Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club


Welcome from our President

On behalf of the Board of Management, our many support groups, junior cricket coaches, players and I – WELCOME. The Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club has a short but proud history which we acknowledge and respect with great pride.

Importantly though, the future of our cricket club rests with our junior programme and we are delighted that you will be playing cricket with us this season and welcome all new families to our club.

This booklet has been prepared to assist you in your familiarisation with our club and our expectations, please read through it and should you have any questions do not hesitate to refer them to our Cricket Director, Ian Graham (0401227079) or myself.

Our number one goal and hope as we strive for success is that we provide you with a safe structured environment, to learn and enjoy the game of cricket and assist in supporting you reach your full potential.

I look forward to meeting you back at the club at the completion of the games during the season and assure you of our full support.

Once again welcome and we look forward to your contribution towards delivering success at the Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club.


Peter Cronin

0414 387 566

Junior Mission

To provide a safe structured environment where children can continue to learn, develop and enjoy the game of cricket.To provide junior players with an opportunity to succeed in line with their own desires and successfully make the transition to Cricket Australia (CA), South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) Development Squads and Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club Senior Teams, should they so desire to do so.


 To achieve on field success through providing a safe, professional, supportive and structured environment that encompasses everything that we do.  The Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well- being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns that they may have about any aspect of the club with our Cricket Director.

Committee Contacts Season 2017/2018

The management committee would like to extend an invitation to any parent or guardian who would like to get involved in the management of the Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club.  We are always in need of helpers to assist with as little or as much as they would like to get involved.  Please speak with any committee member for further information.  You will be surprised how rewarding it is, and remember every little helps.  All members of the Committee have volunteered their time to assist you and your family.

Title Name Contact
President Peter Cronin 0414 387 566
Secretary Scott Simmonds 0411 480 517
Treasurer Sue Holliday 0400 227 292
Administrator Bruce Jamieson 0418 899 108
Director of Cricket Ian Graham 0401 227 079
Junior Coordinator Rowan Morris 0408 004 498
Womens Coordinator Bruce Jamieson 0418 899 108
Junior Secretary /Fundraising Laurey Cronin 0439 839 689
Bar Manager Chris Lees 0417 256 354
Sponsorship Mike Weaver 0459 991 183
Sponsorship Hon Dorothy Kotz 0419 837 290
Players Representative Adam Somerfield 0404 694 907
Social Heather Martin 0412 069 063
Curating John Davey 0412 822 016
Senior Coach Matthew Weaver 0430 390 508
Club Captain Matthew Weaver 0422 222 099
Junior Coach Andrew Hunter 0431 239 319

Junior Club Rules

Welcome as a player to the Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club, we sincerely hope that you enjoy your junior cricket here with us.For the benefit of all concerned please note that as a junior player you are expected to abide by the following club rules

  • All players must play within the rules set down by SACA and abide by the Umpires decisions.
  • All players must respect their opponents and team members.
  • Players must keep to agreed timings for training and games or inform their coach, junior coordinator or team manager if they are going to be late or absent.
  • Players must wear suitable kit for training and games.Tea Tree Gully cricket club request that jeans and clothing not suitable to cricket not be worn to training sessions.
  • Playing fees should be paid in full by the first game or the first week in October.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or take drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

    The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club runs four male junior grade sides and along with an Under 12 Development Squad. We field two Under 14’s (Red and White) sides and two Under 16 sides (Red and White). Age qualifications for these sides are as follows:

    Under 14’s – Players must be 13 years or under on 1st September 2017

    Under 16’s – Players must be 15 years or under on 1st September 2017

    The club also enter sides in the Primary School, Ray Sutton Shield competition and the Under 17 BankSA Competition.

    The club also runs an Under 12 Development Squad and Tea Tree Gullies Statewide Under 12 side will be selected from this squad. Players selected in the Development squad will not automatically gain selection into the Under 14 squads.

    Once selected to play for one of the Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club sides each player must:

    Complete a registration form (if they have not already done so), medical form and if required a clearance form.These forms are available from the Junior Secretary or Cricket Director.

    Pay the appropriate membership fee prior to the first game.


