A century is always a reason to celebrate in cricket and the Tumby Bay and District Cricket Association will mark a significant century as it celebrates 100 years of cricket in Tumby Bay.
Starting Friday the association will hold a number of events to celebrate the centenary milestone, which includes special matches, a reunion dinner and unveiling the Team of the Century.
Association president Mark Cameron said the centenary committee had been working to put the celebrations together over the past 12 months and everyone was excited for the weekend ahead.
Festivities will begin on Friday with a twilight game which will see the association's junior team taking on their fathers, followed by a meet and greet.
On Saturday the association will hold a Twenty20 finals double header at the Town Oval with Rovers taking on Lipson at 12 noon followed by Ramblers v Colts at 3pm.
Later that evening the 100 year celebration dinner will be held at Tumby Bay Town Hall at 6pm for 170 people, which will include guests travelling from interstate.
The dinner will include on the couch interviews, presentation of new association life members and the announcement of the Team of the Century, with 50 players from the past 100 years up for selection.
Finally Sunday will be a wind up day with a six-a-side match featuring past players 40 years and older.
The association will be celebrating its roots, which began in October 1921 when the competition began between clubs Lipson, Tumby Bay, Cummins, Yallunda Flat, Stokes and Salt Creek, playing for the Frearson Shield.
There has been a lot of change to Tumby Bay cricket in the past 100 years, since 1997/98 it has seen four teams, Lipson and the Tumby Bay based teams Ramblers, Rovers and Colts compete for the A.T. Borthwick Shield.
Mr Cameron said for an association the size of Tumby Bay's, reaching 100 years was a significant milestone and a testament to the work that goes into putting on a competition at junior and senior level.
"The fact that this town can supply three cricket teams is amazing," he said.
"We've got four pretty even sides and we will work to try to continue to have that."
Mr Cameron said the association was proud to reach 100 years and was looking forward to many more years of success.
Tumby Bay will also look forward to hosting the Henderson Shield final later in the year after earning a five-wicket win against Great Flinders on Saturday.
LIPSON: 1928/29, 1932/33-1934/35, 1936/37-1937/38, 1944/45-1945/46, 1947/48-1948/49, 1950/51-1951/52, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1958/59-1959/60, 1967/68, 1981/82, 1985/86, 1988/89-1989/90, 2008/09-2011/12, 2013/14, 2019/20 - (27)
ROVERS: 1939/40-1940/41, 1946/47, 1949/50, 1952/53, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1965/66-1966/67, 1968/69, 1973/74-1974/75, 1979/80-1980/81, 1982/83, 1995/96, 1997/98, 2000/01, 2002/03-2003/04, 2005/06-2006/07 - (22)
RAMBLERS: 1938/39, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1971/72, 1976/77-1978/79, 1994/95, 2007/08, 2014/15-2018/19 - (14)
COLTS: 1970/71, 1983/84-1984/85, 1987/88, 1990/91-1993/94, 1996/97, 1998/99-1999/2000, 2001/02, 2004/05, 2012/13 (14)
PORT NEILL: 1953/54, 1955/56, 1957/58, 1961/62, 1969/70, 1986/87 - (6)
UNGARRA: 1925/26, 1972/73, 1975/76 - (3)
TUMBY BAY: 1927/28, 1929/30 - (2)
CUMMINS: 1931/32 - (1)
LIPSON IMPERIALS: 1935/36 - (1)
HENDERSON SHIELDS: 1973, 1974, 2001/02, 2018/19
MORTLOCK SHIELDS: 1958, 1959, 1969 (Lipson Cricket Club were winners in 1934)
COUNTRY CARNIVAL: 1937 (Hartwig Shield), 1951 (Advertiser Cup)
