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The Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships is an annual tournament which showcases the best cricket talent from regional areas around Australia, with teams from all around Australia and from the East Asia Pacific region.

The tournament was first held in Beenleigh in Queensland in 1984/85 and since then has been held in each state on a rotational basis, with the 2012-13 championships held in Bundaberg, Queensland.

The Championships have proved to be a successful breeding ground for Australian Test Match talent. Approximately 45% of Australia's cricketing talent has been drawn from country regions, the most famous being Sir Donald Bradman, and of late former participants such as Michael Bevan, Shaun Tait and Andy Bichel have gone on to represent Australia.

Each year a feature of the tournament is the selection of an Australian Country XI who play off in a match against touring international sides, or in recent years, a competitive (yet fun) match against an Australian Cricketers Association Masters XI.

With great support from Cricket Australia and the Commonwealth Bank, the Australian Country Cricket Championships are now firmly entrenched on the Australian Cricket Calendar.