Welcome to Adelaide University Cricket Club - The Blacks

Welcome to our website and the online home of The Blacks. On this site you will be find all current information about our club, register as a player, pay your subs, find out about and buy tickets for our social events and purchase club merchandise.


The Club is saddened to announce the sudden passing on the 20th of February 2021, following complications after a surgical procedure, of Life Member, former Secretary and Premiership Captain, Trevor W. Nagel.

Obituary by Greg Howe with photos provided by Trevor's wife, Jane, Trent Johnson and some from the AUCC History Archives can be located here

Nagel clapping

Season 2020/21 Player Membership

Registration is now open for the 2020/21 season.


By self-registering you ensure that all of the data that you provide is up to date and that you agree to adhere to all club and association terms & conditions. This also covers your insurance for both SACA & AU Sport purposes.

Please ensure that you complete all aspects of the registration form and choose the right membership category for you. The system will automatically calculate your total and you can choose a payment option that suits you, you can either pay in full, or set up a weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment plan to spread the payments.

All memberships are subject to an AU Sports Affiliation Fee ($88 for Seniors, $33 for Juniors). This is imposed as a membership fee for all non-University of Adelaide Students to cover the cost of grounds, maintenance, insurance and other associated fees. For UofA students this is incorporated into your student fees. Your Club subscription fees contribute to the cost of running the club from match day costs, kit & equipment, coaching, association fees and other operating costs. Subscriptions are not directly linked to how many matches that you may play.

Please note if you are thinking of selecting the CASUAL PLAYERS option. This is for non-regular of 'fill-in' players who play up to 6 matches per season and do not train. Each Casual Membership purchase entitles the member to one day of cricket. For example if you are selected for a one day match then this would cover you for that match, however if you are selected for a 2-day match then you are required to purchase 2x Casual memberships.
If you train regularly this option is NOT for you.

If there are any questions or issues regarding the registration process please contact Matt Pearson cricket@theblacks.com.au.

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2020/21 Sponsorship Opportunities

2019-20 was one of the greatest seasons in our club's 113 year history with 7 Premierships across the club, increase in memberships, a new multi-cultural development program, multiple Club of the Year awards, and the launch of an aspirational strategic plan.

2020/21 promises to be just as good if not better - and we would like to invite you to join us!!

If you would like to join our network of sponsors and have prime access to graduates, post graduates and our huge network of past players then get in touch to discuss opportunities.

For further details contact; cricket@theblacks.com.au 

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Update from The President

Dear Blacks

Stephen  Dickinson

I hope that this message finds you and those that you hold close safe and well.

Three months have now passed since cricket, and so many other aspects of our lives, came to a grinding halt in early-to-mid March.

Whilst many of you were understandably upset at the time given the exceptional season that we had put together, and the opportunities for success that lay before us as a Club, it was clearly in the interests of all that the decision makers “call time” on the season when they did.

It is now time to capture the momentum that we have gathered in recent seasons and to focus on Season 2020/21.  If we all work together and that little bit harder, I could not be more confident that further and greater success is just around the corner for the Blacks.  

With this goal in mind, the Club’s Executive Committee has been working harder than ever behind the scenes to ensure that the AUCC remains a strength and becomes even stronger both on and off the field this coming season and beyond.  Season 2020/21. If we all work together and that little bit harder, I could not be more confident that further and greater success is just around the corner for the Blacks.

On that note, I could not be more pleased to announce the following appointments for Season 2020/21:

Director of CricketTom Plant
Men's High Performance CoachBen Hilliard
Men's Senior Development CoachLeo Panzarino
Men's Player Development CoachGary Hayes
Women's Premier CoachAlex Gajewska
Women's Development CoachDavid Penn
Women's Assistant CoachJoanne Hedges
Junior Girls Development CoachDuminda Kottahachchi
Women's Specialist CoachLauren Ebsary
ATCA Community CoachFrank Sergi 

Further coaching appointments will be confirmed at a later date. 

Men's 1st Grade CaptainBen Wakim
Men's 2nd Grade CaptainDeepak Chetry
Men's 3rd Grade CaptainJames Madden
Men's 4th Grade CaptainLuke Smoker
Women's Premier CaptainAmber Shelton
Women's ATCA CaptainLucy Martinson
Men's ATCA LO1 CaptainJason Turnbull 

Further captaincy appointments will be confirmed at a later date.  


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The continuity and stability that the re-appointment of Tom Plant (left) as our Director of Cricket and each of our Coaches brings to the Club cannot be understated. It is a testament to their loyalty and integrity that they have recommitted to the Club during this ongoing period of uncertainty, and I take this opportunity to thank each of them. The same must also be said of our Captains, and all of our senior players that have recommitted for Season 2020/21.  It is an exciting time to be a Black.  

I would also like to thank both Scott Greber and Luke Smoker for their contributions and efforts as coaches over recent seasons, and to welcome former Club Coach, Gary Hayes back to the fold. We are excited by the prospect of Gary bringing his experience and love of the game to our extensive playing list.layers that have recommitted for Season 2020/21. It is an exciting time to be a Black.

 I also wish to acknowledge the ongoing efforts and contribution of our Club Administration Manager, Martin Southern since season’s end. He has continued to provide valuable support to the Club despite the uncertainty that COVID-19 and the Club’s financial resources have had on his role. Again, this says a great deal about Martin, and the culture of our Club.


