This season, for the first time, women and girls will be able to play cricket at South Road in all-female teams. We are aiming to make it possible for female players to build their cricket skills and be confident on the field, whether batting, bowling, keeping or fielding.
For the first part of the season, we will be hosting SACA’s 6-week Super Cricket competition at Edwardstown on Thursday nights. Female players of all ages and cricket experience are invited. Because of the shorter format, games run for around 70 minutes, starting from 5:30. All players get a chance to bat and bowl. The program is free, and SACA will provide all equipment and coaching. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from both the canteen and bar.
If you know any girls or women who are interested in cricket and want to give it a go, please let them know that they can play at Edwardstown on Thursday nights from October 31st to December 5th. The more people we have, the better will be our competition, so please help spread the word.
For more information, head to the SACA Super Cricket website or contact Joanna on 0467 048 996.
In 2020, a similar competition will be run for 6-8 weeks. More details will be released soon, once the format has been finalised.
Check out the LMS T20 internal match between BattleCats and Road Warriors, the first Cricketer Cameo for the 2019-20 Season, The Hatchet and Junior Blasters. Click here to view the latest Road Rage.
In term 4, South Road will be running our first junior cricket program at the new Edwardwards oval. Starting on Tuesday the 22nd of October at 4pm we will be running the Cricket Australia Junior Blast program.
The program is aimed at kids who’ve never played cricket before, and Cricket Australia gives a guide of 5-7 years old. Participants also get a t-shirt, hat, bat, ball, and a goodie bag. More info about the program can be found here.
So if you know anyone who has young kids who might be keen let them know.
Also if you’re a Roadie and are keen to help out, let us know.
You can sign up here or give Matt Altus a call on 0408644469 for more details.
New Road Rage out now. Checkout the LMS wrap up, the new C & D grade ground, and details about the juniors program running in term 4.
I have some exciting news for you all. Pre-season is just around the corner and on top of that all remaining Capitan positions have been filled!
This season we are back with 4 teams, the Committee putting big efforts into recruitment across the off-season. We are not done yet though, the new fee structure will be released soon with a bonus $30 discount to all members that bring in a new Roadie. You both will need to pay for the full season and before round 3. More details to come…
The Captains for the upcoming season will be:
A Grade: Todd Andrews
Todd has been around the club for many years now, joining us as a young lad and growing into the leader he is today. Todd has always had a club first attitude, helping out whenever it’s needed regardless of the grade. With Todd at the helm the A Grade this will be another strong performance upon returning to Section 2.
B Grade: Mark Richards
After completing his first season at the club Mark has put his hand up to do the B Grade. Richo is an absolute character, you are never exactly sure what he will say next but you know you’re in for a good laugh. Richo is also a fierce competitor on the cricket field with the ability to take this team a long way.
C Grade: Scott Trowbridge
Scott is entering his 3rd season at the club. With an always positive attitude on and off the field. Looking to build on what he has achieved at SRCC so far. Scott will be looking for a competitive Season 2019-20, and to put a newly learned cover drive to good use.
D Grade: Stephen Badger
Stephen is the youngest of this group but by no means can you hold that against him. Highly educated and driven to showcase his skills, it’s great to see Badger put his hand up. Badger wants to bring the fight back to our bottom side to build on and improve upon last year.
All Captains are in their first season at SRCC. As Skipper I urge all players to respect and listen to your Captains. The Committee has selected this Group as the best possible candidates and will back the Captains to achieve their goals.
I am contacting you all with good news. I am pleased to introduce this year’s A Grade Captain, Todd Andrews.
Firstly, I would like to thank Adrian Woolman for his contribution during the last two years as A Grade Captain. Adrian, you have helped to put SRCC back on the right track, thank you for your time and effort.
I know you will all get behind Todd. He is a familiar face around the club, having been a Roadie since he was 18 years old. This season marks his 7th year as a member of the SRCC, during which time he’s grown in leaps and bounds as a person and leader.
One of Todd’s best assets is the strong belief that we are a family, always making friends at the club regardless of the grade and welcoming all new comers. He is also a fiery competitor with the ability to inspire his team mates to go above and beyond what they thought possible themselves. Todd’s attitude fits in well with the committee’s vision for the upcoming season, and we believe this will help us further grow as a club.
I have this message from Todd to you all:
Firstly I want to say that this is a huge honour to be given such an amazing opportunity. I have already started preparing for the upcoming season, I hope to see everyone back out enjoying their cricket and competing each and every week. We have these amazing new facilities and nets and I aim to take full advantage of the luxury by revamping the social side of the club with team selection nights, presentations and functions.
Finally, I would like to let you know that I’m an open book and if you ever need someone to talk to, whether it’s cricket or just a chat I’m only a phone call away.
Again thank you and let’s have an amazing season!”
Over the coming weeks I will be naming the other captains. Please keep an eye out for further notifications.
I hope you are all doing well and have been safe and sound over this winter break. Today I am writing to you all to discuss the current state of the club and inform you of the hard work your elected Committee has been putting in.
The Committee has created a vision to work towards with our time at the helm of SRCC. We are using the following statements to guide our actions:
- On and off the field, we strive to improve.
- No matter the odds, we fight for our best.
- Irrespective of grade, we maintain our inclusive, diverse family.
- Being proud of our history, we are driven to create our own.
I feel these statements explain our club well. To achieve this vision, I need help from you all. To cultivate the brotherhood and family that we need to succeed on and off the field we need to work together. We are all team mates – A grade to D grade – it’s one shirt we wear, let’s be proud to be Roadies!
The Committee is working hard to prepare for Season 2019-20. A major priority we have currently is sponsorship. If you work at a business able to contribute or have any ideas in this area can you please contact the Committee. On the fundraising front, we are looking into running Bunnings BBQs in the near future. We have made contact and are waiting to hear back about availability. I will contact everyone with more details as they arise, and I hope you can find a couple of hours to volunteer for this club we love.
This year we are commencing Preseason on Sunday August 25th, with more details to follow. I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.
We would like to return to 4 teams this season. The best way to grow this club is to bring your mates, all are welcome. The Committee is taking all necessary steps to recruit this off season but there is no better method than all of you roadies spreading the message about our great club.
Call for Captains
This letter is also a call to all club members as Captain positions for each grade have been declared vacant. All nominations are welcome. There will be plenty of support behind you and plenty of experienced heads to help you through the year. Please call (0430 021 525), text, or email me with expressions of interest.
Update Your Details
As the final part of this message, I am asking for you all to update your current contact information. We have put together a form you can fill out here. As a club, we need these details to keep you all informed of SRCC news, schedules, and social events. Also, in order to receive your Edwardstown Club Members Cards for discounted food and beverages, we need your current info and consent to send it on. Please fill the form out, even if you think we already have your details.