SA Outbacks

Women's teams to compete at 2016 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships

Thursday, 30 April, 2015

Mount Gambier in regional South Australia will host the 2016 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships.

The male division will feature six teams, including Western Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and the ICC East Asia Pacific (Fiji, Vanuatu, and PNG) and will be played from 3-11 January, 2016. For the first time ever a female division will also feature at the Championships, following a successful exhibition match at this year’s event.

The annual tournament was first held in 1984-85 and next year’s championships will be the third time that Mount Gambier has hosted the event. Next year’s presentation dinner will also feature the inaugural Hall of Fame induction.

The women’s competition is likely to be a combination of T20 and one-day games.

Cricket Australia are in the process of determining eligibility for this competition, however SACA are looking for expressions of interest until further information is provided from Cricket Australia.

To register your interest in competing in the Women's Division, please click here and complete the form below.

South Australian Outbacks prepare for West End Premier League

30 October, 2014

For the second season since the competition’s inauguration, the South Australian Outbacks will compete in the West End Premier League Twenty20 Cup.

The West End Premier League T20 Cup features four South Australian based teams as well as teams from the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.


The involvement of the SA Outbacks in the West End Premier League Cup is a fantastic collaboration of metropolitan and country cricket and exposes players to a professional cricketing environment. 

These T20 matches offer the SA Outbacks a chance to trial players for the Australian Country Cricket Championships in January, but also give the squad a chance to compete as team prior to the Championships.

For the competing players, the West End Premier League T20 Cup offers the opportunity to compete against not only some of the best competition in this state, but also nationally and internationally.

Last season the SA Outbacks competed well, but went winless over their three T20 matches. This season, the side started with a narrow loss to Papua New Guinea, an outstanding effort considering many of the players had only finished football commitments a week prior. Captain Andrew Frick, Shane Moss and Matthew Robinson were standouts with the ball taking two wickets apiece, while Ben Parish top scored with 39 and Frick also contributed 26.

Coached by Paul Pasculli, the SA Outbacks play their next two T20 Cup matches on Sunday 16 November against two of the SA based teams, the Northern Mavericks and Western Grit.

All West End Premier League T20 Cup matches are live scored; meaning up to minute results can be viewed here: Click here

For more information on the SA Outbacks or the SACA Premier League please visit:

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2015 ACCC venue and dates announced

Friday 23 May, 2014

Cricket Australia has announced that the 2015 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championship will be held in Bendigo, Victoria. The championship will be held from Monday 5 to Monday 12 January 2015.

The SA Outbacks will look to go one further at next year’s championship after finishing less than a point behind Western Australia who took out the championships.

More information will be sent out to players selected to trial for the squad closer to the start of the cricket season.

SA Outbacks finish second at Australian Country Cricket Championships

Wednesday 15 January, 2014

In a bittersweet moment, the SA Outbacks achieved their best ever result at the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Canberra yesterday, finishing in second spot, less than one point behind winners Western Australia. 

SA left nothing in the tank, defeating eventual winners WA in the final round of the Carnival by 22 runs, Dylan Brown’s impressive 56 from 47 balls setting up the win for the Outbacks.

Earlier in the carnival, the Outbacks recorded wins against East Asia Pacific, the first outright win at the Championships since 2010, and Queensland, while a narrow nine-run loss to New South Wales left the South Australians with an uphill battle to claim top spot. 

South Australian all-rounder Adam Somerfield was named the Player of the Championships, a reward for for his 208 runs at 69.33 and 12 wickets at 18.08. Former Grade cricketer Andrew Frick was the leading bowler at the Championships, claiming 18 wickets at an average of 11.06 with best figures of 5/36 and for the second consecutive year, Boh Wall took out the Ian Healy Wicket-Keeping Award as the most outstanding wicket-keeper.

The Outbacks successful carnival was topped off with Nick Clayfield, Andrew Frick and Adam Somerfield being named in the Team of the Championships.   

Australian Country XI

Graeme Batty (New South Wales)
Anthony Eden (Queensland)
James McNeil (Victoria)
Jason Kila (East Asia-Pacific)
Rod Ford © (Western Australia)
Sean Fitzsimmons (Queensland)
Adam Somerfield (South Australia)
Andrew Frick (South Australia)
Scott Burkinshaw (New South Wales)
Brenton Edwards (Queensland)
Nick Clayfield (South Australia)
Tom Groth (New South Wales)

Player of the Championships
Adam Somerfield (South Australia) 208 runs at 69.33 and 12 wickets at 18.08

Sir Donald Bradman Batting Award
Jason Kila (East Asia Pacific) 248 runs at 41.33

The Bill O’Reilly Bowling Award
Andrew Frick (South Australia) 18 wickets at 11.06

Doug Walters Fielding Award
Patrick Matautaava (East Asia-Pacific)

Ian Healy Wicket-Keeping Award
Boh Wall (South Australia)

Spirit of Cricket Award
Queensland Country

Country cricketers feature in West End Premier League Twenty20 Cup

Sunday 15 December, 2013

The SA Outbacks featured in the inaugural West End Premier League Twenty20 Cup, pitting the best T20 players against each other across three days of competition played from Friday 13 December to Sunday 15 December.

Taking on the PNG Digicel Baramundis, NT Strike and Western Grit, the Outbacks displayed some impressive talent with captain Andrew Frick compiling 100 runs in three innings, the fifth highest total for the Cup. Kieran Ashby was best with the ball, his three wickets coming at an impressive strike rate of 9.67.

Despite failing to record a win throughout to competition, the Cup provided valuable match practice and preparation for the Australian Country Cricket Championships.

