Indoor Cricket

Under 17 Team announced

Please see below the team that will represent the Southern Spiders at the upcoming 2014 Australian Junior Championships:

Angus Brooks
Zach Reekie
Brody Martin
John Bliss
Alex Durbidge
Lloyd Pope
Lachlan Ferguson
Kirill Skiba
Joshua Grove
Cameron Fatchen
Tristan Rex
Zachary Schwarz
Coach: David Sampson
Manager: Steven Hall

U13 Teams update

One more trial to be held. Sunday 13 April, 4:30-6PM at the Stepney ICA.

For more information, please click here.

Under 15 Team announced

Please see below the team that will represent the Southern Spiders at the upcoming 2014 Australian Junior Championships:

Cameron Bullard - Captain
Arham Hashimi
Tyson Miller
James du Preez
Joshua Spall
Sean McCullum
Tyson Hein
Jacob Earl
Euan Fletcher
Riki Boschma
Jordan Steer
Coach: Mick Miller
Team Manager: Richard Hein

Women's Teams announced for 2014 Championships

The SACA is pleased to announce the South Australian Open Women's and Under 20 Women's Indoor Cricket Squads who will compete at the 2014 National Indoor Cricket Championships in July 2014.

U20 Women's Team

Nicole Fielke
Donna Clark
Rachael Greenshields
Febi Mansell
Cara Allen
Chloe Lyons
Madelaine Clarke
Brittany Miller
Melanie Kruse
Coach: Jayne Koen
Manager: Carloine Jackman

Open Women's Team

Neisha Iles - Captain
Elizabeth Hall
Rebecca Pollard
Kylie Rattray
Jessica O'Reilly
Kiara Stockley
Stacey Oates
Kate Matonia
Tegan McPharlin
Stephanie Morrison
Olivia Magno
Coach: Angela Lee
Assistant Coach: Andrew Summerton

Lord's Taverners Squad announced for 2014 Championships

Anthony Dunton
Riley Brinkies
Joshua Waldhuter
Michael Harris
Peter Kerrin
Benjamin Pattison
Adam Pattison
Wayne Jeffery
Matthew Bell
Rhys Baker
Shane Smith
Coach: Jonty Altman
Manager: Jo Connolly

 Open Men's Team announced for 2014 Championships

The SACA is pleased to announce the South Australian Mens Indoor Cricket Squad who will compete at the 2014 National Indoor Cricket Championships in July 2014.

The squad was selected by John Lonergan ( Coach ), Shaun Visser (Asst. Coach ) and Michael Ledgard ( Captain ) after trials were held in early March.

“The squad has an exciting mix of new talent with 4 players who will make their debut at the Mens Open level, including Mitch Thomas who played in the inaugural Premier League competition, and players with a number of years experience including former captain David Sampson who was unavailable in 2013.” Coach John Lonergan said.  “After making a Preliminary Final in 2011 the squad has gone through some changes during the last 2 years, but we believe this squad has the right mix of experience, enthusiasm and raw talent to get the SA Spiders back competing for a Finals spot at the Nationals.”

The SA Spiders will commence training in April, and leave for the Nationals in Victoria on Friday July 18th.

Michael Ledgard (Captain)

David Sampson

Daniel McKay

Jamie Diener

Jamie Henwood

Haydyn Andrews

Mitch Thomas

Jarrad Indaratne

Matt Fenwick

Brad Portlock

Brad Tanner

Jake Dinan-Gillman

John Lonergan (Coach)

Shaun Visser (Assistant Coach)



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Providing an alternative to traditional outdoor cricket, indoor cricket gives participants the opportunity to be active and meet new people.

With the WICF Junior World Series to be hosted by Australia in 2015, now is the time to get involved and see how far this exciting sport can take you.




SA to host the 2014 Australian Junior Championships

In July this year, South Australia will play host to the 2014 Australian Junior Indoor Cricket Championships.  Teams from across the nation will gather at the Morphett Vale ICA Sportzworx arena from the 6th to 12th of July, to challenge for the National title on offer in each division. The Boys divisions will be comprised of under 13, under 15 and under 17 grades, while the Girls will compete in the under 17 division.

With the Championships taking place in South Australia, it offers local young cricketers a fantastic opportunity to represent their state in front of a home crowd. Not only that, but it will also give players a chance to put their name forward to selectors for the upcoming World Indoor Cricket Federation Junior World Series in 2015.

