Goodwood Cricket Club is a community club which proudly boasts a rich history of success affiliated with the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association competitions.
Goodwood Cricket Club utilizes Goodwood Oval, regularly voted the number one ground in the Adelaide Turf Cricket Association. Our second oval at Lockleys is at a standard that could hold its own amongst any premier grade ground. Cabra College, just a few minutes from our home at Goodwood, boast two newly laid turf squares and is a great place to play side by side with your fellow Goodwood buddies. Goodwood Oval is a fantastic place to watch cricket, with plenty of shady trees, a well-equipped playground for the little spectators and a canteen for refreshments while the game is on
Goodwood Cricket Club have been consistently a strong contender in the A1 Premier Grade competition. We provide a pathway for cricketers young and old to play at a very high level and improve their skills in a very competitive and challenging competition.
Our second XI is consistently the highest ranked second 11 in the ATCA competition. They play week in week out against other clubs first 11, completing back to back premierships in 2013/14 and 2014/15 in the A4 and A3 grades. This team is aimed at developing our best young cricketers for the best pathway to A1 Premier cricket.
Our third 11 is seen as a development team with young cricketers honing their skills under the captaincy and leadership of experienced players and clubmen.
Our 20/20 midweek sides continue to go from strength to strength with four sides entered in the 20/20 competition during the Summer months.
Womens cricket is a growing part of our club, with a development squad in 2016/17 looking to be formulated in a team in the 2017/18 season.
Goodwood Cricket Club also provide opportunities for more social cricketers with grades both in the two day and one day cricket format, our oldest playing member currently in their 70’s. We currently field five two day and two one day teams making us the largest cricket club in the ATCA association.
Goodwood Cricket Club boast ten turf training nets and three hardwicket nets and training occurs on Tuesday and Thursday night for seniors and Friday evenings for juniors.
Goodwood Cricket Club boasts and envious coaching structure, overseen by an active management committee. Former Redbacks coach Greg Quinn runs the fielding and conditioning training whilst ATCA legend John Rankin focusses on player development and preparation. Many senior members and players help with technical batting and bowling training, there is always someone there to give you a technical hand.
We accept all kids from 8 years that can competently bowl 22 yards. Our junior programme is overseen by head coach Lee Smallacombe his direction as well as help by members of the club and parents is the envy of the association.
We field 11 teams in under10, 12, 14,15 and 17 in the ATCA competition, games are played on Sundays and are all played on turf. All grades train Friday evenings at Goodwood Oval, when the ground and practice facilities are filled with kids enjoying the game, learning the skills, whilst parents can relax with friends and enjoy a drink and something to eat.
Goodwood Cricket Club is an active social club. As demographics have changed over the past generations we have catered to the changing face of community sport. Whilst Tuesday and Thursday nights primarily remain the domain of players sharing old cricket stories and beers at the bar, the weekends are filled with a family friendly atmosphere and wives and partners are active and enjoying the atmosphere while young children play on the playground. Wives and partners regularly hold ladies’ days during Saturday afternoons and enjoy each other’s company.
Friday and Sunday evenings are devoted to junior cricket as parents can relax and meet new friends whilst the boys and girls play games on the field or after the game play socially together on the wonderful Goodwood Oval.