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 (AEHCA).

We are the reigning Premiers in Under 16s and were also Grand Finalists in Under 14s.

For the 2024/25 season we are planning on fielding teams in Under 16s, Under 14s, Under 12s and Under 10s.  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 AEHCA 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 three (3) Under 16s premierships, in 1978/79, 1986/87 and 2023/24 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 AEHCA 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 7.30pm.  The Cricket Blast program is likely to be held on Thursday afternoons from 4.30pm to 5.30pm during Term 4, 2024 but those details will be confirmed closer to the commencement of the 2024/25 season.


Our junior coaches for the 2023/24 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

  • UNDER 16s PREMIERS 2023/24Apologies for the delay but it’s now time for our final premiership recap, our U16s victory at the Hill against Hahndorf Cricket Club played across the Sat and Sun mornings on 16/17 March.   Losing the toss and bowling first, the Echidnas made early inroads to have the Magpies in strife at 3/15 courtesy of […]

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  • SACA Country Carnival Representatives – U14’s  Another day, another representative honour for a young Echidna – Congratulations to Jesse Nunan from our Under 14’s who has been selected for the Fleurieu & Districts side in the SACA U14’s Country Carnival taking place this week.   The carnival kicked off on Monday with Fleurieu & Districts having their first match against […]

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  • SACA Country Carnival Representatives – U16’s  Congratulations to our Under 16’s Declan Bell, Mitch Westrych, David Bredenkamp and Damin Biddle who have all been selected for the Fleurieu & Districts side in the SACA Country Carnival.  Special congratulations to Damin who has also been named captain.   The carnival kicked off today and the lads had their first match against […]

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  • 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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