Australia will be hosting the 2015 WICF Junior World Series, with countries including England, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka travelling from across the world to take part in the competition. Although the Australian teams competing will be selected based on performances in next year’s Junior National Championships, strong performances at this year’s Championships will go a long way to strengthening a players chances of being selected to represent their country.

Please see below for information on trials for the state teams. For any females that are interested in being involved in this year’s tournaments please register your interest with Tom Oliver at

Please note the age restrictions for the Under 13, 15, 17 - E.g. for Under 15’s, players must not turn 15 before 31st December 2014

2014 State Team Trials

The South Australian Cricket Association would like to invite cricketers to trial for the Southern Spiders Indoor Cricket State teams listed below. For more information on trial dates, times and venues, please click on the highlighted team you wish to trial for.

U13 Boys

U15 Boys

U17 Boys

U17 Girls, U20 Women, Open Women

Lord's Taverners


U20 & Open Men's

Australian Open Indoor Cricket Championship highlights

Australian Open Indoor Cricket Championships wrap up in Strathpine 

The Australian Open Indoor Cricket Championships wrapped up on Saturday with two of our Southern Spiders teams making the grand finals in their respective divisions. The open women and the under 20 women both put in some exceptional performances against strong opposition to earn a place in the grand final. Although neither side could claim a championship victory, both teams can be extremely proud of their efforts.

In the open men’s division, South Australia won three of their ten games finishing fifth and just missing out on the finals. The side struggled to play their best cricket against the top teams but ended the tournament on a positive note with a comprehensive victory over NSW. Michael Ledgard was impressive with 122 runs and 13 wickets along with Jake Dinan-Gillman (88 runs/12 wickets) and Grant Doran (80 runs/10 wickets).

The South Australian open women’s team finished the minor rounds in third place with four wins and four losses. The team managed to find their top gear when it really mattered and secured a place in the grand final after claiming an unlikely 133-118 win over Victoria in the semi-final. Unfortunately they lost the grand final 82-126 to Queensland but their efforts to get to the final should be celebrated. Liz Hall was the standout for the team with 164 runs and 20 wickets with great support from Amanda Wellington (159 runs/18 wickets) and Rebecca Pollard (139 runs/14 wickets).

The under 20 women’s team finished with five wins and five losses, which was enough to give them second place on the ladder. By finishing in second place, the team earned a spot straight in the grand final against Queensland, a team who they had previously beaten. The team could not manage to repeat the same feat going down 88-109, but they can hold their heads high for their outstanding performance. Nicole Fielke led from the front with 213 runs and 14 wickets, along with Lizzie Stephens (152 runs/13 wickets) and Brittany Miller (129 runs/16 wickets).

In the Lords Taverner’s division South Australian had five wins and five losses, finishing in fourth place. The team unfortunately lost in the semi-final to Western Australia 70-111, but they played some amazing cricket throughout the tournament and to make the semi-final is a huge achievement in itself. Captain Lindsay Drowley was phenomenal with 281 runs and 24 wickets, with great support from Shane Smith (165 runs/21 wickets) and Sean Flintoff (230 runs/11 wickets).

There were a number Southern Spiders who earned selection in the representative sides for their impressive individual performances. Neisha Iles and Liz Hall were both selected in the Australian Extreme Ladies team, Nicole Fielke and Ainslee Knight were chosen in the under 20 ladies All-Star team and Lindsay Drowley and Mark Cowan were selected in the Lords Taverner’s All-Star team.

For all results click here.

Indoor champs Finals to be live streamed

Cricket Australia have announced that the finals of the Australian Open Indoor Championships will be streamed live on 

Click here tomorrow and Saturday to view live the Finals of the Australian Indoor Championships.

Southern Spiders teams all in finals contention at the Open Championships

The Australian Open Indoor Cricket Championships are heating up with the finals fast approaching. All four Southern Spiders teams competing are still in finals contention and they will be hoping to play their best cricket at the most important part of the championships.

The open men’s team has had two wins, five losses and currently sit in last place; however they are only one point away from fourth spot and a finals position. The side hasn’t performed as consistently as they would have liked but have still shown they are capable of matching it with the best.  They have two huge games coming up against NSW and WA, and the results of these games will determine their fate in the tournament. Jake Dinan-Gillman has been the best performer for the side with 78 runs and 10 wickets, with good support from Grant Doran (53 runs/6 wickets) and Michael Ledgard (96 runs/6 wickets).

