What is the ACA Masters program?

Launched in 2008, the ACA Masters program utilises current and past players to promote and grow the game of cricket through the following activities:
  • Annual tours to country regions in all States
  • Events to create awareness of the program in capital cities
  • Matches against State representative teams, development programs and special squads
  • Awarding of regional youth scholarships annually to develop talented future stars of the game and support their cricket development
  • Coaching clinics for more than 10,000 children annually
  • Masters players actively involved in supporting Cricket Australia game development initiatives
  • Community initiatives including charity work, fundraising for local cricket, indigenous community visits and coaching
  • Corporate initiatives
In the 2011/12 season, the ACA Masters toured the following regions:
  • Coffs Harbour & Armidale
  • Australian Country Cricket Championships
  • Imparja Cup
  • Albury & Rochester
  • Port Augusta & Whyalla
ACA members have the opportunity to be involved in the ACA Masters and any member interested in participating in the Masters program should contact Sarah Mitchell at the ACA on 613 9698 7200 or smitchell@auscricket.com.au.


Meet the ACA Masters

Greg Matthews

Greg Matthews
Born: December 15, 1959, Newcastle, New South Wales
Major Teams: Australia, New South Wales
Nickname: Mo
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak
Test Debut: Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1983
ODI Debut: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 8, 1984



Murray Goodwin

Murray Goodwin
Born: December 11, 1972, Salisbury (now Harare)
Major Teams: Netherlands, Zimbabwe, ACB Chairman's XI, Ahmedabad Rockets, Cricket Australia Chairman's XI, ICL World XI, Mashonaland, Mashonaland A, Subiaco-Floreat, Sussex, Warriors, Western Australia, Western Australia Second XI
Nickname: Muzza, Fuzz, Goodie
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Test Debut: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Kandy, Jan 7-11, 1998
ODI Debut: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Colombo (SSC), Jan 22, 1998



Craig McDermott

Craig McDermott
Born: April 14, 1965, Raceview, Ipswich, Queensland
Major Teams: Australia, Queensland
Nickname: Billy
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast
Test Debut: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 22-27, 1984
ODI Debut: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 6, 1985



Terry Alderman

Terry Alderman
Born: June 12, 1956, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia
Major Teams: Australia, Gloucestershire, Kent, Western Australia
Nickname: Clem
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Test Debut: England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 18-21, 1981
ODI Debut: England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 6, 1981



Greg Blewett

Greg Blewett
Born: October 29, 1971, Adelaide, South Australia
Major Teams: Australia, Kent, Nottinghamshire, South Australia, Yorkshire
Nickname: Blewy
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Test Debut: Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 26-30, 1995
ODI Debut: Australia v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 15, 1995



Jason Gillespie

Jason Gillespie
Born: April 19, 1975, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales
Major Teams: Australia, Ahmedabad Rockets, Glamorgan, South Australia, Yorkshire
Nickname: Dizzy
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast
Test Debut: Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Nov 29-Dec 3, 1996
ODI Debut: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 30, 1996



Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann
Born: February 5, 1970, Gawler, South Australia
Major Teams: Australia, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Victoria, Yorkshire
Nickname: Boof
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox
Test Debut: India v Australia at Bangalore, Mar 25-28, 1998
ODI Debut: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 30, 1996



Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott
Born: September 28, 1971, Chelsea, Victoria
Major Teams: Australia, Chandigarh Lions, Glamorgan, ICL World XI, South Australia, Victoria, Yorkshire
Nickname: Herb
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm medium
Test Debut: Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 22-26, 1996
ODI Debut: England v Australia at Lord's, May 25, 1997



Michael Kasprowicz

Michael Kasprowicz
Born: February 10, 1972, South Brisbane, Queensland
Major Teams: Australia, Essex, Glamorgan, ICL World XI, Leicestershire, Mumbai Champs, Queensland
Nickname: Kasper
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Test Debut: Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 22-26, 1996
ODI Debut: Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Dec 19, 1995



Tom Moody

Tom Moody
Born: October 2, 1965, Adelaide, South Australia
Major Teams: Australia, Warwickshire, Western Australia, Worcestershire
Nickname: Moose
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Test Debut: Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Nov 24-28, 1989
ODI Debut: India v Australia at Chennai, Oct 9, 1987



John Davison

John Davison
Born: May 9, 1970, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Major Teams: Canada, South Australia, Victoria
Nickname: Davo
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak
ODI Debut: Bangladesh v Canada at Durban, Feb 11, 2003



Greg Campbell

Greg Campbell
Born: March 10, 1964, Launceston, Tasmania
Major Teams: Australia, Tasmania
Nickname: Cambo
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Test Debut: England v Australia at Leeds, Jun 8-13, 1989
ODI Debut: Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26, 1989



Peter Sleep

Peter Sleep
Born: May 4, 1957, Penola, South Australia
Major Teams: Australia, South Australia
Nickname: Sounda
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak googly
Test Debut: Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Mar 10-15, 1979



Andy Bichel

Andy Bichel
Born: August 27, 1970, Laidley, Queensland
Major Teams: Australia, Essex, Hampshire, Queensland, Worcestershire
Nickname: Bic
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Test Debut: Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 25-28, 1997
ODI Debut: Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Jan 5, 1997



Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell
Born: February 7, 1972, Osborne Park, Perth, Western Australia
Major Teams: Australia, ACB Chairman's XI, Ahmedabad Rockets, Australia A, Australian Prime Minister's Invitation XI, Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy, Western Australia, Western Australia Second XI
Nickname:
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak
ODI Debut: Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 17, 2002


Jimmy Maher

Jimmy Maher
Born: February 27, 1974, Innisfail, Queensland
Major Teams: Australia, Durham, Glamorgan, Hyderabad Heroes, ICL World XI, Queensland
Nickname: Mahbo, Rock, Marzo
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
ODI Debut: Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Jan 14, 1998





Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson
Born: August 1, 1973, Naracoorte, South Australia
Major Teams: South Australia
Nickname: Johnno
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


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