up games.
In the grand finals we played NSW batting first were 165 for 8 after 40 overs, Danny Grant bowled well to get 3 for 21. Vic’s started well getting a good start and then a second-wicket partnership between Rahul Patel (47) and David Doran (31) then a few anxious moments before Ash Coles and Rajan Mohindru guided us through, and Victoria went on to win by 5 wickets.
Five Victorians were selected to the All Australian team: Trent Swain (capt), Rahul Patel,David Doran Danny Grant, and Ash Coles.
For further details on the ANZRI cricket history visit www.anzri.com