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Emerging Redbacks

The Emerging Redbacks program is designed to mirror the Redbacks on a reduced scale with the states most talented un-contracted cricketers, including Grade cricketers as well as ‘above the line’ youth players, being invited to join the program.



The Emerging Program was developed by SACA to address the gap between Grade cricket and First-class cricket. It is an elite talent identification system supported by complementary competition and training systems.

Establishing the Emerging Redbacks Program is a step closer to maximising South Australia’s talent development pathway and is therefore a step closer to permanently improving the number of home-grown players in the Redbacks and Australian teams.
Based on performances in the West End Redbacks League and Premier Cricket competitions, players from the Emerging Redbacks Squad are selected into the Toyota Futures League national four-day competition comprising of six matches between the states and the ACT. This competition is the breeding ground for the state's future first-class cricketers. 


2019-20 Emerging Redbacks Winter Training Squad:

  Name Premier Cricket Club
 1 Josh Barrett Southern District
 2 Bailey Capel West Torrens
 3 Michael Cormack East Torrens
 4 Josh Doyle Kensington
 5 Daniel Drew West Torrens
 6 Sam Kerber University
 7 Josh Pengelley Adelaide
 8 Tate Robins East Torrens
 9 Ben Turley Prospect
 10 Brad Davis Sturt
 11 Bailey Wightman University
 12 Blake MacDonald TBA