     The Board of Management of the Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club have set junior fees at $270 for Under 14’s and Under 16’s.  Development Squad fees have been set at $20 for the season.

      It is expected that each selected player will pay their fees on or before the 14th October 2017. Payments can be made on line direct to the clubs bank account.  The details are:

    Bank: Bendigo
    BSB:  633-000
    Account Number:  148436751
    Where it asks for your “Description” insert your child’s name so we can mark the payment on our data base.

     Payment plans can be arranged through the Treasurer or Junior Coordinator.


     The clubs home ground is Pertaringa Oval, which is situated on Steventon Drive, Banksia Park.  The Under 16 side plays on Turf wickets while the Under 14’s play on hard wickets.  The junior home grounds are at Memorial Oval, Dowding, Terrace, Tea Tree Gully and Golden Grove High School, Adey Place, Golden Grove.  Please remember that as we lease our ovals from other bodies, we all have an obligation to keep the area clean and tidy, and respect our neighbours when parking.  Please deposit your rubbish in the bins as you leave.


     Training will be held twice a week.  Coaches will try to stick to the training schedule, however it may be necessary to hold specialist sessions and workshops though out the season and every effort will be taken to give parents as much notice of any changes as possible.  Training will be as follows:

     Monday –. Under 16’s – 5.30pm until 7pm

    Tuesdays – Under 14’s – 5.30pm until 7pm

    Wednesdays – Under 14 & Under 16’s – 5.30pm until 7pm

    Thursdays – No Training (Senior Training)

    Friday –  Development Squad – 5:30pm until 7:00pm

    Saturday – SACA Grade teams game day

    Sunday –Ray Sutton Shield game day (first 6 weeks of season).

     It is expected that all players arrive to training ready to train and in the correct uniform.  Players must wear the club white training shirt and club shorts.  Training shoes should be brought to all sessions.  It is important that players bring their full cricket kit to all training sessions.


     This year it is the club’s decision to wear a cream uniform.  All junior uniform, including training uniform can be purchased from the Club or on line at TNF.  We expect all players to wear full, clean, whites at all games.  The playing shirt will have the club crest along with our major sponsor ‘Apex’ on the front of the shirt.  The SACA Premier Cricket logo should be visible on the left sleeve.  In addition to the shirt, players will need:

    1.    White pants
    White or Cream socks (no black socks)
    Predominantly white cricket shoes or training shoes
    Maroon or White Helmet.  SACA recommend the BS (Maroon Helmet covers can be ordered through the club)
    Club Cap or Wide Brim Hat
    Abdominal Protector
    Thigh Guard
    Drink bottle
    Dress Polo
    TTG Training Shirt
    TTGDCC Training Shorts

    (Please make sure all your equipment is clearly marked with your name)

     Our apparel supplier does supply cricket bags and back packs carrying the club logo.  These can be ordered through the club or on line direct through TNF. 

     The TNF Catalogue can be found on the club web site.  To place an order log onto the TNF Website look for TTG in the club drop down box and place your order and payment on line.  Apparel will be delivered to the club in around 4  weeks from date of order.

     Remember everyone at the ground notices your appearance.  It is very important to make sure you wear clean equipment that has the club crest clearly marked on them and all sponsors logos are displayed in the correct areas.


    What Time do I Play?

    SACA Grade cricket is played on a Saturday afternoon, with the exception of the final minor round, which is played over two consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday).
    The Ray Sutton Shield games are held on the first 6 weeks of the season on a Sunday afternoon.
    These are one day games and players will be selected on a Thursday evening prior to the game.

    Team Meet At Oval Game Starts Number of Overs
    Under 14 12.30pm 1.30pm 60
    Under 16 12.30pm 1.30pm 70
    RSS 11.30am 12.30pm 40 per side

    Under 12 Development Squad

    This season the Development Squad will play a number of trial games leading to the Statewide Carnival and players will be notified of times, dates and venues when they have been confirmed.


    Selection of junior sides takes place on Monday after the last Round finishes.
    Sides are announced after training on the Wednesday evening.
    The club provides teas on selection nights for junior players.
    Selection is carried out by the Senior Coach, Under 14 and 16 coaches and game day coaches.
    The clubs Director of Cricket acts as chairman of selectors.


