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GPS Sport Calendar – Term One, 2020


Date Competition Venue
Saturday, 1 February TGS v BGS TGS
Saturday, 8 February TGS v GT GT
Saturday, 15 February TGS v BYE BYE
Saturday, 22 February TGS v IGS IGS
Saturday, 29 February TGS v TSS TGS
Saturday, 7 March TGS v NC NC
Saturday, 14 March TGS v BSHS TGS
Saturday, 21 March TGS v BBC TGS
Saturday, 28 March TGS v ACGS ACGS


Home Games – [Home Venue] 1st XI, 4th XI, 5th XI, 6th XI, Year 11, Year 9, Year 7 & Year 5

[Away Venue] 2nd XI, 3rd XI, Year 10, Year 8 & Year 6



Date Competition Venue
Saturday, 8 February TGS v NC NC
Saturday, 15 February TGS v GT TGS
Saturday, 22 February TGS v ACGS TGS
Saturday, 29 February TGS v BBC BBC
Saturday, 7 March TGS v IGS TGS
Saturday, 14 March TGS v BGS BGS
Saturday, 21 March TGS v BSHS BSHS

Please note: GPS Volleyball is no longer aligned with GPS Cricket.



Date Competition Venue
Friday, 7 February TGS Invitational Carnival Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler
Friday, 21 February ACGS Invitational Carnival Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler
Friday, 6 March GPS Championship Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Chandler
Session 1 (10 – 12 Yrs) 8.30am – 12.15pm
Session 2 (13 Yrs – Open) 1.30pm – 5.45pm


Cricket Trials – Week 5, 6 and 7

Dear Cricketers,

Please be reminded that Cricket Trials for 2020 will take place over the next three weeks.

Please take note of the information below:

  • Trials will run from 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Each year group only trials twice throughout this period
  • You are required to attend both sessions
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you have signed up to play Cricket for 2020. If you need any assistance with this process please visit Mrs Mathies in the Sports Office
  • If you are unable to attend these sessions but do wish to play Cricket it is your responsibility to communicate with your trial coordinator (teacher in brackets below)
  • Please use the shelving in the mezzanine level of the GMSC to store your bags
  • Please wear golds and/or your McRae Private Wealth training shirt to the trials
  • Development Squads should continue to train in these groups as per schedules sent out by Mr Schuhmacher

Session details are below:

Week 5

Current Year 7s – Monday – Kent Nets and Oval (Mr Henderson)

Current Year 9s – Wednesday – Kent Nets and Oval (Mr Schuhmacher)

Current Year 10s – Thursday – Captains’ Nets (the new Mills synthetic nets) (Mr McKinnon)


Week 6

Current Year 7s – Monday – Kent Nets and Oval

Current Year 8s – Tuesday  – Barbour Nets and Oval (Mr Wallis)

Current Year 11s – Thursday – Kent Nets (Mr Klan)


Week 7

Current Year 8s – Tuesday  – Barbour Nets and Oval

Current Year 9s – Wednesday – Kent Nets and Oval

Current Year 10s – Thursday – Captains’ Nets

Current Year 11s – Thursday – Kent Nets


All the best at the trials.

Cricket – Bush Bash: Sunday, 13 October

Dear Cricket Community,

The Toowoomba Cricket Bush Bash is in full swing.

This Sunday, 13 October, TGS are hosting two of the Round 4 matches and we are looking to our Cricket community to get behind and support some of our leading cricketers who are taking part.


VENUE: Mills Oval

TIME: 1:00pm

TEAMS: Hip Pocket Rockets v George Banks Umbrellas


VENUE: Barbour Oval


TEAMS: Liebke Lions v Livewired Lightning


  • Matt Watson (Liebke Lions)
  • Dan Brown (Hip Pocket Rockets)
  • Harry Weir (Hip Pocket Rockets)
  • Morgan Galvin (George Banks Umbrellas)
  • Jacob Gross (Livewired Lightning).

The Cricket Supporters’ Group will be selling burgers and drinks throughout the please come and join in the festivities as we see Toowoomba’s and some on Brisbane’s best cricketers in action.

TGS Cricket Helmet Offer – Stock Available for Sizing – Monday, 9 September 2019

Dear Cricket Community,


Our sample Masuri Cricket helmets have arrived.


For boys wanting to try helmets on before purchasing, please make your way to Mr Pollard’s sports office in the Glen McCracken Sports Centre on Monday, 9 September between 1pm and 1:45pm.


Boys who have already ordered may like to double check their sizing is right.


Please be reminded that helmet and bag orders need to be finalised by Monday, 30 September.

2019/2020 Cricket Information Inc. GPS 2020 Dates

Vic Williams letter 2019

2019 TGS Cricket Academy Flyer (1)

Dear Cricket Community,


The dates for the TGS Cricket program for the remainder of 2019 and the 2020 GPS season have been released.

There are multiple opportunities provided for our boys to become better Cricketers and more importantly, resilient young men.

Below you will see some key dates for all Cricketers as our pre-season fast approaches. Please add the relevant dates to your diaries and follow the instructions where necessary.


