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History of the Ormond Cricket Club

Ormond Cricket Club has its roots going back to the turn of last Century. However, the formation of the Club as it exists today started with brief stints in the Brighton District Cricket Association and the Frankston-Glenhuntly Cricket Association before joining the Caulfield District Cricket Association in 1921.

Also during these years, a separate club, Ormond Park, used the No. 2 oval at Ormond Park (now EE Gunn Reserve). This arrangement remained until after the Second World War and caused very keen rivalry between the co-tenants. It was in 1947 that Ernie Gunn (President) and George Corbett (Secretary) made moves towards amalgamation, and with the cooperation of Ormond Park officials, the merger was achieved prior to the 1947/48 season.

Following the laying of the turf wicket on the main oval at EE Gunn Reserve, the Ormond Cricket Club applied to join the Victorian Turf Cricket Association (VTCA), which was accepted.  The Club had to prove itself in the VTCA, and duly won senior premierships in the 1947/48 and 1948/49 seasons. In the 1948/49 season, the Club fielded six senior teams in the VTCA, four teams in the CDCA (matting competition), and three U/16 teams.

In 1949/50, Ormond Cricket Club was admitted to the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association (VSDCA). After settling into the tougher competition, success came with a 2nd XI Premiership in 1954/55. It was a further three seasons before the Club could claim its inaugural 1st XI Premiership, which turned out to be a very successful season as the 3rd XI also won the Premiership. The following season, the 1st XI defended its Premiership and the Club had cemented itself as a tried and tested affiliate club of the VSDCA.

The halcyon days for the Club were the 10 seasons between 1965/66 to 1974/75, during which Ormond won six 1st XI Premierships and two runners-up flags, and a 2nd XI runners-up flag.

Ormond Cricket Club’s Patron, John Craig and four time Premiership Captain, Col Hyland, were selected as two of the 12 inaugural inductees into the Victorian Sub-District Cricket Association’s Hall Of Fame. This honour was bestowed on each at the VSDCA’s Centenary Dinner held 21 February 2008.

Premierships

Seniors

  • First XI: 1947-48, 1948-49, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75, 2014-15
  • Second XI1954-55
  • Third XI: 1957-58
  • Fourth XI: 1951-52, 1961-62, 1984-85
  • Fifth XI: 1950-51, 1971-72, 1996-97
  • Sixth XI: 1949-50, 1951-52

*The first two first eleven premierships were both won in the VJCA South A competition (now VTCA) prior to Ormond joining the VSDCA competition in 1949-50.
*The VSDCA conducted a knockout competition for 5 years from 1975-76 and Ormond were premiers under the captaincy of Michael Moss in 1977-78.

  • R M Hatch / J G Craig Competition: Premiers 2007/08 and 2016/17. Runners Up 2008-09

Juniors

  • Under 16: 1951-52, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1975-76, 2016/17
  • Under 141968-69, 1969-70, 2000-01, 2005-06, 2011-12
  • Under 12: 1968-69, 1969-70, 2003-04, 2011-12

Premiership Teams

First Eleven Premiership Teams

VJCA
  • 1947-48 South A –W(Bill) Park (captain), B.Andrews,  K.Andrews, D.Dalton, J.Davidson, Ken Donald, Alan Gray, Lindsay Griffiths, R (Bert) Indian, H.Marsh, Austin Pinches, George Scott, Hugh Watson(vc).
  • 1948-49 South A- W(Bill) Park (captain), B.Andrews, R.Davenport, Ken Donald,  J.Fitzmaurice, Alan Gray, Lindsay Griffiths, A.House, R (Bert) Indian, H.Marsh, I.Newham, Austin Pinches, Hugh Watson (vc)

Both these team lists are taken from premiership photos, not the scorecards, so two players listed did not play in the Grand Final.

