Warradale

Cricket Club
affiliated Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association


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20 Premier­ships
in the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association

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MATCH RESULTS,
FINALS SCORECARDS,
PLAYER STATISTICS
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premiership pennants 1981-82 A Grade Premiers 1981-82 B Grade Premiers 1982-83 A Grade Premiers 1982-83 B Grade Premiers 1983-84 B Grade Premiers 1984-85 A Grade Premiers 1985-86 B Grade Premiers 1990-91 A Grade Premiers 1991-92 A Grade Premiers 1992-93 A Grade Premiers 1992-93 D Grade Premiers 1993-94 A Grade Premiers 1996-97 D Grade Premiers 2001-02 B Grade Premiers 2002-03 B Grade Premiers 2009-10 A Grade Premiers 2009-10 C Grade Premiers 2016-17 A Grade Premiers 2016-17 B Grade Premiers 2016-17 C Grade Premiers
premiership pennants 1981-82 A Grade Premiers 1981-82 B Grade Premiers 1982-83 A Grade Premiers 1982-83 B Grade Premiers 1983-84 B Grade Premiers 1984-85 A Grade Premiers 1985-86 B Grade Premiers 1990-91 A Grade Premiers 1991-92 A Grade Premiers 1992-93 A Grade Premiers 1992-93 D Grade Premiers 1993-94 A Grade Premiers 1996-97 D Grade Premiers 2001-02 B Grade Premiers 2002-03 B Grade Premiers 2009-10 A Grade Premiers 2009-10 C Grade Premiers 2016-17 A Grade Premiers 2016-17 B Grade Premiers 2016-17 C Grade Premiers

1981/82 Division 4 Premiership

Under the captaincy of Trevor Parham, the A grade won the Division 4 premiership by finishing top of the ladder with 9 wins from their 11 matches (including 4 outrights).

The batting line-up was led by brothers and opening batsmen Tom Burnett (474 runs @ 52.7) and Bill Burnett (295 runs @ 29.5) and number three Trevor Parham (359 runs @ 39.9).

Geoff Bell dominated with the ball, taking 44 wickets @ 9.3 (including 3 five wicket hauls) and was well supported by Bob Sinclair with 24 wickets @ 16.5.

1981/82 Division 6 Premiership

The B grade won the Division 6 premiership by finishing top of the ladder with 8 wins from 11 matches (including 5 outrights) under the captaincy of Dave Patmore.

The batting was led by opener Mike Daly (467 runs @ 38.9, including two centuries), middle order batsmen Brian Conroy (442 runs @ 34.0) and George Manos (339 runs @ 26.1).

With the ball Dave Patmore excelled with 41 wickets at 11.2 (including 4 five wicket hauls), supported by Tony Jennings with 31 wickets @ 14.8.

1982/83 Division 3 Premiership

Captained by 19 year old Bill Burnett, the A grade won the Division 3 premiership by finishing top of the ladder with 8 wins from 11 matches (including 2 outrights).

Bill Burnett led the batting with 432 runs @ 72.0 (mainly at number 4), followed by opening batsman Tom Burnett with 350 runs @ 31.8, and number 3 batsman Trevor Parham with 317 runs @ 26.4.

The bowling was led by leg-spinner Peter Coombe with 30 wickets @ 11.0 in just 8 games, and opening bowler Geoff Bell with 29 wickets @ 15.6 (including a best of 7-43).

1982/83 Division 5 Premiership

New captain Brian Conroy led the B grade to the Division 5 premiership by finishing top of the ladder with 8 wins from 11 matches (including 3 outrights).

Brian Conroy had a magnificent season making 628 runs @ 57.1 in the middle order (including a whirlwind 153* in 95 minutes in round 7, followed by 156* in 145 minutes in round 9), and was well supported by opener John Smith with 305 runs @ 33.9, and number 3 batsman Bob Noble with 303 runs @ 101.0

The Patmore brothers dominated the bowling, with Dave Patmore taking 33 wickets @ 9.5 and Tim Patmore taking 26 wickets @ 10.5.

