Premier Cricket Program

The ACA Premier Cricket Program has been designed to support ACA members in their post-cricket lives via a program that retains and harnesses the skill, experience and knowledge of ACA Members to identify, instruct and inspire talent through both the male and female Premier Cricket pathways.

The ACA Premier Cricket Program has been designed to support ACA members in their post-cricket lives via a program that retains and harnesses the skill, experience and knowledge of ACA Members to identify, instruct and inspire talent through both the male and female Premier Cricket pathways.
The objectives of the program are:
  • Provide a platform for ACA members to remain in Premier Cricket through playing, coaching and talent identification roles.
  • Narrow the gap between Premier Cricket and high performance/ domestic cricket;
  • Create additional opportunities for clubs to support and enhance existing budgets and structures.
  • Grow a sustainable program that ensures Premier Cricket remains the lifeblood of Australian Cricket.
  • Retain first-class cricketers in Premier Cricket;
  • Provide a higher level of Premier Cricket competition;
  • Identify, instruct and inspire the next generation of Australian elite cricketers; and
  • To balance Premier Club objectives with the development of emerging talent.
Adelaide C.C and Premier Cricket | Gillespie, Tait & Valente

Jason Gillespie, Shaun Tait and Cameron Valente talk about what Adelaide C.C and Premier Cricket means to them, plus how the club and the game has benefited from the ACA's Premier Cricket Program.

How do I apply for the ACA Premier Cricket Program?

Please read through this page and the FAQ carefully to understand the program. once you have an understanding of the commitment and objectives of the program then please complete the appropriate form when they become available.

ACA Members

If you have a Premier Cricket Club that you have already engaged with, and have agreed to participate as a player, coach or mentor in 2020-21, please complete an Application Form.


ACA Members who wish to be a part of the ACA Premier Cricket Program in 2020/21, but aren't engaged with a club, please complete an Expression of Interest form.

Are you an ACA Member and interested in being a part of the Program this year?
Check out Premier Cricket Club Vacant Positions

Click here to look through the different advertised positions around the country.

Premier Cricket Clubs

It is the responsibility of Premier Cricket Club administrators to complete a Club Application Form once a working relationship with an ACA member has been discussed. This is still required for clubs who would like to continue a working relationship with their ACA Member from the 2019/20 season. This application process is also our way of maintaining up to date contact information.

Alternatively, if a Premier Cricket Club is finding it it difficult to establish a relationship with an ACA member, the club administrator can complete a Club Vacancy Form which allows the club to identify the specific role they would like an ACA member to fill. This vacancy will then be published on our website and circulated to ACA Members.

Club administrators will need to enter the password sent to the club admin email address which will allow clubs access to the secure Premier Cricket Program section of the website. If you are unable to locate this information please email: premiercricket@auscricket.com.au

Expressions of Interest and Application forms must be completed by the 31st of July 2020. This date is set to allow enough time to accept and return program agreements.

Want to know more?
Download the Premier Cricket Program Brochure

The 2020-21 ACA Premier Cricket Program brochure is a fantastic resource to understand more about the Program, and it's history.

If Premier Cricket is strong, and is getting stronger, Australian Cricket and the Australian Team are only going to prosper from that. The Premier Cricket Program is one of the best things to come into the game [at this level].

Shaun Tait | Former Australian Bowler and Adelaide C.C Coach
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