    On the completion of every game the club will hold a Presentation Night, which will include presentations of awards for all Grade teams.

    The club makes available awards for each team, which are presented as an incentive.
    The captains from each team will give a brief report of their game outlining player achievements as well as presenting the awards.

    This is a great opportunity for families to support and encourage your children in their cricket development, and a great chance for players and families to socialise with others.
    Full bar facilities are available as well as a sit down meal.

    End of Season Presentation

    The club’s Annual Presentation will be held in the Clubhouse on the completion of the season.
    This evening will consist of a meal followed by speeches and presentation of major awards and trophies.


    Fundraising is a necessary part of being able to meet budget.
    This year we will run a number of major events.
    Dates will be posted around the club and on the web site advertising these events.
    Should you have any ideas, or would like to offer your help in any fundraising activity please contact Ian Graham on 0401 227 079, Laurey Cronin on 0404 807 566 or Heather Martin on 0412 069 063.


    Sponsorship is another way of supporting the club
    There are many sponsorship packages available.
    A copy of the club’s corporate sponsorship booklet will be available in the clubhouse or you can download a copy from the club’s web site at www.ttgdcc.org.au. For more information in regard to sponsorship and the various packages we offer please contact our Michael Weaver on 0459 991 183.

    Player Development Policy

    Aim:To give all players the opportunity to develop their skill level within the boundaries of the Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club terms and conditions of play.

  • Players are encouraged to play in higher grade if the coaching staff believes it will better their cricket.
  • Players will be invited to train with older age groups on a regular basis.
  • Players will receive one on one training to assist their skill level on a regular basis.
  • Coaches will, on a regular basis, evaluate and identify a player’s skill level in all three-cricket disciplines. The aim is to assist players to reach a suitable standard in at least two of the three disciplines.
  • The Cricket Department will try to meet with players and their parents in a one on one meeting twice within the season.
  • Fitness sessions will be a big part of training sessions, with individual fitness levels to be tested by external sources.
  • External coaching will be available throughout the season.
  • Playing Conditions of the TTGDCC Junior Section

  • Squads will be selected prior to the start of the season.
  • Letters will be sent to all selected players soon after pre-season training.
  • Fees for junior cricket have been set by the club’s board of management and should be paid in full by the 1st week in October.
    Failure to pay the set fees will mean that the player is not financial and will not be available for selection until they are paid.
    Any variations in fee payment must be arranged through the Junior Secretary.
  • All necessary registration papers along with any clearance forms must be completed and handed back to the club prior to the first game. The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club reserves the right to refuse registration of any player.
  • All medical forms must be completed two weeks before the first game.
  • Falsifying information on any official form from the club will result in the player being suspended from the club without refund
  • Each team will consist of 11 players plus a twelfth man.
  • The Junior Selection Committee will select teams on a Wednesday evening.
  • Players will be advised via email as to the team they are selected in, along with the opposition and venue.
  • Under 16 captains will set their own batting and bowling order.
    The Under 14 Coach will set the batting order and suggested bowling order for the Under 14 Captain’s.
  • The Under 12 Development Squad will be selected and notified by either the Coach or Junior Secretary.
  • Training will be held on the nights listed within this handbook and it is every player’s responsibility to advise the relevant coach or junior coordinator if they are unable to attend. We encourage players, not the parents, to inform the coach.
  • Captains and vice-captains will be selected by the Junior coaches and presented to the Board of Management for ratification.
  • Should a Coach or the Cricket Director deem a player be medically unfit to play cricket, that person will not play without written clearance from a medical practitioner or an appropriate fitness test conducted by the club.
  • Player’s, spectators, parent/guardians along with club officials representing the Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club are expected to follow the clubs written codes of conduct and act in a polite and courteous manner that will bring credit to the club.
  • Swearing and unsportsmanlike behaviour will not be tolerated on or off the field. Players behaving in this manner can receive a suspension from the club. Parents, spectators and members can be asked to leave the ground and, in extreme circumstances, and at the discretion of the Board of Management can be suspended or expelled from the club.
  • Parents, players and spectators must not approach the umpire to question any decisions.
    Players are expected to accept the umpire’s decision as final.
    The only persons authorised to speak with the umpire will be the captain or Game Day Coach.
  • Players are expected to sit together during the period they are batting and applaud their teammates.
  • No player should use his mobile telephone or electronic device during play.
    Mobile telephones etc. should only be used at the Tea Break or at the end of the day’s play.
  • Players must stay on the ground during drinks breaks unless arranged with the umpire.
  • Injury Procedure

