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Our History

The Edinburgh Cricket Club was founded in 1978 at Alfred Crescent Oval, a ground with a pavillion but no pitch. After discussions with council, a pitch was laid but with a condition: this new club had to sponsor junior cricket in Fitzroy. It’s founding mandate: “Help keep the kids off the streets.”

In its first season the club fielded two senior mens sides and an under 16s junior side, however, the club quickly grew. In 1980-81 the club fielded an under 14s side which won the club’s first premiership.  Two years later the second eleven took out the Club’s first senior premiership. 

In 1985 Edinburgh moved to the historic W.T Peterson Oval, former home of the Fitzroy Football Club and test great Neil Harvey.  Within ten years more than 170 people played cricket for Edinburgh and with numbers came success: in 1995-96 Edinburgh won five premierships with the first and second senior eleven and under 12s, 14s and 16s all winning flags.

In 2000-01 the club fielded its first women’s side who in 2006-07 won the Club’s first women’s premiership. 

A detailed year-by-year history is available here.

Our Values

The Edinburgh Cricket Club has five core values:

  • Community Orientated
  • Open
  • Inclusive
  • United
  • Development Focused

These values drive everything we do: from our cricket, to our community programs and our strategic decision making. They are what the Edinburgh Cricket Club is all about.

Our values also form part of the Club's Code of Conduct and Guidelines for Members.

To find out more about how The Burra live these values, check out our Strategic Plan, contact us, or come down to the Club and see for yourself.