Queensland Cricket Legends
Considered one of the finest openers Australia has produced and a member of Queensland’s inaugural Sheffield Shield win in 1995. Hayden is a two-time ICC One Day World Cup winner and boasts a formidable international record that includes 103 Tests, 161 One Day Internationals and 9 T20 Internationals.
A two-time Brisbane Heat WBBL champion, multi–World Cup winner for Australia and a member of the Queensland Fire side that won the State’s first national women’s cricket crown in 2013-14, the WT20 Cup. Currently the all-time leading runs-scorer for the Heat. She has also played Test cricket for Australia.
A dashing all-round sportsman who also played first grade rugby league for St George, Lindwall played 61 Tests for Australia and took 228 wickets. Widely regarded was of one of Australia’s finest fast bowlers, he was a member of Bradman’s ‘Invincibles’ and was an ICC Hall of Fame inclusion in 2009. He captained Queensland and was also a State and National selector. The Ray Lindwall Oval was named in his honour.
One of the finest batsmen Australia has produced, Chappell had an illustrious Test career, scoring 7110 runs in 87 matches. Moving from South Australia, he brought outstanding leadership and class to Queensland Cricket on and off the field. Chappell captained Australia and Queensland and had an extensive post-playing career as a coach, selector, and administrator.
‘AB’ is widely regarded as one of Australian Cricket’s most influential figures in a playing career that featured 156 Tests, 273 ODIs, and 17,698 international runs. He won multiple Ashes series and the 1987 World Cup as Australia’s captain and was a member of Queensland’s 1995 inaugural Sheffield Shield win. The home of QC at Albion was named Allan Border Field in his honour while Australia’s best male player each year is awarded the Allan Border Medal.
A crowd-pleasing allrounder, he played a leading role in Australian World Cup wins, as well as at Test level. This included a pulsating Boxing Day Test ton against England. He played 102 first class games for Queensland between 1993-94 and 2009-10. He was player of the match in the 2002-03 Pura Cup Final and played in five championship teams for Queensland.
A member of Australia’s Team of the 20th century, and at time of his retirement in 1999, owner of the world record for dismissals by a wicket keeper in Test matches. Captained Queensland and has been an administrator and commentator in his post-playing career. The leading Queensland male player each season receives the Ian Healy Trophy.
Captained the Australian Women’s Cricket Team to two world cup titles — the 2012 ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup and the 2013 ICC Women’s World Cup. Purves, the first Queensland woman to captain Australia when she took over in 2009, played four Tests, 180 List A matches (with 67 ODIs) and 102 T20 games (featuring 37 T20Is). Included in her career were 99 one-day and 58 T20 matches for Queensland.
Considered one of Australia’s finest gloveman of his era, he played 51 Tests, with Australia not losing a series during his tenure behind the stumps. His Queensland career began in 1946 when he took over the gloves from another Maroon great, Don Tallon, and he went on to play 94 matches for his State.
One of Australia’s leading allrounders, Jonassen has successfully transitioned to a leadership role, taking the reins of the Queensland Fire and WBBL Brisbane Heat in 2020. She has played Test, ODI and T20 for Australia including four successful World Cup campaigns. She has taken 100 ODI wickets to date in her career. For Queensland, she has played more than 130 one-day and T20 games.
Debuted for Australia as a teenager, going on to play 71 Tests for Australia, taking 291 wickets. He also took 203 one-day wickets for Australia. A fast bowler with a damaging ability to swing the ball at pace, he played first class and one-day cricket for Queensland between 1983-84 and 1995-96.
A member of Don Bradman’s famous ‘Invincibles’ team that went through their 1948 Ashes tour of the UK undefeated. Brown played 22 Tests for Australia and was named in Queensland’s Team of the 20th Century. He represented Queensland from 1936 through to 1949-50. The Bill Brown Medal is awarded by the Carbine Club annually to the most promising young player in Queensland.
Peter Burge was widely regarded as one of Queensland’s finest home-grown batsman. His 15-year Sheffield Shield career produced 7627 runs at 56.08, including 24 centuries, in 91 matches. He captained Queensland 29 times. He played 42 Test matches for Australia, scoring 2290 runs at 38.16, including four centuries. He was an ICC Match Referee and a QC Director. The best male player in Queensland Premier Cricket receives the Peter Burge Medal.
Captain of Queensland’s drought breaking Sheffield Shield win in 1995 and the State’s third-highest run-scorer in first-class cricket. Law also played one Test and 54 One Day Internationals for Australia. Renowned for his leadership, he dominated domestic cricket, making his debut in 1988/99 and playing through until 2003/04. Has also enjoyed a wide-ranging coaching career.
In a career that continues to go from strength to strength, Marnus Labuschagne has established himself as one of international cricket’s finest batsmen. His career highlights feature Ashes series victories, a Test match double century, and multiple Sheffield Shield titles for Queensland.
Played 23 matches for Australia and was a member of the Queensland Fire side that won the Women’s T20 Competition in 2014. Her 122 one-day games for Queensland are the most by a women’s cricketer. She was the first female to score a T20 hundred in Australia and was an inaugural inductee into the QC Women’s Hall of Fame.
Allrounder Kath Smith played six Tests for Australia in the 1930s and was vice-captain of the Australian team that played the very first women's Test against England at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in December 1934. In all she played 10 games for Australia and more than a dozen games for Queensland over a decade. She was a women’s cricket stalwart for many seasons.
An iconic Queenslander and one of the fastest bowlers to play the game. ‘Thommo’ claimed 349 first-class wickets for Queensland and 200 Test wickets for Australia. He played 86 first class games and 28 one day games for Queensland where he took 37 wickets. He coached Queensland during the early 1990s.
Captain of the Queensland Bulls and a three-format player for Australia that includes Ashes series wins and a Shield title as skipper in 2020-21. Originally from NSW, he was announced as a Queensland Great as part of Qld Day Celebrations in 2022.
‘Kaspa’ is Queensland’s all-time leading wicket taker. He played 19 seasons of first-class cricket, with 115 games for Queensland, taking 505 wickets for the Bulls at 24.43 in a career that also saw him play 38 Tests for Australia, claiming 113 wickets. He also played 43 ODIs and two T20 Internationals. He was a Director of Cricket Australia between 2011 and 2020.