Adelaide teams Western Grit, Eastern Edge, Southern Force and Northern Mavericks will face the Northern Territory Strike and Hebou Papua New Guinea Barramundis across the next month in the fifth edition of the one-day tournament.

The weekend will open with matches in Darwin between the Grit, Edge, PNG and Strike, while the Mavericks will play the Force at Park 25.

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General Manager, High Performance Tim Nielsen praised the progress of the tournament and its ability to identify and shape the strongest possible one-day squad.

“The league is always a great opportunity firstly for our players to get outside and play some competitive cricket in proper match situations,” he said.

“We’re guaranteed sun in Darwin and we know we’ll get good conditions up here.

“Most importantly, if there is any uncertainty about any positions in our JLT One-Day cup side then these games give us the chance to make our final selections and make sure that we travel with the best possible side.”

The Northern Territory Strike were able to halt the Eastern Edge’s rein on the competition last year, through the impressive performances of Luke Robins with the ball and Ben Wakim with the bat.

They are just some of the standout performers from the Northern Territory, with Jake Weatherald and Tom Andrews also previously impressing in previous years.

Adelaide Strikers coach Jason Gillespie will also be involved in this year’s Redbacks League as interim coach with the PNG.

His side had a much improved Redbacks League campaign last year, finishing with four wins and third on the table, led by experienced left-hander Assad Vala at the top of the order.

Squads for the West End Redbacks League can be found here.


Saturday:

Darwin

Northern Territory Strike v Eastern Edge

Hebou Papua New Guinea Barramundis v Western Grit

Park 25

Northern Mavericks v Southern Force

 

Sunday:

Darwin

Northern Territory Strike v Western Grit

Hebou Papua New Guinea Barramundis v Eastern Edge

 

Park 25

Northern Mavericks v Southern Force