State Representative Teams
South Australia proudly fields State representative teams across a number of categories and competitions. From indoor, to cricket for people with disabilities, SACA gives cricketers from all walks of life the opportunity to shine.
Southern Spiders (indoor)
The Southern Spiders are the South Australian representative sides in indoor cricket. These top-level indoor cricketers participate in the Indoor Cricket National Championships annually in a different location, where they battle it out against other States, to become national champions. The Southern Spiders consist of Masters teams, junior teams and open teams (including Lord's Taverners), with each Championship taking place over a different week in winter. The country's best players are selected to represent Australia in an international series to follow, based on their performance during the ICNC.
The Outbacks women compete annually in the Australian Cricket Country Championships. They represent the best female players from regional areas in South Australia. The Outbacks women won their first ACCC title in 2018. For more about the ACCC, click here.
Current and former Statewide Super SA Scorpions players such as Kelly Armstrong and Britt Perry have been a part of the Outbacks side.
The Outbacks men compete annually in the Australian Cricket Country Championships. They represent the best male players from regional areas in South Australia. For more about the ACCC, click here.
Current West End Redback Ben Pengelley has previously been a part of the Outbacks side.
SACA's disability teams participate annually in the National Cricket Inclusion Championships, where teams play in three divisions:
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Blind and Vision Impaired
- Cricketers with an Intellectual Disability
The Desert Peas are South Australia's Aboriginal women's team competing in the annual National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs. 2018 was the first time that SA had fielded an Aboriginal women's side, after they competed for the first time the year prior in the community division of the Imparja Cup.
The Boomerangs are South Australia's Aboriginal men's team competing in the annual National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs.
For information about outdoor youth squads participating in their respective annual National Championships, click here.