Tumby Bay and District Cricket Association celebrates 100 years

PRESENT: Tumby Bay crickets and Eyre Peninsula squad members Joe Walker (Ramblers), Jackson Murphy (Rovers), Marley Butler (Colts) and Harry Degner (Rovers) are looking forward to the centenary weekend. Murphy and Degner have also been selected for the SA Outbacks team.
PRESENT: Tumby Bay crickets and Eyre Peninsula squad members Joe Walker (Ramblers), Jackson Murphy (Rovers), Marley Butler (Colts) and Harry Degner (Rovers) are looking forward to the centenary weekend. Murphy and Degner have also been selected for the SA Outbacks team.

A century is always a reason to celebrate in cricket and the Tumby Bay and District Cricket Association will mark a significant century as it celebrates 100 years of cricket in Tumby Bay.

Starting Friday the association will hold a number of events to celebrate the centenary milestone, which includes special matches, a reunion dinner and unveiling the Team of the Century.

Association president Mark Cameron said the centenary committee had been working to put the celebrations together over the past 12 months and everyone was excited for the weekend ahead.

Festivities will begin on Friday with a twilight game which will see the association's junior team taking on their fathers, followed by a meet and greet.

On Saturday the association will hold a Twenty20 finals double header at the Town Oval with Rovers taking on Lipson at 12 noon followed by Ramblers v Colts at 3pm.

Later that evening the 100 year celebration dinner will be held at Tumby Bay Town Hall at 6pm for 170 people, which will include guests travelling from interstate.

The dinner will include on the couch interviews, presentation of new association life members and the announcement of the Team of the Century, with 50 players from the past 100 years up for selection.

Finally Sunday will be a wind up day with a six-a-side match featuring past players 40 years and older.

100 YEARS: Tumby Bay centenary sub committee members Don Baillie, Mark Cameron, Dale Murphy, Richard Murphy, Steve Milton Shane Pedemonte have been among those working behind the scenes on putting together the centenary weekend.

100 YEARS: Tumby Bay centenary sub committee members Don Baillie, Mark Cameron, Dale Murphy, Richard Murphy, Steve Milton Shane Pedemonte have been among those working behind the scenes on putting together the centenary weekend.

The association will be celebrating its roots, which began in October 1921 when the competition began between clubs Lipson, Tumby Bay, Cummins, Yallunda Flat, Stokes and Salt Creek, playing for the Frearson Shield.

There has been a lot of change to Tumby Bay cricket in the past 100 years, since 1997/98 it has seen four teams, Lipson and the Tumby Bay based teams Ramblers, Rovers and Colts compete for the A.T. Borthwick Shield.

Mr Cameron said for an association the size of Tumby Bay's, reaching 100 years was a significant milestone and a testament to the work that goes into putting on a competition at junior and senior level.

"The fact that this town can supply three cricket teams is amazing," he said.

"We've got four pretty even sides and we will work to try to continue to have that."

Mr Cameron said the association was proud to reach 100 years and was looking forward to many more years of success.

Tumby Bay will also look forward to hosting the Henderson Shield final later in the year after earning a five-wicket win against Great Flinders on Saturday.

Premiers

Recorded premierships

LIPSON: 1928/29, 1932/33-1934/35, 1936/37-1937/38, 1944/45-1945/46, 1947/48-1948/49, 1950/51-1951/52, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1958/59-1959/60, 1967/68, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1988/89-1989/90, 2008/09-2011/12, 2013/14, 2019/20 - (27)

ROVERS: 1939/40-1940/41, 1946/47, 1949/50, 1952/53, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1965/66-1966/67, 1968/69, 1973/74-1974/75, 1979/80-1980/81, 1982/83, 1995/96, 1997/98, 2000/01, 2002/03-2003/04, 2005/06-2006/07 - (22)

RAMBLERS: 1938/39, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1971/72, 1976/77-1978/79, 1994/95, 2007/08, 2014/15-2018/19 - (14)

COLTS: 1970/71, 1983/84-1984/85, 1987/88, 1990/91-1993/94, 1996/97, 1998/99-1999/2000, 2001/02, 2004/05, 2012/13 (14)

PORT NEILL: 1953/54, 1955/56, 1957/58, 1961/62, 1969/70, 1986/87 - (6)

UNGARRA: 1925/26, 1972/73, 1975/76 - (3)

TUMBY BAY: 1927/28, 1929/30 - (2)

CUMMINS: 1931/32 - (1)

LIPSON IMPERIALS: 1935/36 - (1)

Association achievements

HENDERSON SHIELDS: 1973, 1974, 2001/02, 2018/19

MORTLOCK SHIELDS: 1958, 1959, 1969 (Lipson Cricket Club were winners in 1934)

COUNTRY CARNIVAL: 1937 (Hartwig Shield), 1951 (Advertiser Cup)

Player milestones

MOST SEASONS: Rex Baillie (Lipson, 48 seasons 1921/22-1974)

MOST GAMES: Richard Murphy (Rovers, 504)

