Payneham Cricket Club wins Country Living Homes T20

The Country Living Homes Twenty20 Championships were staged at Adelaide Oval on Monday 11th March where the Payneham Cricket Club were crowned the State-wide Champions after defeating the Nairne Cricket Club.

In the first game of the day, Payneham were too strong for the South Road Cricket Club in the Country Living Homes Metropolitan Twenty20 Champions Cup. James Stagg was the Man of the Match with 30 runs from 20 balls and backed this up with 3 wickets. 

In the second match, Nairne started strongly with the bat and made 161, with Luke Harrowfield making 54 from 35 balls and taking 2 wickets to be the Man of the match in the Country Living Homes CountryTwenty20 Champions Cup, while Stansbury CC bowler Ryan Brundell took 4/24. This total proved too much for Stansbury who fell well short of the required runs, after winning their 10th premiership in a row earlier on the weekend.

The Country Living Homes State-wide Twenty20 Champions Final saw Payneham chase down Nairne's score of 118, with Payneham's Andrew Lee named the Man of the Match. Solid batting and sharp running between wickets saw Payneham cruise to victory with overs to spare. 

Overall the day was a huge success with the two SAMCA Under 13 teams from this year's tied grand final, representing the North Eastern Junior and South Central Junior Cricket Associations, receiving their joint winner's medallions on the ground at the start of the day, and the SACA Volunteers Recognition Ceremony saw many of the state's cricket volunteers in attendance, further boosting a healthy crowd of community cricket supporters.

Special thanks to major sponsor Country Living Homes for providing prize money and associated travel expenses, to all metro, country and SACA umpires who officiated, and to the SACA for making the Adelaide Oval available for community cricket to experience their 'field of dreams'.



Stansbury and Nairne reach CLH Country Grand Final on Adelaide Oval

The country quarter-finals and semi-finals took place at both Moonta and Stansbury last weekend for the Country Living Homes Twenty20 Championship. Stansbury, West Augusta, Charlton and Central Broken Hill all travelled to Moonta to decide which team will go on to the grand final.

Stansbury were sent in to bat by West Augusta in the first quarter-final, and at the compulsory close of innings were 4/161. T. Rankine (56), J. Moss (30) and A. Pitt (35*) were the top scorers for Stansbury. The imposing total was too big for West Augusta who was bowled out for 90 thanks to an impressive performance in the field from Stansbury. The second quarter final saw Central Broken Hill elect to bat first after winning the toss against Charlton. They managed to record a score of 8/115 after 20 overs with J. Paull (53) top scoring for Central Broken Hill and J. Shanley taking 3/9 for Charlton. Central Broken Hill did their best to defend the modest total but Charlton were too good and won the match in the final over with 7/116. L. Knight (47) was impressive with the bat for Charlton whilst C. Paull (3/16) was dangerous with the ball for Central Broken Hill.

This meant Stansbury and Charlton were to face off in the semi-final.  Charlton won the toss and elected to bat but were restricted to just 7/110 after 20 overs.R. Cottrell (31) top scored for Charlton. Stansbury always looked like chasing down the target and did so in the 19th over at 4/111 thanks largely to J. Moss’ 55*.

Meadows, Nairne, Lower North and North Gambier travelled to Strathalbyn to determine who will meet Stansbury in the preliminary final. Meadows and Nairne came up against each other in the first game with Meadows batting first after winning the toss. Although Meadows did not lose many wickets they struggled to get the runs on the board and after 20 overs finished with 5/99. H. Reid (44*) was the top scorer for Meadows. Nairne comfortably chased down the total in the 19th over finishing the game at 5/102 thanks to a strong partnership from K. Heinrich (37*) and S. Berkett (27). Lower North came up against North Gambier in the second quarter-final with North Gambier sent in to bat first. They were able to put on a defendable score of 7/141 after 20 overs. Lower North looked like they were going to chase down the total but some impressive bowling from North Gambier near the death ensured them victory as they held Lower North to 8/131 from their 20 overs. T. Williams (31) and C. Marshall (41) were the top batters for Lower North, with T. Young (3/26) the most damaging for North Gambier.