VSDCA
  • 1957-58 R (Dick) Maddocks (captain), Colin Allison, B. Campbell, Ken Donald, Bruce Jack, J. Hoare, G.James, Lloyd Laver, B Lynch, Ross Smith, R ( Jack) Zimmer
  • 1958-59 R (Dick) Maddocks, Colin Allison, W.Beattie, Ken Donald, Bruce Jack,  G.James, Lloyd Laver, B.Lynch, Ron McCracken, W.Trevethan, R (Jack) Zimmer
  • 1965-66  Brian Porter (captain) John Craig ,Ken Donald, Colin Hyland, Geoff Kemp, Michael Patterson, John Pinches, E (Ted) Plant, Ken Shaw, Graeme Wilcox, R (Jack) Zimmer
  • 1967-68 Colin Hyland (captain), John Craig (vc), Alan Doble, Ken Donald,  Geoff Kemp, Jeff Mcleod, Dean Moore, E (Ted) Plant, Graeme Wilcox, Ian Zimmer, R (Jack) Zimmer
  • 1968-69 Colin Hyland (captain), John Craig (vc), Alan Doble, A (Tony) Duggan, Geoff Kemp, Jeff Mcleod, Dean Moore, Michael Patterson, E (Ted) Plant, Graeme Wilcox, Ian Zimmer
  • 1970-71 Colin Hyland (captain), John Craig (vc), Alan Doble, A (Tony) Duggan, Stephen Haddy, Jeff McCleod, Doug Matthews, Michael Patterson, E (Ted) Plant, Graeme Wilcox
  • 1971-72 Colin Hyland (captain), John Craig (vc), Ross Chapman, Alan Doble, A (Tony) Duggan,  Stephen Haddy, Ernie McCarthur, Jeff Mcleod, Michael Patterson, E (Ted) Plant, Ian Shields
  • 1974-75 John Craig (captain),Colin Hyland (vc), Ross Chapman, Andrew Chisholm, Trevor Clark, Alan Doble, John Morgan, Michael Patterson, E (Ted) Plant, Ian Shields, Ian Zimmer
  • 2014-15: Rohan Wight (Capt), James Wild (vc), James Bartholomeusz, Rodney Bird, Grant Chessari, Dale Christie, David Dervan, Cameron Perry, Thomas Stait, Richard Stanyon, Matthew Thomas, Chris Appleton (12th Man)

Multiple VSDCA Premiership Winners

  • 6 – John Craig, Colin Hyland, Michael Patterson, Ted Plant
  • 5 – Alan Doble, Graeme Wilcox, Jack Zimmer
  • 4 – Jeff McLeod, Ken Donald (Ken was also a member of the club’s two senior VJCA premiership teams), , Graeme Wilcox
  • 3 – Anthony Duggan, Geoff Kemp, Ian Zimmer
  • 2 – Colin Allison, Ross Chapman, Stephen Haddy, Bruce Jack, Greg James, Lloyd Laver, Bernie Lynch, Dick Maddocks, Dean Moore

Statistical History

Collation of Individual Games

In collating the games played by the members of the Ormond Cricket Club, the primary source has been the scorebooks.

In a few cases scorebooks have been lost (2nd XI – 1997/98, 3rd XI – 1993/94 & 2002/03, 4th XI – 2001/02, 2003/04 & 2004/05).

For these teams the Annual Reports have been used, however, their records are not as extensive and in some instances a formula has been applied based on innings and overs to estimate matches played.

These estimates have been conservative, and players are unlikely to have played more games than indicated.

As the records are incomplete for the above mentioned seasons, some players in those teams will have played more games, as no players were awarded games where no substantiation could be made.

OCC Individual Games

1st XI Player Numbers

In collating the individual 1st XI player number’s for all members representing the Ormond Cricket Club the following formula was used:

William Park: As the first captain of an Ormond Cricket Club 1st XI, William was given the title of Player number one.

Where multiple player’s debuted in the same game, player numbers were dictated by alphabetical order of their surnames.

OCC 1st XI Player Numbers

Overall Records Update (all grades)

The records cannot be considered complete but from the available scorebooks and/or annual reports cover the years from Season 1948/49 until the present date.

