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Third consecutive Shield title for Victoria

Thursday March 30, 2017 by  

Victoria have secured a record third consecutive Sheffield Shield title, despite drawing the match with South Australia towards the end of Day Five at Traeger Park in Alice Springs.

This record winning streak was last achieved by Queensland in 2002 and is the first time for Victoria’s 125 year history.

Victoria elected to continue batting into the fifth day, setting South Australia a chase of 524 runs. Read more

Bulls go down to Redbacks

Tuesday February 28, 2017 by  

The Queensland Bulls face a must-win Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania next week after going down to the South Australian Redbacks by six-wickets today in Adelaide.

The loss leaves the Bulls fifth on the Shield ladder, needing success in Hobart next week to keep their finals hopes alive.

The match was in a tense position when play resumed today, with the Redbacks needing 120-runs and the Bulls another six wickets for victory. 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

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

Siddons to lead the Redbacks

Wednesday May 27, 2015 by  

The South Australian Cricket Association can today confirm that Jamie Siddons has been appointed Redbacks Head Coach for the next three seasons.

Siddons returns to South Australia from New Zealand, where he has led the Wellington Firebirds to two titles in the last four seasons, winning the One-Day Cup in 2013-14 and the T20 title in 2014-15.

Siddons began his coaching career with the Redbacks in 2002 as an assistant for three years. He took on the role of assistant coach with the Australian team in 2005 before becoming the Head Coach of Bangladesh in the lead up to the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Read more

Zampa and Ferguson recommit to the Redbacks

Tuesday April 21, 2015 by  

South Australia are looking to local talent for the 2015/16 season, with current Redbacks Adam Zampa and Callum Ferguson re-signing on multi-year contracts and three South Australian players added to the list.

Young leg-spinner Adam Zampa has re-signed to remain with the Redbacks for another two seasons after a breakout summer, while Neil Dansie Medal winner Callum Ferguson has signed an extension to his existing contract which will see him remain at Adelaide Oval until the end of the 2017/18 season.

The Redbacks have also invested in local talent, with batsmen Alex Ross and Jake Lehmann upgraded from the rookie list and local paceman Nick Benton earning his first contract. Read more