The ACT Comets are also known as Canberra Comets and represents the district of Canberra at the Australian domestic cricket front. They participate at the limited-overs Mercantile Mutual Cup competition. Presently, the competition is called the Ford Ranger One Day Cup. The ACT in the name stands for Australian Capital Territory.
The team’s home ground is at the Manuka Oval which is located in the suburban area of Griffith, next to Manuka. Manuka is the business district in Canberra, Australia. The stadium has a capacity to seat 15,000 spectators at a time. The ACT Cricket Association was established in 1922. At the time of establishment, its original name was Federal Territory Cricket Association which in 1928 was changed to Federal Capital Territory Cricket Association. Since 1940, the association is known as Australian Capital Territory Cricket Association.
Merv Hughes is a retired Australian Test cricketer who again started playing for the club at the age of 38. What Huges did for bowlers, Mike Veletta did for the batsmen being a former Test batsman. Brad Haddin, presently a member of the International Australian squad, is a member of the Comets.
The team is officially associated with Cricket Australia, the official governing body of cricket in Australia.
The team has won two consecutive wins in the 2005-06 season.