Record Partnerships
Wicket Runs Batsman Opponent Season Grade
1st 212 Anthony Duggan – Michael Patterson Williamstown 1967/68 1st XI
2nd 292** Michael Williams – Troy Harris Moorabbin 2013/14 2nd XI
3rd 275*** Matthew Harrison – James Wild Moorabbin 2015/16 1st XI
4th 229 Russell Oaten – Warren Barker Mt Waverley 2005/06 2nd XI
5th 204 Geoff Kemp – Jeff Macleod Kew 1968/69 1st XI
6th 168 Steve Haddy – Leigh Abbey Endeavour Hills 1998/99 4th XI
7th 183*** James Wild – Brendan Barry Oakleigh 2017/18 1st XI
8th 120 Neil Cathie – Rob Everett Hampton 1979/80 3rd XI
9th 143 Ian Shields – A. Scott Sandringham 1994/95 5th XI
10th 111* Oliver Thursfield – Sam Stait Brighton 2008/09 4th XI

** VSDCA 2nd XI Record Partnership all wickets (Michael Williams & Troy Harris)
*** VSDCA 1st XI Record Partnership for the 3rd Wicket (Matthew Harrison & James Wild)

*** VSDCA 1st XI Record Partnership for the 7th Wicket (James Wild & Brendan Barry)

Highest Ormond Score (350+) Highest Opposition Scores (350+)
Score Opponent Season Grade Score Opponent Season Grade
451 South Caulfield 1983/84 5th XI 414 Hampton 1966/67 6th XI
401 Brighton 1994/95 3rd XI 3/410 Maccabi Ajax 1997/98 5th XI
6/382 Endeavour Hills 1998/99 4th XI 402 Springvale (SF) 1993/94 5th XI
374 Brighton 2002/03 3rd XI 6/387 Port Melbourne 1987/88 1st XI
7/368 Moorabbin 2013/14 2nd XI 387 Mentone 1994/95 5th XI
366 Clayton 1984/85 4th XI 6/383 MHSOB 1990/91 5th XI
9/363 Brighton 2013/14 1stXI 6/382 Endeavour Hills 1998/99 4th XI
5/361 Kew 1968/69 1stXI 366 Clayton 1984/85 4th XI
354 Middle Park 1994/95 6th XI 3/359 Monash Uni 1999/2000 1st XI
Lowest Ormond Scores Lowest Opposition Scores
Score Opponent Season Grade Score Opponent Season Grade
14 Springvale 1956/57 6th XI 11 Murrumbeena 1955/56 3rd XI
15 Balwyn 1959/60 2nd XI 13 Ashburton 1946/47 3rd XI
18 Caulfield 1972/73 2nd XI 14 Sandringham 1956/57 4th XI
18 Bentleigh 1958/59 6th XI 14 East Malvern YCW 1955/56 5th XI
19 Murrumbeena 1982/83 5th XI 16 East Malvern YCW 1956/57 6th XI
20 North Caulfield 1957/58 5th XI 19 Springvale 1949/50 5th XI

 

Highest Season Aggregate
Runs Batsman Season Grade
841 Dick Maddocks 1957/58 1stXI
Batting (Top 10)
Highest Individual Scores
Score Batsman Opponent Season Grade
211* Ron McCracken Preston 1953/54 2nd XI
198 Scott Gillespie Coburg 2000/01 2nd XI
183 Neil Barry Brighton 1981/82 6th XI
182 Paul Forsyth South Caulfield 1983/84 5th XI
181 Bruce Saunders South Yarra 1980/81 3rd XI
172* Rory Freeman Caulfield 2016/17 JG Craig
171 John Craig 1984/85 6th XI
169 Michael Hansen Brighton 2013/14 1stXI
169 Rod Chisholm Springvale 1995/96 5th XI
165 Scott Gillespie Monash Uni 1999/2000 3rd XI

 

Most OCC Centuries (4+)
Centuries Batsman
8 Michael Williams
7 John Craig
7 Ken Donald
5 Colin Hyland
5 Dick Maddocks
5 Rod Chisholm
5 Scott Gillespie
5 Ted Plant
4 Geoff Cowen
4 Michael Hansen
4 Steve Haddy
4 Rohan Wight
4 Liam Mulcahy
4 James Wild

 

