About Cricket In Darwin
Picturesque and global standard cricketing grounds. Premier cricket clubs. Star players. Cricket in Darwin has all the ingredients that make up a great cricketing destination. However the pride of Darwin cricket is the Marrara Stadium. The most noteworthy of the outdoor stadiums in the whole of the Northern Territory, the 15,000-capacity Marrara Stadium had been accorded Test ground status after it went through a multi-million dollar refurbishment to bring in features and facilities of an international class cricketing stadium.
The Marrara Stadium has hosted its first test (between Australia and Bangladesh) in July 2003 and its first One-Day International, as part of the same series, in August the same year. The stadium also plays host to a number of other Darwin sports like Australian Rules Football and rugby.
About The Clubs Playing Cricket In Darwin
The tradition of cricket in Darwin is proudly upheld by the various cricketing clubs that throw up quality players every now and then.
The PINT Cricket Club is one of the well-known Darwin cricket clubs with formidable junior and senior teams. Through the years, many of the teams have made their mark in the Australian A-Grade cricketing stage.
These Darwin cricket clubs boast of talented players who are just waiting in the wings to grab their chances and don the green and gold for Australia.
Damien Martyn, the right-handed middle order batsman, a well-known Australia international cricketer was born in Darwin. He however moved to Perth at the age of three after the devastating Cyclone Tracy wrecked Darwin in 1974.
Cricket, a very popular sport in Darwin looks all set to bowl over the rest of Australia with its team of raw talents, steadily improving cricket clubs and world-standard cricketing stadiums and give the Queenslands and the New South Wales a tough run for their wickets.