Term 4 dates:

Australian Cricket Institute – ACADEMY (one session per week)

Wednesday, 16 October – Wednesday, 20 November (Age 10-12: 5:00pm–6:30pm, Age 13-16: 6:30pm–8:00pm)

  • To register, please click on the attached ‘2019 TGS Cricket Academy Flyer’ and follow the instructions.

Vic Williams Academy (one session per week for TGS boys aged 9-15)

Sunday, 20 October – Sunday, 24 November (times based on number of registered boys)

  • For further information and registration details, please click on the attached ‘Vic Williams letter 2019’.

Development Squads (Current Year 6 – Current Year 11)

Week 2 – Week 7 (2 sessions per week – schedule to be confirmed)

  • Boys will be notified regarding selection and schedule in the coming weeks.

ALL Years Cricket trials (Current Year 6 – Current Year 11)

Week 5 – Week 7 (1 session per week – schedule to be confirmed)

  • Boys must register and trial to be considered for Cricket in Term 1, 2020


Christmas Holiday dates:

1st XI & 8A/9A (combined team) Cricket Camp

Sunday, 8 December – Tuesday, 10 December

  • Invite only (14 boys invited for 3 matches against Nudgee, BBC and Churchie in Brisbane)

TGS Cricket Coaching Camp (for boys aged 8-12)

Monday, 20 January – Wednesday, 22 January

  • Registration details and further information will be sent out at a later date. This camp is open to non-TGS boys.

TGS Cricket Development Camp

Thursday, 23 January to Saturday, 25 January

  • Invite only


Term 1, 2020 dates

Monday, 27 January – Australia Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 28 January – Year 7-8 Cricket Trials

Wednesday, 29 January – Normal training schedule begins – please check Sport and Activities site for full schedule

Friday, 31 January – (Optional) Weekly ALL YEARS Wicket Keeper training commences


GPS Season

Saturday, 1 February – Round 1 v BGS (Home)

Saturday, 8 February – Round 2 v Gregory Terrace (Away)

Saturday, 15 February – Round 3 (Bye) – 1st XI v Downlands (Home) + supplementary matches for the following teams v Ambrose Treacy College (7A, 8A, 9A, 10A, 11A, 2nd XI only)

Sunday, 16 February – Parent/Son Big Bash Competition (Hosted by TGS)

Saturday, 22 February – Round 4 – TGS v IGS (Away)

Saturday, 29 February – Round 5 – TGS v TSS (Home)

Saturday, 7 March – Round 6 v NC (Away)

Saturday, 14 March – Round 7 v BSHS (Home)

Saturday, 21 March – Round 8 v BBC (Home)

Saturday, 28 March – Round 9 v ACGS (Away)

Sunday, 29 March – Cricket Presentation Day



When the 1st XI have a HOME fixture, the following sides also play ‘home’ matches.

4th XI/Year 5/7/9/11.

When the 1st XI have an AWAY fixture, the following sides play ‘home’ matches.

2nd XI/3rd XI/Year 6/8/10


I look forward to working with your son over the coming months.


Yours in Cricket,


Ben Schuhmacher
Director of Cricket
Toowoomba Grammar School

24 Margaret Street, Toowoomba
Queensland 4350 Australia

Telephone:    (07) 4687 2595



Cricket Bags Orders – TGS Branded


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


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)


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


Sport & Activities Photos: Now available to order


Online Order link:

Dear Parents,

School extra-curricular group photographs were taken recently. These groups may include sports teams / prefect groups, bands or other extra-curricular groups and these group images are now available for purchase at the advancedlife Toowoomba Grammar School Community Portal.

Simply follow the link above or click order now to go directly to your community portal.

Important Information:

  • Extra-curricular group photos can only be purchased online DO NOT return payment to school
    ● If your child’s group or team has not yet been photographed and is scheduled to be photographed at a later date, you will receive an additional email notification when the images are ready to be ordered
    ● Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are ordered
    ● Past years’ photographs including sports, extra-curricular and representative groups are also available at your school’s advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above)

advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to Toowoomba Grammar School for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at



Cricket: Round 9 wrap v BGS

Dear Cricket Community,

The final round of Cricket against Brisbane Grammar School saw only 3 completed fixtures in Toowoomba, while a result was possible in most of the remaining matches played at BGS’ Northgate grounds. Overall, TGS won 5 out of 13 completed fixtures, which included another victory for our undefeated 8C side. Our 1st XI were also victorious in a match which resulted in a 4th place finish for the season, a great achievement. Across all GPS fixtures in 2019, TGS had a winning percentage of 59.85 which is up almost 10% on 2018.

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Cricket: Round 8 wrap v Churchie

Dear Cricket Community,

The penultimate round against Churchie was another wet day of Cricket which saw 9 cancellations across our GPS fixtures. Of the 14 matches in the senior school that proceeded, TGS were victorious in 12 – a cracking result. In more good news, our 1st XI bounced back following two consecutive losses and earned themselves a bonus point in their 6 wicket victory against their East Brisbane opposition.

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