Vale Dean Southwood
16/05/1936 – 09/04/2020

It is with great sadness that I write to the East Torrens family to advise the passing of our former President and Life Member, Dr Dean Southwood.

Dean is possibly the most influential person in East Torrens’ history. His passion and hard work for our club has shaped it in to the success it is today.

Dean’s hard working “get-your-hands-dirty” attitude is something that has influenced me while undertaking the Presidents role.

His visionary role in the Anti-Smoking movement is something that is now accepted world-wide, and has provided ongoing financial support to our club  through “Foundation East Torrens” until this day.

I have spoken to Dean’s wife, Margaret by telephone on Saturday to pass on our condoloences and express our gratutitute for Deans’s leadership and contrbution to our club.

I have asked Peter Herbert to write some further word on Dean’s amazing service to East Torrens and these are below.

Vale, Dean Southwood you will be sorely missed.

Craig Bradbrook

SOUTHWOOD, Dean Milton

The players and supporters, both past and present, of the East Torrens District Cricket Club will be saddened to learn of Dean’s passing, on Maundy Thursday (09/04/2020).

We salute a man whose passion and energy over many years, as President, Chairman, amazing fundraiser (and the list could go on) made a contribution to the club which has been unsurpassed in South Australian cricket.

Dean was an eastern-suburbs man throughout; he kept an eye on East Torrens’ progress every week. He was also a legendary supporter of the Redlegs.

His vision for the club never wavered from the moment in 1974 when he was invited to help the cause. From then on he was always ready and willing to do the hard yards, including even pitch preparation, which were sorely needed at the time.

As a busy Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon, it seems incredible that Deano could fit in the massive contribution in time and energy to our club that he did. He was originally invited to the club by Dr Clive Matthews, a GP, who was one of our A/B – Grade players. At the time we possessed many very good players, but the playing and practice conditions would be laughed at today. For half of the 1974/5 season, Campbelltown Oval was unfit for any cricket; then it was out of action the entire 1975/6 season, a premiership year for the A-Grade.

You wouldn’t have put sheep onto the practice area! Good place to lose any form you might have had.

It was at this time that the two doctors swung into action, setting the club up on a more professional basis. Naturally that meant money, and sponsorship was needed.

Dean was in the perfect position to judge the harmful effects of smoking; quite simply he basically took on the tobacco companies and the SACA (whose main sponsor was Benson and Hedges). Dean was subsequently able to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the club. One of the fruits of his herculean efforts was a new pavilion to take over from the besser-brick ‘changeroom’ (recently demolished).

His courage in the face of strong opposition from the tobacco lobby was outstanding.

At times Dean could present a brusque, almost grumpy exterior, brooking no nonsense; he was never loveable, just pragmatic and driven. But underneath beat a mighty heart, passionate for the red and blue. For those who have seen the club from the start of the 1970’s, it is hard to imagine how East Torrens could be in the healthy state it is today without Dean.

For those who haven’t done so already, get hold of a copy of Parade to Paradise, our history, and read more about this remarkable man.

Our thoughts are with his lovely wife Marg, who was ever by his side at our club, and his family, at this time.

Vale, Deano!

Peter Herbert


From the President:
Season 2019/2020

To all ETDCC Players, Life Members, Members and Supporters,

As per my previous message, the 2019/2020 Premier Cricket Season has come to a premature end due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Whilst we are extremely disappointed that we did not get the opportunity to have our 1st, 3rd and 4th Grades compete in the finals series, I am extremely proud of the way our club has performed on the field this year with highlights including:

  • 3 senior teams in the finals
  • 2nd Grade only narrowly missing the finals
  • 1st Grade winning the One Day Premiership and also playing in the T20 Grand Final for the second year in a row
  • Development of our junior players with a number playing senior cricket during the year

Whilst we are extremely disappointed and put forward a major case requesting the finals series to proceed in some format, the health and well-being of our players, volunteers and the wider Eastern Reds family, is our number one priority.

Due to the unprecedented completion of the season, the following will take place:

Late yesterday, it was formally resolved by the SACA Premier Cricket Committee that premiership titles will be awarded to the minor premiers in all junior and senior grades. The premiership titles will be denoted that finals matches were not played. On behalf of East Torrens, we congratulate those recipients.

Junior and Senior Presentation Nights
Junior and Senior Presentation nights programmed for Friday 27th March and Friday 3rd April respectively have been cancelled, however we are considering options on how we will be able to recognise our trophy winners and thank our volunteers, sponsors etc. Further information will be provided when available.

Junior Trials
Junior trials for next season will also be postponed until it is safe to hold these and we will advise the new dates ASAP.


I would like to personally thank Stephen Stubbings, the coaching staff, players, volunteers and committee members who have given their absolute all in improving our on-field performances this year.

Bring on 2020/21!
Go Reds

Craig Bradbrook

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 17-03-2020

To all ETDCC players, club members and supporters,

As most of you would be aware, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Cricket Australia has advised SACA to cancel Premier Cricket for the remainder of the season, effective immediately.

With 3 of our 4 senior teams due to participate in the final series, we are extremely disappointed that the season has come to an early end, however the health and well-being of our players, volunteers and the wider Eastern Reds family, is our number one priority.

