The Sandringham Club
Cricket has had a long tradition at the Sandringham Club with the original cricket pitch area (some say with relocated MCC pitch material originally from Merri Creek) opened by former Australian cricket captain Warwick Armstrong.
Over the years a number of first class teams visited the Club and trained on the pitch, including England and South Australia (pictured below).
The pitched was replaced in the 1980’s, but the Club has always enjoyed a social game.
In 2016/17 the Club entered the MCC Club XI turf competition and plays 14 home away matches.
The competition originated in the early 1900s when there was an excess of MCC players available to play in the VCA competition teams. To provide all players with a game of cricket, the MCC organised an internal competition and formed several teams, which were named “A”, “B”, “C”, etc.
Eventually groups of these players who had other common interests (e.g. former school mates) formed their own teams and over the years.
The competition has 23 teams from 14 clubs competing across three divisions. Many of those clubs are ‘old school’ teams, as well as teams from Victorian Premier Clubs aside from the two MCC teams.
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