1983/84 Division 4 Premiership

Again captained by Brian Conroy, the B grade won their 3rd premiership in a row, this time in Division 4. They finished top of the ladder by winning 10 of their 11 matches (including 1 outright), with their only loss being a narrow 2 wicket loss to Plympton in round 6.

Opener John Smith led the batting with 406 runs @ 50.8 (including a run of five fifties in 6 innings), and was backed up by number 3 batsman Geoff Aitken with 341 runs @ 28.4, and Brian Conroy with 315 runs @ 28.6 in the middle order.

The mainstay of the bowling attack was Peter Steer who dominated with the ball taking 39 wickets @ 13.8 (including a career best 7/14). Bowling support came from Andrew Deane, Geoff Bell and Herb Cochrane who took 17, 16 & 15 wickets respectively in occasional B Grade appearances.

1984/85 Division 2 Premiership

In the first season under a final four system, captain Bill Burnett led the A grade to our first grand final win and our third A grade premiership in four years.

Bill Burnett led the batting with 434 runs @ 36.2 (including two centuries) in the middle order and was well supported by Peter Steer with 376 runs @ 31.3 at the top of the order and Peter Coombe with 306 runs @ 51.0 in the lower order.

Frank Papagallo led the bowling attack with 34 wickets @ 13.8, and was well supported by Scott Williams with 25 wickets @ 18.1 and Peter Coombe with 21 wickets @ 17.4 (including a haul of 7/53).

1985/86 Division 3 Premiership

Once again under Brian Conroy's captaincy, the B Grade won the Division 3 premiership - their fourth premiership in five years - by winning their first ever grand final.

The batting was led by Brian Conroy with 438 runs @ 33.7, followed by his brother Bob Noble with 325 runs @ 46.4 and John Smith with 269 runs @ 24.5.

The bowling load was evenly spread between Geoff Bell who took 24 wickets @ 16.8, Andrew Deane with 21 wickets @ 12.4, David Hodge with 20 wickets @ 22.1 and Danny Mazurke with 19 wickets @ 18.4.

1990/91 Division 1 Premiership

The A grade, led by Bill Burnett won our first Division 1 premiership, winning 10 (& drawing 1) of 13 matches.

Bill Burnett led the batting line-up with 374 runs @ 37.4 and was well supported by John Williams with 307 runs @ 51.2 and late arrival Rick Mitchell with 275 runs @ 55.0 in just 5 matches.

John Williams led the bowling attack with 28 wickets @ 14.8, followed by Shane Rusby with 21 wickets @ 11.9.

1991/92 Division 1 Premiership

The A grade completely dominated the competition and went through the season undefeated to win their 2nd Division 1 premiership in a row under the leadership of Bill Burnett.

The batting was led by number 4 batsman John Hedger with 512 runs @ 51.2 (including 2 centuries), followed by opening batsmen Mick Gibbie (377 @ 31.4) and Rick Mitchell (365 @ 28.1).

The bowling attack dominated opposition batting line-ups and conceded 200 runs just once during the season. The leading wicket takers were Noel Browne with 34 wickets @ 15.0 (including three 5 wicket hauls) and John Williams with 30 wickets @ 10.6, and other members of the attack included Shane Rusby, Rick Mitchell and Joel Wilkin.

Tony Forster had an amazing season behind the stumps by completing 34 dismissals(17 catches and 17 stumpings).

1992/93 Division 1 Premiership

With Bill Burnett again as captain the A grade won the premiership and became only the fourth club in the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association's history (after Hawthorn in 1940, South United in 1912 and Bowden in 1902) to win three Division 1 premierships in a row.

Openers Mick Gibbie with 274 runs @ 22.8, and Anton Gutsche with 264 runs @ 26.4 led the batting, followed by number 5 batsman Bill Burnett with 214 runs @ 21.4.

