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An Early History of the Barossa & Light Cricket Association

On Saturday, September 8, 1888 at Nuriootpa a meeting was held to form a cricket assn. with no more than seven clubs in it. It was decided to call it the Barossa Cricketing Assn. consisting of Truro, Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Freeling, Angaston, Kapunda. S. H. Davey of Nuriootpa was chairman and George Basham of Nuriootpa was secretary. A week later another meeting was held and Kapunda moved that the assn. be called Barossa & Light Cricket Assn.

At the end of 1888/89: Truro played 12, won 8, lost 0, drawn 4, points 20; Angaston 12, 6, 4, 2, 14; Nuriootpa 12, 4, 4, 4, 12; Kapunda 12, 3, 54, 10; Tanunda 12, 1, 9, 2, 4.

At the end of 1889/1890: Kapunda played 9, won 6, lost 2, unfinished 1; Nuriootpa 9, 4, 3, 2; Truro 9, 4, 3, 2; Angaston 9, 1, 7, 1.

At the end of 1890/1891: Kapunda played 9, won 6, lost 2, unfinished 1; Angaston 9, 5, 4, 0; Nuriootpa 9, 3, 5, 1; Truro 9, 3, 6, 0; Tanunda withdrew before start.

At the end of 1891/1892: Nuriootpa played 13, won 10, lost 2, unfinished 1; Angaston 13, 8, 4, 1; Kapunda 13, 8, 4, 1; Tanunda 13, 6, 5, 1; Truro 13, 2, 11, 0; Greenock withdrew after five games 5, 0, 5, 0.

At the end of 1892/1893: Kapunda played 12, won 10, lost 2, unfinished 0, points 20; Nuriootpa 12, 8, 4, 0, 16; Barossa (Truro/Tanunda combined) 12, 3, 9, 0, 6; Angaston 12, 3, 9, 0, 6.

At end of 1893/1894: Kapunda played 9, won 5, lost 2, drawn 0, unfinished 2, points 10; Barossa 9, 5, 2, 0, 2, 10; Nuriootpa 9, 2, 6, 0, 1, 4; Lyndoch 9, 2, 6, 0, 1, 4; Angaston didn’t join (formed their own association).

Near the end of 1894/1895 it was stated that Tanunda should win the premiership but season became unfinished due to vintage, etc.

At the end of 1895/1896 Angaston 9, 5, 2, 2, 10, Kapunda 9, 4, 1, 3, 8, Nuriootpa 9, 3, 5, 1, 6, Greenock 8, 2, 6, 0, 4.

No association until 1900/1901.

August 14, 1900 - Cricket association reformed. Tanunda, Angaston, Nuriootpa and Kapunda in it. Truro, Lyndoch and Eden Valley invited to join but they declined stating that they wouldn’t be strong enough. Dr. Juttner president and M. T. Ellis secretary. Season didn’t finish but Angaston were awarded the premiership.

Association AGM September 13, 1901 - Last season not counted. All teams have three wins except Nuriootpa who have some unfinished or unstarted matches. New rules - No player can win a trophy unless they play at least two thirds of the season and no player can play in the second week if he didn’t play on the first day (week). Angaston were premiers.

1902-03 No association.

1903-04 Kapunda d. Tanunda.

In 1904/1905 Angaston made the highest score of the season of 10/607 (still assn. record) to Nuriootpa 8/211. Angaston also made lowest score of season in 49. Kapunda premiers (Kapunda and Angaston have now won Seppelt Cup twice each).

1905-06 No association.

1906-07 Angaston d. Kapunda (first team to win Seppelt Cup three times so keep it. This means that Angaston must’ve been awarded premiership in unfinished season 1900-01 - Cup was first awarded eight years ago).

1907-08 Angaston (First winners of Tolley Scott & Tolley Cup).

1908-09 Angaston premiers.

1909-10 Was an association but no record of winner. No association again until 1918-19 when won by Footballers in an "Angaston Association" which lasted until the end of 1921-22. 1919-20 Angaston premiers. 1920-21 No association. 1921-22 RSA d. Footballers.

Association reformed again in 1926-27 as it is known today and Angaston were premiers.