In the open ladies division, the Southern Spiders currently sit in third position with three wins and four losses. They have all but secured themselves a spot in the finals with one game remaining against NSW who they have already beaten earlier in the week. Liz Hall has been the standout for the team with 81 runs and 14 wickets, while Amanda Wellington (121 runs/13 wickets) continues to impress along with Rebecca Pollard (103 runs/9 wickets).

The U20 women’s team have had an impressive tournament so far with 3 wins and 5 losses. In what is only a three team division, the side have showed they are more than capable of beating the undefeated Queensland team. Nicole Fielke has been a dominant force all week with 158 runs and 9 wickets, with Lizzie Stephens (111 runs/7 wickets) and Donna Clark (123 runs/7 wickets) putting in some consistent performances.

The Lords Taverner’s Southern Spiders team currently sit in fourth place with two wins and five losses. With three games remaining they look likely to make the finals but will need to win at least one and potentially two of those games to guarantee their spot in the four. The side have had two close losses to Victoria who sit in second place, which should give the team confidence that they can match it with the best. Captain Lindsay Drowley has led from the front with 169 runs and 16 wickets with Sean Flintoff (181 runs/10 wickets) and Shane Smith (101 runs/12 wickets) also impressing.

Click the link below to watch the kids at the Junior Indoor Cricket National Championships share their love for the game

All-star teams announced

The All-star teams for the Junior National Indoor Cricket Championships were announced at the championship presentation, with six Southern Spiders players earning selection.

In the under 13 boys’ team, Riki Boschma and Tyson Miller both made the side, capping off an outstanding tournament. Rikki finished the championship with 145 runs and 19 wickets (equal second), while Tyson made 157 runs and took 7 wickets respectfully.

Cameron Bullard and Connor Dudley were both named in the under 15 boys All-star team after their dominant displays of cricket throughout the week. Cameron was the leading run scorer in the under 15’s for most of the tournament, finishing with 187 runs and 13 wickets for the week. Connor on the other hand was the leading wicket taker until the final day, finishing with 16 wickets and 115 runs.

Jamie Diener was the single Spider chosen in the under 17 boys All-star team. Jamie came in to the tournament with a serious back injury and was only able to manage six matches. But he showed enough in those six games to warrant his selection, finishing with 85 runs and 7 wickets.

Amanda Wellington was arguably the best player of the entire tournament. She finished as the highest wicket taker of any age group with 25 wickets and managed to hit 200 runs, the seventh most of any player. These outstanding performances not only earned her selection in the under 17 girls All-star team, but also the award for the best player in the under 17 girls division.

Spiders crash to semi-final defeat 

It was a disappointing end to the Junior Indoor National Championships for the Southern Spiders, with the under 13 boys, under 15 boys and under 17 girls all suffering semi-final losses.

The under 13 boys faced New South Wales who proved to be too strong, taking out the match 112 (3 skins) to 81 (1 skin).  The boys managed to keep in touch for most of the game but in the end the total set by NSW was too much. Riki Boschma and Tyson Miller once again were the standout performers.

The under 15 boys came up against a disciplined South East Queensland team, eventually going down 111 (3 skins) to 89 (1 skin). South East Queensland had too much depth in their line up and was able to consistently put runs on the board. Zach Reekie and Henry Klemm both put in solid performances.

Our under 17 girls put in an outstanding effort against New South Wales but couldn’t manage to get the win, losing the game 97 (4 skins) to 71 (0 skins). New South Wales impressive bowling caused the Spiders batsmen all sorts of trouble, and held them to a total they were able to comfortably chase down. Amanda Wellington was dominant once again, being named player of the match taking four wickets and making seventeen runs. Chloe Lyons also played a great game.

Although it was disappointing to not have any Spiders team make the final, all teams can be extremely proud of their efforts over the championships. Each side displayed some outstanding team performances and earned a lot of respect from the opposing states.

For all results click here.

Southern Spiders prepare for semi-finals

The minor rounds have concluded here at the Junior National Indoor Cricket Championships with three of the four Southern Spiders teams preparing to play off in semi-final clashes.   

At the end of the minor rounds, the under 13 boys finished third on the ladder with six wins and four losses. They had a close loss to New South Wales in round 8, the team they will now meet in the semi-final. The team has shown enough to prove their best cricket is good enough and that is what they will be hoping to deliver against the Blues. Riki Boschma capped off his impressive start finishing with 128 runs and 18 wickets, while Joshua Spall (150 runs/6 wickets) and Tyson Miller (141 runs/6 wickets) both helped guide their side to third place.