The bowling was led by Peter Coombe with 24 wickets @ 15.8, Shane Rusby with 23 wickets @ 13.7 (including a best of 7/25) and Joel Wilkin with 22 wickets @ 17.0.

1992/93 Division 6 Premiership

Under the captaincy of Brian Conroy the club won its first D grade premiership in Division 6.

Peter Emery starred with the bat, making 535 runs @ 59.4 in just 8 matches (including an amazing innings of 155 runs comprised of 21 sixes, 4 mis-hits that only went for four and 13 singles to retain the strike). Brian Conroy also had a good season with the bat, making 358 runs @ 44.8.

The bowling honours were shared between Geoff Bell with 22 wickets @ 10.8, John Gibbie with 22 wickets @ 13.5, and Craig Huckstepp with 20 wickets @ 14.2.

1993/94 Division 1 Premiership

After scraping into the finals with a last round outright win against Adelaide Cavaliers, the A grade achieved what no other club had ever done in the association's 94 year history by winning FOUR Division 1 premierships in a row.

Mick Gibbie led the batting with 373 runs @ 26.6, followed by Rick Mitchell with 301 runs @ 27.4 and Anton Gutsche with 296 runs @ 26.9.

After having a year off, the bowling was led by John Williams with 26 wickets @ 15.9, followed by leg-spinner Andrew Conley with 22 wickets @ 10.1 and Mick Barnett with 20 wickets @ 13.9.

1996/97 Division 6 Premiership

The D grade won its second premiership in Division 6 under the captaincy of Andrew Hodge.

Andrew Hodge had an outstanding season with the bat, making a club record 757 runs @ 75.7 (including 2 centuries, and 8 other scores over 40 in his 12 innings). John Gibbie also had a good season with the bat, making 341 runs @ 31.0 and opener Geoff Bell also made 240 runs @ 24.0.

The bowling was dominated by leg-spinner John Gibbie who took 57 wickets (also a club record) @ 10.3 (including 6 five wicket hauls). Geoff Bell completed a good all-round season by also taking 26 wickets @ 11.9.

Andrew 'The Lizard' Brown had a great season with the gloves with 25 dismissals (16 catches and 9 stumpings).

2001/02 Division 3 Premiership

The B grade won the Division 3 premiership under the captaincy of Greg Alsop. This was the club's 5th B grade premiership and its 14th premiership overall.

The batting was magnificently led by captain and opening batsman Greg Alsop with 667 runs @ 60.6 (including an unprecedented 3 centuries before christmas). 'Inzi' and Mick Gibbie, who made 381 runs @ 47.6, created a formidable opening combination for the team with an average opening partnership of 48.3. They were well supported by number 3 batsman Phil Davidson with 259 runs @ 37.0 and middle order batsman Dave Palmer with 225 @ 37.5.

The bowling attack had good depth led by John Beattie with 31 wickets @ 10.4, followed by Scott Deniet with 25 wickets @ 12.7, Mick Gibbie with 24 wickets @ 11.2, and Mick Lyne with 23 wickets @ 19.0.

2002/03 Division 2 Premiership

Under new captain Mick Gibbie's leadership, the B grade became only the 8th B grade team in Adelaide & Suburban history to win the Division 2 premiership. It also gave the B grade back to back premierships and the club it's 15th premiership overall.

The batting was led by captain and opening batsman Mick Gibbie who batted for nearly 23 hours during the season and made 576 runs @ 52.4. He was well supported by floating batsman Phil Davidson with 309 runs @ 38.6, number 3 batsman Peter Hughes with 281 runs @ 21.6, and lower order batsman Matthew Barton with 253 runs @ 36.1.

The bowling attack was led by opening bowler Joel Wilkin with 38 wickets @ 13.5, off-spinner Mick Gibbie with 27 wickets @ 21.6, Scott Williams with 24 wickets @ 12.8, and Simon Brammy with 18 wickets @ 16.1.

