South Brisbane District Cricket Club

“Personal meaning is the way we connect to a wider team purpose. If our values and beliefs are aligned with the values and beliefs of the organisation, then we will work harder towards its success. If not, our individual motivation and purpose will suffer, and so will the organisation.”
― James Kerr, Legacy

About us imageAbout us image
The South Brisbane District Cricket Club was established in 1897 and is located in the suburb of Fairfield, Brisbane.

Home of the mighty Magpies and one of the oldest cricket clubs in Brisbane, it has been home to many great cricketers in its history including Sam Trimble, Greg Chappell, Craig McDermott, Andrew Bichel, Ben Cutting and Billy Stanlake. For the 2020-21 season, the club has also recruited former Australian international player Gurinder Sandhu to the club.

Our home ground is located at Fehlberg Park and home to the famous Norman Gray, Bob Young and Jack Cooke ovals.

We field teams in the Queensland Premier Cricket competitions including each of the six grades of Men’s cricket, second grade Women’s team and a team in the Lord's Taverners (boys U16) competition.

We also work closely with the local juniors clubs to create pathways for young players wanting to play senior cricket.

Please find link below to the updated history book collated by our club historian and life member, Clayton Bradford.

The tireless work and effort undertaken by Clayton to pull this information together is remarkable. Clayton is continuing to build of the information as further information is found and collected.

We will continue to update this page as further detail and information is collected about the history of our club.

Link to SBDCC History Book
History image

Below is the current list of Life Members for our club.  

Please note there are no records of life members prior to 1922. It is possible that the club records are incomplete or that the club did not appoint life members at that time. But there are many people who were instrumental in forming the club and keeping it going during those early years.

South Brisbane District Cricket Club - Life Members

1922 JS Redgrave *

1922 JW Hoelscher*

1924 RA Alton*      

1926 TP Clarke *

1927 LL Gill *

1927 ARH Hagon *

1928 H Sherry *

1929 H Macinnes *

1930 W Fisher *

1931 N Gray *

1931 JA Keir *

1932 VD McCarthy *

1933 KJ Hickey *

1935 M Junner *

1936 TS Redgrave *

1937 FU Hefferan *

1938 RA Connolly *

1940 JG Cooke*

1942 JA Harris BEM *`

1946 WR Bankie *

1948 RA Young *

1952 A Jeavons *

1953 LDA England *

1953 HR Pegg *

1954 G Gooma *

1955 CP Sanders *

1956 RA Nicol *

1959 GE Walsh *

1961 HF Peterson *

1963 WV Lockwood *

1964 DV Applegarth

1965 GA Jeavons *

1967 RF Badcock *

1968 JF Price

1971 DR Grimwade *

1973 WT Cross*

1976 JN McKnoulty *

1978 ML Robins *

1979 PJ Allan

1981 BJ Eastaughffe *

1982 FJ Hills *

1983 GL Miers *

1984 RJ Porter *

1985 A Fulwood

1986 GE Wright

1987 JA Noble *

1988 AW Grevell *

1989 BM Wright

1990 R Pumpa *

1991 TL Parker *

1992 SE Marlow

1993 PW Twible

1995 JB Okeefe

1997 IM Seib

1998 PJ English

2000 V Hammelmann*

2002 GA Orley

2003 M Chessells

2004 SC Trimble MBE *

2006 J O'Sullivan

2007 TJ Lyne

2009 JC Lunt

2010 JJ Hurst

2012 SP Vasta

2013 HT Vogler

2015 CC Bradford

2017 BM Sourjah

2018 S Henwood


(*) Member Deceased

2020-21 South Brisbane District Cricket Club Committee

Brendan Gibson


Alex Robynson

Vice President

Corey Curran


Umhar Samsudeen


Ted Roker

Committee Member

Karen Curness

Committee Member

Hajara Wells - Peris

Committee Member

Savi Ilangamage

Committee Member

Trent Pearce

Committee Member

Our Organisational Structure image
The organisational structure for the 2022-23 season can be found below. 

