Both Statewide Super women’s and West End men’s grades begin on 5 and 6 October, with the junior grades to commence the following Saturday.
As a result of the Cricket Connects consultation process with club delegates over more than 18 months, the Spirit of Cricket round was introduced last year to revisit basic cricket principles, on and off the pitch.
SACA’s inaugural Spirit of Cricket round took place in February across community and Premier Cricket clubs in metropolitan and regional South Australia, with clubs demonstrating the spirit of cricket through various acts.
These included captains wearing full playing kit for the toss, observing the traditional order of entry to the field of play, celebrating outstanding performances of individuals from both teams and the home team providing afternoon tea for both sides.
Clubs and associations are encouraged to share photos and posts from their Spirit of Cricket round on social media and use the hashtag #spiritofcricketsa.
This weekend, West End One-Day Cup men’s premiers Kensington will begin their title defence against Southern District as the men begin the season in 50-over format, while reigning Statewide Super women’s T20 champions Kensington will take on one-day premiers Sturt in a T20 match.