2015 International Defence Force Carnival
In late November two ACA Masters squads, male and female, hit Canberra for the 2015 International Defence Force Carnival, to face-off against Australia's service men and women in back-to-back T20s.
Manuka Oval played host the 29th November clashes, which saw the ACA Masters men defeated by eight wickets, while the women stormed home with a convincing victory.
Former English international Lynsey Askew led from the front, posting 46 (41), as Rhiannon Dick chimed in with a handy 29 (24).
A spirited showing from the ADF's top order wasn't enough to get them over the line, as the ACA Masters women enjoyed a 54-run win.
Some late big hitting from hometown boy John Rogers (49) made for a strong Masters finish to their knock, on their way to 7/155.
Brad Haddin contributed 14 of his own, while Jimmy Maher showed the diggers that he still has it, posting 25.
The ADF men had no such trouble reaching their target, passing the ACA Masters' total with eight wickets in hand.
Attendees of a presentation dinner were treated to a panel featuring Michael Kasprowicz, Jimmy Maher, Jo Angel and Kate Pulford the night before the matches, marking the start of the carnival.
ACA Women’s Team
ACA Male team
2016 Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC)
Six ACA Masters made their way to Mount Gambier in early January to mentor Australia's most promising country cricketers at the 2016 Australian Country Cricket Championships (ACCC).
As a part of the tour, the mentors also took part in a carnival curtain raiser, splitting up between the Australian Country XI and Mount Gambier XI.
The home Xi triumphed by 29 runs, with handy contributions from former West Indian and Queensland batsman, Brendan Nash, who struck seven boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 54 (27). Will Sheridan claimed one wicket to help leave the chasing team short of their target.
Following the T20, the ACA Masters mentors joined their teams, to spend time with squads and part their knowledge of the game.
ACA Masters mentors
- Mentor for WA – Jo Angel
- Mentor for QLD – Brendan Nash
- Mentor for SA – Cameron Borgas
- Mentor for VIC – Will Sheridan
- Mentor for NSW – Daniel Smith
- Mentor for EAP side – Brett Geeves
Australian Country XI
Mount Gambier XI