With acknowledgment to Geoff Sando – “Grass Roots 100 Years of Adelaide District Cricket – 1897 -1997”

An early cricket match was recorded between Tea Tree Gully and Houghton in 1854. Although it is unlikely that either of the clubs had a continuous existence, matches occurred among teams representing nearby settlements in later years. At the turn of the century the town boasted a team of substance and visiting city clubs found Tea Tree Gully a popular resort for holiday matches. Teams from the area were fielded in the Prospect District Cricket Association after the Second World War but proposals to join the SACA competition did not emerge until around 1970.

Tea Tree Gully served a lengthy apprenticeship in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association, but within a day of the club winning the ATCA grand final the SACA cricket committee agreed to teams being fielded in B, C, and D grades, as well as Under 23, Under 16 and Under 14 teams. In 1983-84 Tea Tree Gully replaced Student Teachers in the A grade competition. Though the going was tough in early years the club has developed into a strong competitor in recent seasons as a result of strong junior teams. Fittingly the first A grade premiership was won in 1995-96 under captain/coach Martin Faull who had grown up with the club.

Pertaringa Oval: A former sheep farm which was bought by Tea Tree Gully Council in 1960 to meet the future needs of a developing residential area. Three arenas were planned to cater for cricket, football, soccer, athletics and other sports. The entire area slopes significantly from east to west and the creation of level playing areas was a major exercise. Pertaringa Oval, the main oval, is Tea Tree Gully’s home ground for A grade matches, the first of which was against Sturt in October in October 1983. The adjoining ground, Bulkana Oval, has hosted matches up to B grade level.



Travis Head – Redbacks Captain, Adelaide Strikers Big Bash, Australian T20, Australian One Day Side

Patrick Page Jnr. State Under 19 Representation, SACA Futures League.

Adam Somerfield – SACA Premier Cricket Team of the Year.

Tyrell Sinclair – SACA Under 19 Representative, SACA Boomerangs.

Zach Schwarz – SACA Under 19 Representative.

Ben Hutchinson – SACA Outback’s.

Sean Nottle – SACA Outback’s.

Matthew Herrmann – SACA Rising Star Round 13 v Prospect.

4th Grade Premiership.


Travis Head – Redbacks Captain, Adelaide Strikers Big Bash, Australian T20, Australian One Day Side.

Patrick Page Jnr – SACA Futures League, SACA Premier Grade Team of the Year.

Kyle Brazell – SACA Under 17 Representative, CA Under 19 Representative.

Zac Worden – SACA Under 17 Representative.

Tyrell Sinclair – SA Boomerang’s.

Zach Schwarz – SACA Under 19 Representative.

Sean Nottle – SA Outback’s.

Febi Mansell – SA Female Indigenous Representative, SA Female Outback’s.

Josh Macey – SACA Premier Cricket Rising Star Nominee Rd 1.


Travis Head – Redback’s Captain – Adelaide Strikers Big Bash, Australian Test Side, Australian One Day Side, Maiden Test Century v Sri Lanka.

Tim Oakley – SA Futures League v Western Australia, SACA Leading Wicket Taker 32 @ 16.69,  SACA Premier Cricket Team of the Year, SACA Premier Cricket Rising Star.

Ben Hutchinson – SACA Premier Cricket Team of the Year.

Sean Nottle – SA Outback’s.

Tyrell Sinclair – SA Boomerang’s.

Zac Worden – SACA Under 17 Representative.

Nick Stathoris – Under 15 state representative and CA under 16 representative.


Travis Head – Redback’s Captain, Adelaide Strikers Big Bash, Australian Test Side.





1st Grade 1995/96, 2014/15, 2017/18

West End Cup 1 Day Cup- 2002, 2003 ,2012, 2013, 2014
West End T/20 – 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018
2nd (B) Grade – 2008/09
3rd Grade (C) – 2017/18
4th (D) Gade – 2014/15, 2016/17
U17 Shield – 1994/95, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2012/13
Women’s 1st (A) Grade – 2011/12
Women’s 1st (A) Grade T/20 – 2011/12
Women’s 2nd (B) Grade – 2008/09
Women’s 2nd (B) Grade T/20 – 2008/09
Under16 Red 1987/88, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2000/01
Under16 White 1988/89, 1993/94, 2001/02, 2008/09, 2013/14, 2014/15
U17 Shield 2001/02, 2002/03, 2012/13
Under14 Red 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95
Ray Sutton Shield 2000/01






Past and Present Players that have played

First Class and Test Cricket

Peter Sleep Redbacks & AUS
Peter McIntyre Redbacks & AUS
Martin Faull Redbacks
Stuart Law Redbacks, QLD & AUS
Damien Martyn WA & AUS
Gus Logie West Indies
B.S.Chandrasekhar India
Bob Zadow Redbacks
Darren Berry VIC & Redbacks
Kelby Pickering Redbacks
Damien Reeves Redbacks
Ashley Hammond Redbacks
Brad Wigney Redbacks
Clint Auty WA
Matthew Kelton Redbacks
Brett Williams Redbacks

Garry Chillingworth Redbacks
Gary Wright Redbacks
Ben Cameron Redbacks
Travis Head Redbacks, AUS, AUS ODI, AUS T20
Jake Haberfield Redbacks
Tim Davey Redbacks
Nick Winter Redbacks
Matt Weaver Redbacks
Tim Evans Redbacks
Tamara Clapton Scorpions
Stephanie Morris Scorpions
Anita Silva Scorpions
Neisha Isles Scorpions
Cara Fiebig Scorpions
Tegan McPharlin Scorpions
Kiara Stockley Scorpions


Out we come, out we come, out we come to play
Just for recreations sake to pass the time away,
Lots of fun, heaps of fun, enjoy yourselves today,
The Gully boys are hard to beat when they come out to play.
So join in the chorus, and sing it one and all,
Join in the chorus, the Gullies on the ball,
Good old Tea Tree Gully they’re champions you’ll agree
and there’ll be no play in Bombay
There’ll be no play (there’ll be no play)
There’ll be no play (there’ll be no play)
There’ll be no play in old Bombay
When the Gullies win another
There’ll be no play in old Bombay