Cricket Season Review

In 2024, the number of teams participating in the AIC Cricket competition increased, with over 2000 students participating each weekend across Years 5 to 12. The AIC Cricket competition caters for students of all abilities with matches consisting of the shortened T20 version of the game through to the First XI fixtures which follow the “International One Day 50 Over” format.

Aggregate Competition
History was made in 2024 in the “Aggregate Competition” for Champion Cricket school of AIC.  The AIC Cricket Aggregate competition is calculated by combining the final standings of the 7A/B, 8A/B, 9A/B, 10A/B and First XI/Second XI premierships together. In the history of the AIC – only Marist College Ashgrove (17 Aggregate Championships) and Villanova College (6 Aggregate Championships) have secured the coveted “Aggregate Shield”. 2024 witnessed a showdown between Iona College and St Patrick’s College for the mantle of the champion overall Cricket College in the AIC which by coincidence would be resolved in Round 7 contest between the two schools. After a hard-fought day of cricket across all of the age groups, St Patrick’s was able to be crowned AIC Cricket Aggregate Champions for 2024! Iona finished second and Marist College Ashgrove third.

First XI Premiership
Iona College claimed an undefeated First XI Cricket Premiership in 2024. This is an incredible achievement and was built on strong all-round performances highlighted by prolific batting displays. In every game that the Iona team were required to bat first, the team was able to score over 200 runs- to do this over an entire AIC season is unprecedented. St Peters finished runners up with Marist College Ashgrove.

Year Level Premierships
Congratulations to the following Colleges who won premierships in the respective competitions.

Division Premiers
1st XI Iona College
2nd XI Iona College
3rd XI Marist College Ashgrove
10A Villanova College
10B St Patrick’s College
9A St Patrick’s College
9B St Laurence’s College, St Patrick’s College
9C St Patrick’s College, St Peters Lutheran College
8A St Patrick’s College
8B Iona College, Marist College Ashgrove, St Patrick’s College
8C St Patrick’s College
7A St Patrick’s College
7B St Laurence’s College
7C Marist College Ashgrove

Year 5 and 6 Cricket
Whilst premierships are not awarded in primary competitions, the competition between schools is still strong in Year 5 and 6 Cricket. 2024 included a number of incredible performances by both individuals and teams. The development that occurs in the primary school years of AIC Cricket is excellent preparation for the secondary school competitions that follow.

The AIC would like to thank Queensland Cricket for their support of AIC Cricket. Queensland Cricket supported the Association with Play HQ coordination and are great supporters in the development of Umpires in the Association.

The AIC would like to thank the dedicated group of AIC Community members who assisted each week with umpiring First XI fixtures. The First XI ‘Umpiring Panel’ is made up of parents, AIC Old Boys and general AIC supporters who are passionate about both Cricket and supporting our Association. For all of the parents on the panel, they forego watching their own son/s play to assist the Association. This year, the Association worked with Queensland Cricket to expand the panel through courses. These courses will again be run at the end of 2024 in the hope of expanding the panel so that independent umpires can be appointed to more divisions in 2025!

Thank you to all of the parents and supporters who umpired and scored throughout the divisions this year. Without this support, such a large number of games could not occur.

Photo Gallery
Please enjoy the images below. These will be added to as photos become available from each College.