Marsh One-Day Cup: Queensland Bulls unveil retro kit to commemorate 30 years since Allan Border-led title
The Queensland Bulls will go retro with their one-day jersey. (Image: Twitter/@qldcricket)

To mark three decades since the state won the domestic one-day title, the Queensland Bulls will wear a replica of their 1989 kit during the 2019-20 home season.

Part of a sponsorship agreement between Queensland Cricket and the non-profit group Bulls Masters, comprised of former Queensland players, the kit will be worn by the state’s players during the Marsh One-Day Cup, which was previously known as the JLT One-Day Cup.

Fans of cricket in the late 1980s will be familiar with Queensland’s jerseys for the state one-day competition this year, for it will be the same as what the team wore during the 1988-89 season.

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Thirty years ago, under Allan Border, Queensland clinched their fourth domestic one-day title – known as the FAI One-Day Cup back then – by beating Victoria at the MCG in March 1989.

Border’s victorious Queensland squad of 30 years ago featured Ian Healy, Craig McDermott, Greg Ritchie, Stuart Law and Carl Rackemann. On Wednesday, Australian wicketkeeping icon Healy unveiled the current squad’s retro one-day kit with current Bulls skipper, Jimmy Peirson.

As per the new arrangement, Queensland’s men’s and women’s retro kits will have the Bulls Masters logo on the front and  on the sleeve of the men’s Sheffield Shield kit.

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Australia’s domestic one-day competition has been divided into three separate blocks and will not have a knockout finals systems as Cricket Australia announced a revamped domestic structure in July. The tournament will begin on September 22 and be halted when the Sheffield Shield starts on October 10, then resume in two blocks in late October and mid-November. Previously, the One-Day Cup was played at one stretch before the Shield season began.

Earlier known as the JLT One-Day Cup, the interstate tournament has been renamed after the Marsh & McClennan Companies acquired JLT.