2009/10 Division 2 Premiership

The A grade won the Division 2 flag under the captaincy of Brent Harper. This was the club's 8th A grade premiership, 3rd Division 2 premiership and 16th overall premiership.

The batting was led by number 3 batsman Wes Lipsett with 395 runs @ 32.9, backed up by captain Brent Harper with 362 runs @ 30.2, and opening batsman Kristian Schultz with 355 runs @ 29.6.

The bowling attack was led by Brent Harper with 31 wickets @ 10.2, Ash Marshall with 23 wickets @ 14.0, and Trinity McNamara with 20 wickets @ 10.0.

2009/10 Division 6 Premiership

The C grade won the Division 6 flag under the captaincy of Andrew Conley. This was the club's first C grade premiership, 4th Division 6 premiership and 17th overall premiership.

The batting was dominated by captain and opening batsman Andrew Conley who scored 650 runs @ 72.2 (including a club record 4 centuries in a season). He was well supported by top order partner in crime Trevor Parham with 231 runs @ 25.7, late order hitter Anthony Cadd with 222 runs @ 24.7, and not many other players got to have much of a bat.

The bowling duties were shared amoung a number of players, Noel Browne leading the way with 19 wickets @ 20.2, followed by Anthony Cadd with 14 wickets @ 27.9 and three other bowlers taking 12 wickets (Braedon Tonkin, David Brown & John Smith).

2016/17 Division 3 Premiership

After the association revamped the competition into 9 divisions of 8 sides (so each team could play each other twice), the A grade were demoted down to division 3 for the first time in 34 years, and under new captain, Josh Deniet, promptly responded by winning the division 3 premiership.

The batting was dominated by the first three batsmen in the order, with opener Anton Balym making 584 runs @ 53.1, no.3 Nick Boden making 430 runs @ 39.1, and opener Haimish Ferguson making 413 runs @ 34.4.

In a superb captain's performance, Josh Deniet led the bowling attack with 48 wickets @ 6.5 as an opening bowler, and he was well supported by leg-spinner Justin Frost's 20 wickets @ 15.6, along with a well balanced attack containing Lachy Ferguson, Jack Cornelissen, Rowan Williams & Scott Monaghan.

2016/17 Division 5 Premiership

After being minor premiers in division 4 for the previous 2 seasons, but missing out on the ultimate prize, the B grade finally won the premiership this season in division 5 under captain Richie Dey. This was an outstanding achievement considering we were without our top run scorer and top wicket taker during the finals, and we had only won 1 of our last 7 games leading into the finals series.

The mainstay of the batting line-up was Paul Temby, who made 428 runs @ 71.3 in just 7 games, before he was lost to the A grade. Ash Marshall also contributed consistently throughout the season with 260 runs @ 32.5.

The bowling was led by Ash Marshall with 33 wickets @ 13.9, followed by Braedon Tonkin who had a breakout season with 20 wickets @ 16.2, including 6/26 during the finals series.

2016/17 Division 7 Premiership

Under the captaincy of Brett Bryson, the C grade got off to a slow start to the season with 3 losses in their first 4 games, but from there only lost one more game for the season to claim the division 7 premiership.

The batting was led by Angelo Pansini with 500 runs @ 50.0 (including 3 centuries) and Glenn Harris with 430 runs @ 39.1, with no other player making more than 140 runs for the season.

The bowling attack was led by Brett Bryson with 33 wickets @ 10.2, and he was well supported by Daniel Claridge with 23 wickets @ 11.3 and Ron Scott with 21 wickets @ 11.9.

Warradale Premiership Ladder Positions

Warradale Premiership Ladder Positions

Click on the following link for lists of ASCA Premiership Winners on the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association website.

Origins of Warradale Cricket Club

The Warradale Cricket Club was first thought of over many a beer drunk by Vin Hodge, Tom Burnett and Trevor Parham at the Warradale Hotel and at 1 Phillis Court, Warradale (the home of the Burnett's).

