WOODVILLE DISTRICT CRICKET

Welcome to Woodville

With acknowledgment to Kevin Bockman “A RECORD TO COMMEMORATE THE SEVENTY—FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLUB” 

A RECORD TO COMMEMORATE THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVSARY OF THE CLUB.

“The Woodville Cricket Club was one of the earliest having been formed in 1874. The members were very enthusiastic at first but in the early eighties the Club seems to have gone into obscurity. It was reformed in 1886 and played matches in the paddock opposite the present Town Hall.” 

The club was formed in 1937 clue largely to Mr. James Spencer Butler, the Mayor of the Woodville District Council at the time. He was an interested follower of cricket and was convinced that there was adequate potential of cricket talent within the district to establish a sound and successful club and provide the youth of Woodville the opportunity of representation in the highest standards associated with cricket. 

The Club became affiliated with the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association for the 1937/38 season. The first captain was Charlie Deverson, a very experienced cricketer who had played for Port Adelaide.
The first season’s match play resulted in 7 wins, 4 losses and one drawn game, but in the next season 1938/39 the Club won its first Grade Al premiership, this was later followed by Grade Al premierships in 1943/44 and 1944/45. Woodville had some fine players during the years it played in Adelaide Turf, notably Charlie Deverson, Len Williams, Alby Ellis, Jack Todd, Ken Shepherd, George Davis, Allan Hussey, Vic Marks and George Grindley. 

With the cessation of the 1939-1945 hostilities, the District Cricket Competition, that had been suspended since 1939/40, was to resume in 1945/46. The time was opportune for Woodville to make a move for entry into SACA. The development of the Club from 1937 to 1945 and the consistency in which success was registered in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association, presented sufficient grounds to justify an application for admission to the SAGA District Competition. The outcome was the SACA’s approval to grant Woodville permission to compete in the District B Grade Competition. The Club officially became what we call ourselves today…

THE WOODVILLE DISTRICT CRICKET CLUB

SACA GRADE CRICKET TITLES

A Grade Premierships:
1965/1966, 1977/78, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2011/12

One Day Cup:
1967/68, 1998/99

Club Championships:
1956/57, 1979/80, 2011/12

B Grade Premierships:
1953/54, 1954/55, 1979/80

C Grade Premierships:
1949/50, 1951/52, 2011,12

Under 23 Premiership:
1980/81

STATE AND NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Tom Andrews Redbacks & TAS
John Beagley Redbacks
Jeff Benton Redbacks
Gordon Brooks Redbacks
John Causby Redbacks
Mick Clingy Redbacks
Robbie Christensen Redbacks
John Drennan Redbacks
Andrew Eime Redbacks
Rod Gehan Redbacks
Shane George Redbacks
Garry Goodman Redbacks
Daniel Harris Redbacks
Colin Harrison Redbacks
Denis Hickey Redbacks & AUS
Rodney Hogg Redbacks & AUS
Barry Jarman Redbacks & AUS
David Kelly Redbacks
Conor McInerney Redbacks
Mick Miller Redbacks
Harry Nielsen Redbacks
Chris Owen Redbacks
Geoff Parker Redbacks
Trevor Pearson Redbacks
Chadd Sayers Redbacks & AUS
Dean Sayers Redbacks
Duncan Sharpe Redbacks
Bob Simunsen Redbacks
Ken Skewes Redbacks
Tom Stray Redbacks
Carl Tietjens Redbacks
Peter Trethewey Redbacks
Len Weekley Redbacks