The SACA Premier League is a new competition that commenced this season involving four teams made from the 13 grade clubs and a team from the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea.  The competitions structure includes two day, one day and Twenty20 matches.

Australian Country Cricket Championships 2013-14

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The 30th Australian Country Cricket Championships are being held in ACT, Canberra from January 7th - 14th January 2014.



SA Outbacks Squad Announced

Friday 29 November 2013

The 13-player SA Outbacks squad is:


Home Town

Cap number


Andrew Frick (c) Port Lincoln 158 3rd
Ben Smith (vc) Port Lincoln 128 5th
Kieran Ashby Mount Gambier 148 4th
Dylan Brown Uraidla 162 2nd
Nick Clayfield Penola 167 1st
Josh Deren Loxton 163 2nd
Josh Fidler Mount Gambier 168 1st
Tom Johnson Langhorne Creek 169 1st
James Moss Stansbury 170 1st
Josh Reader Mount Gambier 136 3rd
Nick Savager Mount Gambier 165 2nd
Adam Somerfield Mount Gambier 166 2nd
Boh Wall Burra 123 9th


ACCC Results and Statistics

SA Outbacks Representatives

1 Todd Butler 2 Rob Ellis 3 Anton Gutsche 4 Rod Johnston
5 Grant McCullum 6 Michael McGann 7 Terry McKeough 8 Graeme Madden
9 Anthony May 10 Craig Penna 11 Robert Quirk 12 Steven Skeer
13 Michael Wilson 14 David Burtenshaw 15 David Carter 16 Leigh Clegett
17 John Mitchell 18 Terry Murch 19 Peter Harfield 20 Ian Kenny
21 Robert Moore 22 Chris Richards 23 Mark Richards 24 Dale Bateman
25 Dennis Hayles 26 Barry Hutchens 27 Grant Stephensons 28 Shane Virgin
29 Darren Gray 30 Craig Krieg 31 Peter Mattey 32 Paul Pasculli
33 Greg Williams 34 Allan Brooks 35 Justin Heyne 36 Paul Lewis
37 Anthony Lowe 38 Mark Somerfield 39 Simon Fuchs 40 Richard Gutsche
41 Darren Jackson 42 Zoran Kurbatfinski 43 John Robins 44 Craig Staude
45 Matthew Clifford 46 Matthew Pedlar 47 Chris Pethick 48 Warren Riemann
49 Geoff Vivian 50 Todd Charlton 51 Michael Gutsche 52 Michael Hunt
53 Gary Justin 54 Troy Sarjent 55 Hayden Cawse 56 David Collins
57 Ian Elliot 58 Colin Ferguson 59 Daniel Stratford 60 Paul Attard
61 John Mosey 62 Trevor Plummer 63 Shane Sweet 64 Lino Andrenacci
65 Jason Bird 66 Jason Coe 67 Andrew Fuchs 68 Michael Johnston
69 Gavin Read 70 Craig Riemann 71 Matthew Earl 72 Chris Howes
73 Scott Huxtable 74 Jon Clayton 75 Drew Crane 76 Michael Mutton
77 Michael Silvy 78 Robert Hodges 79 Robert Johnson 80 Paul O'Rielly
81 Dion Potts 82 Duncan Savage 83 Greg Fiebig 84 Jason Gaerth
85 Liam Knight 86 Klint Malin 87 Evan Richardson 88 Andrew Haydon
89 Mark Johnson 90 Steven Merkel 91 Barry Seebaran 92 Shaun Tait
93 Matthew Whitelum 94 Daniel Doecke 95 Michael George 96 Ben Klemm
97 Damien Miller 98 Ben Slack 99 Travis Wilton 100 Travis Bahr
101 Peter Cameron 102 Tim Cece 103 Luke Fitzsimmons 104 Ashley Hammond
105 Mark Johns 106 Chad Parish 107 Barry Steele 108 Byron Cleaver
109 Luke Harrowfield 110 Paul Patterson 111 Rohan Reid 112 Dylan Thomson
113 Adam Willis 114 Ryan Hunter 115 Brett Lydeamore 116 Andrew Paltridge
117 Adam Pitt 118 Bernie Vince 119 Tarque Williamson 120 Craig Woolford
121 Rhys Gillette 122 Luke hocking 123 Boh Wall 124 Aaron Carroll
125 Kym Gray 126 Anthony Prior 127 Ben Seymon 128 Ben Smith
129 Stewart Williss 130 Trent Burge 131 James Edwards 132 Carl Jaeschke
133 Evan Kakoschke 134 Shaun Krutli 135 Ben Parish 136 Josh Reader
137 Dwayne Ross 138 Dean Vickery 139 George Kidman 140 Corey Knight
141 David Somerfield 142 Bray Stephenson 143 James Vandeleur 144 Damien Cupido
145 Jeremy Edson 146 Sean McIvor 147 Ryan Simpson 148 Kieran Ashby
149 Scott Aufderhiede 150 Brad Hazelgrove 151 Alex Hosking 152 Shannan Larwood
153 Jason Scarff 154 Matthew Thornton 155 Rohan Bock 156 Ben Brown
157 Richard Crute 158 Andrew Frick 159 Joel Garrett 160 Todd Heinrich
161 Andrew Hume 162 Dylan Brown 163 Josh Deren 164 Shaun Reilly
165 Nick Savage 166 Adam Somerfield 167 Nick Clayfield 168 Josh Fidler
169 Tom Johnson 170 James Moss    


Further information

Contact Lauren Ebsary at SACA on 8300 3875 or

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