Canberra Comets

Country Australia Australia
City Canberra
Founded 1928

Canberra Comets’’’ also known by the name, ACT Comets. The coach of the Comets team is Russell Domingo. Founded in 1928, this team is from Australia. Canberra Comets are actually amazing cricket teams that were the participants in the Australian domestic limited overs Mercantile Mutual Cup competition. This cup competition at present is known by the name the Ford Ranger One Day Cup. Their captain is ‘'’Mark Higgs with home ground at Manuka Oval. The ground has a seating capacity of 15,000 people.

Canberra Comets however did not field a team in the four day Sheffield Shield competition. During their game for Mercantile Mutual Cup, they played from 1997-98 season to 1999-2000 season only. The Canberra Cornets represent the small ACT, where they got to know that there were inadequate local support and talent to be financially feasible in the first class and list ‘A’ competitions. Brad Haddin, the present Australian international player played for this team too. Both former Australian players, Merv Hughes’ (Bowler) and ‘Mike Veletta (Test batsman) were brought out of retirement at 38 years to help Canberra team.

The Cornets are the premier team of the Cricket ACT affiliated with Cricket Australia. This ACT is also known as a development region for cricket game in Australia.

At present, Canberra Comets represents Canberra in the lower level of Futures League.

Major Achievements

Cornets finished their 2005-06 season in the fourth place having two outright wins.

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