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Cricket Training Shirts

Dear Cricket Community,

It is an expectation that all Toowoomba Grammar School Cricketers wear the 2021 training shirt to training sessions and matches throughout the season – please be reminded that boys must wear full whites for matches.

Please access ‘Cricket Training Shirts 2021’ through Parent Lounge and once the transaction is complete, collection can be made. The TGS Cricket Supporters Group have once again generously subsidised our shirts and, as a result, will cost $25.
 
I would also like to thank our generous sponsors Toowoomba Mortgage Brokers and Keith Dudgeon Cricket Specialist for their support of our program.
 
All collections can be made from the Indoor Nets at the Ground Floor of the Glen McCracken Sports Centre at the following times:

Monday, 25 January (1:00-1:45pm)

  • ALL Year 7 and NEW STUDENTS 

Wednesday, 27 January (1:15-1:45pm)

  • Year 8 and 9 

Thursday, 28 January (12:30-1:00pm)

  • Year 10, 11 and 12

Friday, 29 January (1:15-1:45pm)

  • Students who are yet to collect

Junior school students will receive their training shirts during the trial sessions next week, once payment has been processed.

Please note, cricketers who attended the January Cricket Festival may have already received their training shirt and do not need to order another shirt.

I look forward to seeing you and your son around the grounds over the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

Peter Dein
DIRECTOR OF CRICKET

 

Cricket Welcome and Trials Information

Dear Parents and Players,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Welcome to those parents and students who are new to Toowoomba Grammar School.

As I am sure you all are aware, the school year commences next week which brings with it the start of the GPS Cricket Season. With approximately 400 boys registered to play, and a total of 32 teams entered, we have a busy week of trials and training sessions planned for the first week back.

Due to the shortened week, the Week One training schedule will look slightly different to rest of the season, with more information on the normal training schedule to be provided towards the end of next week. Please see the Week One trials and training schedule below with a school map attached.

Monday, 25 January (3:00-5:00pm)

  • ALL Year 7 – Kent Oval Nets
  • New students Year 8-12 – Captains’ Nets (bottom of Mills Oval)

Tuesday, 26 January (3:30-5:30pm)

  • First XI – Mills Oval

Wednesday, 27 January (3:30-5:30pm)

  • Year 8 – Kent Oval Nets
  • Year 9 – Barbour Oval Nets
  • Year 11 – Captains’ Nets (bottom of Mills Oval)

Thursday, 28 January (3:30-5:30pm)

  • Year 7 – Kent Oval Nets
  • Year 10 – Barbour Oval Nets
  • 2nd XI – 4th XI – Indoor Nets
  • First XI – Mills Oval

Friday, 29 January (3:30-5:00pm)

  • All Wicketkeepers – Indoor Nets

Please note – Years 5 & 6 trials will be held during school hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30-3:00pm.

All players will require the following;

  • Dressed in their TGS sport uniform (golds) with cricket whites acceptable
  • Cricket equipment – helmet included (unfortunately, we are unable to share any equipment under the GPS COVID guidelines)
  • Water bottle

To support those players who do not own any cricket equipment, the school will be offering sets of new, or near-new, kits for $50 with payment to be made through TGS Parent Lounge. The kits will include a bat, batting pads, thigh pad and batting gloves. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any helmets, cricket bags or boxes. Once purchased, collection of the kits can be made on Monday, 25 January between the hours of 1:00-1:45pm from the Indoor Nets, located on the Ground Floor of the Glen McCracken Centre.

All teams will be selected on the Thursday evening, prior to each round, and announced on the website and TGS Sports Portal.

An additional email will be sent later today outlining the process of purchasing cricket training shirts.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Peter Dein
DIRECTOR OF CRICKET

 

GPS Cricket Trials – Dates & Times

Throughout the final two weeks of Term 4 those intending on playing Cricket for TGS in 2021 will be required to attend trials.

Your trial information can be seen below.

 

Week 6 and 7

Current Year 7s – Monday – Kent Nets and Oval (Bell, Draheim, Fowler, Eckert)

Current Year 8s – Tuesday  – Kent Nets and Oval (Gilbert, Wallis, Hopson)

Current Year 9s – Wednesday – Kent Nets and Oval (Lachmund + Mullins + 10D Coach)

Current Year 10s – Thursday – Kent Nets (11B Coach + Perrignon)

Current Year 11s – Thursday – Kent Nets (Klan + Morgan)

 

Other Key Information:

  • Trials begin at 3:30pm and conclude at 5:00pm
  • Please wear golds or the Cricket training shirt to the trials
  • Please ensure you bring your kit bag – due to Covid19 we are no longer in a position to provide team kits
  • For those who need gear you will need to see Mr Pollard in the Sports Office prior to the trials
  • Please communicate any absences with the trial coordinator in bold. It is essential you are in attendance as team numbers will be based on trial numbers.