The financial impact of Covid-19 has been, and will continue to be felt throughout the sporting landscape in both the short and medium term. AUCC is not immune to this.  Although funding from CA, SACA, the ACA and Adelaide University Sport remains unclear, we are expecting a significant reduction in our annual revenue from these vital sources, placing pressure on the Club and its operations. 

Whilst we appreciate that many of you and your businesses have been similarly impacted, we will be calling on all Blacks to support the Club during this difficult period, whether this be by remaining or becoming a Club or player sponsor, joining our Centurion Club, attending social events, or simply coming along on game day and buying a few drinks over the Long Room bar. We will also be looking to increase the number of our volunteers who contribute to the running of the Club both on and off the field, and asking our players to contribute to the Club off as well as on the field of play. 


More information regarding Club and player sponsorship can be found here, the AUCC Centurion Club here, and how you may be able to support the Club as a volunteer here.


I would also call on all Blacks to continue supporting our Club sponsors, all of whom have been doing it tough over recent months. These sponsors are important and valued members of our Club community, and it is incumbent on us that we support them as they do us.


I also take this opportunity to thank each of my fellow Executive Committee members. We have been meeting by video conference weekly over recent months to navigate the Club through this time of uncertainty, and to ensure the AUCC remains stronger than ever. I wish to personally thank them for their patience and support through what has been, and will continue to be, a trying time.


Rest assured, pre-season training is not far away and we will be competing for success at all levels as we look to build on the achievements of last season. 


I look forward to seeing you all in coming weeks and months,



Stephen Dickinson

AUCC President

New Financial Opportunities for Blacks Members from Peoples Choice Credit Union

Black’s Platinum Sponsor People’s Choice Credit Union have a range of options to suit your financial needs, head over to their website to check out the details.   Don’t forget to mention that you are an AUCC member. 


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2019-20 Annual Awards

The 2019-20 Annual Awards Dinner has been re-scheduled for Friday 25 September and will also act as the Season Launch for 2019-20.

Team Aggregate Award Winners 2019-20

John T Gun AwardFirst Grade BattingSam Kerber 817 runs @90.78
Dr Kevin Griffiths AwardFirst Grade BowlingWill Bosisto 24 wickets @14.42
Cameron Williamson AwardFirst Grade All-RounderWill Bosisto 593 runs & 24 wickets  

Peter H Maddern AwardSecond Grade BattingPeter Wilson 334 runs @37.11
Robert M O'Shannassy AwardSecond Grade BowlingDeepak Chetry 23 wickets @12.26
Gunar M Krievs AwardSecond Grade All-RounderDeepak Chetry 53 runs & 23 wickets
Shaun P Brennecke AwardThird Grade Batting Sourav Sahoo 304 runs @60.8
Ian R Parsons AwardThird Grade BowlingAaron Laslett 18 wickets @18.33
Jason P Turnbull AwardThird Grade All-RounderTyler Grainger-Balding 195 runs & 15 wickets
Gregory A Howe Award Fourth Grade BattingHarmandeep Singh 234 runs @46.8
Anthony J Crocker Fourth Grade BowlingEthan Lee 18 wickets @7.33
Stephen FJ Dickinson AwardFourth Grade All-RounderLuke Smoker 175 runs & 13 wickets
Rosemary J Penn AwardWomen's 2nd Grade BattingMelanie Britton 259 runs

Women's 2nd Grade BowlingBonny Miller 24 wickets
Women's ATCA BattingRebecca Law 242 runs

Women's ATCA BowlingSamoda Silva 14 wickets
Adam P Kimber AwardB2 BattingDaniel Byrne 261 runs @26.1
Chris J Owen AwardB2 BowlingKonain Mirza 17 wickets @14.18
Garry J Davis AwardC2 BattingMichael Yates 470 runs @58.75
Ashley C Moule AwardC2 BowlingKonain Mirza 18 wickets @6.44
Darryl P Watson AwardLO1 BattingNathan Adcock 703 runs @58.58
Robert TA Padbury AwardLO1 BowlingLachlan Coleman 32 wickets @15.78
Antony S Lock AwardLO4 BattingPatrick Sharkey 208 runs @34.67
Michael J Durant AwardLO4 BowlingBrock Niemann 28 wickets @5.36 
Dr Frank Sergi AwardOver 50s BattingLeo Panzarino 177 runs @35.4
Tim Pellen AwardOver 50s BowlingLeo Panzarino 12 wickets @8.37
Steve Hemming AwardOver 60s BattingPeter Judd 226 runs @226
Peter Howland AwardOver 60s BowlingTim Pellen 13 wickets @9.0

We would also like to acknowledge our Association Award Winners

SACAPremier Cricket
Team of the Year
Sam Kerber
Will Bosisto
SACAWilson/McLeod 4th Grade MedalAlasdair McFarlane
ATCAC2 Batting AwardMichael Yates
ATCALO1 Batting AwardNathan Adcock
ATCA LO1 Bowling AwardLachlan Coleman
ATCAClub of the YearAdelaide University Cricket Club

Congratulations to all our winners.  

All Other Awards and the AUCC Team of the Year will be announced at the Dinner on 25 September

AU Women's Cricket Recruiting Now for 2020/21 Season

Do you fancy trying a new sport?? or have you played before??

We have opportunities available in our Social, Development and Premier Squads and no matter what your experience level we would love for you to get involved at The Blacks.  

With reduced membership costs for the rest of the season, increased playing & training opportunities there is no better time to join The Blacks.

To express your interest CLICK HERE

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