See all the results from SACA's recent Representative Carnivals below!
Under 12 Boys – Metro
The Under 12 Boys Metro Competition was a round robin tournament consisting of 5 rounds. Congratulations to the Adelaide Turf U12 Boys finishing the tournament top of the ladder, winning all of their 4 games. Para Districts finished in 2nd winning 3 out of their 4.
Para Districts player Hridaan Pal Singh finished the tournament with 200 runs at an average of 50 runs over his 4 innings, Hridaan’s highest score of the Tournament was 70 against South Central in the first game. Austin Meyers from Adelaide Turf took 11 wickets for the tournament going for 38 runs off his whole tournament. His best bowling figures were 4/7 off 4 overs against Western Suburbs.
Under 12 Boys – Country
The Under 12 Boys Country Competition consisted of 8 teams which was split into Pool A and Pool B. Mid North finished top of Pool A and Barossa & Light finished top of Pool B, went head-to-head in a thrilling Grand-Final clash. Barossa & Light won the toss and went into bat first, making 94 off their 30 overs. Mid North went into chase falling short by 3 runs getting bowled out for 91 in the 25th over. Congratulations to Barossa & Light finishing as the U12 Boys Country Representative Carnival Championship Winners.
George Goggoll from Barossa & Light finished with 96 runs for the tournament with an average of 32 runs over 3 innings. Bridget Slattery (Mid North) and Rydah Collins (Murray Districts/Barrier) finished close behind on 95 and 94 runs over their 4 innings. Archie Ryan (Barossa & Light), Pacey Duldig (South East) and Hudson Lienert (Eyre Peninsula) all finished with 7 wickets for the Tournament from their 4 matches.
Under 14 Boys – Metro
The Under 14 Boys Metro Competition was a round robin consisting of 5 rounds, with each team playing each other once. Congratulations to Adelaide Turf U14 Boys finishing top of the ladder, winning all 4 of their games. South Central finished 2nd with 3 wins going down to Adelaide Turf in Round 4. Adelaide Turf kept all 4 of their opponent teams to scores of less than 100 throughout the week, putting on 200+ runs in 3 of their games when going out to bat first.
Connor Gregory from Adelaide Turf finished with 186 runs for the tournament from just 2 batting innings, with a top score of 107 retiring not out against Western Suburbs and 79 not out in his second innings against South Central. Dhhruv Dwidedi from South Central finished the tournament with 10 wickets at an average of 10, Dhhruv’s best bowling was 6/12 off 5.4 overs against Para Districts.
Under 14 Boys – Country
The Under 14 Boys Country Competition consisted of 8 teams, which was split into Pool A and Pool B. Barossa & Light finished top of Pool A and Fleurieu & Districts finished top of Pool B, with both teams winning all three games within their Pools. Fleurieu and Barossa then went into a Head-to-Head grand final clash, with the game going down to the wire. Fleurieu won the toss and went into bat first, Reilly Weidenhofer took Fleurieu off to a good start making 39, with Fleurieu making 133 off their 40 overs. Barossa & Light lost a wicket on the first ball of their innings, but Kobie Menzel 49* and captain Harvey Iredale 34 with two good knocks, helped Barossa chase down 133 in the 37th over to win the game. Congratulations to Barossa & Light who are the U14 Boys Country Representative Carnival Champions.
Riley Nottle from Barossa & Light finished with 178 runs for the tournament at an average of 44.5. Riley’s hit 85 opening against South East in the second game to make it his highest score for the Carnival. Ryder Lindner from South East took 10 wickets at an average of 6.3, with his best bowling figures of 4/2 off his 6 overs against Murray Districts/Barrier.
Under 16 Boys – Metro
The Under 16 Boys Metropolitan Competition consisted of 4 teams. Each team played each other once throughout the rounds finishing with a Grand final and Placing Final. Adelaide Turf finished top of the ladder winning all 3 games and North Eastern finished 2nd winning 2 of their 3. Adelaide Turf lost the toss and got sent in to Bat first, there were several small partnerships throughout the innings, however with some tight bowling from North Eastern they bowled out Adelaide Turf for 101, with Kaleb Jones taking 4/13 off his 8 overs. North Eastern went into bat getting off to a slow start, a small partnership was built in the middle order, but with tight bowling and fielding from Adelaide Turf saw North Eastern all out in the 35th over for 68. Congratulations to Adelaide Turf who are the U16 Boys Metropolitan Representative Carnival Champions.
Heath Weyer from South Central finished on 155 runs for the tournament with an average of 51.67 runs. His top score of the tournament was 84* against Para Districts, hitting 11 fours and 3 sixes throughout his innings. Mason Rees from South Central took 9 wickets for the tournament at an average of 11.56, taking 4/17 off 6.5 overs in the placing final.
