Malvern Cricket Club
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The Malvern Cricket Club was formed in 1859 and is recognised as one of the oldest clubs in Victoria. The club calls the Malvern Cricket Ground home. It has played at the picturesque ground nestled behind the Malvern Town Hall since its formation which is unique to only a handful of clubs in metropolitan Melbourne.
In 1908 Malvern became a foundation member of the Victorian Sub-District Association (VSDCA) and all four senior elevens continue to participate in the VSDCA. The club has enjoyed significant success winning 28 premierships which is an Association record. Nine of those premierships have been won by the 1st XI including back-to-back premierships in 1935/6 and 1936/7 and more recently in 2009/10 and 2011/12.
In 2005, the club formed an alliance with the St John’s Cricket Club thus establishing a junior arm of the club which flourishes today. Malvern Juniors has approximately 200 boys and girls playing in age groups between Under 11-U17. In addition the club has approximately 75 boys and girls playing modified forms of cricket in the U9 & U10 age groups. In total the junior club has a total of 265 players registered under the Malvern banner and each Friday night and Saturday morning fifteen junior teams represent the club.
In season 2013/14 Malvern Cricket Club is undertaking a series of activities and events in support of:
- Oli E foundation which supports research into Cerebral palsy and support for your people with the condition
- McGrath Foundation which is raising awareness of breast cancer and contributing to research
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
At every level, the Malvern Cricket Club is established as a significant identity in its local community.