The Brian Waterer Shield is awarded to the Club who has had collectively the most outstanding performances, as judged by the South Metropolitan Cricket Association.
It was named in honour of Leeming Spartan and Association legend Brian Waterer in 1996, the inaugural year of the SMCA.
The Shield is awarded to the Club with a side in either First or Second Grade, who has collectively achieved the most on-field success in all of their teams.
Points scored in all grades during the regular season count towards compiling each Club’s total, and as such, Clubs with fewer sides typically achieve the greatest level of success.
Somewhat ironically, despite the fact that the Shield has been named after a Leeming Spartan Club legend in Brian, we have never won the award.
The Shield carries over from our past associations, including the Fremantle & Districts Mercantile Cricket Association, with the first instance of a Champion Club Award being given in 1979.
Listed below are the winners of the Brian Waterer Shield, and our personal performances in all Champion Club Awards.
Leeming Spartan Performances:
Season Spartan Position Association Number Of Clubs Notes 1978/79 4th Place F&DMCA 13 Clubs Known simply as the 'Champion Club Award' 1979/80 3rd Place F&DMCA 16 Clubs 1980/81 3rd Place F&DMCA 18 Clubs 1981/82 4th Place F&DMCA 14 Clubs 1982/83 4th Place F&DMCA 14 Clubs 1983/84 7th Place F&DMCA 10 Clubs 1984/85 7th Place F&DMCA 10 Clubs 1985/86 6th Place F&DMCA 10 Clubs 1986/87 7th Place F&DMCA 10 Clubs 1987/88 7th Place F&DMCA 10 Clubs 1988/89 4th Place F&DMCA 9 Clubs 1989/90 6th Place F&DMCA 9 Clubs 1990/91 6th Place F&DMCA 9 Clubs 1991/92 8th Place F&DMCA 9 Clubs 1992/93 5th Place F&DMCA 9 Clubs 1993/94 2nd Place F&DMCA 8 Clubs 1994/95 4th Place F&DMCA 8 Clubs 1995/96 4th Place F&DMCA 7 Clubs 1996/97 4th Place SSCA 22 Clubs 1997/98 6th Place SMCA 22 Clubs Renamed to the 'Brian Waterer Shield' to mark the formation of the SMCA 1998/99 3rd Place SMCA 22 Clubs 1999/00 7th Place SMCA 20 Clubs 2000/01 5th Place SMCA 20 Clubs 2001/02 3rd Place SMCA 20 Clubs 2002/03 2nd Place SMCA 20 Clubs Our best finishing in the Brian Waterer Shield 2003/04 6th Place SMCA 20 Clubs 2004/05 7th Place SMCA 21 Clubs 2005/06 2nd Place SMCA 21 Clubs Our best finishing in the Brian Waterer Shield 2006/07 9th Place SMCA 21 Clubs 2007/08 6th Place SMCA 21 Clubs 2008/09 4th Place SMCA 22 Clubs 2009/10 2nd Place SMCA 22 Clubs Our best finishing in the Brian Waterer Shield 2010/11 3rd Place SMCA 21 Clubs 2011/12 9th Place SMCA 23 Clubs 2012/13 11th Place SMCA 22 Clubs 2013/14 10th Place SMCA 22 Clubs 2014/15 10th Place SMCA 24 Clubs 2015/16 10th Place SMCA 24 Clubs 2016/17 10th Place SMCA 24 Clubs 2017/18 2nd Place SMCA 29 Clubs Our best finishing in the Brian Waterer Shield
First place up to round 17
2018/19 8th Place SMCA 22 Clubs 2019/20 6th Place SMCA 22 Clubs 2020/21 Not eligible SMCA 22 Clubs 2021/22 5th Place SMCA 22 Clubs 2022/23 8th Place SMCA 12 eligible clubs
Last Updated: March 2023
Brian Waterer Shield Winners:
# Season Winner 1. 1996/97 Kwinana 2. 1997/98 Kelmscott 3. 1998/99 Kelmscott 4. 1999/00 Kenwick 5. 2000/01 SJ Blues 6. 2001/02 Cockburn 7. 2002/03 East Fremantle 8. 2003/04 Kardinya Lakes 9. 2004/05 Phoenix 10. 2005/06 Phoenix 11. 2006/07 Phoenix 12. 2007/08 Phoenix 13. 2008/09 Phoenix 14. 2009/10 Cockburn 15. 2010/11 Cockburn 16. 2011/12 Hilton Palmyra 17. 2012/13 East Fremantle 18. 2013/14 CBC 19. 2014/15 CBC 20. 2015/16 CBC 21. 2016/17 SJ Blues 22. 2017/18 Cockburn 23. 2018/19 CBC 24. 2019/20 Cockburn 25. 2020/21 Hilton Bicton 26. 2021/22 Hilton Bicton 27. 2022/23 Hilton Bicton
Last Updated: March 2023
History Of The Shield:
The Brian Waterer Shield was first introduced in the 1996/97 season in what was the inaugural season of the newly formed South Metropolitan Cricket Association (SMCA).
The SMCA was the result of a merger between the Fremantle and Districts Mercantile Cricket Association (of which the Spartans were apart), and the South Suburban Cricket Association (SSCA) at the end of the 1995/96 season.
As the 1996/97 season was approaching, Leeming Spartan Cricket Club was invited to join the SSCA in what would be the final season under that name, before the new SMCA began.
The Club Champion Award had been a prominent part of the Fremantle and Districts Mercantile Cricket Association, and when the SMCA began, the Club Champion Award was reborn in the form of the Brian Waterer Shield.
The Shield, named after F&DMCA and Spartan legend Brian Waterer, has continued to this day, presented to the most successful Club amongst all of their sides in the SMCA.
Kwinana became the first Club to achieve the award in 1997, whilst Phoenix, with five consecutive victories, is the most successful.
Brian Waterer is the ultimate Club stalwart, having donated decades of time to the success of the Club, including a mammoth 27 years as our President.
You can read about the incredible dedication Brian has provided the Club over the last fifty years here.
He is also the current Patron of the SMCA, and has served previously as both a senior and junior vice president to the association.
Brian was President of the Fremantle and Districts Mercantile Cricket Association from 1965 to 1982.
He is a Life Member of that association, the SMCA and the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club.
In 2008 Brian was awarded the Cricket Australia 50 Year Service Award.
Such is the extent of Brian’s contributions over the course of more than two decades – to both the Leeming Spartan Cricket Club and the South Metropolitan Cricket Association – it was a mere formality to have named the Champion Club Award after him.
Points scored for each team in a Club (as per the current ladders) are then divided by the number of matches played by each team.
The points are then added across each team in a club, then divided by the total number of teams in the club to give the total for that Club.
The following weighting system is used;
- First & Second Grade – 100%
- All other two-day grades – 80%
Deductions of points are occasionally made in accordance with the SMCA by-laws;
- .10 of a point is deducted to the Club for each week a player is suspended by the SMCA
- .01 of a point deducted for each dollar the Club is fined by the SMCA
- Excluding fines involving forfeits and the withdrawal of teams and for the non-submission of Captain’s Report on Umpires.
In the event of a tie between two or more clubs, then the club whose top side is closest to top position of the First Grade shall be the winner.