 

Thanks for your cooperation and best of luck at the trials.

Peter Dein

Director of Cricket

Sport Representative Pathways – Expression of Interest

2020 Combined Calendar (10 OCTOBER 2019) docx

The following was emailed to all current TGS parents – Thursday, 30 January 2020.

 

Dear Parents,

 

TGS is supportive of boys being able to access Toowoomba Secondary School Sport (TSSS) and Darling Downs School Sport (DD) representative pathways.

To reduce whole school emails please follow this LINK to indicate if you would like to receive information regarding representative sport trials.

 

A copy of the 2020 Darling Downs School Sport Combined Sporting Calendar is attached for your reference.

Please note: 10 – 12 age groups are managed by the Junior School, for more information regarding 10 – 12 years trials please contact Liz Pratt – [email protected]

 

For more information, please contact the Sport & Activities Office.

**Cricket – Helmet Compliance**

Dear Cricket Community,

As mentioned in 2019, TGS will be abiding by the new Helmet regulations being enforced for the 2020 season and beyond.

This requirement is happening as a result of policy changes being implemented by the ICC, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket to improve the level of protection provided by helmets.

It is a mandatory requirement for all boys to wear a helmet and it is an expectation that each boy owns their own helmet. 

If your son already owns a helmet, it is an expectation that it meets these new guidelines. Please note that some helmets currently used do not meet the new standards, and all players should verify when purchasing new helmets that they comply with the new requirements. For those boys requiring helmets, please visit the website of our sponsors, Keith Dudgeon Cricket Specialist.

If you are unsure whether your helmet is compliant, click Compliant Helmets.

Before our Round 1 clash with BGS, your son’s coach will ensure your son has met these guidelines.

This mandate is a good thing in terms of ensuring the safety of your son playing this sport.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Ben Schuhmacher

Cricket Bags Orders – TGS Branded

TGS BAGS

Dear Cricket Community,

 

The Cricket season is fast approaching… If you are on the lookout to purchase Cricket gear for the upcoming season, I would like to remind you of Keith Dudgeon Cricket Specialists, our sponsor and preferred supplier.

 

For those interested in purchasing Cricket bags for your son, we have two bags complete with TGS logo. For a collection date in January, orders need to be made by close of business on Monday, September 30.

 

Please see the attached document for further information.

 

To order one of these bags, please visit TGS School Portal – Parent Lounge.

 

Again, I thank you for your support and I look forward to working with your son in the upcoming season.

Cricket Helmet Legislation & TGS Helmet Offer

TGS CRICKET HELMET OPTIONS ‘

Masuri – Compliant Helmets

Helmets FAQs

 

Dear Cricket Community,

 

Cricket Australia has announced that at the start of the 2019 – 2020 cricket season, all community cricketers (whether junior or senior) will be required to wear BS7928:2013 compliant helmets AT ALL TIMES when batting, wicket keeping up to the stumps and fielding in close.”

This requirement is happening as a result of policy changes being implemented by the ICC, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket to improve the level of protection provided by helmets.

 

To meet this requirement, the TGS Cricket Supporters’ Group would like to offer parents & boys the opportunity to purchase helmets complete with TGS logo. There are two types of Masuri helmets which can be purchased through the parent portal – these prices are well below the recommended retail price.

 

Given production times, orders need to be placed before September 30, 2019 in order for a January collection. Please view the attachments/links which will provide further information.

 

Link 1 – Helmet FAQs (see above)

Link 2 – Masuri – Compliant Helmets (see above)

Link 3 – TGS Cricket Helmet Options, Pricing and Sizing (see above)

LINK TO HELMET RECOMMENDATIONS (& LIST OF COMPLIANT HELMETS)

ORDER PAGE (TGS School Portal – Parent Lounge)

Please keep in mind that it is a mandatory requirement for all boys to wear a helmet and it is an expectation that each boy owns their own helmet. The School will continue to run the ‘Hire-A-Kit’ program for all other Cricket equipment.

 

If your son already owns a helmet, it is an expectation that it meets the current Cricket Australia helmet guidelines as per the second link above. Please also note that many helmets currently used do not meet the new standards, and all players should verify when purchasing new helmets that they comply with the new requirements.

 

This mandate is a good thing in terms of ensuring the safety of your son playing this sport.

 

Yours in Cricket,

 

Ben Schuhmacher

DIRECTOR OF CRICKET

Cricket Training 13/2/19 – hot weather hydration advice

Dear Cricketers and Families,

Please be aware that tomorrow we are expecting temperatures to reach 38 degrees.

As such, please ensure your son stays hydrated throughout the day and takes a full water bottle to training in the afternoon.

Coaches will also be encouraged to provide the boys with extra drinks breaks throughout the session.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Ben Schuhmacher
Director of Cricket