Welcome to Pharmacy Cricket Inc.

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Welcome to Pharmacy Cricket an initiative of the pharmacists of Australia to promote cricket matches and cricket dinners and to provide scholarships to pharmacy students to assist with their pharmacy course.

Starting in 2000 with the first match in Bowral on Bradman Oval, games have been played each year. The number of matches has increased each year. In 2002 competition for The Chemists Interstate Challenge Cricket Shield first contested in 1908 was recommenced with the match NSW vs Victoria. In 2002 the first City vs Country match was played at Wagga for the trophy The Sidgreaves Shield. The 2003 - 2004 season was expanded with the addition of Queensland. The first match was played at Robina on the Gold Coast and in March 2006 the first Sydney vs Newcastle match was played at the ground of Shore school at Northbridge.

A new initiative was launched for the 2005 - 2006 season with a Pharmacy Cricket Carnival being played at Camden NSW, with teams from NSW, Queensland and Victoria playing matches over three days. The 2006 - 2007 season saw Tasmania joining Queensland, NSW & Victoria to be part of a very successful Carnival played at the Gold Coast. The 2008 - 2009 Carnival included in addition to the four States who played at the Gold Coast teams for the first time from South Australia and Western Australia. The 2007 - 2008 Carnival played at Bowral NSW was a truly National event and was the centenary of the 'Chemists Interstate Challenge Cricket Shield' first contested in Melbourne in 1908. The year 2008 also celebrated the 100th birthday of the late Don Bradman.

The 2008 - 2009 season saw the addition of a next fixture a match against the Australian Dental Association and the second National Cricket Carnival that was played in Adelaide and was described as an outstanding and magnificent event. A match The Presidents X1 v The Invitation X1 was played at Bradman Oval Bowral in April 2009.

Pharmacy Cricket attracts pharmacy students, recent graduates, and pharmacist's young and the not so young. The games are played in a friendly but competitive spirit at the best grounds with qualified umpires. A trophy is provided for each match. A cricket kit is provided and new balls used for each match. A player of the match award is often presented and for special games a best batting and a best bowling award is given. Caps in the colours of a particular team or state are presented to each new player at the start of their match.

Our sponsors, who provide generous support for Pharmacy Cricket are a very important, if not a vital part of the success of our activity. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia NSW Branch provides much appreciated secretarial and printing assistance.

The Mission Statement sets out the aims and objects and provides for the use of funds in excess of our needs to be used to assist pharmacy students with their pharmacy course

The Pharmacy Cricket Tie is now available for order.