The change of competition name will also allow for a clear distinction between the West End Premier Cricket competition, which serves as the link between community cricket and high performance.

The West End Redbacks League will still feature the four local districts - Eastern Edge, Northern Mavericks, Western Grit and Southern Force, along with the Northern Territory Strike and the Hebou PNG Barramundis.

The West End Redbacks League will begin in September, just prior to the Matador BBQ’s One-Day Cup competition and consists mostly of one-day matches.

“With the Matador Cup in place throughout October, the West End Redbacks League offers a great opportunity for those players to be selected in the squad,” General Manager, High Performance Tim Nielsen said.

“The league gives selectors and coaches a critical opportunity to observe the talent coming through, and fill any spots vacant in our senior side.

“Many of our debutants are discovered in the league or are re-introduced after consistent performances at this level as they play against the best players from each district in quality competition.”

Jake Lehmann (Western Grit), Alex Carey (Southern Force) and Jake Weatherald (NT Strike) are just some of the products who performed in this competition and went on to represent the Redbacks. 

The league continues to make South Australian cricket stronger under the close watch of state selectors and coaches.

Click here to view the 2016/17 West End Redbacks League squads.