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South Australia cricket team

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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.[2]

 South Australian Redbacks
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Personnel
CaptainAustralia Travis Head
CoachAustralia Jamie Siddons
Team information
Colours     Red      White &      Black
Founded1887
Home groundAdelaide Oval
Capacity50,000[1]
History
First-class debutTasmania
in 1887
at Adelaide Oval
Sheffield Shield wins13: (1894, 1910, 1913, 1927, 1936, 1939, 1953, 1964, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1982, 1996)
One Day Cup wins3 (1984, 1987, 2012)
Big Bash wins1 (2011)
Official website:West End Redbacks

First-class

One-day

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HistoryEdit

The earliest known first-class match played by South Australia took place against Tasmania on the Adelaide Oval in November 1877.[3] 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, 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.

HonoursEdit

 
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

SquadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.[4]

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
7 Johnathan Dalton   (1996-06-09) 9 June 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
10 Jake Winter   (1997-06-02) 2 June 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
12 Callum Ferguson   (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium
19 Kelvin Smith   (1994-09-05) 5 September 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
26 Tom Cooper   (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off break
28 Jake Weatherald   (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 24) Left-Handed Right arm leg break
33 Jake Lehmann   (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
34 Travis Head   (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break Captain Cricket Australia contract
39 Conor McInerney   (1994-03-30) 30 March 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
49 Alex Ross   (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Patrick Page   (1998-01-15) 15 January 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
2 Ben Pengelley   (1998-02-16) 16 February 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
3 Cameron Valente   (1994-09-06) 6 September 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
4 Harry Nielsen   (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break
5 Alex Carey   (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Cricket Australia contract
Bowlers
11 Luke Robins   (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
13 Elliot Opie   (1991-04-16) 16 April 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
14 David Grant   (1997-04-24) 24 April 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
15 Joe Mennie   (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
17 Michael Cormack   (1997-06-29) 29 June 1997 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
21 Spencer Johnson   (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
23 Daniel Worrall   (1991-07-10) 10 July 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
24 Lloyd Pope   (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Rookie contract
27 Chadd Sayers   (1987-08-31) 31 August 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
29 Tom Andrews   (1994-10-07) 7 October 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
44 Nick Winter   (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
55 Kane Richardson   (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
63 Adam Zampa   (1992-03-31) 31 March 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

First-class recordsEdit

Most runs for South Australia[5]

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[6]

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Government of South Australia (2013), Adelaide Oval Redevelopment, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, retrieved 14 September 2013
  2. ^ "Index of /". www.bigbashleague.com.au.
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  4. ^ "Redbacks confirm playing numbers".
  5. ^ "Most Runs for South Australia". Cricket Archive.
  6. ^ "Most Wickets for South Australia". Cricket Archive.

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