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 30 premierships which is an Association
record. Eleven of those premierships have been won by the 1st XI including back-to-back premierships
in 2009/10 and 2010/11, and also took out last year’s premiership also.
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-U15. 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 300 players
registered under the Malvern banner and each Friday night, Saturday and Sunday
morning fifteen junior teams represent the club.
At every level, the Malvern Cricket
Club is established as a significant identity in its local community.