Sydney Cricket Club is one of the oldest Cricket Club in Sydney, Australia. And one of the well known Cricket Club for its continues success in the field of Cricket. The club has a very strong cricketing history. The club was formed in 1897 and that time the club was known as Balmain Electorate Cricket Club and included in the Sydney grade cricket competition. The club team has been joined by the teams like East Sydney, Paddington, Waverley, Glebe, South Sydney, Burwood, North Sydney, Redfern, Central Cumberland and Leichhardt.

Again in the period of 1900 to 1904 the club changed its name from Balmain Electorate Cricket Club to Leichhardt-Balmain District Cricket Club.  The Club has changed its name several times but finally in the year 2007 the club joined Sydney Cricket Ground Trust as a partnership to form Sydney Cricket Club. From 2007 the club is finally known to the world by the name of Sydney Cricket Club. From past 100 years the club has raised the level of Cricket in themselves by winning 7 club championships and 4 first grade premiership matches. The club also won a number of lower grade premiership matches. And through all of this tournaments the club has produced many players for their state. The club is Currently running Under Mr. Rodney Cavalier AO – President of the Club.

Here is the list of the trophies and awards won by the club since it started playing Cricket:

  • WC Bull Memorial Trophy
  • Kerry Marshall Award
  • The Fred bennett memorial trophy
  • HV Todd Memorial Trophy
  • The Archie Jackson memorial Trophy
  • Colin Thomlinson Memorial Trophy
  • Jim Reynolds Trophy
  • Athol Aria Memorial Trophy
  • Nerida Walker Award
  • Andrew Jones Trophy
  • Belinda Clark Trophy
  • Ed McCardell Trophy
  • Colahan Trophy
  • Bill Donaldson Memorial Trophy
  • Cliff winning Trophy

There are many more premiership titles on their name in past 100 years.

The club has a proper Mission and Vision towards the Cricket club. Mission is to grow players to be the best that they can be. To achieve unique success in player development, Sydney Tigers Cricket Club will be a 'university for cricket', its players proficient in key aspects of leadership, demonstrating a club culture and excelling in individual and team performance.

As of now the club is handling both the section Men’s as well women’s. The club also runs the Junior Academy Program.

The club has so many international players who have represented the club on various occasion and in various tournament. I have listed down few names of the players from various Country.

From Australia:

  • Nathan Bracken
  • Simon Cook
  • Ian Davis
  • Greg Dyer
  • John Gleeson
  • Archie Jackson

 From England:

  • CJ Athey
  • Chris Board
  • Joe Denly

From Holland:

  • Peter Cantrell

From India:

  • Eli Prasanna
  • TE Srinivasan

From Ireland:

  • J Brey

From New Zealand:

  • Ken Hough
  • Brendan McCullum
  • Graham Vivian

From Sri Lanka:

  • Russell Arnold

There are some women’s International Players also who have represented SCC.

From Australia:

  • Belinda Clark
  • Leonie Coleman
  • Rene Farrell
  • Julie Hayes

Junior Academy Program:

The club also focuses on the youth development program. Which include the teams of Under 12, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 who are promoted to play the matches in Green Shield, PGs &  Brewer Shield.

Coaches :

The club has a proper Coaching body for men’s , Women’s and Junior program:

Men’s Team:  Michael Procajlo
Women’s Team: Fiona Urquhart & Craig Henderson
Junior Academy Program: Ash Squire, Dan Smith, Ross Martin, Ryan Felsch, Pat Rodgers, Kerry Marshall, Janine Stainer

Grounds And Practice:

The club has 3 Home Grounds on which they do practice and play matches

  • Drummoyne Oval
  • Ryde Oval
  • Birchgrove Oval

It was nice experience writing about Sydney Cricket Club and the club History. I hope you people also liked this article after reading.
We at wish Sydney Cricket Club all the very best for further journey in Cricket. Keep playing cricket and Keep supporting us. 

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