South Australia recognized the potential in Spencer Johnson, a robust left-handed fast bowler, and offered him a rookie contract during the 2017-18 domestic season. Prior to this opportunity, Johnson faced a challenging year of recovery following an injury during his time with the under-19s.
He made a triumphant return to Premier Cricket in the 2016-17 season and significantly contributed to West Torrens’ success as they clinched championships in all three formats. Johnson’s journey was marked by persistent injuries, particularly stress fractures, which posed a consistent hurdle.
Nonetheless, his determination and hard work paved the way for him to feature in three List A matches for South Australia between 2017 and 2021. Looking ahead to BBL|12, Johnson secured a contract with the Brisbane Heat, thanks to his impressive performances for Redlands in the T20 Max competition. In his debut season with the Heat, he made a notable impact, showcasing his skills as a death bowler and contributing to the team’s journey to the Final.