The aim of the BankSA Statewide carnivals is to have the ‘best playing against the best’, with all the most talented country and metropolitan cricketers from South Australia participating. The BankSA Statewide carnivals will be used to identify players for our SAPSASA (Under 13), Under 15 and Under 17 South Australian squads in the 2015/16 season.
BankSA Under 17 Shield
Monday, 5 January to Thursday, 15 January, 2015
The BankSA Shield, an under 17 competition run by the SACA, will enter its 67th season when teams meet for a two week carnival in January 2015. Commencing in 1947/48, the carnival originally consisted of ten District teams and two country teams in what was known as the District Schoolboys Competition. This competition continued to grow and in 1973/74 was renamed as the Shell Shield. At this time, the competition consisted of 12 District club teams and two country teams. The carnival was held over a period of three weeks with each team playing 11 matches. The team that won the most number of matches was declared the winner of the carnival.
The competition is now known as the BankSA Shield and consists of sixteen teams, comprising 12 Premier clubs, SACA’s Under 15’s, a team representing Community Cricket and two country teams. Players in the two country teams have been selected based on their performance during the BankSA Under 16 Country Carnival held in Adelaide during December.
Teams are divided into two zones and play six one day matches which will determine the standings for semi-final matches with the top two teams facing off the following day in the grand final. In a competition initiative, teams will play a Twenty20 double header on day one against different opposition. The two leading teams then play in a grand final on the last day of the carnival to determine the overall winner.
BankSA Statewide Under 14 Cup
As per last season the BankSA Under 14 Statewide Cup will not be run in season 14/15. Please click below to view previous seasons results.
BankSA Statewide Under 12 Cup
Monday 15 December to Thursday 18 December 2014
The BankSA Under 12 Statewide Cup competition will be used to identify players for the SAPSASA squad in the 2015/16 season. The aim is to have the ‘best playing against the best’ during these matches, with all the most talented country and metropolitan cricketers participating. The BankSA Under 12 Statewide Cup includes teams from the 12 Grade clubs plus the two country representative teams – known as Country Red and Country Black. Players in these two country teams have been selected based on their performance during the BankSA Under 12 Country Carnival held in Adelaide during November 2014.