Northern Districts Baseball Club, History
Northern District Baseball Club inc. was established in 1969 with the merger of Prospect Baseball Club (Est 1936) and Enfield Baseball Club (Est 1954), for the new format of the summer Baseball season.
Since the formation of the club the uniform has maintained the colours of Red and White in several combinations. The 1995/96 season saw the introduction of the uniform being predominately white with top marked with red piping around the collar and down button row with 1’’ red bands on sleeve ends and Norths printed down the left hand front panel. The trousers have a red band down the sides and a red belt. This is finished off with a red hat with white lettering ‘ND’ on the front, and red socks
The red and white colour combination is the base colour for most northern Adelaide sporting clubs.
In 1999/20 with a second Under12 div2 team, another uniform was required to separate the two teams. Red tops with white neck a band and sleeve ends were adopted. One with Norths in white letters down front left side. The other with Reds in white letters across chest. This was the birth of the ‘Reds’
This led to the seniors adopting the name ‘Reds’ and changing the top to red with white lettering and sleeves being changed to black
During Northern Districts Baseball Club’s history, the club has had 87 teams in final four positions, 14 Premierships and 12 runners-up.
The club has produced 27 South Australian Baseball Medal winners.
This included an Australian club record set in season 1976/77, when the club had six medal winners, 4 seniors and 2 juniors.
Don Masters Div.1, Doug Hendy Div.4, Julius Szlazak Div.5, Barry Grieves Div.6,
Peter Moore U.17, Leon Faulkner U.15
Living club history. Barry & Jan Rankine
Barry has been playing for Northern Districts from day one.
It is hard to determine how many games Barry has played, due to the loss of some score books over the years. While Jan would have scored most of these matches, plus many many more over the years, often scoring two or three games a weekend.