Grade cricket, also known as Premier Cricket is the name of the senior inter-club or district cricket competitions in each of the Australian states and territories. The term may refer to: The term may refer to:
As wide-eyed juniors, the Grade Cricketer dreamed of playing cricket for Australia one day. That was before entering the dog-eat-dog world of Australian grade cricket, where their hopes and dreams were swiftly extinguished; their cricketing careers subsequently laid to rest. As a form or catharsis, The Grade Cricketer was born: a desperate, delusional everyman that thousands of middling amateur athletes can relate to, even if they refuse to admit it publicly.
Sydney Grade Cricket is a cricket competition played in Sydney, Australia. As of the 2016/17 season, Sydney Grade Cricket is now referred to as NSW Premier Cricket. The name change was part of a Cricket Australia initiative to standardise the naming of the elite men's cricket competition within each state's capital city. The competition began in 1893 when a number of clubs that had been playing for many years on an ad hoc basis voted to create a formal competition structure.
Cricket is the most popular summer sport in Australia at international, domestic and local levels. It is regarded as their national summer sport, and widely played across the country, especially from the months of September to April. The peak administrative body for both professional and amateur cricket is Cricket Australia.
The Grade Cricketer: Unwritten rules of club cricket. by Sam Perry April 16, 2019 - 2:28pm 6 minute read. First published in issue 18 of Wisden Cricket Monthly, Sam Perry of The Grade Cricketer dissects the unwritten laws of grade cricket, including post-match etiquette, fines and dreaded covers duty. A few years ago, Monash University academics David Dunstan and Tom Heenan described Sir Donald Bradman as ‘an acquisitive, ruthless, and self- interested loner’.
Depends on the size of the club and the player. Your top grade teams will typically have 1-4 paid players. Some may only get free cricket plus $1 a run or the like. Others may get a base fee in the thousands and larger bonuses. Most i've heard of would be ~10k including bonuses.
1st Grade clubs compete for the 'Alcohol.Think Again District Cricket Competition Shield'. The First Grade minor premiers win the 'Kevin Sullivan Silver Cup' as well as a cash prize of $3000. The 2014-15 First Grade premiers were Joondalup who defeated Gosnells in the Grand Final at the WACA Ground .
South Australian Grade Cricket is the semi-professional State league based in metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is currently the highest level of cricket played in South Australia outside first-class cricket. The league is administered by the South Australian Cricket Association, which is the organisation responsible for promoting and developing the game of cricket in South Australia.