Between January 3-15, close to 100 matches will be held across South Australia, bringing together players from around the state, potentially unearthing the next Megan Schutt or Travis Head.
Thanks to the work of the metropolitan junior cricket associations and country cricket zones, players will have the opportunity to compete against the best in their age group, while also bringing together community coaches, offering the chance to upskill and develop the game.
The fortnight of competition will kick off with an exciting double header at Para Hills Cricket Club on January 3rd, before Tanunda will play host to matches under lights, following a recent $450,000 lighting upgrade at Tanunda Oval.
Select matches will also be live streamed for the first time, allowing families and friends to follow the action online, while shining a light on the talent within community cricket.
Barossa and Light Cricket Association President, Brett Nitschke said:
“We are really excited to give junior players the chance to showcase their talent, and are excited to welcome for the first time, metropolitan associations to experience what our association has to offer.”
SACA General Manager Community Cricket, Shane Bernhardt said:
“We know there is so much talent to be uncovered in South Australia, and we are thrilled to see junior metropolitan and country carnivals coming together."
“The hard work of the junior associations and the country cricket zones hasn’t gone unnoticed, and this is a result of many hours of work by administrators, volunteers and community cricket staff.”
“SACA thanks each club who has put their hand up to host matches and help to launch this exciting initiative for the first time.”
The full draw can be found here.