The Brian Waterer Shield is named in honour of Leeming Spartan and Association legend Brian Waterer.
Brian is the current Patron of the SMCA and has served previously as both a senior and junior vice president to the SMCA.
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 Leeming Spartan Club. In 2008 Brian was awarded the Cricket Australia 50 Year Service Award.
The current criteria to win this award is covered in By-Law 74.
a. To be eligible for either award each club must have at least three teams participating in the relevant competition with one of those teams in either First or Second Grade. Only points received in the two-day grades shall be awarded to the Clubs.
b. The formula for calculation of the championship is:
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 to be used;
First and Second Grade – 100%
All other two-day grades – 80%
.10 of a point deducted to the Club for each week a player is suspended by the P&D.
.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.
c. 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 in seniors shall be the winner.