Bowling
Highest Number of wickets in a season
Wickets Bowler Season Grade
72 Alan Doble 1974/75 1st XI
Best Innings Figures
Wickets Runs Bowler Opponent Season Grade
9 15 Alan Doble Oakleigh 1976/77 1st XI
9 15 Doug Agg* Brighton 1960/61 5th XI
9 23 Phil Smith Caulfield Glenhuntly 1979/80 5th XI incl. Hat Trick
9 25 Lloyd Laver Dandenong 1965/66 2nd XI
9 27 Alan McCarthy Caulfield 1987/88 3rd XI
9 27 Harold Morgan Hampton 1959/60 6th XI
9 32 Lloyd Laver Hawthorn East Melb 1964/65 2nd XI
9 36 P. Marron Springvale 1984/85 5th XI
9 64 Cameron Horsey Sandringham 1991/92 3rd XI
9 67 Craig Horsey Werribee 1990/91 2nd XI
* Only 10 batsman in the innings

 

Bowling (Top 10)
10 wickets or more in a match
Wickets Runs Bowler Opponent Season Grade
15 56 Lloyd Laver Brighton 1961/62 4th XI
15 48 Michael Davis Parkdale 1996/97 5th XI
14 82 James Wild Kingston Saints 2013/14 1st XI
13 59 John Ingles Williamstown 1963/64 2nd XI
13 72 Alan Doble Croydon (SF) 1974/75 1st XI
12 40 Bob Somerville Postal 1965/66 6th XI
12 49 Alan Doble Oakleigh 1976/77 1st XI
12 70 Ron Davenport Highett 1967/68 3rd XI
12 74 Steven Smith Sandringham 1972/73 3rd XI
12 148 Phil Warren Mentone (GF) 1996/97 6th XI
Wicket Keeping
Career
Player Dismissals Catches Stumpings Grade
Ted Plant 318 261 57 1st XI
Most Dismissals in a Match
Player Dismissals Opponent Season Grade
Graham Rawnsley 12 Elsternwick 1980/81 1st XI

Further records documents can be downloaded below:

Honour Boards

Click below to download an honour board spreadsheet file

Annual Reports

Click a report below to download a PDF version.

OCC Life Members

Name Season Inducted Name Season Inducted
E.E. Gunn* 1948 – 49 G.V Corbett* 1948- 49
H. Ladson* 1950 -51 W. Park* 1950 – 51
W. Dynon* 1953 – 54 W.A.L. Rowse 1953 – 54
L. Sykes* 1955 – 56 E.J. Barwick 1956 – 57
G.D. McPherson* 1956 – 57 Mrs I. Rowse* 1958 – 59
L.G. Laver* 1960 – 61 K.R. Donald* 1961 – 62
J.L. Roberston* 1964 – 65 R.J. Zimmer* 1964 – 65
G. Lees* 1969 – 70 R.W. Chapman* 1970 – 71
C.P. Hyland 1971 – 72 D.L. Chisholm 1973 – 74
J.G. Craig 1975 – 76 A.W. Doble 1979 – 80
L.M. Patterson 1979 – 80 E.J. Plant* 1979 – 80
C.A. Rogers* 1980 – 81 Mrs B. Craig* 1984 – 85
K. Saddington* 1985 – 86 I.W. Shields 1985 – 86
M.V. Carracher 1986 – 87 J. Craig (Snr)* 1992 – 93
R.A Sommerville 1992 – 93 Mrs L. Patterson 1997 – 98
P.J.E. Scott 1998 – 99 G.D. Cowen 2005 – 06
R. Oaten 2005 – 06 M. Williams 2009 – 10
S. Ambler 2015 – 16 A. Gough 2015 – 16
K. Greenway 2015 – 16 I. Hewett 2015 – 16
M. Pedersen* 2015 – 16 R. Simon 2015 – 16
G. Wilcox 2015 – 16 T. Forrest 2016 – 17
P. Parton 2016 – 17 G. Zimmer 2016 – 17
M. Cousins 2017 – 18 L. Mulcahy 2017 – 18
R. Singleton 2017 – 18
* Deceased