Adelaide Hills Junior Cricket

Hills Junior Cricket

Above: 2014/15 Under 12s SACA Lightning Carnival Champions – (L-R): Max Chapman, Shelley Nitschke (SACA officer & past Australian International Womens Cricketer), Hayden Elsworthy, Andrew Landon, Duncan Rogers, Jake Aish, Cooper Kupke, Ian Landon (coach), Will Spain, Thomas Butler and Oscar Chapman

Welcome to our Junior Cricket page.  We are a member of the Alexandra & Eastern Hills Cricket Association (A&EHCA).

For the 2023/24 season we are fielding teams in Under 16s, Under 14s, Under 12s and two (2) Under 10s sides.  We are also running a Cricket Blast program for children aged 4 to 9.

A short history of junior cricket at Wistow

Wistow has fielded teams in junior grades for every season since the then Mt Barker & Eastern Hills Cricket Association (MBEHCA) first commenced an Under 16s “Colts” grade in 1970/71.  Prior to the 1983/84 season, the MBEHCA merged with the Alexandra Cricket Association to form the A&EHCA and by the second half of the 1980s the Colts competition had been expanded to include both Under 16s and Under 13s. 

Commencing with the 1998/99 season, the Colts competition was again expanded to include teams in Under 16s, Under 14s and Under 12s with an Under 10s competition (featuring modified rules) being added by the 2012/13 season.

We have won two Under 16s premierships, in 1978/79 and 1986/87 as well as a number of lower age premierships, including back-to-back Under 12s SACA Lightning Carnival victories in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

At present we compete in junior cricket against fellow A&EHCA sides from Ashbourne, Echunga, Hahndorf, Macclesfield, Mt Barker, Nairne, Langhorne Creek, Lenswood Ranges, Lobethal, Strathalbyn & Woodside, with Gumeracha (whose senior sides compete in the Torrens Valley Cricket Association) fielding an Under 10s team together with Meadows & Onkaparinga (whose senior sides compete in the Hills Cricket Association) also fielding Under 10s teams.

Playing times

Under 16s and Under 14s games are both played on Saturday mornings from 8.45am until approximately 11.00am whilst Under 12s and Under 10s are played on Friday evenings from 5.30pm until approximately 7.00pm.  The Cricket Blast program is being held on Thursday afternoons from 4.30pm to 5.30pm during Term 4, 2023.


Our junior coaches this season are:-

U16s:                     Brett “Barrel” Lynn, former two-time A Grade Premiership Captain and long-time A Grader

U14s:                     Clinton “Hillary” Smith, current player

U12s:                     Brad Caust (long-time Echunga cricketer – we are fielding a combined Echunga/Wistow side this season)

U10s ‘Gold’:        Travis “Moose” Lynn, current player, long-time A Grader

U10s ‘Maroon’:  Jordan Grooby, current player

Cricket Blast:     Jordan Grooby (“Groobs”)

To register for U16s-U10s, please click here:  PlayHQ – Junior Grades

To register for Cricket Blast, please click here:  PlayHQ – Cricket Blast

This season’s Junior Cricket Co-ordinator is Anita Burgess who can be contacted for more information on 0412 868 227 or via email to

Above: Past Australian Test Cricketer, Damien Fleming (“the Bowlologist”) running a juniors clinic at the Hill attended by WCC youngsters including current players Holly Paech, Jaxon Lynn, Ryan Davies & Declan Bell

Junior Cricket News

  • Attention Under 16s & 14s – Pre-season Training & Unveiling of Coaches – New Players WelcomeHi all, We’re happy to announce that our first pre-season training session for Under 16’s and Under 14’s will be next Tuesday, 5th September 2023 at 4.00pm at the Hill for all returning and new players.   We’re also pleased to officially unveil our Under 16s and Under 14s coaches for the upcoming 2023/24 season, […]

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  • 2022/2023 Calaby Shield WinnersCongratulations to Wistow Under 16’s players Damin Biddle, Cade Tonkin, Ryan Davies, Declan Bell and Brad Wilson on their recent success in winning the inter-association Under 15’s Calaby Shield over the Hills Cricket Association, Great Southern Cricket Association, Murray Towns Cricket Association and Kangaroo Island Cricket Association. Perhaps the breakout star of the Alexandra & […]

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  • Congratulations to Holly PaechCongratulations to Holly Paech (daughter of WCC life member and recent past club president, Michael “Pickle” Paech) on her recent selection to the Fleurieu & Districts Under 16s side for the Country Carnival which was played in mid-December. Unlike her Dad, Holly is primarily a bowler and currently plies her trade on Saturday mornings for […]

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  • Congratulations to our Adelaide Hills Bucks RepresentativesIn the week prior to Christmas (19-22 December 2022) the inaugural Adelaide Premier League T20 Competition kicked off featuring Boys’ Under 17s, Under 15s and Under 13s competitions and a Girls’ Under 23s competition.  The Wistow Cricket Club was fortunate enough to have the following players selected to play for the Adelaide Hills Bucks franchise: […]

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  • Junior Registration – New ProcessPlease note there has been a change in the way clubs are expected to register players this season. Parents are now asked to go to the playcricket website and register their child. If all junior players could sign up as soon as possible that will help ensure we are ready by the first game.  Link […]

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