In the under 15 division, South Australia had a challenging final few games losing to the top three teams. After all minor round games they finished in fourth place with five wins and five losses.  They will now face South East Queensland in the semi-final. Cameron Bullard once again was the star player with 187 runs and 13 wickets, while Connor Dudley finished as the lading wicket taker with 16 wickets (115 runs). Zach Reekie also had a great tournament with 120 runs and 15 wickets.

The under 17 girls finished fourth after the minor rounds after a tough end to the week. They had their colours lowered by an impressive Queensland outfit and lost two close matches to New South Wales and the New South Wales Cyclones. Fortunately the teams good results early in the week ensured they made the finals and will now meet New South Wales again in a game the can certainly win if they play to their potential. Amanda Wellington has continued to dominate the competition taking the most wickets in the division and having a +213 contribution (183 runs/21 wickets). Jordan Doecke (141 runs/11 wickets) and Brittany Miller (114 runs/13 wickets) have also continued their consistent performances.

In the under 17 boys division, South Australia had a strong finish to the championships winning three out of their last five games. It was a great turnaround for the team who showed promise in the early rounds and were finally able to capitalise on their good performances. Unfortunately two last over losses in rounds 9 and 10 meant they were out of the finals race, but the team can be proud of the way they finished the tournament. Jason Donnell had a fantastic end to the week notching up 143 runs and 13 wickets with support from Dylan Holliday (122 runs/7 wickets) and Liam Mules (108 runs/9wickets).

For all results click here.

Southern Spiders exciting start to the Junior Indoor Championships 

It is day three of the Indoor Cricket Junior National Championships, and what an action packed start to the tournament it has been. Taking place in Lurnea at the Sportsworld Liverpool, there has been some outstanding cricket played by all teams, in particular our Southern Spider’s teams.

In the Under 13 boys division, the Southern Spiders are sitting equal second on the ladder after five games with three wins and two losses. The team has put in some outstanding performances and with one of their losses only being a narrow loss to the undefeated Victoria, they have shown they are more than capable of taking out the title. Jordan Steer has been the standout with 64 runs and 4 wickets with great support from Joshua Spall (79 runs/3 wickets) and Riki Boschma (72 runs/10 wickets).

The Under 15 boys are top of the table in their division with three wins and two losses. In what is a very even division, the team have proven that they are capable of beating anyone. Cameron Bullard has been dominant at the championships so far and is the leading run scorer for the Under 15’s with 99 runs. Connor Dudley has been exceptional with the ball taking 12 wickets, making him the leading wicket taker of the division. Zach Reekie (62 runs/10 wickets) and Henry Klemm (69 runs/8 wickets) have also been excellent.

The Under 17 boys have had a disappointing championship so far, not yet managing a win in their six games. The young side have been competitive in all matches and came extremely close to claiming victory against the undefeated Queensland side. With another five games to go, the team will be hoping to notch up their first win with an aim to build on their performances. Jamie Diener has led from the front with 66 runs and 4 wickets, with Charlie Smith (46 runs/6 wickets) and Jason Donnell (59 runs/6 wickets) also being impressive.

In the Under 17 girls division, South Australia is third on the ladder with three wins and three losses. They only narrowly went down to the New South Wales Cyclones who are undefeated, which shows that on their day they are one of the best teams in the division. Amanda Wellington has been phenomenal so far, leading both the runs and wickets for the division with 104 runs and 16 wickets. Jordan Doecke (94 runs/8 wickets) and Brittany Miller (69 runs/10 wickets) have also played some outstanding cricket.

With another five rounds to go in each division, three of the four Southern Spiders teams look likely to make the finals if they continue to display the impressive cricket they have so far. For the Under 17 boys, they know their best cricket is good enough and will be eager to get their first win and make a late charge for the finals.

For all results click here.

Lord's Taverners team prepare for another shot at glory

Indoor cricket’s open national championships will be contested in Brisbane next month, with the South Australian Lord’s Taverners team taking the court for the twentieth time in the 21 year history of the Shield.

The Lord’s Taverners Shield is a national competition for cricketers with an intellectual disability. AUSRAPID and the Australian Indoor Cricket Federation (AICF), now Cricket Australia, were the driving force behind the inception of the Shield.