Our committee are currently assessing the ever-changing information being received and hope to provide a further update within the next 24 hours in relation to the outcome of the season, junior and senior presentation nights, junior trials and how we move forward in this unprecedented situation.

Thanks and stay tuned for further updates.

Craig Bradbrook



Due to the current situation regarding Coronavirus and on the advice of Cricket Australia to cancel all cricket programs, we will unfortunately have to postpone the trials for the junior teams until a later date. Information with regards to the new dates will be communicated once the health and safety of all involved can be guaranteed.

Bogan Bingo

Bogan Bingo Event

You may have seen the signs around the club. January 11th we will be holding the famous Bogan Bingo event at Campbelltown Oval.

Get your family and friends together and come along to one of the most anticipated events of the season. Open to everyone.

Prizes for best dressed Bogan & various other prizes throughout the night.

Meals will be available from 6pm show starts at 8pm, BYO nibbles during the show.

Tickets are: $25 Adults, $10 Junior Players

Tickets are available to purchase at the club, or through bank transfer. For the details contact Daniel Leigh on Facebook. Tickets must be purchased by the 5th January, dont miss out!! Get your tickets before they sell out.

Ray Sutton Shield 2019 Squad Announced

Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected in the 2019 Ray Sutton Shield squad

  • Luke Szabo
  • Liam Kemp
  • Jay Saunders
  • Aadi Mittal
  • Alex Clark
  • Will Beauchamp
  • Cooper Beauchamp
  • Oliver Ormsby
  • Jace Richardson
  • James Gray
  • Blake Roberts
  • Alex Cavenett

Coaches – Greg Size 0419185767 and Joel Size 0497 548481

For those of you who aren’t aware, the Ray Sutton Shield competition is held on 5 consecutive Sunday afternoons in the early part of the season. This year it starts on Sunday 20/10, and runs thru till 17/11. (Plus a final on 24/11, if we make it thru.)

There will be no extra trainings for the RSS squad as they are all already training together in our U14s.

A cap presentation for this squad will be held at our club season launch on Thursday night 3/10 from approx 7.15pm. We would love to see as many of the boys there as possible to receive their caps.

122nd Annual General Meeting – 24/9/19

Dear Member,

Notice of the 122nd Annual General Meeting of the East Torrens District Cricket Club

East Torrens District Cricket Club will hold its 122nd Annual General Meeting at the Clubhouse, Campbelltown Memorial Oval on Tuesday, 24th September 2019 commencing at 7.15 pm.

The AGM is open to all members, senior & junior players and their families.
Items of Business on the meeting agenda will include Life Member nominations, presentation of financial reports and the election of the following Office Bearer’s for the 2019/20 season:

• President
• Chairman
• Treasurer
• General Committee Member (x 2)

Nominations are called for the above positions and must be in writing and received by the Secretary no later than Tuesday, 17th September 2019.

Nomination forms must be signed by the nominee and two proposers, all of whom must be financial members of the club. Nomination forms are available from the Secretary via email to

We look forward to your attendance.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Taylor Chairman

Link to AGM Notice

Preseason Meeting – Friday 14th June

A message to all senior players and those coming up into seniors.

ETDCC Preseason Meeting:
– Campbelltown Memorial Oval
– Friday June 14, 7.30 pm
– Drinks and dinner will be made available
– Footy on the big screens after the meeting

The meeting will provide a great opportunity for us to get together as a group, briefly review the season just gone and look ahead to what’s upcoming (preseason plans etc).

This will be an interactive discussion and we will make some decisions – as a group – and have input into what we about and how we want to move forward.

The meeting will be an important starting point for season 2019/20.

Looking forward to seeing the ET Family there.

East Torrens U12 Development Academy

Hi folks

Thanks for bringing the lads out to the trials this week. We appreciate it greatly, and hope they had some fun.

Please find below the 25 person squad we have selected:

Carl Cavenett, William Fanning, Lucas Gray, Vivaan Sood, Liam Murphy, Izaac Birkedale, Krishen Nair, Phoenix Hanegraaf, Finley O’Brien, Cooper Heffernan, Will Holland, Calem McCathie, Bethushan Jeyakumar, Aryan Nayee, Connor Teh, Ved Patel, Harry Slater, Jacob Stephenson, Bal Gilhotra, Charlie Smart, Gustaw Czechowicz, Kavisha Halahakoon, Lachlan Cox, Jake Polkinghorne, Joshua Joshi

Coach - Ben Lowden 0481 593394
Assistant Coach - Angus Kean

To the boys that missed out, keep working hard at your game, and please keep coming out to trials in future years.

To those of you who aren’t familiar with the make up of how we run our U12 Development squad, it is run through October, November, and December, usually on Monday nights. The lads take part in a mixture of centre wicket trainings, internal games, external games, and skill based net sessions. There will be an opportunity for some of the boys to also take part in the SACA U12 Statewide cup in the week before Christmas. This squad is all about preparing young players to play higher level SACA Premier cricket in the coming years. The boys keep playing their usual school and club cricket.

Ben will contact everyone with a starting date for the Academy in August.

We hope the boys enjoy their winter sports, and look forward to seeing them all in October. If you are looking for your lad to have some one on one coaching during the off season, we highly recommend ETDCC senior coach, Steve Stubbings. You can contact Steve on, or you can call him on +44 7920 804987 (Strange number I know, but correct!)