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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 Premier Cricket competitions, players from the Emerging Redbacks Squad are selected into the Second XI 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. 


2021-22 Emerging Redbacks Winter Training Squad:

  Name Premier Cricket Club
 1 Will Bowering Glenelg
 2 Isaac Conway Port Adelaide
 3 Daniel Fallins West Torrens
 4 Liam Greber Adelaide University
 5 Peter Hatzoglou Prospect
 6 Spencer Johnson West Torrens
 7 Joe Medew-Ewen Port Adelaide
 8 Tate Robins East Torrens
 9 Joel Size East Torrens
 10 Matthew Spoors Sturt
 11 Zac Worden Tea Tree Gully