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South Australian Premier Cricket Grand Final Match Official appointments announced

Thomas and Sheridan

Match Official appointments for all ten SACA Premier Cricket Finals announced at annual Bradman Medal in Adelaide overnight.

South Australian Premier Cricket reaches its climax this weekend when Kensington play Adelaide for the West End First Grade premiership at Gliderol Stadium. South Australian State Umpire Panel members Eloise Sheridan and Craig Thomas have been appointed to the Final in what is a history making event for umpiring. Whilst Thomas brings a wealth of experience to the middle, standing in his sixth consecutive appearance on SACA Premier Cricket’s biggest stage, it will be the first time a female umpire has been appointed to the Final.

Sheridan has an impressive list of umpiring achievements to date. Appointed to last seasons T20 Final at the Adelaide Oval, Sheridan has continued her progress this season when she was elevated to SACA’s State Umpire Panel. Sheridan has officiated across five Cricket Australia competitions this season, standing in the CA Under 17 Male National Championships in Queensland, WNCL, Rebel WBBL|04, KFCBBL|08 (as 4th Umpire) and earlier this month in the National Premier Cricket T20 Championships where she was appointed to the Final.

Like Sheridan, Thomas has officiated in four Cricket Australia competitions across the season, including Rebel WBBL|04, WNCL, Toyota Futures League and KFCBBL|08 (4th Umpire). To complement his on-field appointment to the Final, Thomas was also announced as the South Australian Umpire of the Year Award at the Bradman Medal last night for the third time. He is also instrumental off-field, sitting on the Committee of the South Australian Cricket Umpires & Scorers Association (SACUSA).

Full list of matches and Umpire Appointments below. Click on matches to view scores.

West End Men’s Premier First Grade Grand Final
Kensington v Adelaide – 23 & 24 March 2019: Gliderol Stadium
Umpires: Craig Thomas & Eloise Sheridan

Statewide Women’s Premier First Grade Grand Final
Southern District v Sturt –24 March 2019: Karen Rolton Oval
Umpires: Giorgio Profiris & Jamaldeen Shakoordeen

West End Men’s Premier Second Grade Grand Final
Kensington v Adelaide University – 23 & 24 March 2019: Kensington Gardens Parkinson Oval
Umpires: Harsimran Singh & Bruce Stribley

Statewide Women’s Premier Second Grade Grand Final
Southern District v Adelaide University –24 March 2019: Park 25 (Oval 2)
Umpires: John Villis & Konrad Date

West End Men’s Premier Third Grade Grand Final
Glenelg v Kensington – 23 & 24 March 2019: Port Adelaide Reserve
Umpires: Michael Williamson & Dhaval Bhatt

West End Men’s Premier Fourth Grade Grand Final
East Torrens v Kensington – 23 March 2019: Campbelltown Memorial Oval
Umpires: Adrian Drosd & Darran Swain

Junior Premier Finals Umpire Appointments
Under 16: James Cushway, Kurt Meigel, Kumar Chandrakumar & Ken Barthelson
Under 14: Colin Shearing, Milind Gawde, Mike Lake & Lawrence Key