Valley District Cricket Club Inc.

Valley District Cricket Club Inc.
Valley District Cricket Club Inc.
Sports-ASHGROVE, QLD
Sports-Ashgrove, QLD
16 August 1897 Fortitude Valley Electorate Cricket Club was formed at the Valley Hall. Patron was Sir Samuel Walker Griffith (Premier of Queensland) and President was John McMaster (Mayor of..
PO Box 240, Ashgrove, Qld, 4060.
PO Box 240, Ashgrove, Qld, 4060.
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16 August 1897 Fortitude Valley Electorate Cricket Club was formed at the Valley Hall. Patron was Sir Samuel Walker Griffith (Premier of Queensland) and President was John McMaster (Mayor of Brisbane). 1897/98 2nd October 1897 1st Grade played their first game versus North Brisbane at Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Bowen Hills, the game was played over 3 days. Captain was John Blackstock, the match was drawn. 1898/99 Valley won its first Premiership – in Second Grade. 1901/02 Valley won the First Grade Premiership for the first time. 1926/27 Queensland entered the Sheffield Shield competition with Valley player, Leo O’Connor, the State’s first Shield Captain. 1929/30 Valley played matches at Perry Park for the first time, whilst still also using New Farm Park. 1931/32 The name of the club was changed to Valley District Cricket Club. 1958/59 The Queensland Cricketer’s Club was formed with Valley Secretary, Norm McMahon, a driving force behind its formation, elected the first Treasurer.

16 August 1897 Fortitude Valley Electorate Cricket Club was formed at the Valley Hall. Patron was Sir Samuel Walker Griffith (Premier of Queensland) and President was John McMaster (Mayor of Brisbane).

1897/98

2nd October 1897 1st Grade played their first game versus North Brisbane at Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Bowen Hills, the game was played over 3 days. Captain was John Blackstock, the match was drawn.

1898/99

Valley won its first Premiership – in Second Grade.

1901/02

Valley won the First Grade Premiership for the first time.

1926/27

Queensland entered the Sheffield Shield competition with Valley player, Leo O’Connor, the State’s first Shield Captain.

1929/30

Valley played matches at Perry Park for the first time, whilst still also using New Farm Park.

1931/32

The name of the club was changed to Valley District Cricket Club.

1958/59

The Queensland Cricketer’s Club was formed with Valley Secretary, Norm McMahon, a driving force behind its formation, elected the first Treasurer.

1960/61

Valley player, Col Hoy, umpired the famous Tied Test between Australia and the West Indies at The Gabba, as well as the other Tests in that very famous Test Series.

1967/68

Valley played its last matches at Perry Park.

1968/69

The first games were played at Ashgrove Park, on what is now Norm McMahon Oval. New Farm Park was still in use.

1970/71

Both ovals were now in use at Ashgrove Park. The clubhouse was constructed and officially opened in December, 1970.

1972/73

First Grade won the Channel 0 $1000 Knockout 1-day competition with the assistance of famous guest players Alan Davidson and Richie Benaud.

1973/74

First Grade won the Channel 0 competition again, with the assistance of Davo and Richie again, with Benaud playing his last game on an Australian cricket field for Valley in this competition this season.

1974/75

First Grade were Premiers for the first time in 44 years and the club won its first Club Championship.

1976/77

GPS Old Boys Rugby Club became our joint tenants at Ashgrove Park.

1980/81

Allan Border and Kepler Wessels joined Valley.

1984/85

Allan Border was appointed Australian Captain, the first Valley player to achieve this honour. First Grade won the Premiership. Ashgrove 3 was used for the first time, as the last games were played at New Farm Park in 1983/84.

1992/93

Matthew Hayden made his Test debut, against South Africa. The club won its seventh Club Championship – the third in a row.

1993/94

Valley Juniors were formed and there were 400 boys and girls in 32 teams from Under 9 to Under 16.

1994/95

Valley player, Stuart Law, with the support of other Valley players, Allan Border and Matthew Hayden, captained Queensland to its first Sheffield Shield title. First Grade won the Premiership.

1996/97

First Grade won the Premiership, the club its eighth Club Championship, and Queensland its second Sheffield Shield title.

1997/98

The club’s 100th year, celebrated by 363 attendees at the Centenary Dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in March, 1998. Allan Border, Alan Davidson, and, former Test Umpire, Mel Johnson, were the guest speakers.

1999/00

Queensland won its third “Shield” title – the inaugural Pura Cup – with Valley players, Matthew Hayden, Joe Dawes, and Lee Carseldine (squad) involved. Club Patron and Old Boy, Allan Border, was selected in Australia’s Test Team of the 20th Century.

2000/01

The club won the Club Championship for the ninth time. Queensland won its fourth “Shield” title – the Pura Cup – with Valley players, Matthew Hayden, Joe Dawes, and Lee Carseldine involved.

2002/03

The club won its eleventh Club Championship, the eighth in the last fifteen years. Nick Kruger became the first Valley junior player to play for Queensland.

2003/04

The club won a remarkable five senior Premierships – 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades, and B1 Sub Districts – and fielded a record 62 teams: 11 senior and 51 junior.

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