The 17 & Under Boys were the most successful side, placing third in the overall table and narrowly losing to Victoria in their semi-final.
13& Under Boys
In the 13 & Under Boys division, South Australia featured two sides (Red and Black), with the former finishing in seventh position, while the latter placed tenth. South Australia Red began their tournament with difficult losses to Western Australia (113-44), Queensland (92-128), New South Wales Cyclones (141-44) and Victoria Blue (125-38). However, they bounced back with victories against North Queensland (86-106), ACT (62-59), Victoria White (62-70), NSW Blues (79-76) and SA Black (123-86) to end with five wins and four losses. While SA Red fell one win short of qualifying for the semi-finals, there were some notable performances throughout the tournament from Rhys Kozned (89 runs and nine wickets, Nathan Marshall (131 runs, 10 wickets), Hudson Walshaw (71 runs, 11 wickets) and Dylan Branford (113 runs, seven wickets). The SA Black side were unable to register a victory throughout the tournament, suffering narrow losses against the ACT (76-71) and WA (107-90), while being convincingly defeated by both Victorian and NSW sides. Their top performers were Kobe Burt (95 runs and five wickets), Andrew Landon (87 runs, five wickets) and Luke Szabo (73 runs, five wickets).
14 & Under girls
Finishing the carnival in mid-table, the 14 & Under Girls fell one victory short of qualifying for the semi-finals. After an impressive start to the tournament – in which they defeated QLD (106-39), ACT (84-82) and NSW Blues (96-85) – the Spiders suffered heavy defeats to Victoria White (22-119), NSW Cyclones (120-72) and Victoria Blue (123-58). Going into the final round, the girls needed a victory to qualify for the finals, however they were narrowly defeated by NSW Blues (98-101). Alanah Gregory was the standout performer with 106 runs and eight wickets, while Amy Peterson (91 runs, eight wickets), Isobella Nitschke (78 runs, four wickets) and Neeve Reimann (67 runs, four wickets) also starred.
15 & Under Boys
The 15 & Under Boys defeated the ACT (64-101) on day one of the Championships, however they failed to build any momentum from their victory, finishing in seventh position. A well-rounded performance against North Queensland (43-136) showed glimpses of the Spiders’ potential, however they ended with just two wins and six losses. Throughout the tournament, there were key contributions from Jack Read (103 runs, 10 wickets), Alex Wakeham (108 runs, eight wickets), Jai Greenfield (70 runs, nine wickets) and Tyler Grainger Balding (104 runs, seven wickets).
17 & Under Girls
SA fell just one point short of qualifying for the semi-finals, as they finished the Championships in fifth position. Despite losing their first three games, the 17s finished with four wins and losses, including notable performances against WA (104-50) and the ACT (84-52). Tarlee Meaney (134 runs, four wickets) was recognised for her outstanding performances, named in the ‘All Star’ team of the tournament, while Taylah Lewis (92 runs, three wickets), Stephanie Beazleigh (85 runs, 15 wickets) and Taylah Gregory (109 runs, 11 wickets) also contributed significantly.
17 & Under Boys
The 17 & Under Boys were victorious against ACT (126-82 and 120-58), NSW Cyclones (76-82), NSW Blues (62-102) and WA (96-65), leaving them in third position and qualifying for the finals. SA were able to overcome NSW Blues (101-113) in the first final, however they were unable to defeat Victoria (130-79) in the next match to qualify for grand final. Dion Lucas (89 runs and five wickets) was South Australia’s second ‘All Star’ representative, while Joshua Spall (74 runs, seven wickets), Jordan Steer (141 runs, seven wickets) and Joshua Lamerton (78 runs, 14 wickets) performed well throughout the Championships.