South Australia cricket team
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 Marsh One-Day Cup. Their Marsh 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.
|Coach||Jason Gillespie (interim)|
|Colours||Red White & Black|
|Home ground||Adelaide Oval|
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|
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The earliest known first-class match played by South Australia took place against Tasmania on the Adelaide Oval in November 1877. 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. They will continue to hold the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash trophy as the league is now defunct and has been replaced by the Big Bash League.
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, Darren Lehman,Gil Langley, Jason Gillespe 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.
Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup (13)
One-day Cups (3)
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash/Big Bash League (1)
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|7||Johnathan Dalton||9 June 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|10||Jake Winter||2 June 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Rookie contract|
|12||Callum Ferguson||21 November 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|19||Kelvin Smith||5 September 1994||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|26||Tom Cooper||26 November 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|28||Jake Weatherald||4 November 1994||Left-Handed||Right arm leg break|
|33||Jake Lehmann||8 July 1992||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|34||Travis Head||29 December 1993||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Captain Cricket Australia contract|
|39||Conor McInerney||30 March 1994||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|49||Alex Ross||17 April 1992||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|–||Patrick Page||15 January 1998||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|2||Ben Pengelley||16 February 1998||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||Rookie contract|
|3||Cameron Valente||6 September 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|4||Harry Nielsen||3 May 1995||Left-handed||Right-arm off break|
|5||Alex Carey||27 August 1991||Left-handed||—||Cricket Australia contract
|11||Luke Robins||18 May 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|13||Wes Agar||5 February 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|14||David Grant||24 April 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|15||Joe Mennie||24 December 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium||Ex Test Player|
|17||Michael Cormack||29 June 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Rookie contract|
|21||Spencer Johnson||16 December 1995||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium||Rookie contract|
|23||Daniel Worrall||10 July 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|24||Lloyd Pope||1 December 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Rookie contract|
|27||Chadd Sayers||31 August 1987||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|44||Nick Winter||19 June 1993||Left-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|55||Kane Richardson||12 February 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Cricket Australia contract|
Most runs for South Australia
Highest individual score:
- Don Bradman 369 vs Tasmania in 1935/36
Most runs in a season:
- Barry Richards 1538 runs in 1970/71
Highest team score:
- 821-7d vs Queensland in 1939/40
Most wickets for South Australia
|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:
- Shaun Tait 65
Most wickets in an innings:
- Tim Wall 10/36 vs NSW in 1932/33
Most wickets in a match:
- George Giffen 17/201 vs Victoria in 1885/86
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