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Brenda Hunter on No 4 Oval playing cricket with Wendy and friends Cricket Club
CGCA Country Week Team - A Section Premiers

Back Row: Dennis Ross, Chas Karpinski, Colin Luxford, Ray Grieve, John 'Jumbo' James, David Glover, Alan Huntley, Ron Marslen
Front Row: Mrs Ina Roberts (Scorer), Jack Dykes, Norm Byrne (c), Allan Mathieson, Ken Lofts (Manager), Colin MacGregor, Mr Bob MacGregor (Selector)

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Cricket at the George Bates Reserve - 1978

George Bates trying out the pitch in Yallourn North - 1978

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Hernes Oak (Close Enough) Cricket Side - CGCA "B" Grade Premiers 1973, 1974 Season

Backrow (L-R): Ken Mooney, Bob Duff, Mike Chopping, Geoff Carland, Kevin Foote, Lonnie Selimovic
Front Row(L-R): David Horne, Ian (Pidge) Burrows, Kevin Brogan, Ray Male, Kevin (Ned) Scott, Russell Aspinall

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IMAGES OF YALLOURN - 1938 - Yallourn Women's Cricket Team


Caption under first photo: GIRL CRICKETERS at St. Kilda today: Miss D. Williams (Ballarat) in action against Yallourn. The wicket-keeper is Miss L. Nicholl.
Source: ‘The Herald’ Tuesday 19 April 1938. Page 24.
Note: Miss Nicholl (perhaps incorrect spelling in the above photograph- see below) was the captain of the Yallourn team in 1938.

As reported in the "Yallourn Women Cricketers" team list above, the team members who represented Yallourn at the Women’s Country Week Championships in Melbourne that year were:
Mrs. L. Nicol (Capt.), Miss L. Pickard (Vice Capt.), Miss L. Gore, Miss J. Craven, Miss M. Kennedy, Miss J. Kennedy, Miss M. Spriggs, Miss K. Thomson, Miss E. Whitmore, Mrs. P. Crane, Mrs. N. Hibbert, Mrs, G. Cahill, Miss O. Jackson. Source: National Library of Australia: Article11172509
(Apologies for any incorrect spelling of family names in transcribing from the original article- Roger)

According to the ‘The Argus’, the Women’s Cricket Country Week in 1938 was the first of its kind ever held in Victoria. During that week, Yallourn played in several games, which included matches against combined teams from Ballarat and Geelong. The games were played on the ovals adjacent to the St Kilda Cricket Ground.

The Yallourn Women’s XI performed creditably during the inaugural series; and won its way through to the Grand Final against Ballarat. Unfortunately, the extract of the match review was difficult to read; but it seems that Ballarat (82 runs) took the honours in ‘the decider’ by sixteen runs. Players to perform well for Yallourn included Mesdames Gore, Crane, Whitmore and Nichol.

It is known that Yallourn Women’s team also competed in the 1939 and 1940 series. In 1939, Yallourn ‘turned the tables’ on Ballarat and won the Grand Final. Like so many aspects of Australian sporting life, with the onset of World War: II, organised women’s cricket in Yallourn appears to have ‘gone into recess.’


The Yallourn Women’s Cricket XI was most successful in the Country Week Championships of the late 1930’s; and it seems to be a team that deserves greater recognition in the sporting archives of Yallourn. Unfortunately, the history regarding those formative years of women’s cricket at Yallourn is elusive; and any readers who may have further information about the players selected in that team, are encouraged to contact Julie.

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St John's Cricket Team - Premiers 'A' Grade 1951/52

St John's Cricket Team – Premiers ‘A’ Grade 1951/52
Back Row: J Hayes, Hugh Crawley, Ian McArthur, Peter Watkinson, Harold Beney, Alf Crowe, J Sharpe, Neil Hustwaite, Bill Jackson
Front Seated: Jimmy Donnet, Charlie Trethowan, Harold Westgarth (VC), Norm LeLievre (Captain), Vic Crowe, Barry Kerr, Hans Frumberger
Umpires: Jack Huxtable, Tom Oswald

Photo from Neil Crawley

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Wendy Hunter on No 4 Oval after a hockey game playing cricket Cricket Club
Yallourn Cricket Club YCC - 1949

Source: Fred Marr

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