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Heat Go Regional

11 August 2017

Queensland Cricket will turn up the heat for the start of Play Cricket month with player appearances and squad visits in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay and Rockhampton next week.

Members of the my FootDr Queensland Bulls and Konica Minolta Queensland Fire squads will also be present on Sunday, while next week will feature extended visits to Toowoomba and Rockhampton where players will meet fans and promote playing cricket this season.

Club sign-on campaigns are currently underway around the State with new and existing players encouraged to visit to find their nearest club or MILO T20 Blast or MILO in2CRICKET centres.

Cricket Australia will launch its national Play Cricket campaign next month which is supported by Queensland Cricket and the Brisbane Heat men’s and women’s teams.

Heat, Bulls and Fire players will visit Toowoomba and the Darling Downs from Thursday through to Saturday next week, which will feature school visits, club and squad training as well as an appearance at the new Community Hub Space at CUA’s Ruthven Street branch in the Walton Stores Precinct.

The CUA appearance will also feature the Heat VR powered by CUA exhibition including the new Augmented Reality Walk display.

The players will include school visits to Warwick, Pittsworth, Oakey and Toowoomba.

Heat, Bulls and Fire players will travel to Rockhampton next week and be based in the Central Queensland city until Saturday, with some players also visiting Mackay on Friday.

Recent Australian players Joe Burns and Holly Ferling will visit Rockhampton while Cricket Australia contracted pace bowler Billy Stanlake and Australian ODI selection Sam Heazlett will be with the Toowoomba contingent along with Warwick product and WBBL Heat allrounder Delissa Kimmince.

Current Queensland Bulls coach Wade Seccombe will return to his old home town of Toowoomba while recently appointed Queensland Fire coach Peter McGiffin, originally from Mackay, will be with the CQ contingent.

While in Rockhampton, the players will visit schools in Gladstone, Calliope, Tannum Sands and Gracemere.

Heat and Bulls wicket-keeper Jimmy Peirson and reigning Ian Healy Trophy winner Michael Neser will journey to Mackay on Friday for school and talent squad appearances.

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