After winning their respective quarter-finals Nairne and North Gambier met in the semi-final to determine who would face Stansbury in the preliminary-final. Nairne batted first and had a fantastic innings posting a huge score of 6/208. T. Heinrich (101) played an incredible innings as did J. Tait (46). North Gambier put in a valiant effort in their chase but fell short and at the close of their innings finished at 8/171. S. McInerney (58) and D. Silvi (43) top scored for North Gambier and B. Kain took 3/32 for Nairne.

Stansbury and Nairne will now meet in the grand final at Adelaide Oval on the 11th of March to determine who will be the winner of the Country Living Homes Country Twenty20 Champions Cup.


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Payneham CC and South Road CC reach CLH Metropolitan Grand Final

The Country Living Homes Metropolitan Twenty20 Championship Cup Quarter Finals and Semi-Finals were held on Sunday 2nd December at several locations across the Adelaide area.


The day started early at Payneham Oval with Adelaide Turf Cricket Association hosting the clubs from the Para Districts Cricket Association. The first match from 9.30am featured the visitors Craigmore CC winning the toss and electing to bat. Two wickets in the first over to home side Payneham had Craigmore on the back foot and while they recovered through their middle order, a steady stream of wickets saw them compile 77 for the loss of 9 wickets after their 20 overs. Payneham opening bowlers Andrew Watherstone (3 wickets) and Jason Gaerth (4 wickets) did the damage with the ball.


Chris Dawson and James Stagg (16) opened the batting for Payneham and had 35 on the board before Craigmore took their first wicket, and when Andrew Lee was bowled with the score at 2/51, Luke Harrington and Dawson (37) consolidated. When Dawson was stumped with the score on 70, Luke Devine joined Harrington and in the 14th over Payneham made the required total, ending at 3/81 in the 14th over.


Goodwood CC then played against the Rose and Crown CC in the second game at Payneham Oval. Goodwood batted in steady style throughout to post 138, with William Hards (29) and Rowan Stagg both scoring well (29 no) and Simon Misso 34. In reply Rose and Crown lost a few early wickets and at 4/46 they rallied to eventually score 100.


This set up the third match at Payneham Oval, the Semi-final between host club Payneham and the Goodwood CC. Batting first, Payneham set up a large total posting 153, with opener “Staggy” scoring 64 with Harrington (26) before Goodwood took 3 quick Payneham wickets to have them 5/109. Devine (25 not out) then combined with Nick Zachat until he was run out for 15 with Payneham’s final score at 154.  This total proved too large for Goodwood to chase down and they finished on 9/103 after their 20 overs, with Harrington taking 3/17 and the remaining wickets shared around by all the bowlers.


Sheidow Park CC hosted the Para Vista Lutheran CC at Capella Oval in Hallett Cove in the third quarter final, featuring clubs from the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association and the Churches and Community Cricket Association. Batting first, Sheidow made 139 runs and then defended well to restrict Para Vista Lutheran whose innings ended with their score at 101.


South Road CC were the host club at Edwardstown Oval for their quarter final against the Adelaide Lutheran CC. Bowling tightly and fielding well, South Road dismissed the Adelaide Lutheran team for 51 with some sensational catching, Dion Stratford taking 4 catches and Robert Calder 3. The wickets were shared around between the bowlers, with Daniel Vertue taking 3/10. In reply the openers were lost cheaply before Calder (13 not out) and Stratford (29 not out) steadied their innings and they were 2 wickets down for 53 runs in the 12th over when they passed the score.


The second semi-final was played at the Edwardstown Oval from 2.30pm, with Sheidow Park travelling down from Hallett Cove to see hosts South Road win the toss and send the Sheidow team into bat. Regular wickets from South Road’s bowlers with excellent saves in the field, and brilliant throws executing some sharp run-outs, saw Sheidow steadily compile 101, with bowler Adam Willson taking 3/14 along with two catches. South Road commenced their innings patiently but a couple of early wickets put the pressure on their batting and at 4/53 after 10 overs the game was in the balance. However Matt Potts struck a quick 13 and then skipper Shaun Krutli steadied the middle order crafting a solid 26 not out with Rob Calder 13 not out that saw the South Road team pass the total with wickets in hand.


