Our History

Origins of the club

The Whitfords & District Senior Cricket Club started off as a junior club in 1973/74.  Eddie Croft had to get at least twenty signatures of players before the committee would approve a new senior team.  These were easily obtained and it was decided that two teams were needed.  He then needed at least thirty signatures of people who wanted to play so he supplied the club with 36 signatures and the Senior Club was in effect born. 

Training initially started at Marri Reserve in Duncraig and then transferred to Cook Oval in Hillarys because it had two training nets.  Most Saturdays after the game, functions were held at Eddie’s place in the garage and backyard.

In 1979 a turf wicket and clubrooms were constructed at MacDonald Reserve.  The facility was small and the Shire accepted a proposal to double the hall area if the user clubs contributed half of the cost.

The Whitfords Senior Cricket Club, The Whitfords Senior and Junior Football Clubs were the only user clubs willing to contribute.  Each club provided $3,000 and the clubrooms were extended.  The Whitfords Senior Cricket Club finally had a permanent home.

A further expansion occurred due to the Binni Shell on the opposite side of the oval being condemned.  The Shire paid the total cost of this project.

The expansion to the current size took place in 2011/12 following the football clubs failed move to Seacrest Reserve.

As the years passed, the Club has grown considerably and now fields 6 teams.  Whitfords proves to be one of the most successful clubs in the Suburban Turf Association.  This is evident by 65 premierships including 9 A grade flags.

We continue to field 5 senior sides, a Colts team and a 20/20 team. Junior cricket still plays a big part in the club. We continue to build a rich culture and history at the club that will continue to see us grow and achieve success for many years to come.

The Golden Years

There was an extremely successful period in the clubs history between 93/94 and 06/07 where all teams were firing at their best.

A Grade played 13 finals out of 15 seasons, including 9 GF’s and 5 flags.

Third grade won four premierships in a row between 95/96 and 98/99 whilst competing in 6GF’s.

Fifth grade also won four on the go between 93/94 and 98/99 whilst on their way to winning 6 and appearing in 9 Grand FInals .

Sixth grade chipped in with three flags during this time.

Seventh grade had an astonishing 7 premierships.

Eighth grade chipped in with three two day flags and 3 one day flags

Ninth grade also added a two day flag and a one day flag during this time and Tenth grade were led by Darren Payton to their first two flags for the club during this golden period.

Not surprisingly then with so much success during this period, the club were awarded the accolade of Champion Club by the Association no less than 8 times, 93/94, 94/95, 95/96, 97/98, 98/99, 00/01, 01/02, 05/06.