Team of SACA players hosts clinic

Eight elite cricketers and a team of SACA staff visited Kangaroo Island on Monday to offer free activities for a community that has been devastated by bushfires.

The group was headlined by Kangaroo Island product Bridget Patterson, alongside fellow Statewide Super SA Scorpions, West End Redbacks and/or Adelaide Strikers Tahlia McGrath, Annie O'Neil, Cam Valente, Jake Weatherald, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Callum Ferguson and Alex Ross.

Kingscote Cricket Club opened their ground up to the players and SACA staff, with a free Woolworths Cricket Blast clinic for local kids from 4:30pm on Monday.

SACA put on a free barbecue following the clinic and invited parents to stay at the clubrooms for a 'Cricket comes to KI' evening, where they were entertained by stories and a Q&A with players.

Signed Statewide Super SA Scorpions, West End Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers memorabilia were gifted to the Association so that they could auction it themselves on another event night - with all proceeds going to the Kangaroo Island Cricket Association.

SACA General Manager of Community Cricket Shane Bernhardt, said that players and the Community Cricket team had jumped at the chance to do something meaningful for KI families.

"We're delighted to have the opportunity to visit Kangaroo Island following such a trying time for so many people and families.

"It's true that cricket brings people together and we are very lucky at SACA to have such a powerful platform to be able to do something good.

SACA is also in the process of helping to replace cricket equipment lost by families and clubs. Two visits to the Island have already occurred to deliver matting donated by Enfield Cricket Club and other equipment items to Western Districts Cricket Club, which was completely destroyed by fire.