South Australia cricket team

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 South Australian Redbacks
SA Redbacks logo.png
Personnel
Captain Australia Travis Head
Coach Australia Jamie Siddons
Team information
Colours      Red      White &      Black
Founded 1887
Home ground Adelaide Oval
Capacity 50,000[1]
History
First-class debut Tasmania
in 1887
at Adelaide Oval
Sheffield Shield wins 13: (1894, 1910, 1913, 1927, 1936, 1939, 1953, 1964, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1982, 1996)
One Day Cup wins 3 (1984, 1987, 2012)
Big Bash wins 1 (2011)
Official website: West End Redbacks

First-class

One-day

The South Australia cricket team, named West End Redbacks, nicknamed "the Southern Redbacks", is an Australian men's professional first class cricket team based in Adelaide, South Australia. The Redbacks play their home matches at Adelaide Oval and are the state cricket team for South Australia, representing the state in the Sheffield Shield competition and the limited overs Ryobi One Day Cup. Their Ryobi One Day Cup uniform features a red body with black sleeves, they are known as the West End Redbacks due to a sponsorship agreement with West End. The Redbacks formerly competed in the now-defunct KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, but were succeeded by the Adelaide Strikers in 2011 because this league was replaced with the Big Bash League.[2]

History[edit]

The earliest known first-class match played by South Australia took place against Tasmania on the Adelaide Oval in November 1877.[1] In 1892–93 they joined New South Wales and Victoria and played the inaugural Sheffield Shield season. South Australia won the Shield in just their second attempt, they have won the competition 13 times in total while they have twice won the One Day tournament now known as the Ryobi One Day Cup. They are also the current holders of the KFC 20/20 Big Bash trophy, defeating NSW in the 2010/11 final at Adelaide Oval.

Over the years many successful international cricketers have played for South Australia. Clarrie Grimmett played with them during the 1920s and 30s, taking a total of 668 wickets which remains a state record. In 1934 Donald Bradman joined the club after originally playing with New South Wales, and started with scores of 117, 233 and 357 in his first three innings. Others include the Chappell brothers, David Hookes and Terry Jenner.

South Australia have also imported cricketers to play for them, the most famous being Gary Sobers who appeared in three seasons during the early 1960s and Barry Richards. Richards played just one season with South Australia but managed to set a state record for most runs in a season, making 1538 runs in 1970–71.

Honours[edit]

Mark Cosgrove wearing South Australia's training gear

Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup (13)

  • 1963–64
  • 1968–69
  • 1970–71
  • 1975–76
  • 1981–82
  • 1995–96

One-day Cups (3)

  • 1983–84
  • 1986–87
  • 2011–12

KFC Twenty20 Big Bash/Big Bash League (1)

  • 2010/11

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.[3]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
7 Johnathan Dalton Australia (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
12 Callum Ferguson Australia (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
20 Kelvin Smith Australia (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
26 Tom Cooper Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off break
28 Jake Weatherald Australia (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 23) Left-Handed Right arm leg break
33 Jake Lehmann Australia (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
34 Travis Head Australia (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain Cricket Australia contract
39 Conor McInerney Australia (1994-03-30) 30 March 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
49 Alex Ross Australia (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Patrick Page Australia (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 20) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Jake Winter Australia (1997-06-02) 2 June 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
All-rounders
3 Cameron Valente Australia (1994-09-06) 6 September 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Daniel Drew Australia Right-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
Ben Pengelley Australia Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
4 Harry Nielsen Australia (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off break
5 Alex Carey Australia (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 26) Left-handed
Bowlers
1 Daniel Worrall Australia (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
15 Joe Mennie Australia (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
17 Michael Cormack Australia (1997-06-29) 29 June 1997 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
21 Spencer Johnson Australia (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
27 Chadd Sayers Australia (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
29 Tom Andrews Australia (1994-10-07) 7 October 1994 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
30 Nick Benton Australia (1991-06-29) 29 June 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
44 Nick Winter Australia (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
55 Kane Richardson Australia (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast
63 Adam Zampa Australia (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Cricket Australia contract
David Grant Australia (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Lloyd Pope Australia (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Rookie contract

First-class records[edit]

Most runs for South Australia[4]

Name Seasons Matches Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
Darren Lehmann 1987–2007 119 218 14 11622 301* 56.97 39 41 14
Greg Blewett 1991–2006 117 223 13 9682 268 46.10 23 48 15
David Hookes 1975–1992 120 205 9 9364 306* 47.77 26 44 14
Ian Chappell 1962–1980 89 157 13 7665 205* 53.22 22 45 9
Neil Dansie 1950–1967 107 196 6 6692 185 35.22 17 32 9
Andrew Hilditch 1982–1992 91 161 11 6504 230 43.36 17 32 10
Clem Hill 1894–1923 68 126 6 6270 365* 52.25 18 27 5
Peter Sleep 1977–1993 127 211 37 6106 146* 35.09 12 29 17
Vic Richardson 1919–1937 77 146 7 6027 203 43.35 18 27 7
George Giffen

Highest individual score:

Most centuries:

Most runs in a season:

Highest partnership:

Highest team score:

  • 821-7d vs Queensland in 1939/40

Most wickets for South Australia[5]

Player Wickets Average
Clarrie Grimmett 668 1924/25 – 1940/41
Ashley Mallett 415 1967/68 – 1980/81
George Giffen 411 1877/78 – 1903/04

Most wickets in a season:

Most wickets in an innings:

Most wickets in a match:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of South Australia (2013), Adelaide Oval Redevelopment, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, retrieved 14 September 2013
  2. ^ http://www.bigbashleague.com.au/
  3. ^ http://www.saca.com.au/teams/redbacks
  4. ^ "Most Runs for South Australia". Cricket Archive. 
  5. ^ "Most Wickets for South Australia". Cricket Archive. 

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