Aboriginal XI Tour Match

Aboriginal XI squads representing Cricket Australia will return to Derbyshire 150 years after their counterparts became the first sporting team from Australia to tour internationally in 1868.

Two Twenty20 matches, seeing men’s and women’s Aboriginal squads take on Derbyshire representatives, will come to The 3aaa County Ground on Sunday 10 June – and entry will be FREE.

Australia internationals Ashleigh Gardner and Dan Christian will lead the respective sides for the historic tour.


Aboriginal XI Women
Sunday 10 June – Aboriginal XI v National Cricket Conference @ The 3aaa County Ground (11am start)

Aboriginal XI Men
Sunday 10 June – Aboriginal XI v Derbyshire @ The 3aaa County Ground (3pm start)


The touring Aboriginals played a South Derbyshire XI in fixture in Derby, as part of the original tour which took place between May and October in 1868.

In 1868, 13 Aboriginal players made the trip to the UK. In 2018, the 13 male players travelling will proudly represent one of those pioneers each on tour by displaying their name on the back of their uniform. The female squad will wear their own names on their back, being pioneers as the first female Indigenous team to tour the UK.


Aboriginal XI Men
Dan Christian (C), Nick Boland, Scott Boland, Brendan Doggett, Sam Doggett, Damon Egan, Tyran Liddiard, Jonte Pattison, Nathan Price, D’Arcy Short, Brendan Smith, Rex Strickland, Dane Ugle, Jeffrey Cook (coach).

Aboriginal XI Women
Ashleigh Gardner (C), Jemma Astley, Dharmini Chauhan, Christina Coulson, Hannah Darlington, Sara Darney, Zoe Fleming, Haylee Hoffmeister, Emma Manix-Geeves, Sally Moylan, Natalie Plane, Roxanne Van Veen, Naomi Woods, Shelley Nitschke (coach).

Entry will be free for both fixtures. For more details, please call 01332 388 101 or email info@derbyshireccc.com