The organisational structure represents the roles and responsibilities of Committee members and also our dedicated volunteers who sit on sub-committees and perform vital and important work for the club.

If you have any questions about the organisational structure, please contact Alex Robynson, Vice President, via email at

SBDCC Org Structure 2022-23.pdf
Lord's Taverners image
Lord's Taverners Competition (under 17)
Each year we enter a team in the Lord’s Taverners Under 17 competition run by Queensland Cricket which adheres to Premier Cricket standards. Taverners provides a pathway from junior cricket and is the entry level team into senior cricket at most Premier Cricket Clubs in Queensland.

Playing Season
The Taverners competition usually commences in September and finishes in December.

For 2024-25, Jack Hurst has been appointed our Lord's Taverners co-coaches.

Mens Cricket image
Each year, we enter teams in the Men’s Premier Grade Cricket Competition in Queensland from First Grade through to Sixth Grade. Queensland Premier Grade Cricket is the peak club competition in Queensland and based in the Brisbane, Sunshine and Gold Coast areas.
The Queensland Bulls squad is selected from First Grade.

What does it mean to play for Souths?
Our Head Coach, Ken Healy, has outlined the expectations for playing at Souths and what it means. Ken delivered a presentation to players outlining what is expected of players. Further information can be found here - 2022-23 - SBDCC - THE WAY WE PLAY.pdf

Further information can be found on our Training Schedule page.

Selection Policy
Selections are guided by the Selection Policy - please see here -
2022-23 - SBDCC Senior Mens Selection Policy.pdf

Playing Season
The competition commences in late August this year and continues through to March each year.

Do you want to be a Magpie?
Don't worry. You are not alone and we are not surprised. If you’re interested in joining us, feel free to have a chat to Alex Robynson, Director of Cricket, via email  

Further information can be found on our registration and sign on page.

Womens Cricket image

Souths has a long and proud history with Womens cricket in Brisbane. We currently field a team in the Jodie Fields Shield and the Paul Pink Shield competitions.

The Club is committed to investing in and developing our womens cricket program. The foundations have been built by our dedicated coaching and support staff and we work closely with our junior clubs to develop pathways into womens senior cricket. 

Over the coming seasons, we will continue to develop within while further strengthening our current squad to establish a First Grade Womens team to compete in the Katherine Raymont Shield Competition. 

Further details will be provided on our website and social media accounts regarding the 2024-25 season and registration.

Registration details for the 2024-25 season will be posted here closer to the season commencement.

Should you have any questions about registration, please email Vice President, Alex Robynson:

Should you wish to join the club as a non-playing member, please complete the below forms and read the Club's Policy and Procedure below:

SBDCC - Non Playing Membership Application Form.pdf


Aryan Jain

First Grade Captain - One and Two Day

Aryan Jain, also known as AJ, is our First Grade captain for the 2021-22 season. A key part of our First Grade side and an integral part of our leadership team. AJ is a quality opening batsman and brings a calm and composed approach to his leadership role.

Gurinder Sandhu

First Grade Captain - T20

Gurinder Sandhu has been appointed our T20 captain this season. An experienced player who has played at the highest level, Gurinder will lead the team in the shortest format this season. We look forward to seeing the team perform under Gurinder's leadership in the new KFC T20 Max competition this year.

Trent Pearce

Second Grade Captain

Trent is a Magpie through and through - always has been and always will. Pearcey has been a junior Souths player and takes on the role of Second Grade captain. Pearcey is a lover of all sports and is a beloved Broncos and Maroons man.

Matt Taviani

Third Grade Captain

Matt Taviani is a true Mapgie. A dedicated team player always puts his teammates first and has put his hand up to lead our 3rd Grade side this season.

