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Adelaide High School Wins 5 Highs Cricket Carnival

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The Adelaide High School 1st X1 cricket team has had a wonderfully successful 12 months of cricket and has capped it off by taking out the 5 Highs Cricket Carnival.

It started the year by successfully retaining the Black –Downs Shield (an annual competition with Mt Gambier High School), winning back to back the Les Burdett Shield (the Public Schools Championship, beating Unley High in 2010 and Henley High in 2011), and winning back to back the Chappell Shield (the All-Schools Championship, beating St Michaels in 2010 and Scared Heart in 2011).

Adelaide High Schools’ 2011cricket season culminated in the prestigious carnival known as the Australian 5 Highs Cricket Carnival. In 2011, it was hosted by Kent Street Senior School, in Perth. The other 4 iconic schools that comprise this carnival are Brisbane State High School, Melbourne High School, Sydney High School and, of course, Adelaide High School. Each year this carnival is held in a different capital city, with boys having access to world class cricket grounds such as the WACA, GABBA, MCG, Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval. Since 1996, Adelaide High School has now won the carnival 6 times and has been runner-up 6 times. The pressure has been building steadily, as we came second both in Brisbane in 2009 and in Melbourne in 2010. Thus, Perth 2011 was always going to be a defining carnival for Adelaide High School. It must be stated that our 1st X1 squad and the coaching staff have been outstanding in every facet of preparation, discipline and execution. Our 1st X1 team was undefeated and clearly the most accomplished cricket team in the carnival.

Game 1:
Adelaide 7/289 defeated Sydney 10/148. Josh Hoffman 43, Matt Kemp 20, Trent Badman 101, Jamie Banfield  57, Cameron Craig 31 no & Liam Jacka 3 no. Brett Richards 1/12, James Miller 3/30, Trent Badman 1/26, Kieran Tregloan 1/22, Liam Jacka 1/25 & Brett Simpson 2/11.

Game 2:
Adelaide V Melbourne (washed out)

Game 3:
Adelaide 10/188 defeated Kent Street 10/107. Josh Hoffman 17, Matt Kemp 51, Ben Scowen 41, Jamie Banfield  28 no & Alex Schiller 18. Kieran Tregloan 2/8, Trent Badman 2/17, Brett Simpson 1/17, Liam Jacka 1/14 & Josh Hoffman 2/3. Two magnificent run-outs were also executed.

Game 4:
Adelaide 8/183 defeated Brisbane 10/108. Matt Kemp 26, Trent Badman 15, Jamie Banfield 21, James Miller 26, Liam Jacka 40, Alex Schiller 7 no & Kieran Tregloan 7 no. James Miller 7/28, Kieran Tregloan 1/9 & Josh Hoffman 2/11.

Carnival Award Winners

Award   Recipient

Spirit of Cricket            

Batting Strike Rate

Batting Aggregate

Bowling Economy Rate

Bowling Aggregate

Best Fielder

Best Wicketkeeper

Player of the Carnival


Tom Smith 91.3 (Kent Street

Kaden Smailes 227 (Brisbane)

Brett Simpson 2.29 (Adelaide)

James Miller 10 (Adelaide) & Owen Duffy 10 (Sydney)

Jamie Gardiner (Melbourne)

Alex Schiller (Adelaide) & Jamie Thomas (Kent Street)

Damon Shephard (Kent Street)


Champion Team: Adelaide

M Kemp, J Hoffman, B Scowen, T Badman, R Reavley, J Miller (VC), J Banfield (C), C Craig, A Schiller (VC),
K Tregloan, L Jacka, B Simpson & B Richards.

All-Australian Carnival Team 

Adelaide: J Banfield, J Miller, T Badman & B Simpson
Brisbane: K Smailes
Melbourne: J Gardiner  & T Ryder
Kent Street (Perth): T Smith, J Thomas, D Shepard & B Guest
Sydney: J Moffat & O Duffy

All-Australian Team Captain:  Jamie Banfield  - Adelaide
All-Australian Team Coach:  Trent Carter  - Adelaide
All-Australian Team Manager:  Anthony Tucker  - Adelaide

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Anita Zocchi and the Leadership Team, the Staff, Coaches, the Old Scholars and players for expecting, supporting and engaging positively in the relentless pursuit of excellence!

Paul Volkov
Director of Cricket