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Les Burdett

Les Burdett is one of seven boys and was born and educated in Adelaide. He joined the staff of the South Australian Cricket Association Inc. at the famous Adelaide Oval in 1969 and has held his current position as Oval Manager since 1978. He also...

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Les Burdett's Biography

Les Burdett is one of seven boys and was born and educated in Adelaide. He joined the staff of the South Australian Cricket Association Inc. at the famous Adelaide Oval in 1969 and has held his current position as Oval Manager since 1978. He also served 18 months National Service in the engineering corp.
He is responsible for the preparation and presentation of the Adelaide Oval for international, national and other cricket matches as well as all football codes, concerts and special events.
Les was one of the SACA’s representatives for monitoring the construction of the Sir Donald Bradman Stand in 1989-1990 and the Chappell and Clem Hill Stands in 2003. He is currently involved in the $90 million development of the new western grandstands at Adelaide Oval.
His expertise and advice is highly regarded, and he has been a consultant for many international and national projects. Les has consulted in India, South Africa and Kuala Lumpur and presented papers at seminars around the world of cricket. He was the International Cricket Council Consultant to the Australia versus Rest of the World three one day games at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne and the one Test Match in Sydney in October 2005.
In 2001 he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in recognition of Service to Cricket, followed in 2003 with the Australian Centenary Medal for Service to the Sport of Cricket and the Turf Industry.
In 2008 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the turf management industry, charities and the community.
Les has spoken to a variety of audiences on his experiences in Australia and abroad and the many characters he has met during his 40 years at the Adelaide Oval.