Corey Taylor

Fourth Grade Captain

Corey "Diesel" Taylor returns as our Fourth Grade Captain this season. Corey has been at Souths since 2009 and this will be second year leading the Fourth Grade side. A real club man, Diesel is also an avid Liverpool and Brisbane Lions supporter.

Coby Cole-Stegman

Fifth Grade Captain

Coby takes on the role of Fifth Grade captain this year for the first time. Cobes will bring a different approach to the captain role this year, is one of the most genuine club cricketer you will fine and will fight over a bone. A great addition to our leadership team this year.

Tom Gerhke

Sixth Grade Captain

Tom takes on the role Sixth Grade captain this year after the side took home the trophy in the one day competition last season. Gerks is a Magpie through and through and is a true club man. Another great appointment to the role and to our leadership team.

Ken Healy

Head Coach

Ken is a former First Grade player for Souths and Premiership winner. Ken has represented Queensland and had a distinguished coaching career winning many premierships in representative cricket and senior grade cricket. Ken brings a wealth of experience as a Level 2 coach and we are excited to have him on board for 2022-23

David Short

Mens Grade Coach

David Short is a former first grade player for Souths and is the current Mens grade coach and Under 19s coach.

Baba Sourjah

Mens Grade Coach

Baba is a stalwart of the Club, a Life Member and was the Head Coach from last First Grade premiership in 2001. A level 3 coach who has international coaching experience through coaching sints in the Maldives (2002 ), Bhutan (2003-2007 ) and also in the Malaysian Premier League with Penang State. Known for his disciplinarian ways around the club, he continues to coach and develop junior players and works closely with seniors.

Jack Hurst

Coach - Lord's Taverners

For the 2024-25 season, the club has appointed Mr Jack Hurst as Head Coach for our Lord's Taverners program. Jack is part of the furniture at Souths having played since his junior days. Jack has won premierships, coached, been part of the Committee, Chair of Selectors - basically done it all. He is well accredited to take over the role of Head Coach for our Under 17 Lord's Taverners program.

Jonathon Isoardi

Under 19s Coach

Jonathon has stepped up this season to assist in the Under 19 space. He was an extremely talented and tough cricketer in his own right, Jonathon will bring a perfect balance or competitiveness and development to the Under 19 team this year. Again, only 5 games for the Under 19 Competition and we look forward to seeing Jonathon get the best out of the group for the year.

Brendon Gibson

Womens Head Coach

Mr Brendon Gibson has been appointed as Head Coach of our Womens Cricket Program for 2024-25. Gibbo has done it all at Souths - played, coached and administrated for over 25 years. A true servant of the Magpies and giving back to our young females and women to develop them into better players for the long run.

Key Contacts:

Further details to come regarding training times for the 2024-25 season

Fixtures and Results image
All of our fixtures and results can be found through the My Cricket website Here

Clothing and Apparel image
For the 2022-23 season, we have partnered with EMU clothing to provide all of our on field and off field apparel for players and supporters.

A full list of available items can be found in our catalogue here: SBDCC - Clothing Catalogue.pdf

Unfortunately, you cannot purchase through the website or online at this time.

Clothing Sub-Committee
For any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of the members of the Clothing Sub-Committee:

Hajara Wells-Peris - 
Karen Curness - 
Alex Robynson -
Umhar Samsudeen - 

Constitution, Committee Minutes and Decisions

You can find the Club's constitution as well as minutes and decisions made by the Committee.

Learn More

Club Policies

Code of Conduct Member Protection and Child Protection Policy Health and Safety Policy Complaints Policy

Learn More
Net Bookings image
The Souths nets are for the exclusive use of members of both the senior and junior clubs unless otherwise approved by the Committee of the senior club.

All private bookings can be made directly with Alex Robynson, Vice President, at

If you are a member, you are not required to book a net for a short period of time. Simply turn up and if a net is available, it can be used. Please be mindful and reasonable with other members for appropriate use of the nets.

Any questions, please contact Alex Robynson via the email above.

SBDCC History Book - Online Version