MOST SEASONS: Rex Baillie (Lipson, 48 seasons 1921/22-1974)
MOST GAMES: Richard Murphy (Rovers, 504)
HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE: Max Nankivell (Ramblers, 224 v Lipson Imperials 1939)
BEST BOWLING FIGURES: Gavin Stringer (Rovers, 9/12 v Port Neill 1975)
HIGHEST TEAM TOTAL: Tumby Bay Rovers (7/465 v Port Neill 1949)
LEADING RUN SCORER: Richard Murphy (Rovers, 15,720)
LEADING WICKET TAKER: Dale Murphy (Rovers, 789)
MOST RUNS IN A SEASON (excludes finals): Mark Cameron (Lipson, 1044 1984/85)
MOST WICKETS IN A SEASON (excludes finals): Dean Dunn (Ramblers, 66 1975/76)
HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL T20 SCORE: Nigel James (Ramblers, 163 v Colts 2018)
OLDEST PLAYER TO SCORE A CENTURY: Wilfred Carr (Rovers, 65-years-old, 104 v Lipson 1952)
SA STATE TEAM REPRESENTATIVES: Ron Parker (Tumby Bay Rovers, 1933/34-1936-37, 13 appearances), Jeff Kowalick (Ramblers, 1966/67, 1 appearance)
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TEAM: Frank Richardson (Tumby Bay Rovers, 1954)
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TEAM: Ken Baillie (Lipson, 1954), Robert Davey (Port Neill, 1961-62), Donald Baillie (Lipson, 1977), Mark Cameron (Lipson, 1990), Jackson Murphy (Rovers, 2020)
EYRE PENINSULA REPRESENTATIVES: Ken Baillie, Peter Dabovich, Max Lowe, Robert Davey, Ross Davey, Robert Wigley, Donald Baillie, Dale Murphy, Mark Cameron, Andrew Carr, Richard Murphy, Julian Wait, Ben Daniell, Andrew Woolford, Shaun McInerney, Daniel Bawden, Taris Richardson, Shane Pedemonte, Wes Daneill, Brett Pool, Ben Pugsley, Jordan Telfer, Dane Fredrickson, Joe Walker, Jackson Murphy, Harrison Degner.
Team of the Century squad
Jason Anesbury (Ramblers) 1997/98-2020
Neil Anear (Port Neill) 1946/47-1961
Donald Baillie (Lipson) 1963/64-1996
Ken Baillie (Lipson) 1928/29-1970
Ken Berryman (Yallunda Flat/Colts/Lipson) 1956/57-1988
Howard Brougham (Lipson) 1926/27-1956
David Butler (Ramblers) 1985/86-2012
Leon Cameron (Lipson) 1959/60-1980
Mark Cameron (Lipson) 1975/76-2012
Denis Chappell (Rovers/Ramblers) 1958/59-1988
Dean Childs (Ungarra/Lipson/Port Neill) 1965/66-1985
Roger Daniell (Rovers) 1979/80-1989
Brad Davey (Port Neill) 1973/74-1997
Robert Davey (Port Neill) 1951/52-1980
Ross Davey (Port Neill) 1951/52-1977
Steve Cuddihy (Colts) 1982/83-1986
Dean Dunn (Ramblers) 1966/67-1986
David Fitzgerald (Ramblers) 1967/68-1991
Kerry Franks (Lipson/.Rovers) 1982/83-2019
Max Horne (Port Neill) 1955/56-1968
Rodney Hurst (Lipson) 1963/64-1981
Les Hurst (Ungarra/Lipson) 1947/48-1974
Ross Kowalick (Ramblers) 1953/54-1960
John Lodge (Colts) 1963/64-1969
Max Lowe (Rovers) 1954/55-1970
Steve Milton (Ramblers/Rovers) 1975/76-2017
Tom Morris (Lipson) 1937/38-1974
Dale Murphy (Rovers) 1975/76-2011
Doug Murphy (Rovers) 1960/61-1992
Jackson Murphy (Rovers) 2013/14-
Richard Murphy (Rovers) 1987/88-
Bernie Newton (Rovers) 1948/49-1978
Shane Pedemonte (Colts) 1992/93-
Frank Richardson (Lipson/Ramblers/Rovers) 1925/26-1973
Taris Richardson (Rovers) 1989/90-2020
Kevin Sorrell (Ramblers) 1979/80-82
Brenton Stratford (Lipson) 1984/85-2020
Neville Stratford (Lipson) 1988/89-2014
Lyall Swaffer (Rovers) 1953/54-1980
Brian Taylor (Ungarra) 1954/55-1958
Jordan Telfer (Lipson) 1999/2000-
Gordon Turner (Ramblers) 1957/58-1960
Joe Walker (Ramblers) 2008/09-
Julian Wait (Colts) 1987/88-2018
Michael Wait (Yallunda Flat/Colts) 1963/64-1990
Dion Watson (Ramblers/Port Neill/Colts) 1980/81-2018
Andrew Woolford (Colts) 1987/88-2017
Robert Wigley (Colts) 1969/70-1972
Doug Young (Ramblers) 1961/62-1967
Terry Young (Ungarra/Lipson) 1966/67-1985