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Club History

 

Founded by a group of Glen Iris locals in 1967, STC is proud of its background, its local community and maintains the family spirit that helped it grow to a strong and viable community club.

 

STC’s home ground is Nettleton Park in Glen Iris, with our first and second XI sides playing their home games at Hartwell Sports ground, Glen Iris. 

 

 

 

In the beginning..

 

In mid 1967 Alan Yarwood called out over the side fence to his next door neighbour Peg Burt, “Is your husband interested in cricket?". That remark was the beginning of STC South Camberwell Cricket Club. Alan Burt was overseas at the time; on his return, he and Alan Yarwood enlisted the help of Joe Cain and the curate of the local Catholic church of St. Cecilia's, Fr. John O'Callaghan, in fielding a team from the local church.

 

An approach was made to Rev Wittingslow of the local St Mary's Church of England to sponsor the club, to be known as St Cecilia's Cricket Club, into the Eastern Suburban Churches Cricket Association. That Association however refused to accept the club into their competition as at that time Catholic clubs were not allowed to enter.

 

An application was then made to Mr Alf Dunstan, the President of the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Association (ESCA), for admission into their competition.  ESCA advised that we would be accepted into the Association but only in the lowest grade of matting, ie C Grade. This small group then decided that the club must be given a name. It was decided to retain the Church connection at St Cecilia's but not to use the church name as we were not entering a Churches competition. To this end the name STC (ie St. Cecilia's) South Camberwell was chosen.

 

This small group then began a search of the local district for other cricketers with any ability at all, or at least a pair of cricket whites. The club’s first match was played on 7/10/67 against Willison Park, as an away fixture in B Grade matting. We had been graded in B Grade due to a strong representation by both Alan Burt and Alan Yarwood. 

 


To find out what happened next, download one of the anniversary publications below:

 

 

1967-1968

1977-1978

1987-1988

1997-1998

2007-2008

2017-2018

35 Year Anniversary

1968-1969

1978-1979

1988-1989

1998-1999

2008-2009

 2018-2019

40 Year Anniversary

1969-1970

1979-1980

1989-1990

1999-2000

2009-2010

 

45 Year Anniversary

1970-1971

1980-1981

1990-1991

2000-2001

2010-2011

 50 Year Anniversary

1971-1972

1981-1982

1991-1992

2001-2002

2011-2012

  1995/96 'C-Grade' Grand Final Score Sheet

1972-1973

1982-1983

1992-1993

2002-2003

2012-2013

  

1973-1974

1983-1984

1993-1994

2003-2004

2013-2014

  

1974-1975

1984-1985

1994-1995

2004-2005

2014-2015

  

1975-1976

1985-1986

1995-1996

2005-2006

2015-2016

  

1976-1977

1986-1987

1996-1997

2006-2007

2016-2017

  

  

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