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE: Max Nankivell (Ramblers, 224 v Lipson Imperials 1939)

BEST BOWLING FIGURES: Gavin Stringer (Rovers, 9/12 v Port Neill 1975)

HIGHEST TEAM TOTAL: Tumby Bay Rovers (7/465 v Port Neill 1949)

LEADING RUN SCORER: Richard Murphy (Rovers, 15,720)

LEADING WICKET TAKER: Dale Murphy (Rovers, 789)

MOST RUNS IN A SEASON (excludes finals): Mark Cameron (Lipson, 1044 1984/85)

MOST WICKETS IN A SEASON (excludes finals): Dean Dunn (Ramblers, 66 1975/76)

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL T20 SCORE: Nigel James (Ramblers, 163 v Colts 2018)

OLDEST PLAYER TO SCORE A CENTURY: Wilfred Carr (Rovers, 65-years-old, 104 v Lipson 1952)

SA STATE TEAM REPRESENTATIVES: Ron Parker (Tumby Bay Rovers, 1933/34-1936-37, 13 appearances), Jeff Kowalick (Ramblers, 1966/67, 1 appearance)

AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TEAM: Frank Richardson (Tumby Bay Rovers, 1954)

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TEAM: Ken Baillie (Lipson, 1954), Robert Davey (Port Neill, 1961-62), Donald Baillie (Lipson, 1977), Mark Cameron (Lipson, 1990), Jackson Murphy (Rovers, 2020)

EYRE PENINSULA REPRESENTATIVES: Ken Baillie, Peter Dabovich, Max Lowe, Robert Davey, Ross Davey, Robert Wigley, Donald Baillie, Dale Murphy, Mark Cameron, Andrew Carr, Richard Murphy, Julian Wait, Ben Daniell, Andrew Woolford, Shaun McInerney, Daniel Bawden, Taris Richardson, Shane Pedemonte, Wes Daneill, Brett Pool, Ben Pugsley, Jordan Telfer, Dane Fredrickson, Joe Walker, Jackson Murphy, Harrison Degner.

Team of the Century squad

Jason Anesbury (Ramblers) 1997/98-2020

Neil Anear (Port Neill) 1946/47-1961

Donald Baillie (Lipson) 1963/64-1996

Ken Baillie (Lipson) 1928/29-1970

Ken Berryman (Yallunda Flat/Colts/Lipson) 1956/57-1988

Howard Brougham (Lipson) 1926/27-1956

David Butler (Ramblers) 1985/86-2012

Leon Cameron (Lipson) 1959/60-1980

Mark Cameron (Lipson) 1975/76-2012

Denis Chappell (Rovers/Ramblers) 1958/59-1988

Dean Childs (Ungarra/Lipson/Port Neill) 1965/66-1985

Roger Daniell (Rovers) 1979/80-1989

Brad Davey (Port Neill) 1973/74-1997

Robert Davey (Port Neill) 1951/52-1980

Ross Davey (Port Neill) 1951/52-1977

Steve Cuddihy (Colts) 1982/83-1986

Dean Dunn (Ramblers) 1966/67-1986

David Fitzgerald (Ramblers) 1967/68-1991

Kerry Franks (Lipson/.Rovers) 1982/83-2019

Max Horne (Port Neill) 1955/56-1968

Rodney Hurst (Lipson) 1963/64-1981

Les Hurst (Ungarra/Lipson) 1947/48-1974

Ross Kowalick (Ramblers) 1953/54-1960

John Lodge (Colts) 1963/64-1969

Max Lowe (Rovers) 1954/55-1970

Steve Milton (Ramblers/Rovers) 1975/76-2017

Tom Morris (Lipson) 1937/38-1974

Dale Murphy (Rovers) 1975/76-2011

Doug Murphy (Rovers) 1960/61-1992

Jackson Murphy (Rovers) 2013/14-

Richard Murphy (Rovers) 1987/88-

Bernie Newton (Rovers) 1948/49-1978

Shane Pedemonte (Colts) 1992/93-

Frank Richardson (Lipson/Ramblers/Rovers) 1925/26-1973

Taris Richardson (Rovers) 1989/90-2020

Kevin Sorrell (Ramblers) 1979/80-82

Brenton Stratford (Lipson) 1984/85-2020

Neville Stratford (Lipson) 1988/89-2014

Lyall Swaffer (Rovers) 1953/54-1980

Brian Taylor (Ungarra) 1954/55-1958

Jordan Telfer (Lipson) 1999/2000-

Gordon Turner (Ramblers) 1957/58-1960

Joe Walker (Ramblers) 2008/09-

Julian Wait (Colts) 1987/88-2018

Michael Wait (Yallunda Flat/Colts) 1963/64-1990

Dion Watson (Ramblers/Port Neill/Colts) 1980/81-2018

Andrew Woolford (Colts) 1987/88-2017

Robert Wigley (Colts) 1969/70-1972

Doug Young (Ramblers) 1961/62-1967

Terry Young (Ungarra/Lipson) 1966/67-1985

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