Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club (formerly Waverley Cricket Club Inc) is steeped in history and success. The club is in its 116th year and continues to promote and develop cricket in the local community.
The Club was officially known as Waverley Cricket Club on 2nd August, 1894. It was at this time the Club was accepted into the Hordern Shield Competition conducted by the New South Wales Cricket Association. The other Clubs were Central Cumberland, North Sydney, Manly, Leichhardt, Glebe, South-Sydney, Canterbury, Redfern, University, Paddington and East-Sydney making a total of twelve clubs.
Waverley Oval as we know it today was originally known as Flagstaff Farm and was an extensive Chinese market garden. There were also other rural pursuits carried out on the farm. Cricket of sorts was played as early as 1878.
The Club celebrated its centenary on 2nd August, 1994
The Club currently fields teams in the competitions conducted by the Sydney Cricket Association including 5 senior grades together with the Poidevin-Gray Shield (under 21) & AW Green Shield (under 16).
The club has 35 Teams playing in Junior Competitions conducted by South East Sydney CA.
The Club has had sound Administration during its long history and long serving Presidents which include C.H Robinson (1936-1951, AR Alteraror (1965-1975), J.J Curran (1952-1960), P.C O’Sullivan (1979-1987), R.E Horsell (1987-2008).
Twenty Players from the club have been selected for Australia in either Tests or One Day Cricket they are as below,
S.G Barnes, O.W Bill, N Bracken, H.S Carter, H.L Collins (Capt), J.H Fingleton, B.C Francis, J.M Gregory, S.E Gregory, C.J Haddin, H.S Hendry, H.V Hordern, F.A Iredale, A.F Kippax, A.A Mailey, G.R.J Matthews, R.B Phillips, S.J Rixon, W.J Watson, K Wessels and D. Warner.
Please see a list below of past players from our club who have been selected to represent England in either Tests or One Day Cricket:
T Greig, G.Boycott, T.Pigott, J.Barcley.
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