    The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club junior policy is very clear with regards to injuries at training or during games.

    • If a player sustains an injury either at training or during a game under no circumstance are parents allowed onto the oval.
      The player will receive first aid from the teams qualified first aid officer.
      No person must move a player who has sustained an injury without the consent of the first aider. If the injury is deemed to be serious the player will be removed from the ground either assisted or by stretcher.
      Should the first aid officer deem the injury to be serious an ambulance will be called.
    • If a player is hit on the head while batting he will be retired until he can be cleared medically fit
    • The safety of each and every player is paramount.
      Team officials assist with minor bumps, scratches and abrasions.
      Anything requiring more attention than the resources available in the kit will be referred to a parent or guardian for further action.
      It is very important that all allergies and medical issues are documented on the club’s medical forms, which each player must complete prior to the first round.

    Communication Procedure

  • All administrative issues: fees, availability club forms etc, must be referred through the Junior Secretary in the first instance.
    All issues with cricket eg: Selection, Game Day, Training, should come directly to the Cricket Director.
    Most problems can be resolved quickly and easily this way.
  • If the problem persists, or is not resolved to your satisfaction, please submit your complaint in writing to the Cricket Director or club President, who will address your issue at the next Board of Management Meeting.
    You will be advised of the outcome in writing.
  • Please note that under no circumstances is ANY individual from our club permitted to complain in writing or verbally to any other club.
    Every complaint of this nature MUST be brought to the attention of the Junior Secretary, who will assist you.
  • No member should speak to the Media without the knowledge and permission of the Cricket Director or President of the Club.
  • Codes of Conduct and Policies

    For the following codes of  Practice and Policies go to Policies

  • Players, Parents, Spectators, Coaches and Volunteers Codes of Conduct
  • It is important that the codes of conduct are adhered to. Please familiarise your self with these codes.

  • Child Protection Policy Statement
  • Heat Policy
  • The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club abides by the heat management guidelines outlined by the South Australian Cricket Association. This policy is formulated to minimise the risk of injury and illness to players.

    Tea Tree Gully C.C. Club Song

    Out we come, out we come, out we come to play

    Just for recreations sake to pass the time away,

    Lots of fun, heaps of fun, enjoy yourselves today,

    The Gully boys are hard to beat when they come out to play.

    So join in the chorus, and sing it one and all,

    Join in the chorus, the Gullies on the ball,

    Good old Tea Tree Gully they’re champions you’ll agree

    and there’ll be no play in Bombay

    There’ll be no play (there’ll be no play)

    There’ll be no play (there’ll be no play)

    There’ll be no play in old Bombay

    When the Gullies win another

    There’ll be no play in old Bombay


    Star Club

    “A STARCLUB is a well-run club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment”. Find out more details about the Starclub program by visiting their web site at “https://www.recsport.sa.gov.au/starclub/index.php”


    Codes of Conduct

    It is important that the codes of conduct are adhered to. Please familiarise your self with these codes.

    Player Code

    Parent Code

    Coach code

    Volunteer code

    The Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club abides by the heat management guidelines outlined by the South Australian Cricket Association. This policy is formulated to minimise the risk of injury and illness to players.

    Heat Policy

    To ensure that our prime objective of ensuring every child participating receives as much tutelage and game time as possible throughout the season, the awareness of the player disciplinary policy is of paramount importance to both parents and children. This policy is applicable to any physical confrontation (regardless of who was the instigator or retaliator) either at training or during matches between players of either opposing or same teams at the coach’s discretion.

    Dsicipline Policy