Shane Bernhardt, head of game development at SACA spoke of the Lord’s Taverners and their involvement with indoor cricket.  “Over the past 20 years, the Lord’s Taverners have significantly contributed to the development of indoor cricket by providing financial assistance for people with an intellectual disability to attend national championships.  ISSA, and now SACA, are very appreciative of the Lord’s Taverners for the long term support of this program and we look forward to their ongoing involvement.”

The South Australian Lord’s Taverners team have been one of the most consistent and successful South Australian Indoor cricket teams to date, having made three Grand Final appearances in their history.

The team boasts a number of experienced players, most notably Wayne Jeffery, Lindsay Drowley and Peter Kerin. In what is a phenomenal achievement, Wayne will be competing at his fourteenth championship this year and Peter will be contesting his tenth championship respectfully. For Lindsay, this will be his thirteenth attempt at the Shield and his ninth time as captain of the team which is truly remarkable.

Four members of this year’s team have previously been selected as All Star Member’s and two members have represented Australia at the INAS-FID Tri Nations Series (Turf).

The South Australian Lord’s Taverners team is well supported by the South Australian branch of Lord’s Taverners Australia, along with Sasrapid Incorporated and the South Australian Cricket Association.

Daniel Worrall, a member of the West End Redbacks has been announced as the team patron.

The team this year will be hoping to continue their recent success and put in another outstanding performance in Brisbane.


2013 Lord’s Taverners Indoor Cricket Team

Lindsay Drowley (Captain)

Anthony Dunton (Vice Captain)

Beau Chisholm

Mark Cowan

Matthew Bell

Michael Harris

Peter Kerrin

Sean Flintoff

Shane Smith

Wayne Jeffery

Jonty Altmann - Coach

Jo Connolly – Team Manager


Southern Spiders teams announced

Please see below the list of the succesful players to make the Southern Spiders teams for 2013. The junior teams will take part in the 2013 Junior National Championships to be contested in Sydney in July, while the Open teams, the Under 20 Women and the Lord Taverner's will fly to Queensland later in July to contest in the Open National Championships.

Under 13 Boys Under 15 Boys
Tyson Miller John Bliss
Tyson Hein Cameron Bullard
Riki Boschma James Cleggett
Magnus Illman Connor Dudley
Hamish LePlastrier Cooper Harrod
Joshua Nielsen Henry Klemm
Joshua Spall Lloyd Pope
Jordan Steer Zach Reekie
Alex Wakeham Benjamin Pye
Tyler Grainger-Balding Tyrell Sinclair
Coach: Mick Miller Coach: Stuart Harrod
Team Manager: Richard Hein Team Manager: Graeme Klemm


Under 17 Boys Under 17 Girls
Liam Mules Cara Allen
Stephen Foster-Borg Amanda Wellington
Jamie Diener Chloe Lyons
Ashley Sampson Brittany Miller
Quinn Dinan Jordan Doecke
Matthew Herrmann Madelaine Clarke
Dylan Holiday Sarah Fraser
Jason Donnell Febi Mansell
Jordan Martin Stefanie Aworth
Charlie Smith  
Coach: Daniel McKay Coach: Kate Matonia
Team Manager: Tom Oliver Team Manager: Caroline Jackman


Under 20 Women Open Women
Stacey Oates Kiara Stockley
Donna Clark Neisha Iles
Ainslee Knight Kate Matonia
Courtney Brideson Kylie Rattray
Rachael Greenshields Jessica O'Reilly
Kayla Staszuk Stephanie Morrison
Melanie Kruse Rebecca Pollard
Brittany Miller Tegan McPharlin
Nicole Fielke Amanda Wellington
Coach: Andrew Summerton Elizabeth Hall
Assistant Coach: Jayne Koen Coach: Angela Lee
Team Manager: Caroline Jackman Assistant Coach: Andrew Summerton
  Team Manager: Natasha Cocks


Open Men Lord's Taverners
Lachlan Clark Mark Cowan
Grant Doran Wayne Jeffery
Matthew Fenwick Shane Smith
Jacob Hodge Sean Flintoff
Michael Ledgard Peter Kerin
Adam Browne Michael Harris
Brad Portlock Matthew Bell
Trent Riddle Lindsay Drowley
Jake Dinan-Gillman Beau Chisholm
Jamie Diener Anthony Dunton
Bradley Tanner  
Coach: John Lonergan Coach: Jonty Altman
Assistant Coach: Shaun Visser Team Manager: Joanna Connolly


Thank you to everyone that attended the trials so far and we encourage you to continue your enthusiasm and involvement in indoor cricket.