Under 16 Boys – Country
The Under 16 Boys Country Competition consisted of 8 teams, being split into Pool A and Pool B. Mid North finished top of Pool A and Eyre Peninsula finished top of Pool B, Eyre Peninsula won all 3 of their games, with Mid North winning 2 games, and the 3rd being abandoned due to weather. Mid North and Eyre Peninsula went head-to-head in the grand final, with a nail-biting finish. Eyre Peninsula won the toss and elected to bat first, a few small partnerships were made throughout the innings, with Lachlan Lang making 38, which took Eyre Peninsula to 118 after getting bowled out in the 34th over. Mid North went into bat, getting off to a good start in the opening partnership, but with good bowling from Eyre Peninsula they bowled Mid North out for 106 in the 37th over with Marlie Fauser taking 3 wickets. Congratulations to Eyre Peninsula who are the U16 Boys Country Representative Carnival Champions.
Jack Ryan from Barossa & Light finished the tournament with 119 runs at an average of 59.5. Jack’s highest score was 64* in the placing final against Upper North, hitting 9 fours in his innings. Dusty Symonds from Eyre Peninsula and Harry Hicks from South East both finished with 8 wickets for the tournament, Dusty went for an average of 5 with his best bowling figures of 3/17 against Yorke Peninsula. Harry went for an average of 7.75 with his best bowling figures of 3/9 against Upper North.
Under 16 Girls – Metro
The Under 16 Girls Metropolitan competition consisted of 3 teams, with the top 2 playing off in the Grand Final. Adelaide Turf finished top going undefeated in their 2 games, and South Central in 2nd winning 1 of their 2. Adelaide Turf won the toss and sent in South Central to have a bat. South Centrals opening partnership was broken early with the middle order steadying creating small partnerships throughout the innings. Makenzie Holy took 2/8 off her 4 overs, with two of the four being Maiden overs. South Central ended on 103 runs for their innings. Adelaide Turf came in to chase, making quick work of it chasing down the total in 17 overs, with a captains knock from Mia Landrigan making 51* off 58 balls, hitting 9 fours through her innings. Congratulations to Adelaide Turf who are the U16 Girls Metropolitan Representative Carnival Champions.
Ivy Hobbs from South Central finished the tournament with 131 runs at an average of 43.67. Ivy’s top score was 104 off 60 balls against Para Districts, hitting 14 fours throughout her innings. Mia Landrigan and Riya Gupta from Adelaide Turf finished the tournament with 5 wickets, Mia averaged 5.6 with her best bowling figures being 2/4 against South Central and Riya Gupta at an average of 6.4 with her best figures of 3/4 off 4 overs against Para Districts.
Under 16 Girls – Country
The Under 16 Girls Country Competition consisted of 5 teams in a round robin tournament. Congratulations to Eyre Peninsula who are the U16 Girls Country Representative Carnival Champions. Eyre Peninsula finished top of the ladder going undefeated over their 4 games, and Barossa & Light in 2nd winning 3. Eyre Peninsula bowled out all of their opposition teams for under 100 each game.
Tessie Kennedy from Barossa & Light finished the tournament with 101 runs at and average of 50.5. Tessie’s top score for the week was 43* off 52 balls against Mid North. Chelsea Sheppard from Eyre Peninsula and Jessica Paley from Barossa & Light finished the Tournament with 7 wickets. Chelsea went at an average of 4.57, with her best bowling figures of 4/9 off 5 overs against South East. Jessica Paley went at an average of 5.29, with her best bowling figures of 3/8 off 4 overs against Fleurieu & Districts.
Senior Country Cup
The Senior Country Cup consisted of 8 teams being split into Pool A and Pool B. Alice Springs finished top of Pool A, winning all three of their games throughout the week, and Yorke Peninsula finished top of Pool B, winning 2 out of 3 games alongside Northern, but a higher net run rate to finish on top. Alice Springs and York Peninsula went head-to-head in a grand final clash on Karen Rolton Oval. Alice Springs won the toss and chose to bat first, Yorke Peninsula starting well taking a wicket in the first over of the game which saw Alice 1/0 after the first. Alice then steadying the ship having several critical partnerships, with Moses Waring making 72 and Ben Ellis a quick 63 off 58. Alice Springs ended up 8/252 off their 50 overs, some great bowling by Ayden Smith taking 4/37 off his 9 overs. Yorke Peninsula coming into bat, starting with two small partnerships, however, could not get on a roll. Yorke Peninsula were bowled out for 81 in the 25th over with some great bowling and fielding by Alice Springs, Lucas Nitschke taking 4/24 off his 5 overs. Congratulations to Alice Springs who are the Senior Country Cup Champions.
Daniel Kerber from Northern took home the Batting Award with 288 runs for the tournament, the Arch Grosvenor Wicketkeeping Trophy and the Player of the Carnival. Ryan Siebert from Eyre Peninsula took out the Bowling Trophy with 9 wickets for the Tournament and Alex Hentschke from South East and Michael Klein-Boonschate from Alice Springs took out a combined Fielding award. Congratulations to Eyre Peninsula won the Spirit of Cricket Award.
Photo credit: Peter Argent