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Adelaide to host first ever day-night Ashes Test

Tuesday December 13, 2016 by  

Adelaide Oval will host the first ever day-night Ashes Test match after Cricket Australia and the England Cricket Board today confirmed the 2017-18 Men’s Ashes Test schedule.

The day-night fixture will be held from 2-6 December, 2017 in the Second Test of the men’s Ashes series.

Having hosted the past two day-night Tests against New Zealand and South Africa with record attendances, Adelaide Oval has cemented itself as a venue for future pink ball fixtures. Read more

Victoria claim Shield on final day

Wednesday March 30, 2016 by  

The South Australian Redbacks have suffered a seven wicket defeat to Victoria on the final day’s play at Glenelg Stadium, as the Bushrangers won back to back Sheffield Shield titles.

Requiring 98-runs on the final day to claim victory, Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb raced to the finish line for Victoria to secure the win.

Stoinis was particularly aggressive in the opening session, smashing four sixes off one over to accelerate the Bushrangers towards the required total. Read more

Ferguson out for remainder of 2015-16 season

Wednesday December 16, 2015 by  

Southern Redbacks batsman Callum Ferguson has suffered a cruel blow to his 2015/16 season, with scans today confirming the 31-year-old has torn the ACL in his left knee.

Ferguson injured his knee while fielding in a practice match with his BBL side, the Melbourne Renegades yesterday.

Scans this morning revealed an ACL tear in his left knee, ruling him out of the remainder of the summer. Read more

Redbacks secure big win over Victoria

Tuesday December 8, 2015 by  

The Southern Redbacks have raced to an eight wicket victory in their Sheffield Shield match against the Victorian Bushrangers today at the MCG.

Joe Mennie and Chadd Sayers led the way for the bowlers to start Day Three, claiming two wickets each, before Tom Cooper fired with the bat to set up the chase in South Australia’s favour.

Needing 145 for the win after bowling the Bushrangers out in the morning session, the Redbacks got their chase off to an aggressive start, with Cooper and Cosgrove finding the boundaries early to keep the run rate climbing. Read more

Keath to swap football for cricket this summer

Tuesday December 8, 2015 by  

The Adelaide Strikers have today announced the signing of ex-Victorian Bushranger and current Adelaide Crows listed rookie Alex Keath for the upcoming BBL season.

Keath joins the side having already debuted in all three formats of domestic cricket with both the Victorian Bushrangers and Melbourne Stars, where he featured in four BBL matches across two seasons.

A talented all-round athlete, the 23-year old moved to South Australia this year before signing on with the Crows as a Category B rookie in late October. Read more

Taylor ton guides Scorpions to WNCL glory

Sunday November 29, 2015 by  

A sensational innings from Sarah Taylor has powered the SA Scorpions to victory in the Women’s National Cricket League Final at Hurstville Oval today.

Setting the Breakers 265 for victory, the Scorpions got their first breakthrough in the tenth over when Haynes was run out by Lauren Ebsary for 15.

Pressure bowling from Sarah Coyte (1/24) and Megan Schutt (1/45) led to the dismissal of Breakers captain Alex Blackwell (6) who was also run out, and when Alyssa Healy fell to former teammate Coyte, the Scorpions were well and truly in the game. Read more

Strikers secure extra pace for BBL05

Thursday November 19, 2015 by  

The Adelaide Strikers have added to their already talented line-up with exciting young bowler Hamish Kingston joining the team for the upcoming BBL season.

Kingston re-joins the team as another option in the bowling attack after being announced as a late replacement for Michael Neser last summer.

Appearing in his first Sheffield Shield match of the year, Kingston guided Tasmania to their first victory of the season, taking seven wickets for the match and ending a seven match first-class losing streak for the Tigers in the process. Read more

Redbacks’ fairytale run comes to an end

Sunday October 25, 2015 by  

The Southern Redbacks incredible Matador Cup campaign has come to an end following a nine-wicket loss to New South Wales in the Final at North Sydney Oval.

The young South Australian side battled hard all day, but were ultimately undone by a class Blues outfit laden with international experience.

It was a case of the usual suspects for New South Wales, with Mitchell Starc (3/38) and Josh Hazelwood (3/28) doing the damage with the ball, and the national captain Smith reeling in majority of the runs alongside former Aussie opener Cowan. Read more

Redbacks fall to bolstered Blues attack

Friday October 9, 2015 by  

Southern Redbacks vice-captain, Tim Ludeman spoke to the media after yesterday’s 156-run loss to NSW at North Sydney Oval.

After restricting the Blues to 9/266, the Redbacks faltered with the bat, with Mitchell Starc striking early to dismiss Travis Head in the first over.

It marked the start of yet another damaging performance from Starc, who was integral in limiting the Redbacks to just 110 in their chase. Read more

Head guides Redbacks to record-breaking one-day victory

Monday October 5, 2015 by  

The Southern Redbacks have begun their 2015/16 in incredible fashion, chasing down a record one-day domestic total of 350 to claim victory in their season opener against the Western Warriors today at Hurstville Oval in Sydney.

South Australia’s captain Travis Head raises his bat after reaching 200.
Photo courtesy of Cricket Australia/Getty Images

It was a coming of age performance by 21 year-old skipper, Travis Head which set up the historic victory, scoring a blistering 202 off just 120 deliveries to produce an incredible win and give the left-hander his first hundred for SA.

The incredible knock ended just 27 runs short of the highest all-time limited overs domestic score of 229, scored by Tasmania’s Ben Dunk last season.

At the other end, veteran Callum Ferguson continued his own incredible form.

The 31 year-old’s unbeaten 112 came as part of a 278-run stand with Head that formed the foundation of the Redbacks’ innings, the second-highest partnership in one-day domestic history, just two runs shy of the record. Read more