The two winners Payneham CC and the South Road CC now qualify for the Adelaide Oval Country Living Homes Metropolitan Twenty20 Championship Cup Final. The Metropolitan winner will then play off against the Country winner on Adelaide Oval in the Country Living Homes State-wide Twenty20 Final.


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Thursday 8 November 2012

Congratulations to all teams who won their way through to the Quarter Finals of the Country Living Homes Country Twenty20 Champions Cup on Sunday 4 November. There are still a number of matches to be played this Sunday in the following regions, Fleurieu Gold, Fleurieu Red and Yorke Peninsula.

Click here to view the results of the matches played

Match Program - Sunday 2 December 2012


Game 1 - 9:30am  - West Augusta v Stansbury

Game 2 - 12:30pm - Charlton vs Central Broken Hill                  

Game 3 - 3:30pm - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2                         



Game 1 - 9:30am - Meadows v Nairne

Game 2 - 12:30pm - Lower North vs North Gambier                

Game 3 - 3:30pm - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 


Wednesday 31 October 2012

After a successful couple of years, the Country Living Homes Country Twenty20 Champions Cup (CLHCT20) continues as an exciting addition to the South Australian cricket calendar.

The knockout competition began in 2010/11 involving eight teams from regional SA and provided country cricketers with a rare opportunity to play on historic Adelaide Oval. Stansbury and Meadows were the two clubs who won their way through to the Grand Final, squaring off in an exciting encounter that drew a couple of thousand spectators.

The 2011/12 competition expanded with 32 teams from different cricket associations across regional South Australia participating with fans flocking to Adelaide Oval to see Lincoln South and Meadows Cricket Club compete for the title.

This year’s CLHCT20 promises to be bigger and better with teams from as far away as Broken Hill and Kangaroo Island involved in the competition.

The competition will be played in three stages:

Sunday 4 November 2012 - Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches

Each of the eight country zones in SA will host a day of Twenty20 matches involving four local teams. A winner from each zone will be identified and these clubs will progress to the Quarter Final stage.

Sunday 2 December 2012 - Quarter Final and Semi Final matches

Four clubs will head to Moonta and the other four clubs will head to Langhorne Creek or Strathalbyn for a day of Twenty20 matches. A winner from each venue will be identified and these two clubs will progress to the Grand Final.

Monday 11 March 2013 - Grand Final at Adelaide Oval

The two clubs will play off to decide who will be CLHCT20 premier for 2012/13 and in the afternoon the winning team will take on the metropolitan premier.

This season’s action kicks off on Sunday 4 November, with matches being played right across the state.

The first day of the competition is a ‘local day’ with four sides from the same country zone challenging each other at the same ground. The competition features ‘triple header’ matches with a game at 9:30am, another at 12:30pm and then the winners playing off at 3:30pm.

There will be a terrific atmosphere at these matches with barbecues running, bar facilities available and hopefully a healthy dose of big hitting.


Details for November 4 Matches
Country Zone Venue Competiting Clubs
Eyre Peninsula Lock Oval Charlton, Rovers, Wudinna, Buckleboo
Fleurieu Gold Rapid Bay Oval/Yankalilla Oval Kingscote, Encounter Bay, Port Noarlunga, Nairne
Fleurieu Red Meadows Oval Tailem Bend, Meadows, Paracombe
Mid North Clare Oval Lower North, Burra, Gilbert Valley, Laura
Murray Districts/Barrier Barmera Oval Central Broken Hill, Berri
South East Penola Oval North Gambier, Lucindale, Tintinara, Rendelsham
Upper North ETSA Oval West Augusta, Central Whyalla, Roxby Rogues, Proprietary
Yorke Peninsula Moonta Oval Wallaroo, Stansbury

This competition is an exciting initiative for country cricket and is generously supported by Country Living Homes, who are providing prize money to all teams who reach the Quarter Final stages and beyond.

Expect the games to be ultra-competitive with all players knowing they are just a few wins away from being able to showcase their talents on Adelaide Oval in a once in a life time experience.

For further details please contact Sarah Fry, SACA Competitions Coordinator, or (08) 8300 3244.


The SACA gratefully acknowledges the support provided by Mark Ravenscroft and Country Living Homes.