South Australian Redbacks
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Personnel
CaptainAustralia Travis Head
CoachAustralia Jason Gillespie
Team information
Colours  Red   White &   Black
Founded1887
Home groundAdelaide Oval
Capacity53,585[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 websiteWest End Redbacks

First-class

One-day

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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]

History

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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.[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. They will continue to hold the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash trophy as the league is now defunct and has been replaced by the Big Bash League.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. This remains a state record. In 1934 Donald Bradman moved to South Australia and joined the team 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.

Honours

Mark Cosgrove wearing South Australia's training gear
Mark Cosgrove wearing South Australia's training gear

Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup (13)

One-day Cups (3)

KFC Twenty20 Big Bash/Big Bash League (1)

Squad

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

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
12 Bailey Capel Australia (2000-04-15) 15 April 2000 (age 22) Left-handed - Rookie contract
22 Henry Hunt Australia (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
26 Jake Carder Australia (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm medium
28 Jake Weatherald Australia (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
31 Thomas Kelly Australia (2000-12-14) 14 December 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off break
33 Jake Lehmann Australia (1992-07-08) 8 July 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
34 Travis Head Australia (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break Cricket Australia contract

Captain

38 Nathan McSweeney Australia (1999-03-08) 8 March 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
47 Daniel Drew Australia (1996-05-22) 22 May 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
- Isaac Higgins Australia (2002-09-08) 8 September 2002 (age 19) Right-handed - Rookie contract
- Kyle Brazell Australia - Left-handed - Rookie contract
- Ryan King Australia - Left-handed - Rookie contract
All-rounders
0 Nathan McAndrew Australia (1993-07-14) 14 July 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
6 Liam Scott Australia (2000-12-12) 12 December 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
- Aidan Cahill Australia (2003-03-20) 20 March 2003 (age 19) Right-handed - Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
4 Harry Nielsen Australia (1995-05-03) 3 May 1995 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm off break
5 Alex Carey Australia (1991-08-27) 27 August 1991 (age 30) Left-handed - Cricket Australia contract

Vice Captain

- Harry Matthias Australia - Right-handed - Rookie contract
Bowlers
13 Wes Agar Australia (1997-02-05) 5 February 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast
14 David Grant Australia (1997-03-24) 24 March 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
21 Jordan Buckingham Australia - Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
24 Lloyd Pope Australia (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
35 Brendan Doggett Australia (1994-04-03) 3 April 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
44 Nick Winter Australia (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
- Harry Conway Australia (1992-09-17) 17 September 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
- Spencer Johnson Australia (1995-12-16) 16 December 1995 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
- Ben Manenti Australia (1997-03-23) 23 March 1997 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
- Henry Thornton Australia (1996-12-13) 13 December 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

First-class records

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
Callum Ferguson 2004–2020 124 235 17 8318 213 38.15 19 42 23
Les Favell 1951–1970 121 220 4 8269 164 38.28 20 43 18
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
George Giffen
George Giffen

Highest individual score:

Most centuries:

Most runs in a season:

Highest partnership:

Highest team score:

Most wickets for South Australia[6]

Player Wickets Seasons
Clarrie Grimmett 504 1924/25 – 1940/41
Ashley Mallett 344 1967/68 – 1980/81
Chadd Sayers 279 2010/11 – 2020/21
Tim May 270 1984/85 – 1995/96
Joe Mennie 256 2011/12 – 2020/21

Most wickets in a season:

Most wickets in an innings:

Most wickets in a match:

See also

References

  1. ^ Government of South Australia (2013), Adelaide Oval Redevelopment Archived 13 March 2019 at the Wayback Machine, Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure, retrieved 14 September 2013
  2. ^ "Index of /". www.bigbashleague.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 May 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  4. ^ "Redbacks stocks bolstered with 2022-23 contract list confirmed". SACA. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Sheffield Shield - South Australia / Records / Most Runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Sheffield Shield - South Australia / Records / Most Wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 November 2021.