Vin Hodge, was not happy with the administrative rigmarole involved at every club for which he had played and the abundance of prima donnas within those clubs. He expressed to Trevor and Tom the idea of how good it would be if they could form a club where a team of players took their cricket seriously, yet also regarded it as a social recreation, and envisaged that the team would be involved socially off the field. Vin, Trevor & Tom all agreed that if they found the right players and enough finance to get started then they could pull it off.

As they had been playing some Sunday cricket for a Telecom team at nearby Warradale Primary School, they were able to negotiate the use of the oval for the coming cricket season and applied to join the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association.

Vin Hodge, Dave Hodge, Tom Burnett, Ted Medwell and Trevor Parham each put up $150 to get the club started. They bought cricket equipment and matting from the Ebert and Weston Sports Store and were able to recruit several players from the Sunday competition.

So the club was up and running and ready to play their first match in Division 6 against Parafield Gardens at Warradale Primary on 13th October 1979. Ironically, Vin Hodge, Tom Burnett and Trevor Parham all missed the club's first game due to a prior committment to go on a Caulfield Cup trip, and so Dave Hodge deputised for Trevor Parham as captain in that first game... Oh, and Tommy Smith trained 3yo Mighty Kingdom won the Caulfield Cup.
(excerpts from an article written by Trevor Parham in Warradale's "First Five Years" book)

Early Years and First Premierships

During our first five years in the competition, the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association did not have a finals system for determining premiership winners, but instead relied on a first past the post system where the team with the most wins at the end of the season was declared the premier. Under this system our A grade finished second on the ladder in their very first season in 1979/80. The following season we expanded to two teams and unfortunately both teams finished second.

However, in 1981/82 the premiership floodgates opened, and in just the A grade's third season and the B grade's second season, both teams won a premiership. On top of that both teams went back to back the following season, and the season after that the B grade won their 3rd premiership in a row.

So after only five seasons in the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association, we had won five premierships and never finished lower than second.

It was at the end of our fifth season in 1984 that John Smith and Mike & Sandra Sheehan created a lasting legacy for the club by producing a 54 page book full of statistics and anecdotes, called "First Five Years of Warradale Cricket Club". This has been followed by an annual yearbook every year since (now known as Wazden).

Progression Towards Division 1 and Four Sides

In 1984/85, our sixth season of competition, the association introduced a finals system to determine premiership winners. The A grade promptly won the Division 2 Grand Final to clinch the premiership and earn promotion to Division 1 for the first time. The following year in 1985/86 the B grade won their first Grand Final to win the Division 3 premiership and earn promotion to Division 2.

So we began our eigth season, in 1986/87, with teams in the top two divisions of the association, and three seasons later in 1989/90 we fielded a third team. Two seasons after that in 1991/92 we had a sudden late influx of more than half a dozen players from the St. Joseph's Cricket Club (when they folded) and we hastily organised a D grade side starting in round 2 of that season.

While the early going in Division 1 was difficult (only making the finals once in our first four division 1 seasons), in 1989/90 (our fifth in div.1) we were minor premiers but lost our semi-final to eventually finish third. The following season in 1990/91 we again finished minor premiers, but this time won both finals to claim our First Division 1 Premiership.

Adelaide and Suburban Cricket History Makers

In the seasons immediately after our first division 1 premiership, the extra depth provided by the St. Jospeph's players meant we were able to maintain our standards at a high level for an extended period of time, and we went on to win FOUR DIVISION 1 PREMIERSHIPS IN A ROW.

This has never been done before or since in the history of the Adelaide and Suburban Cricket Association dating back to 1899.

In addition, we also lost the following three Division 1 Grand Finals, which extended our sequence of consecutive Division 1 Grand Final appearances to SEVEN IN A ROW. Amazingly, we played against a different club in each grand-final. This was a remarkable achievement given the inevitable turnover of players. Only 2 players (Bill Burnett and Tony Forster) played in all 7 Grand Finals, and only 5 players who played in the first Grand Final also played in the last Grand Final.

Four in a row souvenir download (pdf, 6.12MB)